Let's Talk About EMF's

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.

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