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Why You Need Protection From Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF's)

EMF is short for electromagnetic field and is a combination of an electric field and magnetic field. EMFs are a type of radiation which is produced artificially by electronics but also naturally occurs in our bodies and the earth.


Why Artificial EMFs are harmful

To understand why some EMFs are harmful you first need to understand what natural EMFs are, like the ones found in our bodies and the earth. You may already know that our cells run on very small electric currents, typically 70-90 millivolts, so in essence they are a tiny electric circuit and each produces their own electromagnetic field.  Scientific research has shown that each cell in your body has its own magnetic field which helps regulate and maintain important functions keeping you healthy and energetic. The earth also has its own magnetic field due to the flowing liquid iron generating electric currents. This creates a large protective field around the earth which protects us from space radiation. While these two types of natural EMFs they vary greatly in size (one surround the earth and the other surrounding a single cell), both operate within approximately the same frequency of about 7-10Hz. 

In comparison artificial electromagnetic fields are produced by electronics such as computers, hair dryers, fridges, cell phones, televisions and anything else that you plug in or runs on batteries. If you are familiar with how basic electronics work you know that a standard outlet provides power at 120 volts at 60Hz in North America. When active it is creating an electromagnetic field with a 60Hz frequency. You may notice the immediate problem with this 60Hz frequency as our cells are operating at much lower 7-10Hz frequency. This type of electromagnetic field is not compatible with our cells and being in close proximity to them can cause adverse effects.

 

Symptoms and Effects of EMFs

The effects artificial electromagnetic fields can have on our body are wide but are all caused due to the stress the cells are under, EMFs basically put your body into a weakened state. People who are hypersensitive to EMFs will have quite severe reactions while the average person may only experience mild discomfort but may not attribute the cause to EMFs. It is estimated that 3-8% of people worldwide are hypersensitive to EMFs while up to 35% of people experience mild symptoms. Mild symptoms can include:

  • Unexplained headache
  • General fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Minor muscle aches and discomfort
  • Fuzzy thinking and poor ability to concentrate

 

People who are hypersensitive to EMFs experience these same symptoms but more severely including;

  • Burning sensations on the skin which feel like a mild sunburn
  • Tingling or the sensation of pins and needles on the skin
  • Dry throat and eyes
  • Swelling in the mucus membrane in the throat, nose, ears and sinuses
  • More severe “fuzzy thinking” including poor concentration, loss of memory and dizziness
  • Flu like symptoms that never develop in the flu
  • Headaches that lead to nausea
  • Aches and pains in the muscles, joints, teeth and jaw bone
  • Skin rashes and itchy skin

 

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms that aren’t being caused by other health problems there is a good chance they are being caused by EMFs. If these symptoms have started appearing you have to look at your surrounding environment to see what may have caused them to occur. Is there a new cell tower installed close by? Does your house have a new Smart Meter? Does your home or work have some new electrical equipment installed? These are just some of the offenders that may be causing your sensitivity to EMFs.

Many people only experience the symptoms in certain situations. In work places the florescent lighting can cause fuzzy thinking or headaches.  Many people feel exhausted after a day of work at the office and just attribute it to work but in fact they are suffering from EMF sensitivity. Everyone complains about jet lag after a long flight and it is usually attributed to changing time zones. Air Planes cause some of the strongest EMFs due to their jet engines and electronics systems and you are no further than 100 feet away from them all! The electromagnetic stress your body is under during a flight is enormous and is the cause of this fatigue you experience.

To determine if you are suffering from any type of EMF sensitivity you first need to be aware of your environment and how you feel. When you start to experience headaches, fatigue or any of the other symptoms examine your environment to see if there are any electronics that could be emitting the EMFs. If these symptoms seem consistent under these situations you may just be experiencing “EMF sensitivity”.

While the short term effects of EMFs are unpleasant the long terms effects can be more serious. According to Dr. Rau, a medical director in the Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland, electromagnetic loads’ lead to cancer, concentration problems, ADD, tinnitus, migraines, insomnia, arrhythmia, Parkinson’s and even back pain. In 2007 and then again in 2012 a report was released by a group called the “BioInitiative Organization”, this report includes studies showing evidence of the damaging effects of EMFs. A brief summary of their key points include:

  • Bio effects on the body from EMFs occur within the first few minutes at levels from cell phones, cordless phones, cell towers, WI-FI, and smart meters.
  • Chronic exposure to EMFs interfere with the bodies normal processes preventing it from healing damaged DNA, produce immune system imbalances, metabolic disruptions and lower resilience to disease.
  • 5 new cell tower studies have reported and increased in headaches, sleep disturbances concentration difficulties in children, adolescents and adults.
  • Human sperm are damaged by low cell phone radiation. This is attributed to wearing a cell phone or pager around the belt or in a pocket.
  • Children are more vulnerable and detrimental consequences may happen during their critical phases of growth and development.
  • In-utero and early childhood exposure to cell phone radiation or wireless technologies may put the child at risk of hyperactivity, learning disorders (including ADD and Autism) and creates behavioral problems at school.
  • The blood brain barrier is vulnerable to on-going damage when exposed to EMFs.
  • Epidemiological studies show an increase in risk of brain cancers.
  • Out of 43 papers published between 2007 and 2012 81% showed genetic genotoxic effects caused by ELFs and EMFs.
  • Out of 69 papers published between 2007 and 2012 93% showed neurological genotoxic effects caused by ELFs and EMFs.
  • 42 studies show evidence showed an increased risk of cancer (leukemia) in children from exposure to EMFs.
  • 11 of 13 studies show evidence that high ELF and EMF exposure can results in decreased melatonin.
  • 9 or 12 studies found ELFs and EMFs to be a contributing factor towards Alzheimer’s and dementia developing.
  • DNA acts as an antenna for EMF damage stimulating stress on the proteins (indicating an assault on the cell).
  • Human stem cells do not adapt to chronic exposure to microwaves, preventing them from repairing DNA damage. Damaged done to DNA in genes does not repair as effectively anymore.
  • EMF exposure can make other chemical toxins more harmful due to their combined damage and may even synergistically interact causing more damage to genes.
  • The WHO (World Health Organization) has classified wireless radiofrequencies as a Possible Human Carcinogen.

The full report is very long and detailed but sites hundreds of different studies showing the negative impact of EMFs. The fact is there is overwhelming evidence that EMFs are the cause of many serious health conditions and effects.


Measuring EMFs

We can measure a magnetic field in milli-Gauss (mG), while this does not tell us the frequency (Hz) of the EMF it does tell us the strength of the EMF and how far it extends. This is a good indicator we can use to measure for EMFs that pose a danger to us, generally an EMF with a measuring of 3 milli-gauss or higher is considered to be harmful.

The following chart will show examples of different electronics and the distance their electromagnetic fields extend when producing at least 3 milli-gauss. If you are in a closer proximity the EMF will get stronger exponentially.

3 + feet

 

1-3 feet

 

up to 1 foot

 

a couple inches

 

direct contact or
< 3 milligauss

Microwave ovens

 

Fridge

 

Stove

 

Toaster oven

 

Electric outlets - not plugged in

Wi-fi

 

Wireless routers

 

Baby monitors

 

hand held electric appliances

Battery operated watch

Microwave towers

 

Electric blankets

 

Electric clock radios

 

small battery operated devices

headphones

 

Smart hydro meters

 

Cell phones

 

Desktop computers

 

computer screen

 

computer mice and keyboards

Electric Water Ionizer

 

Laptop computers

 

LCD or LED Tvs

 

 

 

airplanes

 

Cordless phone

 

Electric heaters

 

 

 

sub-woofer

 

Clothes dryers

 

Hot water tanks

 

 

 

Transmitting smart phone

 

Television

 

Kettles

 

 

 

 

circuit breakers

 

Other corded electric appliances

 

 

 

Florescent lights.

 

 

 

 

It is basically impossibly to avoid the “danger zone” of EMFs in everyday life. These electromagnetic fields do not end at this distance but can extend many feet further, while weaker this constant exposure can still be weakening and harmful.

 

How EMFs are Harmful

Science has shown that many the human bodies’ processes are controlled with bioelectric signals, as we mentioned earlier each cell runs at 70-90 milli volts. When you are within the range of an electromagnetic field it will pass into your body and affect the surrounding cells. This happens due to electromagnetic induction, which is an electromotive force created across a conductor (which is our cell in this situation) caused by the perpetrating EMFs. Simply this means the electric current from the EMF will pass onto our cells. This is similar to how inductive charging, commonly referred to as wireless charging, works. With Inductive charging we are able to charge a battery just through the use of an electromagnetic field.  If these electromagnetic forces are strong enough to charge an AA battery you can imagine the impact they have on our cells.

When we exposure our bodies to EMFs it is almost like we are charging them with a 120 Volt 60Hz battery when they are only designed to run at 70-90 millivolts and 7-10Hz. If you tried charging any electronic device like this it would burn it out immediately! While an example like this may be a little bit of an exaggeration as we don’t see people dropped down dead when exposed to EMFs it is not far off from the damage that occurs in our body. Luckily our bodies are very resilient and can regulate and repair themselves to some extent from the damage occurring. With the high EMF environment our society has created our bodies never get a break from this strain they are put under, many people are even sleeping in electromagnetic fields.

At some point everyone will start to see negative health effects caused by EMFs, it is just a matter of time. People with health conditions or compromised immune systems are the first to notice the negative effects of EMFs and are usually referred to as having a “EMF sensitivity”. Their bodies are not strong enough to repair the damage from the EMFs and will show immediate discomfort when next to strong EMFs. Also with the constant EMF damage occurring, they are unable to strengthen their immune system leaving them in a never ending cycle. The rest of the population usually does not notice the effects of EMFs or at least does not attribute the minor symptoms they incur to the EMFs. Regardless if you feel the negative symptoms from EMFs or not they are still affecting you.

Only recently has the exposure to EMFs increased. 50 years ago we did not have the same electronics, Wifi signals or smarts meters we do today. The everyday environment you would have been exposed to back then was relatively low in EMFs, today the EMF levels are astronomically higher. Some experts who study EMF pollution feel that as much as 30% of the population will become EMF sensitive in the next 10 years to come. We really do not know for sure what the long term effects of EMF exposure are as it has only been introduced recently. Wifi was first introduced in 1991 and only became popular around 2004-2005. Smart meters only were released in 2007 along with the first smart phone being released the same year.

 

How to Protect Yourself from EMFs

 

The first step to protecting yourself from EMFs is being aware they are around and trying to avoid close contact with them. Since EMFs get exponentially stronger the closer you get being an extra foot or two away can drastically reduce your total EMF exposure. Although it is impossible to fully avoid exposure to EMFs reducing your exposure is a positive step. The next step is using an emf protection device. There are many different types and they all protect in different ways. Below we will outline the various ways they can protect from EMFs and what devices best work for this.

Type 1 (most effective) Transmuting – These emf protection devices like Shieldite transmute the emfs into a harmless state. As we mentioned earlier not all electromagnetic fields are bad, like the ones in our bodies or the earth, only high frequency ones produced by electronics are harmful. Shieldite essentially transmutes the bad emfs to good emfs our body is compatible with. 

Type 2 Negative ion productsNegative ions have many positive benefits most of which can counteract the damage EMFs create. Negative ions act like anti-oxidants for the body and are able to repair cellular damage and rejuvenate the body. While they do not stop EMFs like Shieldite they will counter act the damage created by them while increasing your energy and making you feel better.

Type 3 Strengthening Bio-field – Natural crystal or frequency infused products like Iyashi, that have been infused using BFIT, will strengthen and align the bodies energetic fields. This is on the vibrational frequency level and is often referred to as your chi, life energy, energy meridians, subtle energy etc. It is the energy behind our body that allows it to naturally heal itself and function optimally.

Type 4 Grounding – Grounding is an essential element on combating EMFs. The reason is the connection to the earth that is created resonates at the Shuman frequency (approximately 7.83Hz) which is the same as our bodies.  Grounding can simply be done by walking outside barefoot as the physical earth is your best source for grounding. Grounding can be achieved through grounding or earthing mats but frequently these are also drawing electrical current from the electrical system creating dirty electricity. We offer a grounding plug which only uses the ground plug and does not draw any current, while primarily using for grounding shieldite it can also be used to create your own grounding mat.

While “type 1 transmuting” emf protection is the best type because it stops EMFs at the source it is important to also use all the other types for optimum results. Each helps protect your body in a different way and it is important to use all the methods as using shieldite alone will not repair your body from the EMF damage that has already occurred. Using a combination is essential to protect and strengthen your body. A recommended combination is to use any piece of shieldite with any Iyashi product.