Is Your Home EMF Safe?
More cell phone towers and antennas are being erected around our homes every day and every year we bring more technologies into our homes.
Sick Building Syndrome is traditionally associated with mold and asbestos, but now electromagnetic radiation (EMR) must also be considered when evaluating the health of a space.
Most modern homes and offices sport EMF levels dramatically higher than what is considered “safe” by any regulatory standard. This is due in part to the high level of incoming background EMFs as well as high levels of in-home EMFs emitted by various electronic devices. wifi, etc. within the home.
Some common EMF hazards in the home are computers, TVs, refrigerators, water heaters, WiFi, microwave ovens, cordless phones, wireless security systems, invisible fences, electric alarm clocks, circuit breaker boxes and, of course, electrical wiring in the walls.
Some common EMF hazards outside the home are cell phone towers/antennas, power lines, transformer boxes, satellites, radio towers, neighboring WiFi and substations.
Common Sense Tips to Reduce Exposure to Home EMFs
Here is an excerpt from Connecticut State Government’s Department of Environmental Health on EMFs in the home:
EMF exposure depends on what EMF sources are nearby and how much time you spend near them. If you would like to reduce your exposure to EMF, you can take simple steps such as:
- Increase distance: for example, sit at arm’s length from your computer or re-position electric alarm clocks farther away from your body while in bed.
- Repair faulty wiring which may be generating higher than usual EMF.
- Turn off electrical devices such as televisions and computers when not in use.