What is/are Electromagnetic Fields?
EMF is the abbreviation for electromagnetic fields, which are often called EMFs — invisible electrical and magnetic forces. EMFs are a type of radiation that takes the form of invisible waves.
What types of electromagnetic energy surround us?
Natural EMFs: The earth produces an electromagnetic field (EMF), as does the human body. These are also known as extremely low frequency ELFs. In fact, scientific research has demonstrated that every cell in your body may have its own EMF, helping to regulate important functions and keep you healthy. Natural EMFs or ELFs are low in intensity; for example, a healthy human body resonates with the earth's magnetic field at around 10 hertz.
Artificial EMFs: Human technologies — from hairdryers, 5G and smart cell phones to high-voltage wires — create powerful EMFs. These strong EMFs have been shown to disturb the human body’s natural energetic field. We’re exposed to 100 million times greater artificial EMF radiation than our grandparents were, and that exposure grows each year.
Breaking this down further - there are two parts to an electromagnetic field (EMF): an electric field and a magnetic field.
The electric field is:
- Created by electric charges, or voltage (the force of the electricity)
- Always there when an appliance is plugged in (even if the appliance is turned off)
- Able to be shielded or blocked by metal housing and other barriers.
- Measured in units of hertz.
- Created by moving electric charges (electric current)
- Only there when the appliance is operating (when current is flowing)
- Hard to shield: can penetrate steel, concrete and human bodies (Human bodies have the same permeability as air when it comes to magnetic fields, which is why x-rays work.)
- More powerful when it is created by more powerful current
- Measured in units of gauss (G) or milliGauss (mG), which is one-thousandth of a gauss.
A DSL connection into a home does not prevent the EMFs from electrical lines, appliance, tools and electronics. So it's still wise to protect your home space. Even phone lines can be an issue if you are using wireless handsets (sometimes handsets can generate more EMF then a smart cell phone). Most of us live in areas where our neighbor’s wireless signals travel into our space, and external EMF sources also can penetrate inside space.
Do I still need protection if an interior room doesn’t have electric appliances generating EMFs?
Yes! Interior spaces require protection from external EMF sources such as smart meters, cell towers, high-tension power lines, nearby wireless networks and geopathic stress (toxic earth energy fields radiating into the building). All these waves you can't see.
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