Many environment elements are invisible but directly impact our health such as the air, UV rays, and very concerning is electromagnetic radiation (EMF). A growing number of people are reporting symptoms that directly correlate to electrical hypersensitivity (EHS) and radiofrequency radiation (RF).

We are currently living in a world with convenient luxuries that depend heavily on electrical pollutants. Many of us today have ipads, tablets, and laptops, and we carry cellphones with us whereever we go. We have microwaves in our homes, and satellite systems in our cars. Many people even keep their cell phones on during their sleep and use them as alarm clocks or alarm monitors. With the rapid development of technology, science attempts to catch pace to comprehend the effects RF waves have on our health.

Physicians with the American Academy of Environmental Medicine has been looking at the effects of dirty electricity on human health the last 20 years and they have observed symptoms that appear to be triggered by “dirty electricity”. Dirty electricity is when high frequencies travel along electric wires between the power source and electric grid. This includes power lines, televisions, computers, and other electrical devices. Those suffering from EHS might experience varying symptoms including dizziness, headaches, depression, chronic fatigue, memory loss and confusion.

What is Radiofrequency Radiation?

The electromagnetic wave spectrum is composed of two parts: ionizing radiation and nonionizing radiation. Ionization radiation includes X-rays and ultraviolet rays, whereas non-ionizing radiation includes radiofrequency (RF). For years we have focused on the negative impact of ionizing radiation, but now we are starting to understand the impact of non-ionizing radiation or radiofrequency.

RF is what allows our internet to be wireless today and have wifi so RF can pass through walls without the need of wires and that includes inside our body. In this digital age, almost anything we can imagine can be a source of radiofrequency radiation including our cell phones, baby monitors, smart TVS, and gaming systems. They all use wireless communication, surrounding us in a constant invisible fog of electrosmog.

Our society encourages us to keep up or fall behind. Have you ever passed the Apple store the day a new iPhone hits the market? So many of us are willing to stand in lengthy lines, just to be early adopters of the latest technology. Our priorities are placed on technology as a way to make our lives better. And no doubt, it does. However, most of us never consider how our addiction to technology also impacts our health by inundating our bodies with a constant barrage of radio frequencies.

How Can EMF & RF Affect Your Health?

While EMF and RF radiation is considered biologically safe according to safety data provided by Health Canada and other organizations, the reality is that the level of our constant low-grade exposure is not reflected in their guidelines.

Some scientists have been researching the impacts of electrosmog on our bodies long before our world became so highly digitized. In 1987, one study proved that exposure to electrosmog at levels considerably lower than those observed in urban areas created changes in human brain waves and behaviour.

Further to that, EMF may also affect the mitochondria — our cellular energy factories, which are fundamental to every energy-dependent process in our body, most notably our nervous system. As a result, EMF-induced disruption of our mitochondria may effectively bolster neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as well as playing a part in other diseases and health issues where mitochondrial dysfunction is implicated. These include psychiatric disorders, autoimmune diseases, headaches and migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, stroke, diabetes, heart disease, reproductive disorders, cancers… the list goes on and on!

So, the question needs asking: If EMF and RF are already having an impact our lives, what are the long-term effects for our children raised in a world choked by electrosmog? Only time will tell.

Minimize Your EMF & RF Exposure

While more data is required, the science that’s already in, warrants taking precautionary measures in minimizing EMF exposure.

  1. Get rid of your cordless phones.
  2. Turn off your WiFi– Internet can be hard wired into your home to prevent WiFi exposure, as can your television “box” and any other things that are wireless and transmitting and receiving signals.
  3. Switch your cell phone to airplane mode or turn it off at night.
  4. EMF-reducing sleep sanctuary or canopies may help block EMF according to renowned doctor Dietrich Klinghardt, from the Academy for the Healing Arts and Neural Therapy and Biology.
  5. EMF blockers can be bought from various sites that can be attached to your devices to dampen the EMFs.
  6. Finally, there is one other thing you can do to neutralize the toxic effects of EMF and RF exposure, and that is to GET OUTSIDE!

By simply spending time in nature and grounding yourself so you have direct contact with the earth, you are opening the gateway for an influx of electrons to be absorbed and distributed throughout your body. This transfer of electrons can help to neutralize oxidative stress and minimize any derangements in the electrical activities of your body. So put down your phone and open the door to a healthier future!

If you believe you have symptoms that could be related to electrical hypersensitivity, please book an appointment to visit or call/email us for more information.

References:

https://www.aaemonline.org/emf_rf_position.php

Marshall, T.G., & Heil, T.J.R. (2017). Electrosmog and autoimmune disease. Immunology Research.