Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) are invisible but quite real. They exist everywhere we go and can be measured even if you cannot see or feel them.
If you have ever held a cell phone next to your ear, you have felt the effects of EMF radiation on your body.
The problem is that most people do not think about the dangers of EMFs because they are so common in our lives today. The biggest issue with EMFs is that they produce negative reactions that can lead to chronic illness.
What are EMFs?
EMFs stand for electromagnetic fields. They are produced by electrical devices that use electricity. They are present in the environment around us all the time.
There are two types of EMFs: 1. Natural and 2. Man-made.
Natural EMFs include things like sunlight, radio waves from a radio or TV station, and even static electricity.
Man-made EMFs include things like power lines, microwaves, cell phones and computers.
In this article, you will learn 10 different ways to reduce EMF exposure while working from home.
1. Be(come) EMF literate
If you want to reduce your exposure to radiation, you need to know exactly what you are dealing with.
Electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) have been around for thousands of years. However, it wasn’t until the 20th century that science learned how to harness and control this energy source.
The electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) are all around us in everyday life and they’re there for a reason. In fact, our bodies naturally produce small amounts of EMF. It’s what helps to keep our cells communicating with each other and is incredibly important for many biological functions.
The problem is that too much EMF exposure can have damaging effects on our health and well-being.
We’re not just talking about the damage caused by electrical appliances, either. EMFs are present wherever electricity is being used, including power lines, entertainment systems, cell phones and more.
2. Get up and move around
You can avoid the harmful effects of EMF exposure by walking around at least once every hour. This will help your energy levels and the energy levels of the body’s cells to maintain an optimal state.
Get up every 30 minutes from your desk or your chair and stand up and move around. This will help to “reset” the EMF in your body.
Also, drink plenty of water. The human body is made up of approximately 70% water, and it is essential for the detoxification process. Drinking enough water will help to flush out toxins from your system.
3. Change your furniture placement
Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) are emitted by anything that uses electricity, including cell phones and computer monitors. While many people are aware of the dangers of these fields, they don’t know how to protect themselves from them. One way to reduce EMF exposure is to change your furniture placement.
To reduce exposure to EMFs, you should start by moving electrical devices that you use frequently away from your desk or work space.
By placing items that emit EMFs on the other side of a wall, you’ll be able to buffer the effects of the radiation. The best way to do this is by moving furniture so it creates a corner in your room.
If you have an area in your home where two walls meet, you can also place EMF-emitting items there.
For example, if you have a computer in your bedroom, move it to the other side of the wall from your bed. If you have a TV in your bedroom, try moving it 7-fts away from you to the other side of the wall from your bed. Also, if you have a stereo in your bedroom, move it to the other side of the wall from your bed.
4. Use an EMF meter
Use the gauss rating to find electronics that emit more EMF than others, and keep them as far away from you as possible.
5. Invest in a headset or earbuds with a microphone to reduce the amount of radiation you are exposed to while on the phone
The average cell phone user speaks on their phones for about 2.5 hours a day. On average, you’re exposed to the radio frequency radiation of your cell phone for more than an hour each day while talking.
While talking on your cell phone, you are exposed to radiation that is emitted from the antenna and then transmitted through the air and your hand. In-ear headsets allow you to carry on conversations with less exposure to electromagnetic frequencies.
A study conducted by Dr. Larry Kunz at the University of Arizona found that using a hands-free device may be safer compared to holding a cell phone.
Using a headset or earbuds with a microphone significantly reduces the amount of radiation you’re exposed to while on the phone.
6. Reduce your exposure by unplugging
We are living in a world where technology is advancing at breakneck speed and an increasing amount of people are being exposed to electromagnetic fields.
An electromagnetic field (EMF) is a physical field produced by electrically charged objects. In the case of EMFs, the source is usually an electrical current or electromagnetic radiation from sources such as power lines, appliances, and cell phones.
The average American spends over 9 hours a day on a smartphone. Many of us carry these devices with us everywhere we go, and we’re constantly exposed to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from our phones, tablets, and laptops.
Recent studies have shown that chronic exposure to EMFs from cell phones can lead to cognitive issues, memory loss, and even cancer.
To reduce your exposure to EMFs it’s important to resolve to unplugging at least once a day.
7. Use a landline instead of a cell phone (or your cell phone on speaker)
The World Health Organization says that cell phones are a possible carcinogen. In fact, the studies say that there is no safe level of exposure to cell phone radiation. You might consider switching to a land line and making your cell phone a backup only for emergencies.
Cell phones emit energy in the form of electromagnetic radiation (EMF). The World Health Organization has classified EMF as a possible cancer causing agent.
They recommend limiting exposure by using the speakerphone on your cell phone or a wired headset, or to consider texting instead of talking.
As it turns out, the research is not conclusive yet on whether cell phone use can lead to brain cancer. But as a precautionary measure, it’s wise to limit your cell phone usage.
You can do this by using a landline or a speakerphone when possible, and by texting when you need to communicate but don’t have the time to talk.
8. Work outside of home
A simple way to reduce your EMF exposure is to work outside of the house in a local coffee shop, or a library, instead of in your home office. In addition, try to reserve working time in your home office for tasks that require a lot of concentration.
A study of 3,000 workers in the United Kingdom concluded that working outside the house in a local coffee shop was an effective way to reduce electromagnetic radiation exposure by up to 60%. The study found that most office workers were exposed to about 100-times more electromagnetic radiation than the recommended limits.
If you are working from home, try to use a laptop instead of a desktop computer. This will reduce the amount of EMF exposure to your body by reducing the proximity between your body and the computer.
9. Turn off the Wi-Fi when you’re not using it
Cell phone use has increased steadily in the past decade, nearly doubling between 2004 and 2013. The average person checks their phone every six-and-a-half minutes, and many of us even sleep with our phones right next to our pillows.
One of the biggest issues in modern society is electromagnetic field exposure, and the most basic way to reduce this exposure is to turn off your WiFi when you’re not using it – for example at night.
The problem you’ll have with this approach is that the typical WiFi router or access point turns on at boot time. This means that if it was off all night, it will be on in the morning when you leave home and turn on your phone, tablet, or other mobile device.
The solution to this problem is to use a WiFi power switch. These are small and inexpensive devices
It’s now clear that cell phones aren’t just a source of convenience; they also emit radiation that can affect your health in a number of ways too.
10. Take regular breaks away from your computer and other devices
Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are invisible lines of energy that surround electrical devices. They’re produced by everything from power lines to microwaves, and are one of the most common forms of pollution in our world today.
EMFs are everywhere, and they’re getting stronger.
To reduce your exposure, try to change positions every 20 minutes or so. If you work in front of a computer, get up and move around at least once an hour.
The tips listed in this article should get you started in reducing your EMF exposure during work from home days. As always, we are here to help! If there is anything else we can do for you, please let us know by typing your comment below.
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