We live in a wireless world—where Wifi and cell phones are considered necessities. Unfortunately, at the same time, we’re living this largely wire-free existence; we’re also being bombarded with electromagnetic radiation (EMF). Radiation is invisible energy that can be harmful to living things. We’re exposed to radiation from our smartphones, tablets, and computers, not to mention cell towers and satellites. It’s time we all take a look at how this invisible radiation may impact our health and adopt easy measures to reduce exposure in the home and workplace.
Five Ways to Ensure Emf Radiation Protection in Your Home and Workplace
Minimize Wireless Devices in the Living Room
While we have a growing number of gadgets, appliances, and smart meters running on wireless technology, before you start shutting down your devices or throwing them in a drawer—it’s important to realize that this is not an ideal approach. For example, while keeping your cell phone out of your bedroom at night would reduce exposure to wireless radiation, it’s still important that you are present in the room when it is on.
Use Airplane Mode When You’re Not Using Your Devices
It might seem counterintuitive—we’ve all been told to keep our phones fully charged so we’ll be available in an emergency. But the constant search for a signal is increasing our exposure to wireless radiation. So when you notice your battery running low, it’s best to turn off your phone or tablet completely—add devices to airplane mode when they are not in use. This will reduce the risk of unnecessary exposure while maintaining functionality when needed.
Ditch the Cordless Phone for a Wired Landline
Whether it’s an old-fashioned phone plugged into a wall or a cordless one that requires recharging every few hours, corded phones reduce exposure to wireless radiation. In addition, many people have switched from their cell phones to landlines to avoid costly cellphone charges and international calls. So, it makes sense to switch your cordless phone for a corded one. But, again, the elimination of wireless signals will reduce exposure to radiation without sacrificing convenience.
Turn off Wireless Routers When Not in Use
While many people have become accustomed to having several devices on at once—it doesn’t mean that they must remain on 24/7. Wireless routers allow us to connect multiple devices with one internet connection. But, if they are consistently powered—they emit wireless radiation even when you’re not using them. If you purchase new devices, be sure to turn off the router at least once per day so you can experience the benefits of turning it off.
Limit or Eliminate Wireless Gadgets in Your Child’s Environment
Children are at the greatest risk from the damaging effects of wireless radiation. That is because their brains and immune systems are still developing. Carrying your phone in a backpack or your child’s pocket is an unnecessary risk that you should avoid. As a parent, you can decide to purchase or retrofit their toys with wired connections and use wireless-free video games and tablets to ensure that your children are not exposed to this harmful radiation.
When it comes to ensuring you’re safe from EMF radiation, these steps are easy to implement, inexpensive, and can make a huge impact on your health.