In today's world, it's nearly impossible to go a day without using some sort of electronic device. From smartphones to laptops to smart home devices, electronics have become an integral part of our daily routine, and the convenience they bring is unmatched. However, are we aware of the potential health risks that come with these devices?
Every electronic device we use emits energy waves, known as Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMFs), which are produced whenever electricity is used. EMFs are all around us, whether we're at home, work, or on the go. There are two types of EMFs that we are regularly exposed to: high-frequency and low-to-mid-frequency.
High-frequency EMFs are considered harmful, and exposure to these EMFs can lead to significant damage to DNA or cells. These high-frequency EMFs are produced by sources like X-ray imaging machines, CT scans, gamma radiation from radioactive elements, and UV radiation from tanning beds or the sun. These high-frequency EMFs are known to cause thermal effects, which can result in tissue heating and changes in blood flow, as well as dynamic effects that can result in DNA damage.
On the other hand, the low-to-mid-frequency EMFs that were once thought to be mild and harmless may not be as benign as once thought. These EMFs come from everyday devices like microwaves, laptops, cell phones, tablets, power lines, and MRIs. These devices are ubiquitous, and as we use them more and more, we increase our exposure to low-to-mid-frequency EMFs. Studies have found that prolonged exposure to these EMFs can cause negative biological effects such as headaches, fatigue, and sleep disturbances.
Studies suggest that using cell phones can cause negative biological effects resulting from EMF exposure. EMF emissions cause tissue heating (thermal effect), changes in blood flow (dynamic effect), and DNA damage (genotoxic effect). Moreover, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified EMFs produced by electronic devices to be possible carcinogens. A 2011 IARC evaluation points to a link between radiation and cancer in people, particularly glioma, a type of brain cancer. Researchers also suggest that high exposure to low-frequency EMF fields enhances the risk of acute myeloid leukemia. Some studies even suggest that long-term exposure to EMFs could be harmful to cognitive ability.
Given the potential risks associated with EMF exposure, it is essential to take steps to protect ourselves from the harmful effects of EMFs. At Body Align, we’ve developed products that mitigate 5G and EMF exposure. Although we enjoy the modern convenience and benefits of electronic devices, we must also be aware of the potential health risks associated with them. It's crucial to take necessary steps to protect ourselves from the harmful effects of EMFs. By doing so, we can mitigate the risks of prolonged exposure to EMFs and protect our health in the long term.
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