What is EMF radiation?
EMF radiation is energy that travels through space in electromagnetic waves such as radio waves and light waves. The power of the EMF radiation is determined by its wavelength and the frequency of the wave. Electronic devices emit two forms of non-ionizing radiation: low frequency (ELF) and radio frequency (RF) radiation. Non-ionizing radiation, once thought to be safe, can cause cellular changes by opening voltage-gated calcium channels. These changes may take years to develop, but the changes cause serious adverse health affects for many individuals. EMF radiation is produced from many sources: cell phones, tablets, lap tops, baby monitors, microwave ovens, radios, and cell towers.
This article from the Washington Spectator:
"For the past few decades, the telecom wireless industry and its enthusiasts have heralded cellphones as the greatest achievement of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. But as their use soars, scientists worldwide worry about their hazards and have produced over 2,000 studies that tell a darker tale. They warn that the devices and antennas that power them expose humans and wildlife to nonionizing low-frequency electromagnetic fields—also called cellphone, microwave, or radio-frequency radiation. These studies indicate that when people and animals are exposed, they can develop brain, thyroid gland, prostate gland, acoustic nerve, and breast tumors, and other diseases."
A basic understanding of how we came to this state of affairs with EMFs can be found in this article by Dr. Mercola.
Reduce EMF Exposure
By Dr. Mercola
The negative effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) continue to ignite conversations and controversy worldwide. The most dangerous pollution affecting you is the invisible sea of EMFs your body swims in daily. You are exposed to EMFs all day long, not only in public but inside your home, too. Most of the radiation emits from cellphones, cell towers, computers, smart meters and Wi-Fi, to name just a few of the culprits.
While it’s nearly impossible to avoid EMF exposure completely, there are practical ways to limit it. Given the number of EMFs that bombard you all day long, getting educated about the negative effects of EMFs is imperative to your well-being. Particularly if you are dealing with a serious illness, it is well worth your time to reduce your EMF exposure as much as possible. If you have been told EMFs are safe and not a danger to humans, you may want to consider:
The telecommunication industry has manipulated federal regulatory agencies, public health authorities and professionals through powerful and sophisticated lobbying efforts leaving consumers confused and unaware of the health risks associated with EMFs
Any negative health effects from EMFs, similar to smoking, may not be immediately noticeable, but will likely develop gradually over time. Cell phones indeed are the cigarette public health threat of the 21st century.
Currently there are over 300,000 cell sites in the USA, and growing.
ELF radiation is measured in gauss (G) or milligauss (mG), which is 1/1000 of gauss. ELF radiation oscillates at a frequency below 300 hertz which is on the very low end of the electromagneitc spectrum.
The Story of E-Waste: What Happens to Tech Once its Trash
Once trashed, a cell phone travels to the local landfill, where it's compacted, smashed, crunched, and/or burned until everything that was once safely ensconced inside spews out and over the course of months, years, and decades, leaches into the air, ground, and water. And in large doses, the stuff inside a cell phone – as is the case with most electronics – has been linked to critical health concerns such as cancer, birth defects, brain afflictions, and damage to the nervous, reproductive, digestive, lymphatic, and immune systems. Even the brominated flame retardants that coat the plastic case of many cell phones, guarding against the accidental ignition of the materials inside, become potentially toxic once said case is compromised.