High-Tech Gadget Health Risks: EMF Protection

We love our gadgets and electronics. We have become increasingly reliant on electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, microwaves, laptops and gadgets for everyday communication, convenience and entertainment. However, with this reliance comes risks related to electromagnetic frequencies (EMF), electromagnetic radiation (EMR), and radio frequencies (RF).

In this modern age, we face EMF, EMR, and RF exposure every day. While it is impossible to avoid exposure, it is possible to mitigate the risks by decreasing your exposure levels. In order to determine the levels in your home or business you need an accurate way to measure them. For example, Safe Living Technologies offers a variety of measuring gadgets, like a radio frequency meter and an EMR detection kit.

Protection Methods
Reducing the length of exposure, distance from the source, and shielding from the source, are three highly effective measures you can take to protect yourself from EMF and RF exposure.

Limit Exposure Time
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), radiation exposure effects can be limited by the length of exposure. Short-term exposure does not have the same effect on the body as long-term exposure does. In order to limit this exposure, turn gadgets off when they aren’t in use. For example, only turn your cell phone on when you need it and turn your computer off when not in use. Make sure to take breaks away from using your devices to reduce ionizing and non-ionizing radiation exposure.

Create Distance
The farther away a radiation source is, the less exposure you receive. To protect yourself, keep as much distance between yourself and the radiation source. Increasing the space between yourself and a device can make can make a tremendous difference, which is why many cell phone manufacturers recommend always keeping your cell phone several inches from your body.

Provide Shielding
It is possible to protect yourself from electromagnetic radiation by shielding yourself from the source. A radiation shield diverts, deflects, and absorbs the radiation between you and the radiation source. The type or amount of shielding required to guard against various types of radiation will depend on how much radiation the source is emitting.

By taking steps to limit exposure time, distance from the radiation source, and utilizing protective shielding, some of the effects of the health hazards presented by our dependence on our electronic gadgets can be mitigated.

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