We can test for electromagnetic radiation (EMR) & electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure in your home and workplace.
What is a safe level of EMR - Electromagnetic Radiation exposure?
Are children more sensitive to EMR - Electromagnetic Radiation?
As mentioned, children tend to be more sensitive and vulnerable to the effects of radiation and may be susceptible to illness bought on or triggered by radiation proximity.
Children will sometimes move away from radiation whilst asleep if there is a source nearby (including in an adjacent room) by shuffling down or across the bed. They can sometimes actually fall out of bed as a consequence.
One of the most serious risks is that of childhood cancers particularity Leukemia.
What symptoms or illness can be caused by exposure to EMR - Electromagnetic Radiation?
EMR and EMF is invisible to humans and for most of us it is not easily detectable unless its in the form of or manifests as an illness or disease. Common effects of exposure include:
- brain fog
- chronic fatigue
- various cancers.
Electromagnetic sensitivity can trigger allergies and physical responses such as reflexive avoidance (moving away from the source). Thermal increase from device proximity (mobile phones, laptops tablets imndicztes radiation as a rise in temperature.
If your home or workplace radiation levels are above what are considered to be safe you should take serious action to lower EMF / EMR exposure. There are a number of things you can do to achieve optimal health. Once we test your environment we may be able to make some suggestions, both general and specific, to help you and you family.
Children are particularly to susceptible to illness bought on or triggered by radiation proximity as their cell replication is more rapid than that of adults.
What are the sources of dangerous EMR - Electromagnetic Radiation?
EMR / EMF is produced and emanated by a long list of appliances in the home or workplace including your refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, microwave, washer and dryer, heater, air conditioner, television, computer, and of course your cell phone.
All of these devices are powered by a combination of electric and magnetic energy. Modern technology such as wireless internet and WiFi have transformed our home, work, and social life however along with greater convenience has come increased danger to our health and that of our children including at school.
The following devices emit the vast majority of the EMF / EMR you are exposed to in your home.
- cell phones
- Wi-Fi routers
- Cordless DECT phones (digital enhanced cordless technology)
- Microwave ovens
- Bluetooth devices, such as headphones, AirPods, fitness trackers, keyboards, wireless mice, printers, baby monitors, hearing aids, speakers, gaming consoles and controllers, Amazon Echo and Alexa-enabled devices,
- Any “smart” device including virtually any new TV, smart electric, gas, and water meters
What is EMF/EMR (Electromagnetic Field/Electromagnetic Radiation)?
EMF/EMR (Electromagnetic Fields/Electromagnetic Radiation) is the general name of all types of Electromagnetic radiation.
There are many different types of EMFs. Each has its own frequency, which is the number of waves that will pass through a fixed point per second. Frequency is measured in units called Hertz, which is named after the 19th century German physicist Heinrich Hertz and abbreviated Hz. One thousand Hz is a kilohertz (KHz), one million Hz is a megahertz, and one billion Hz is a gigahertz (GHz). As I mentioned in the introduction, EMFs come from both natural sources, such as lightning and sunlight, and man-made sources, such as cell phones, Wi-Fi routers, electrical wiring, and microwaves. They exist in a spectrum, from extremely low frequency (3 Hz to 300 Hz) all the way up to gamma rays, which have a frequency greater than 1022 Hz.
EMFs are typically classified into two major groups: ionizing and nonionizing radiation. Ionizing means that that particular EMF has enough energy to disrupt the structure of an atom by knocking off one or more of its tightly bound electrons, transforming that previously neutral atom into an ion with a positive charge. Ions are a problem because they can produce free radicals. Free radicals are simply molecules that have become ionized and have not found anything to latch on to so as to remove their unbalanced charge. They behave like loose cannons in the ordered and civilized world of your cell’s biochemistry. Free radicals by themselves are not dangerous as your body requires a certain level to stay healthy, but when they are produced in excess quantities they become problematic. They can attack the complex and precisely formed molecules of your cell membranes, proteins, stem cells, and mitochondria and convert them to damaged, and in many cases useless, forms. Ionizing radiation can also cause DNA damage. This is an undisputed fact, and explains why any time you have ever gotten an X-ray (a form of ionizing radiation) , you have likely been given a protective lead apron to cover your torso and shield your organs from exposure. The major types of ionizing radiation are: neutrons from radioactive elements like uranium, alpha particles, beta particles, X-rays, and gamma rays. Since alpha and beta particles particles can be stopped by physical barriers, such as a sheet of paper or an aluminum plate, they are not typically of much concern. But neutrons from radioactive elements and X- and gamma rays are far more penetrating, and exposure to them can cause serious biological damage.
Nonionizing radiation does not have enough energy to create ions, and thus it has been generally regarded as safe and biologically “harmless” for decades. But we are now learning that there are other mechanisms by which nonionizing radiation can cause damage to living cells. As you can see in Figure 1.1, nonionizing radiation is produced by electronics such as cell phones and other wireless devices including baby monitors, cordless phones, and smart appliances. The classification of nonionizing radiation as universally “safe” in appropriate exposures has been proven to be false, though many still cling to it. (I will explore the science behind this claim further in Chapter 4.) Not all forms of nonionizing radiation are damaging. The graphic also shows that visible and infrared light are forms of nonionizing radiation; both are important for human health. It is well established that exposure to these forms of light is necessary for optimal health. And yet, when you review the research and become aware of the efforts made to distort or suppress its findings, you will see compelling proof that nonionizing EMFs have the ability to cause great harm to your health.
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We provide EMF /EMR testing and reporting services across most suburbs and areas including Peregian and Peregian Springs