Electromagnetic Fields – The Dangers They Pose & What You Can Do

EMFs – Electromagnetic Fields

We at Long Natural Health would like to call attention to the topic of electromagnetic fields, the potential health risks they pose, and the things you can do to protect yourself from them.

EMF dangersMan-made electromagnetic fields are the energetic fields that surround electronic gadgets. EMFs also exist in nature, in a thunderstorm, for example. They have components of both electric fields (which are formed by voltage) and magnetic fields (which are created when an electric current flows). For a full explanation, visit the WHO’s site.

As far as man made EMFs in your house, they come from any electronic device, gadget, or appliance you use. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Kitchen appliances like refrigerators and microwave ovens
  • Bathroom appliances such as blow dryers and straight irons
  • Office devices including computers, WiFi routers, and printers
  • Handheld gadgets like your cell phone, tablet, or MP3 player

The Hazards of EMFs

The folks over at BodyEcology.com have put together a great write-up on EMFs and the potential hazardous effects they can have on your health. Some of the issues they may contribute to are:

  • Electromagnetic fieldsFatigue, stress and sleep disturbances
  • Bodily aches and pains
  • Burning eyes
  • Depression and foggy thinking
  • Infertility

Protecting Yourself from EMFs

There are several things you can do to protect yourself from the harmful effects of EMFs, which you will find in complete detail on the original post by BodyEcology.com

Avoid sitting for long periods and especially sleeping within 10 or so feet of major appliances. Do not sleep with a clock radio near your head or electrical wires. Do not charge your phone within 10 or 20 feet of your body. Do not leave your phone on near you when you sleep. Place your laptop on a table or desk, not your lap. If on your lap, at least put it on top of a pillow so it is not sitting directly on you. And don’t leave your phone on when it is in your pocket or against your body.