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Electromagnetic Frequency (EMF) and Your Health
What is it?
The transmission of electrical energy through wires, the broadcasting of radio signals and the phenomenon of visible light are examples of electromagnetic frequencies.
Common Sources of EMF?
Electricity is the most common source of power throughout the world because it is easily generated and transmitted to where it is needed. In the workplace, computers, cell phones, fax machines, copy machines, fluorescent lights, printers, scanners, telephone (PBX) switching systems, electrical instruments, motors and other electrical devices all generate EMFs.
In homes, frequent sources of EMF include microwave ovens, electric can openers, telephone answering machines, cell and portable phones, refrigerators, blenders, hairdryers, electric shavers, television sets, stereo systems, air conditioners, fluorescent lights, clothes washers and dryers, coffee makers, portable heaters, vacuum cleaners, and toasters.
EMF is not only produced by electricity moving through wires or machines, but it is the nature of all television and satellite transmissions, as well as radio and microwave communication systems, including cell phones. Transportation methods such as automobiles, trucks, airplanes, electrical and magnetic trains and subway systems are significant sources of EMF.
The number of EMF sources is growing fast. The full effect of living in our EMF world may not be known for decades. However, it is known that low-frequency magnetic fields can trigger major biochemical responses critical to the functioning of human cells. Virtually all research on the serious health effects of man-made EMF has come to the conclusion that the adverse health responses from EMF are from long-term cumulative exposure.
The adverse effects of exposure to EMF appear to arise slowly over a long period of time. For example, it may take 5 to 10 years in the case of leukemia or perhaps 30 to 40 years in the case of Alzheimer's disease for symptoms to develop. The health cases that are coming to light in the 1990s most likely had their origin in the 1980s or before. Damage that is being inflicted today is not even knowable. The EMF problem has been categorized as a new form of pollution as consequential as air and water pollution. It has also been likened to the newly-discovered hazards of asbestos and cigarette smoking. In terms of its cumulative health effects, it's been compared to the slow process of lead poisoning. The EMF problem will grow - and at a compounding rate. Fortunately, public awareness of EMF is also growing.
Recommended safety levels range from 0.5 mG to 2.5 mG as the maximum exposure - with 1.0 mG as a preferred standard. Adverse biological effects have been found at 2.5 mG.
You know why the airline captain tells you to turn off your electronic devices during take off and landing? The EMF generated by your cell phone and laptop wreak havoc on the plane's navigational system. And they wreak havoc on yours as well. Some scientists estimate that you are now daily exposed to 100 million times the EMF radiation of your grandparents. Research shows that these fields have a significant disruptive effect on the natural energy levels of your body.
EMF disrupts your natural energy levels, triggering stress responses. Both alternative and traditional doctors report that EMF is a co-factor in increasing your daily stress levels. Stress can impair your body's natural ability to heal. EMF adds stress to your own stress and fatigue. EMF adds stress to your already taxed system. EMF contributes to energy depletion and fatigue from cell phones, air travel and household appliances.
Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Healing and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health says that "Electromagnetic pollution (EMF) may be the most significant form of pollution human activity has produced in this century, all the more dangerous because it is invisible and insensible."
Ninety percent of our lives is spent in artificial environment where we are permanently subjected to unnatural radiation (EMF).