Health Effects of EMFs: How to Protect Your Family: Our topic today is electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs), the microwave from radio frequencies that are emitted by electronic devices. Although we cannot see them visibly with our eyes, we’re going to explore how they are silently disrupting us at the cellular level and focus on practical ways we can mitigate their negative impacts.
Health Effects of EMFs: How to Protect Your Family
Wireless devices cause severe mitochondrial dysfunction due to free radical damage. This excess of free radicals triggered by low-frequency microwave exposure from wireless technologies has been linked to many health concerns that differ from person to person, depending on their level of resilience during the exposure.
Like many of our topics on Health Hunters, EMFs are a stressor that adds to the stress bucket—which is why some people are less affected than others. If you manage your stress and live a balanced life, you will be more prepared to combat EMFs’ stress on the body. However, if your life is out of balance (stressful job, exposure to harmful chemicals in food or body care, etc.), then EMFs might be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Common Health Effects Associated with High EMF Exposure:
- Heart palpitations and chest pressure
- Skin irritation (burning, redness, tingling)
- Poor sleep quality (including interrupted, light, or dreamless sleep)
- Tinnitus (ringing of the ears)
- Jaw/ tooth pain
- Blurred vision
- Brain fog
- Poor memory
- Lightheadedness or vertigo
- Suppressed immune system causing regular illness
- Hormonal Issues
- Mood swings
Different types of frequencies are produced by various forces, including electric fields (that are provided by voltage) and magnetic fields (that are produced by currents). However, all frequencies can cause EMF-related health effects and mitochondrial dysfunction.
Common Sources of EMFs
- Baby monitors
- Wireless home phones
- Wireless computer mouses
- Any “smart” devices (TVs, washing machines, watches)
- Exercise tracking bracelets
- Microwave ovens
- electrical wiring (especially when done improperly)
- dimmer switches (even more so than regular light switches)
- radiant electrical heating
- smart meters
- power lines
Health Effects of EMFs: How To Test for EMFs
There are many devices on the market that test various electromagnetic frequencies, some worth the investment and others not. Two devices I like are—
- Gaussmeter: tests for magnetic frequencies.
- Radio Frequency meter: These meters measure radio frequencies, which are probably the most damaging frequencies.
Health Effects of EMFs: Solutions
- Empty Your Bucket: healing and health is a holistic process, and one of the most powerful things you can do to increase your ability to deal with EMFs is to empty your stress bucket in other areas of your life. Many EMFs are unavoidable while living in a city (cellphones, wifi, etc.- it’s everywhere). You can reduce stress in all the other parts of your life that you can control. Manage your exposure to physical, chemical, and emotional stress, and you will increase your resilience to EMFs.
- Distance yourself: Second to reducing your all-cause stress would be physically distancing yourself from EMFs. Using meters can help you see what EMF hot spots in your home or office might need to be addressed. You may learn that items like your TV or washing/ drying machines are also blasting these frequencies. From there, you can make conscious decisions on whether to get rid of the items or at least ensure you’re far away from them when they run. Instead of holding your cell phone, use the speakerphone. Distancing yourself 3 feet from your cell phone mitigates about 90% of the EMF radiation.
- Shut it off: Turn off your wifi at night, keep your phone on airplane mode, and keep lights and appliances off as much as possible.
- Get Grounded: Being grounded dispels the electrical charge into the earth. This is why landlines (with a cord) are better than wireless home phones and using ethernet internet (with a cord) is better than having Wi-Fi. You can also invest in grounding mats; of course, the ultimate grounding is done out in nature (with your bare feet on the earth).
- Block them: There are a few ways to block EMFs, some better than others. Greenwave cleans up the energy by plugging the device into electrical sockets. They’re about $25, and you can find them at Walmart. They reduce dirty electricity, which is especially important in your bedroom and office (where you spend the most time). Anti-EMF blankets are great to sleep under or to put in between you and your iPad. Cell phone cases are a bit more questionable because cases like Defender Shield do block EMFs, but only by deflecting them. For your phone to work (to make or receive calls, text messages, or use data) it has to emit EMFs, so holding your phone to your ear or near your body is never a good idea. Cases like Blocksockdo completely block them, but you might as well to use Airplane mode whenever you don’t need to use your phone’s wireless capabilities.
We Just Don’t Know Enough
Like with vaccines and GMOs, the problem with EMFs and ill health effects are that we live in one of the largest human experiments. Science is clearly demonstrating the harm that these frequencies have on living things, but like all these industries, there is a lot of fightback from corporations with financial interests that insist they aren’t harmful. We’re supposedly the most technologically advanced country in the world, yet we are one of the sickest countries. We have the best healthcare system, yet we’re one of the sickest countries in the world. There’s no other choice but to take our health into our own hands and do everything we can to protect ourselves and our families.
Did you know your electronic devices are one of the most intense sources of harmful radiation (EMF)?
Especially since cell phones are held so close to the brain, the body’s most precious and delicate organ. Wireless technology keeps getting stronger and more threatening. 4G was stronger than 2G and 3G… and 5G is so powerful, it was initially strong enough to be classified as a biological weapon!
It’s madness that so many people will be holding 5 G-connected devices next to their bodies and brains.
While exposure will be hard to cut out completely, one way to reduce the negative effects is with protective cases.
My favorite is something called SafeSleeve—which features FCC-accredited lab-tested shielding technology that can block over 99% of RF and 92% of ELF radiation. Learn more about SafeSleeve