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What are the Side Effects of EMF Exposure?

Updated on October 8, 2015

Before you begin taking the simple steps to reduce your EMF exposure, it's important to learn what they are, where they originate, and their effects on humans and pets.

EMFs are everywhere and they’re probably running rampant in your home right now. You may be wondering, "What exactly are they, where do they come from, and can they cause me any harm?" In short, EMFs are electromagnetic fields. They eminate from electronic devices and other sources; and they can cause ailments ranging from moderate to severe, such as headaches, dizziness, heart arrhythmia, and Alhzeimer's disease. You cannot see, feel, nor sense them yet their side effects can be quite serious; however, there are actions you can take to reduce your EMF exposure without tossing out all the electronics in the house.

Common EMF Exposure Side Effects:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Increased Anxiety
  • Chronic Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Problems with Focus, Concentration, and Memory
  • Immunity Weakness
  • Development of Asthma
  • DNA Damage
  • Heart Arrhythmia
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

Does distance from the EMF source make a difference? YES, as the chart below shows, distance does matter.

How Often Do YOU Use These Devices?
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Where do EMFs Come From?

Any device that uses electricity emits EMF levels. This list includes but is not limited to: televisions, Blu-ray players, video game consoles, desktop computers, laptops, tablets, microwaves, refrigerators, lamps, and alarm clocks. Wireless devices such as cell phones, cordless phone bases and handsets, cell phone towers, and even metal piping and hidden wiring in your walls score highly on the charts as well. Many people may be disappointed to learn that hair dryers and plugged-in laptops are very high sources of electronic EMFs, so limit your time using your hair dryer and never use your laptop when it's plugged in. Luckily, precautions like these will help decrease your exposure to EMFs and with a few tiny changes, you'll be reaping positive results. Many people claim to sleep considerably better after moving their alarm clock away from the headboard over to across the room. A few more tricks include: using speakerphone or ear buds when talking on cell phones, unplugging devices like printers and lamps when not in use, and never using a laptop directly on your lap; always use a lap pad or desk.

What Can EMFs Do To Me? You cannot see, taste, or feel them but you can certainly experience a variety of their side effects, which range from minimal to severe. Headaches and nausea are two of the most commonly reported symptoms. Prolonged exposure (which most of us have endured over the last few decades) can also cause you to feel light-headed, dizzy, and lethargic. In more serious cases it can even initiate the development of asthma, alter DNA, and damage the immune system, especially in pregnant mothers and their unborn babies. EMFs can also cause chronic muscle and joint pain, heart arrhythmia, and may even lead to Alzheimer’s disease over time. Unfortunately, you cannot erase the damage that’s already occurred, but you can definitely decrease your EMF exposure and prevent further damage.

EMFs and You

Have you experienced any of the aforementioned symptoms due to EMF exposure?

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There are simple steps you can take to decrease your exposure to EMFs, so be sure to stay informed. You can find devices online to help you determine how to reduce EMF levels, like EMF Meters that detect, precisely measure, and pinpoint EMF sources. With this information you can choose which steps to take next, for example, unplugging devices when you're not using them, rearranging certain areas, like bedrooms and living rooms, or simply removing your cell phone from your pocket. Remember, you can't change the past but you can work on the present and future!

Watch an EMF Meter react to a laptop computer!



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