Electromagnetic Radiation And Health

Spread the love

Electromagnetic radiation which is emitted by various devices such as cellphones, microwaves, power lines and computers can often be harmful to the human body. It has been found that both low frequency and high frequency waves are dangerous and can have various negative effects to the body. Here are some ways on how to protect yourself against these harmful electromagnetic waves.

Cell phones

Although these devices were originally designed to makes calls and texts, due to the advanced technology at present, people use their cell phones at least 18-20 hours a day for purposes such as social media networking or playing games. However, we do not realize how harmful the waves that are emitted by cell phones are. In order to protect ourselves from such waves, it is advised put your phone away when you sleep, to use a headset during calls and to not make calls during weak signals.

Power line safety

Many incidents have been reported where the cause of various health issues have been attributed to electromagnetic waves emitted by power lines. For example, a relationship between residing close to power lines and health conditions such as brain cancer, leukemia, heart disease and depression has been found. Therefore, it is advised to consult substation emf shielding services in order to measure the strength and the intensity of these waves to determine whether living in such an environment is safe for you.

Microwave ovens

Microwaves oven are one of the most convenient devices in the kitchen. It not helps you to heat your food easily, but also saves energy and time. However on the other hand, most people argue that electromagnetic waves that are released by microwaves can be harmful to the human body. Vibration testing equipment are often used by manufacturers to study the frequency of such waves. It is recommended to stay at least 15 inches away from the device while the food is heating.

Medical instruments

Medical devices such as scans can also emit harmful waves although they may serve useful medical purposes. For example, CT scans are known for such harmful rays compared to other types of scans such a PET and MRI. The amount of radiation depends on the size of the body that is examined. However, it is important to be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of such scans in order to determine whether other alternatives can be used to avoid such rays.