How EMFs Can Affect Your Health


This is a great read on the implications of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that is a must know for anyone who cares about their well-being.

No doubt, you are probably thinking, “Oh great, another thing to worry about.” You likely already steer clear of GMOs, sugar, processed foods, pesticides and chemicals. However, the EMF topic is typically the last straw for people.  They don’t want to give up their iPhone and they don’t want to hear that the technology we all love and utilize has a downside.

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This is why I am not going to focus on the downside here. The independent research is clear that we have a big problem on our hands and forward-thinking parents around the world are waking up to this reality. However, bad news doesn’t put us into action. Instead, I want to help you create a healthy relationship with technology. If you and your children develop some simple habits when it comes to technology, then you should never have to worry about EMFs. So, let’s get started. . .

Here are the basic steps that will help everyone:

1.) Never put a cell phone to your head. Your smart phone owner’s manual even states this somewhere around page 36 in very fine print. Instead, use an “Airtube” headset or speaker phone. Also, keep your phone in Airplane Mode when you have it on your body, like in your pants pocket and turn the 4G/3G data functions off when you are not using them. Otherwise, the phone is radiating every few seconds next to important organs.

2.) Move away from Wi-Fi. I know many families who no longer use Wi-Fi in their homes. You can simply run Ethernet cables to your computers. It’s faster, more secure and safer. If you must use Wi-Fi for certain devices, then use it sparingly when you are downloading something (like an educational program). Be sure to at least turn it off at night. You can program your router to do this or simply plug the router into a Christmas light timer to turn it off during certain hours.

3.) Turn off the Airport/Wireless Functions. If you are reading something on your Kindle or iPad and the Airport/Wireless function is still on, then your device is unnecessarily radiating every few seconds. You can still use these devices. Just download what you need while the device is connected to the Internet and then read/watch the material offline. This is a great way to reduce the amount of microwave radiation you and your kids are exposed to.

4.) Use a Wired Baby Monitor. Wireless baby monitors bathe newborns in pulsed digital microwave radiation. This is not a good idea!  I discuss a wired baby monitor that is much safer and has all the functionality that you need.

5.) Get a Safer Home Phone. The biggest source of EMF pollution in many homes is often a cordless DECT phone. The simple solution to this is to get a basic wired phone, which you can get for less than $15. If you require the functionality of a cordless phone, then go with the Siemens Gigaset cordless phone, which will only radiate when you are talking, rather than 24/7.

6.) “Smart” is not always Wise. By now you have probably heard about the corporate push toward “Smart Homes.” This is part of the “Internet of Things,” which is basically a microwave surveillance system for our society. Wireless “smart” meters are the first phase of this system. The next stage is wireless smart appliances, Nest Thermostats and Xfinity Wi-Fi systems.

This is an example of technology overreach. It is something we simply don’t need. Furthermore, these systems can fill your home with exponentially more microwave radiation. I have already had families throughout the United States contact me who have become ill. These are wealthy people who love technology and are early adopters, but be careful and know what to do to protect yourself.

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This is what a “smart home” looks like (from the film Take Back Your Power).

7.) Measure Your Home. Once you make some basic shifts to how you use technology, then it is usually wise to measure your home for electromagnetic fields. There could be basic wiring errors or other sources of EMF pollution, both inside and outside of your home, which could be easily remediated. For example, a common solution if you live next to a cell phone tower is a bed canopy for your children. I explain the four types of EMF pollution and provide what you need to know about measuring your home on this page. And, here are some protective products that can help.

8.) Let’s Get Wi-Fi Out of Schools. Outside of your home, the most important place to have a low-EMF environment is your child’s school. This will be the first generation ever to spend 6-8 hours each day for years bathed in industrial strength Wi-Fi. This development is only a few years old and will eventually be rolled back. France initiated steps to do this and parents around the world are stopping Wi-Fi from being in their children’s schools. Raise awareness with other parents in your school district with these steps. You can and will stop this because wired solutions are so much better than wireless. Your kids can and should have incredible wired technology. 

You now have some of the basic steps to use technology safely. As you can see, it’s not about going back to the Dark Ages. It’s about using the amazing tools that we now have at our disposal in a way that does not harm your family’s health.

Most parents are not paying attention to this issue yet, so I want to thank you in advance for being a trendsetter! Let’s be mindful about our exposure to EMFs and thereby ensure a society that is both wired and healthy. EMF’s is real so be prepared — isn’t your health worth it?

This post was republished from EMFAnalysis, a site dedicated to educating people about the dangers and health concerns of EMFs, including tips on what you can do.

Renee Blodgett
Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.

She is also the CEO and founder of Magic Sauce Media, a new media services consultancy focused on viral marketing, social media, branding, events and PR. For over 20 years, she has helped companies from 12 countries get traction in the market. Known for her global and organic approach to product and corporate launches, Renee practices what she pitches and as an active user of social media, she helps clients navigate digital waters from around the world. Renee has been blogging for over 16 years and regularly writes on her personal blog Down the Avenue, Huffington Post, BlogHer, We Blog the World and other sites. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes Magazine and is listed as a new media influencer and game changer on various sites and books on the new media revolution. In 2013, she was listed as the 6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes Magazine on a Top 20 List.

Her passion for art, storytelling and photography led to the launch of Magic Sauce Photography, which is a visual extension of her writing, the result of which has led to producing six photo books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.

Renee is also the co-founder of Traveling Geeks, an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, thought leaders, bloggers, creators, curators and influencers to other countries to share and learn from peers, governments, corporations, and the general public in order to educate, share, evaluate, and promote innovative technologies.
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