With the launch of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, consumers are finding themselves battling a new health risk- wireless charging as the only charging option, raising EMF exposure. Prior to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, wireless charging may have been an option but it certainly wasn’t the ONLY option. This wireless charging technology begs the question- Are there health risks associated with wireless charging and other EMF producing technologies?
Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) have been all around us for decades, but our exposure to EMFs is increasing quickly with things like WIFI, SmartMeters on homes, and personal handheld electronics like smartphones, tablets and laptops. The latest iPhones, with their wireless charging, are creating more EMFs all around us. But, what are the actual risks of EMF exposure? And what devices are putting out EMFs anyways?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), EMFs affect the human body because we have our own electrical systems going within us (heart function, nervous system function, brain function, etc). Therefore, exposure to EMFs can affect our bodies in many ways, including in adverse ways.
To put it simply, EMFs come from electricity. Most electronics in your home are exposing you to EMFs, like: Hairdryers, vaccums, irons, microwaves, electric toothbrushes/razors, electric blankets, WiFi, Cordless phones, computers, televisions, etc.
If you are sensitive to EMF’s, you might experience some of the following symptoms:
- Headaches (particularly tension headaches along the sides of the head and temple area)
- Heart palpitations and pressure in the chest (a feeling that the heart wants to jump out of the chest while at the same time the chest is being stepped upon)
- Skin burning, redness, rashes and tingling (particularly on the face and arms)
• Difficulties sleeping (sleep is interrupted, light, dreamless, and leaves the person feeling tired in the morning)
• Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
• Fatigue and tiredness during the day (even after many hours of sleep, tiredness pervades the day)
• Cognitive decline (memory and concentration difficulties – a “brain fog” and feeling that one’s brain has aged 30 years in a short period of time. Dementia will likely skyrocket in a wireless society)
So, what can you do to decrease your exposure to toxic EMFs?
1. Replace your wireless devices with wired versions. This includes cordless phones, Wi-Fi routers, laptop computers, wireless baby monitors and wireless Smart Meters.
- Use your smart phone SAFELY by keeping the phone on “Airplane Mode” most of the time, never placing a cell phone directly to your head (use speaker phone or an Air-Tube headset when making voice calls), avoiding carrying a cell phone in your pocket or bra unless it is on “Airplane Mode,” prohibiting children under the age of 16 from using a cell phone, and abstaining from using cell phones while in a car (where radiation levels are increased). You can also get a radiation blocking case for your smartphone and devices like the SafeSleeve.
Use your laptop computer wisely. Use a wired Ethernet cable for internet rather than Wi-Fi. Additionally, using a laptop that is on battery power (not plugged into the wall) also reduces EMF exposure. If at all possible, keep the laptop a few feet away from your body and take frequent breaks, grounding yourself in your lawn or garden as often as possible. Use tablets (like iPads and Kindles) sparingly- never stream video or music using Wi-Fi. (You can also get something called a DefenderPad that blocks radiation from your laptop)
4. Protect yourself while you sleep. Unplug all electronics in your bedroom at night. Turn of WiFi in your home and make sure any remaining wireless devices in the home are powered off. You can even turn off the electrical circuit breaker to your bedroom at night. Keep a flashlight by the bed for emergencies.
EMFs are certainly not going away any time soon, so the best way that you can protect yourself and your family from negative health effects is simply to reduce your exposure.