Mobile phones: the new cigarettes?
There is a growing body of evidence regarding the impact that these electromagnetic waves may be having on our health. We are now at the point where large organisations are now starting to put out warnings (not dissimilar to what you find on cigarette packets) about the potential dangers of using these devices.
Telstra has part of its website dedicated to Electromagnetic Energy to educate and inform you how to protect yourself against it. You can access their information about it here. Not only that, but they also send out SMS messages and reminder texts about how to reduce exposure.
When mobile phones arrived on the market we were very excited about all the possibilities this technology could offer us. Then as these devices and the technologies that came with them became more popular we started to become concerned of the impact that they would have on our health – in particular electromagnetic radiation.
Electromagnetic (EM) radiation is a form of energy that is all around us and takes many forms, such as radio waves, microwaves, X-rays and gamma rays.
The problem is not limited to just mobile phones, it’s all the other products we’re surrounded by, such as hand held telephones, cars, everyday appliances like microwave ovens, and hairdryers, smart meters, and all the other wireless devices we use and carry around with us.
The World Health Organisation has this statement on their website:
“Electromagnetic fields of all frequencies represent one of the most common and fastest growing environmental influences, about which anxiety and speculation are spreading. All populations are now exposed to varying degrees of EMF, and the levels will continue to increase as technology advances.”
20-80% of the radiation from a phone’s antenna penetrates up to 2 inches into the adult brain.
The possible effects on these EMF & EME frequencies can potentially affect all of us, but instead of waiting for the fall out, we can position ourselves in a way that reduces our risk factors especially considering that our exposure is unlikely to dwindle over the coming years. These are some simple and effective ways to reduce exposure:
- Turn off all wireless devices when not needed especially at night
- Do not sleep with devices in or near your bed including 4G & Bluetooth. Don’t forget your ‘airplane’ mode at home
- Scrutinise your wireless land lines
- Have an EMF house call to identify (exactly) your high risk exposures
- Go ‘low tech’ in the home and office
So the question remains, do we do something about the effect EMF/EME has on us now, or wait until later when illness hits, or there is enough body of evidence to suggest that we have to do something about it? As always, we would say prevention is better than cure.
There are devices available that can help to reduce the effect EMF has on us. Core clinics are now using EMF interrupting devices, grounding mats and dirty electricity filters and we are more than happy to help out with some options. You can also check out our online store.