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Dirty Electricity: Tips to Reduce EMF Exposure

EMF Pollution Dirty ElectricityOur environment  and our bodies are increasingly being bombarded by electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs), dirty electricity, electromagnetic radiation (EMRs), and electromagnetic pollution: radio frequency radiation (RFR), poor power quality (aka dirty electricity), low frequency electric and magnetic fields, and ground current.

“Dirty electricity can be used to describe electric power that has become corrupted by our use of modern appliances. Items such as compact fluorescent light bulbs, cell phone transmission antennas, power supplies for portable computers, cell phone chargers, dimmer switches, variable speed fans and many other electronic devices that require a transformer to convert the voltage will dirty the electricity that enters your home. This form of dirty electro-magnetic fields (EMF) is invisible to the eye, but has a biological effect on the human body and has been associated with a wide variety of illnesses.”  ‒ Magda Havas, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University

Sources of Dirty Electricity, EMFs, EMR and Electromagnetic Pollution

  • Sources of Dirty Electricity: Tips to Reduce EMF Exposurewireless internet routers in our homes, offices and schools
  • cell phones and smart phones
  • smart meters
  • electric-powered exercise equipment
  • baby monitors
  • security systems
  • faulty wiring
  • fit bits
  • airplanes
  • office equipment
  • microwave ovens
  • fluorescent and halogen lighting
  • CFL bulbs
  • hospitals
  • living close to electrical wires
  • power lines and cell phone towers.
  • Dirty electricity flows along wires and can enter your home from neighbors through your electric panel.

EMFs are an invisible source of exogenous electrical currents, and environmental and geopathic stress that enter our bodies and the bodies of animals, our pets, and plants altering normal function.

High frequency voltage transients in electrical wiring have been linked to many modern health conditions, diseases and life-threatening health problems. Many people experience various symptoms and just assume that their symptoms are caused by a specific health condition or disease. They fail to look for environmental causes.

It’s estimated that 7 out of 10 people in the U.S. are extremely sensitive to EMFs, and that EMFs are especially damaging to those with immune challenges, anxiety, depression, insomnia, infections and co-infections. – Dr. Jarod Bergman

Electromagnetic pollution, EMF contamination and cell phone radiation affect children more than adults. Toddlers, infants and unborn babies are especially vulnerable and should never hold a cell phone to their heads. With that in mind, pregnant women should limit their exposure to wireless radiation exposure, and it’s even smarter to limit exposure your child’s exposure to wireless devices too, including cell phones and tablets. (Not to mention the potential adverse effects of too much screen time on their sleep quality, attention spans, mood, focus and cognitive development.) We can only imagine the accumulative detriments of chronic cell phone exposure over time.

Radiofrequency toxicity is now wildly recognized as a cause or contributing force for chronic fatigue, cardiac arrhythmia, high blood pressure, ADHD, anxiety, visual disturbances, altered sugar metabolism, EEG changes, immune abnormalities, joint pain, insomnia, and tinnitus. A 5-minute cell phone conversation with the handset held close to the ear can alter blood–brain permeability for up to 50 days. [Townsend Letter]

The Dangers of EMFs and Dirty Electricity

Dirty electricity, EMFs and electromagnetic pollution are major problems that affect everyone’s health. The damaging effects are cumulative.

  • affect and alter enzyme activity, DNA synthesis and cell division
  • alter normal circadian rhythms
  • birth defects, miscarriage, infertility
  • anxiety, depression and mood disorders
  • skin problems, itchy skin
  • digestive problems
  • migraine headaches
  • learning disabilities, ADD and ADHD
  • thyroid disorders, low testosterone, melatonin disruption, and other hormone imbalances
  • affect the pineal and hypothalamus glands
  • affect neurotransmitter production
  • Do you have mercury fillings in your mouth? Exposure to WiFi dramatically increases the release of mercury from your amalgams, and this is directly absorbed into your tissues (brain and heart).
  • inhibit your cell’s ability to uptake nutrients and detoxify your cells efficiently
  • increase blood-brain barrier permeability aka leaky brain
  • accelerate infections. If you have chronic Epstein-Barr virus (which many people do), talking on your cell phone can activate the EBV. [J Environ Pathol Toxicol Oncol]
  • create artificial stress responses
  • over-stimulate the immune system initially, then suppress it
  • decrease T-lymphocyte production
  • induce oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction
  • promote malignant tumor growth specifically concentrated in the central nervous system, the blood and skeletal systems, and in glandular tissue (increased risk of brain, blood and breast cancer). Brain tumors are often found on the same side of the head on individuals hold their phone.
  • Excessive blue light exposure at night is a major risk factor for insulin resistance, high insulin levels and high blood glucose. Too much blue light from indoor lights, smartphones, tablets, TVs and computers, and not enough full spectrum sunlight alters glucose metabolism.

Protect Yourself and Your Family from Dirty Electricity

Reduce EMF Exposure at Home, School and the Office

If you have any chronic health condition, you will not recover as well until you limit your EMF exposure!

  • Use cellphones as little as possible and only in speaker mode. Never hold it next to your ear.
  • Never stash or carry your cell phone in your pocket, underneath your bra strap, on your hip or anywhere on your body. If you must carry it in your pocket, put it on airplane mode.
  • Never set your laptop computer or wireless devices on your lap.
  • If you live in close vicinity to or underneath electrical wires, power lines or cell phone towers, you may want to consider moving.
  • Switch out compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs for incandescent light bulbs.
  • Turn off or unplug all Wi-Fi routers in your home, office and cell phone when not in use, and especially at night a few hours before bedtime.
  • Consider replacing Wi-Fi routers with Ethernet cables for your computer.
  • Never charge your cell phone in your bedroom while sleeping. Always charge it in a room other than your bedroom, preferably on airplane mode or better yet, turn it off at night.
  • Avoid water beds with electrical heating systems, electric blankets and electric heating pads.
  • Remove all electronics and wireless devices from your sleeping area. If you must use an electric alarm clock, keep it at least 5 feet away from your body when sleeping. Better yet, opt for a battery-operated alarm clock versus an electrical one.
  • Move power strips at least 3 feet away from your feet.
  • Switch to flat screen televisions and computer monitors as these give off far less EMFs than the older styles.
  • Replace cordless phones with a corded phone.
  • Avoid standing within 3-4 feet of microwave ovens when in use.
  • Turn off (or unplug) lights, electrical devices and power bars when not in use.
  • Replace all dimmer switches with simple on/off switches.
  • Consider shielding devices to reduce EMF exposure from your cell phones, cordless phones and landline speaker phones.
  • Repair faulty electrical wiring.
  • Ask your electric utility provider to remove wireless smart meters and replace them with a wired smart meter. Make sure to opt out of smart meters and go back to the analog meters.
  • Walk barefoot on the sand, beach, grass or dirt to connect with the earth’s natural electrical charge. This common practice known as earthing or grounding allows the healing negative ions from the ground to flow into our body, which is shown to reduce stress hormones and inflammation.
  • Soak and relax in an Epsom salt bath one to two times weekly.
  • Use 100% beeswax candles and Himalayan salt lamps in your home or office to absorb EMFs from the air. Himalayan salt lamps serve as natural room ionizers, emitting negative ions into the surrounding environment that effectively bind with all the excess positive ions, reducing EMFs, killing bacteria and purifying the air. Plus, they create a calm and relaxing ambiance.
  • EMF testing meters are available for rent that can measure EMFs in your home. Visit AntennaSearch.com to see how many towers are within a 4 mile radius of your address.

Awareness is key. Educate yourself and your kids about the health risks of chronic cell phone use, EMFs and dirty electricity. Remove, protect and distance yourself as much as possible from EMF pollutants.

“EMF pollution may be the most significant form of pollution human activity has produced in this century and all the more dangerous because it is invisible and insensible.”  ‒Andrew Weil, M.D.

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