Is Technology Killing Us?
Electricity has become an indispensible part of modern day life. It has made our
lives easier. But, is electricity also making our lives shorter?
As we consider the many aspects of our health, Electromagnetic Fields (EMF's)
produced by the electrical and electronic appliances in our homes and in the
workplace, may not be the first thing we consider when making lifestyle and
health changes. Once you have a basic understanding of the most fundamental
principles of health, is it important to know how safe or unsafe EMFs really
are to our health?
Can EMFs (electromagnetic fields) from power lines, home wiring, transformers,
cell towers, computers, waterbed heaters and microwave ovens cause brain
tumors, leukemia, miscarriages, birth defects, headaches, chronic fatigue,
cataracts, stress, heart problems, cancer, nausea, forgetfulness and other
Most experts agree that limited, non-chronic exposure to EMFs is not dangerous.
BUT, it's not advisable for someone to sleep under an electric blanket, for
example, or live near a powerline, or sleep in a room where the power enters
the home. Such a person is under an extreme case of chronic exposure. This
condition, unfortunately, applies to millions of Americans.
There is much controversy as to what EMF level can be considered safe. Since the
experts have not arrived at any consensus, you will have to decide for
yourself. Many utility and government documents report the usual ambient level
of 60-Hz magnetic field to be 0.5 mG. ("mG" stands for milliGauss. See below
for an explanation of what that is.)
Therefore, any reading higher than 0.5 mG is above the 'usual' ambient exposure.
Many public officials and experts, as well as the few governments that have
made an effort to offer public protection, have adopted the 3 mG cut-off point.
The EPA has proposed a safety standard of 1 mG. Sweden has set a maximum safety
limit of 1 mG.
How Are EMFs Measured?
A "Gauss" is a common unit of measurement of magnetic field strength. A Gauss
meter is an instrument which measures the strength of magnetic fields. Inside a
Gauss meter, there is a coil of thin wire, typically with hundreds of turns in
it. As a magnetic field radiates through the coil, it induces an electrical
current, which is amplified by the circuitry inside the Gauss meter.
Gauss meters may vary in the strength of the magnetic fields which they are
capable of measuring. A meter used for measuring EMFs from power lines,
transformers, substations and appliances around the home, for example, should
be able to measure as low as .1 mG.
Avoid low-frequency (60 Hz) pulsating electromagnetic fields such as those found
in electric blankets and waterbed heaters. Also, avoid close exposure to any
AC/DC transformer for appliances you plug into a wall. Making a reasonable
effort to avoid gross exposure to EMFs, would seem to be the right approach.
info from healingdaily.com
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