The world is increasingly dependent on advanced technology. We developed habits which literally keep us hooked into digital sources of information: smart phones, tablets, laptops, smart tv sets. We are excited to acquire the latest prototypes, yet we forget to ask ourselves a simple question: are they really safe to use?
In this article, we intend to debug the subject of EMF – electromagnetic fields radiations and how they may affect our health. We are dealing with an invisible factor: electromagnetic radiations emitted by devices we use in our daily lives. The only way to fight an enemy we cannot see is by trying to understand it more, learn how to perceive, measure, analyze and most importantly, protect ourselves.
Physics 101 Electromagnetic Fields
We live in a universe full of electromagnetic influences. Some are natural: the Sun, the stars, the Earth. Others are man-made devices such as laptops, phones, tablets, microwaves, washing machines, dryers and others. They all emit electromagnetic fields, even though we cannot perceive them using our regular senses.
EMF (electromagnetic fields) radiation is energy that travels through space in waves (radio and light waves). They are defined by the distance between waves (wavelength) and how often they repeat (frequency). All levels of electromagnetic field radiation fall somewhere within the electromagnetic spectrum, as seen in the image below.
Ionizing radiation has waves with short wavelengths that move at high frequency. They are the most dangerous because they can kill human cells at one single exposure (X Rays, gamma rays, nuclear bombs). At the opposite pole, the non-ionizing radiation moves at a low frequency with a long wavelength. These types of radiation may also harm the human body when exposed over a long period of time.
Almost all modern electronic devices emit two kinds of electromagnetic radiations:
ELF – extremely low frequency – measured in Gauss (G). ELF is below 300 Hz frequency.
RF – radio frequency – measured in volt per meter (V/m). A good example of RF is the WIFI signal which can travel a distance of a few meters, while the mobile signal can travel a few miles. The RF frequencies vary between 30 Kilohertz to 300 Gigahertz.
How electromagnetic fields affect our body?
Many studies have been done around this subject. Do your own research! There are many studies which have shown specific effects on the human body. You can find below a list of ailments which have been correlated with the exposure to electromagnetic field radiation:
- Cancer (brain, breast, leukemia)
- Fertility/reproduction health (erectile disfunction, pregnancy, sperm defects, testes deformation)
- Insomnia/sleep issues
- Liver damage
- Toxic exposure
Removing the ‘lap’ from the ‘laptop’
The laptop has been designed as a portable computer that can be easily placed on your lap, hence the definition of the word laptop, ‘on top of your lap’. It is indeed an amazing piece of technology, but used for long periods of time results in a long time of exposure to radiation. When you place the laptop directly on your laptop your kidneys and sexual systems get affected. The pelvis area is very important for those who care about their health, because the pelvis area contains the Kwa. The Kwa is an area that keeps your immune system powerful and active.
Laptops usually connect to WIFI and Bluetooth, emitting more radiation than other devices.
Smart Phones – Blessing or Curse?
Smart phones are probably the most widespread devices in the world. I do not know anyone that doesn’t use one. In fact, there are many people who carry even more than one. Same as the laptop, a smart phone emits its own ELF radiation as well as RF through WIFI, Bluetooth, so it is a combo source of radiations. Unfortunately, mostly because of social media and constant need of communication, there is a high tendency of holding and using the smart phones almost permanently. Holding the device close to the ear while talking on the phone directly affects the brain.
The WIFI router
As I am writing this article, it is 3am and I have shut down my own WIFI router as a good practice. Yet, I am still exposed to 7 (seven) other WIFI networks from the neighborhood. I enjoy working in coffee shops because of the ambiance and smell of coffee, however, even there, the RF WIFI exposure is even higher because of the high number of users of both smart phones, tablets and laptops. It is like being in a pool of radiation.
Should we detach from technology?
I am afraid it is too late to detach completely from it. We must embrace the world as it is. However, one of the main Ki Train Method principles is MODERATION. Moderation must be part of our lifestyle, to avoid stress or being overwhelmed by the fast pace of life. We slow down to enjoy life. By gaining awareness about the effects of radiation caused by electronic devices, it becomes obvious that the solution is to use technology in moderation.
To some extent, it is the same with nutrition: if we only eat our favorite dish every day, we will eventually get sick because of overeating the same nutrients, over and over again.
Parents must say No!
The worst thing we can do as parents is to allow our children to become addicted to electronic devices. We grew up with limited access to smart electronic devices. Our bodies built up a strong immune system. Our children are different. Moreover, most of the schools included the use of tablets as mandatory from the earliest age. Even though we may strongly disagree with that, there is not much we can do about it. We must adapt to the new world. However, nothing stops us to limit their exposure at home. Inspire your kids to play outdoors, do sports and practice martial arts. Let them spend time in nature rather than being connected to radiating electronic devices. Say ‘No’ while you still can. After a certain age, the punitive parenting actions becomes obsolete. The only thing that never fades away is the power of inspiration. We can always become a role model.
- Keep a safe distance and limit the time of exposure to electronic appliances and electrical equipment. (computers, microwave ovens, refrigerators, induction stoves, TV, etc. UNPLUG THEM when not in use.
- Use a wired network instead of wireless. It is not only safer but faster. If not available, at least turn off the WIFI when not using it.
- Keep your bedroom (sleeping environment) free of any device. Do not sleep with your mobile phone next to your head. If you need to use an alarm clock, use a classical one instead of electrical.
- If possible, do not live near power lines, cell phone towers and electrical substations.
- Limit using any radio devices in the car. The metallic structure of the car amplifies the signals and radiation exposure of your body.
- Use headphones instead of placing the smart phone next to your head.
Do Your Own Research
High levels of awareness may save our life. I seek to observe, read, research, experience and understand the world. I share my experiences through my book, articles and workshops.
Join me. Let us fight together against ignorance. If you want to read more about this subject, I recommend this amazing book: Radiation Nation.
I also recommend buying a device to measure the electromagnetic fields in your environment. The investment may not only save money that you pay to a doctor one day, but it may save your life also. There are many options available, some cheaper and some very expensive. After researching online, I have personally ordered this one.