Invisible to the eye, Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMFs) are areas of energy, otherwise known as radiation, that are associated with the use of electrical power.
In today’s highly connected data-driven society, electrically wired and wireless devices that produce harmful radiation have become a mainstay in our homes. But at what cost?
Here we look at 3 of the common sources of EMF producing devices that are creating harmful radiation in your home and what you can do to reduce the effects.
First though, to better understand the different sources of radiation and EMFs, we must look at the difference between natural and human-made sources of EMFs.
Natural Vs Unnatural Sources of EMF’s
Ultraviolet (UV), X-rays, and Gamma Rays are examples of mid-high frequency forms of radiation that can, under certain conditions and prolonged exposure, lead to cellular and DNA damage. Examples of this type of radiation include:
- Gamma Rays
Somewhat surprisingly, naturally occurring ionizing radiation is considered by mainstream science to be even more dangerous than human-made radiation and EMF producing devices.
This low to mid-frequency of radiation, considered by traditional science to be generally harmless to humans, includes radio frequencies (RF), extremely low frequency (EFL), microwaves, and visual light.
Devices which produce this type of non-ionizing low-frequency radiation include:
- Cells Phones
- Microwave Ovens
- Smart Metres
- Power Lines
As you can see these human-made non-ionizing sources of EMF are likely scattered throughout your home as everyday devices you’re exposed to regularly. Although considered by mainstream science to be harmless, a new understanding of physics discovered and headed by Professor Lakicevic tells a different story.
Top 3 Sources Of Emf Radiation In Your HomeHow We Rate EMF Producing Devices In Your Home
Our rating system is established by considering which devices produce the highest amount of radiation while taking into account how close the devices are to your body and the estimated duration at which the average person is exposed to these devices.
1. Your Cellphone - Exposure Risk Rating 10/10
Key’s, check. Wallet, check. Phone...check.
Your cellphone is one of those catch-22 pieces of kit that has become ingrained in society. It’s one of those things you check you have before you leave your home. With so many varied and genuinely useful tricks up its sleeve, it's no surprise that cellphones, especially smartphones, are used by well over half of the world's population.
While these devices provide immense value such as providing us with internet access on the move or saving us from road rage and a traffic-induced heart attack thanks to their satellite navigation capabilities, they also have a dark side. Cellphones are unfortunately a major source of EMF producing radiation.
This isn’t just because of the strength of radiation they emit. It is also because we keep them so close to our bodies for prolonged periods.
With an increasing body of scientific research linking cell phone use to brain tumors it’s no surprise that other negative health effects such as cancer, child development, and mental well-being have been closely studied by science and the medical industry. Even as far back as 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified cellphones as possibly carcinogenic to humans.
While your cellphone is likely one of your most prized devices, the thing you absolutely cannot go without, it can also be considered to be a mini-microwave. You wouldn’t put your head in a microwave oven yet most of us are exposing ourselves to harmful EMF radiation by ‘essentially’ cooking our brains when we use our phone.
Radiation from your cell increases exponentially when in a low coverage area or “shadow zone” because it increases its power output, and thus radiation, in an attempt to connect to a cellphone tower.
The primary issue, however, is the proximity of the phone to your brain when taking a call. Other vital organs are also at high risk such as your colon when you keep your phone in your side or back pocket.
Finally, it’s important to consider that if you have children they are at higher risk of radiation exposure due to the thinness of their skull during development. The younger they are the more susceptible and sensitive their biological cells are to the damaging effects of radiation.
How To Protect Yourself:
- Use your cell phone hands-free.
- Switch off your phone at night and get an old fashioned alarm clock.
- Keep your phone in your bag rather than your pocket or bra.
- Consider using the phone only when you know you must.
- Use the Omnia Radiation Balancer (ORB) to harmonize the radiation field and reduce the harmful effects.
2. WIFI - Exposure Risk Rating 9/10
When the world’s internet connection jumped from feet dragging dial-up to the exponentially faster jet speed of WiFi it was a quantum leap. Once super fast broad-band and its many variations began rolling out, the internet as we knew it evolved into an entirely different beast. While this has proved to be an exciting progression, it is not without some serious consequences.
Much like the telecommunication towers outside, a WiFi device essentially operates as a mini cell tower within our homes, one that is constantly emitting radiation! Any device such as the “smart” technology present in our homes, produces large amounts of EMF radiation.
Because we seldom switch WiFi off, these devices are connecting to the network 24/7 while constantly exposing us to the harmful effects of radiation and its associated health risks such as impaired neurodevelopment (especially in children) and reproductive issues.
How To Protect Yourself:
- Switch off your WiFi routers when not in use such as bedtime and during meal times.
- Use wired internet where possible.
- Avoid keeping routers in bedrooms or rooms which are frequently used.
- Consider a low radiation WiFi router.
- Really question whether you need that new wireless “smart” device with all the bells and whistles.
3. Laptops & Computers - Exposure Risk Rating 8/10
In the 80’s it was estimated that over half a million computers were in American homes. These days you would be hard pushed to find a single home without a laptop or desktop computer in the developed world.
While these devices make our lives easier in some respects, they come with a significant price. Much like cellphones, laptops & computers produce extremely large amounts of EMF radiation because of the length of exposure we have to them.
One of the main issues is with laptops. When you rest these portable devices on your lap you are in direct contact with the underside of the device exposing you to very high EMFs. This has been linked to issues with male fertility due to your reproductive organs soaking up most of the radiation from the device. In essence, laptops aren’t for laps.
How To Protect Yourself:
- Become conscious of how often you are using your laptop and don’t rest it on your lap.
- Use a laptop radiation shield to reduce and block EMF radiation.
- Turn off your computer when it’s not in use.
- Protect yourself with Omnia’s Radiation Balancer packs.
- Take regular breaks to limit the length of each session.
Other Significant EMF Sources That You May Be Exposed To In Your Home
While modern flat-screen televisions produce much less radiation than their bulkier antique relics, TVs that come dressed in “smart technology” such as WiFi and Bluetooth, unfortunately further increase your exposure to EMF’s.
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Most people are aware that microwaves produce radiation but unfortunately believe they are safe. Not only do they produce massive amounts of EMF’s, enough to literally cook your food, they also cause physiological and functional changes in the body including the nervous system, learning, and memory function.
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It used to be that only dedicated athletes and fitness fanatics wore smartwatches that can track your exercise progress. These days though, smartwatches are popping up on the wrists of everyday people. Know that due to their Wifi, Bluetooth, and cellular signal, these devices are directly exposing you to radiation for extended periods of time as they hug your wrist. Not exactly smart.
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While not as exposing as smartwatches and cell phones, smart meters still emit radiation in your home. To ensure you stay safe consider reducing the EMF with Omnia’s Radiation Balancers.
Although these baby monitors give off a smaller amount of radiation than devices such as laptops and WiFi routers, given that they’re in close proximity to your child, these useful devices can prove to be particularly harmful to babies due to their thinner skulls in which radiation can penetrate much easier than in adults.
While this technology has done away with the nuisance of wires and cables, Bluetooth devices still emit plenty of radiation. Operating at a higher frequency than cell phones and classified as a possible carcinogenic by The World Health Organization, Bluetooth is a technology that produces large amounts of radiation according to studies.
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So What You Can Do About It?
While a growing number of scientists are calling for more study and regulation to protect us from harmful EMF’s, particularly for children and pregnant women, it’s clear that not enough is being done by governing bodies such as The World Health Organization to protect us from the dangers of the short and long term exposure to radiation via our wireless, Bluetooth, and smart devices.
Despite the evidence and growing number of studies pointing to the hazards of EMF, the general public are either unaware of the risks, or they are confused by the plethora of conflicting information out there.
Here at Omnia we are committed to informing the public of the dangers of radiation while providing a solid and scientifically researched solution that allows you to enjoy the benefits of your EMF producing devices while also protecting you from the serious and significant risk associated with long-term overexposure to radiation.
One of the most simple and effective ways in which you can protect yourself and your family is by applying our Omnia Radiation Balancing patches to each EMF producing device in your home.
Unlike cheaper ineffective patches that can be found on the internet, our radiation balancing patches have been developed by working closely with scientists, doctors, and researchers to ensure that you are fully protected no matter how many EMF producing devices you have in your home. Click here to find out more about our unique science.