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.
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.