EMF radiation is electromagnetic energy that emits from all electronic devices, including cell phones, tablets, and laptops. Studies show that long-term, constant exposure to EMF radiation can cause some biological health effects. Cell phones can also damage your health through artificial blue light/flicker (through eyes). The 146-page review published by Tolgskaya and Gordon (1973) found that in studies of histological changes in rodents, the three most sensitive organs in the body to non-thermal microwave EMFs were the nervous system (including the brain), followed closely by the heart and the testis. They also reported changes in neuroendocrine tissues and increased cell death in multiple tissues. Thus those pre-1973 rodent studies already showed that other EMFs caused 4 of the repeated, recently documented Wi-Fi effects: changes in testis structure/function, neurological effects, increased cell death (possibly via apoptosis), and endocrine effects. Ways to Decrease EMF Exposure
Avoid using your devices when the chargers are plugged in! It’s often higher EMF.
Turn off Bluetooth. Bluetooth is dangerous because like regular WiFi, it transmits using Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation, using the exact same frequency your microwave oven uses to cook your food. There are hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific studies linking RF Radiation to things like cancer, DNA damage (especially in infants and fetuses), and infertility. Even the World Health Organization was finally forced to classify it as "possibly carcinogenic" in 2011.
Put your computer higher up. Consider putting a book under your computer to increase distance.
Consider a wall outlet that shuts off your router, TV, and computer while you sleep. Before I go to bed, I hit a switch that turns off the electricity upstairs.
Protect your sleep by avoiding blue light and artificial light before bed. Morning and evening blue-enriched light exposure alters metabolic function in normal-weight adults. Isolated blue light dysregulates leptin status, then insulin and all glucose metabolism. Artificial light at night produces almost immediate insulin resistance. Instead, consider watching the sunrise and sunset.
Incandescent light bulbs instead of LED and fluorescent. Fluorescents have lots of flicker and these rates of flickering are so fast they aren’t detected by the human brain, but they are stressful. These rates of flickering are well above the level detectable by the human brain, but they are stressful, sometimes contributing to photosensitive epilepsy, Ménière’s disease, and migraines.
Use your cell phone while grounding outdoors. Free electrons from grounding reduce oxidative stress produced by EMFs and grounding shields you from EMF exposure. Outdoor light from the sun (Red/NIR) mitigates and heals damage from artificial blue light.
We can't avoid EMFs in totality, but being more aware of our relationship with technology is the first step to finding balance. I hope this email reminds you to live in the moment and take a walk outside without your phone.
Your Partner in Health, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy