The subject line, ‘Experiencing a buzz without a cup of joe?’, is a bit misleading.
Your body may be buzzing but you just don't know it. As a result, you might be experiencing a loss of energy or zest for life, or health risks, such as headaches, heart palpitations, skin burning, tinnitus, fatigue, cognitive decline, insomnia and exposure to carcinogens.
Those are all signs of EMF (electromagnetic field/force) pollution, i.e. the frequencies that surround us in our wireless world.
Now, if you just did an eye roll, or thought, “I can’t handle dealing with anything else!!!”, no worries. This isn’t a woo-woo lecture nor a long to-do list. It will be a short two-parter: Part one, an intro so you are more informed, and part two, a few quick tips.
I’m discussing it here because
a) it is a health concern for everyone, and
b) some people with sensory issues are more sensitive to certain aspects of the environment, and this may be one of them. It could be affecting the way someone you know feels during the day, and how they sleep at night.
As always, Take AIM’s purpose is to present you with summarized information. If it interests you, you can investigate further.
We are electrical beings. So much so, that given time, we could even charge a cell phone.
~Sarah Griffiths for Mailonline
A cell phone is not a toy.
~Dr. Devra Davis, quoting a statement made by Samsung.
The focus of this article is not on exposure to computers. The focus of this article is the exposure to wireless frequencies. Even if we don’t use a computer, we are bombarded with these frequencies, albeit at a reduced intensity.
Most of us depend on our wireless devices and those devices aren’t going away. That’s a given.
Should we even care about the effects of the invisible wifi? Wifi has been tested and is safe, right?
To answer the testing question: Yes and no. Wifi is being tested but the results are uncertain, for several reasons.
1. Test results vary. One meta-study (a study that reviews studies) found that 32% of sponsored studies found harmful effects, whereas 70% of non-sponsored studies found ill effects. (info found around the 11:30 mark of the link)
2. Studies are usually done with adults only. Children have thinner skulls and developing brains and may incur a more serious impact (found here about the 20 minute mark).
3. We don’t know the long-term effect. Cancer, for example, can take years to develop.
4. We are continuously adding greater exposure to wifi as more and more of our world becomes wireless. Smart homes, for example, have several devices appliances that can be accessed remotely.
5. Regulations are seriously out of date and therefore can not appropriately address present concerns.
6. There is some suggestion that the rise in wireless activity is connected with the rise in autism. Of the three articles I read, one was a company that sold product based on that belief, and the other two were speculative. I don’t know if there is a connection or not but why not become more aware of it, learn the options and then decide what to do.
7. Instead of worrying about the invisible, wireless world, burrow down into a relaxing blanket and have a wonderful, wireless sleep.
Talk to you next week when we look at suggestions on how to reduce the impact of EMFs.
Providing calmness & comfort, learning & laughter,
P.S. I am not techie by any stretch of the imagination and this is a new topic for me.
Is it something you’ve thought about?
Do you do anything to reduce the effects of EMF?
If you have any suggestions, please share with me. It might be added to our already lengthening list that became long enough to make this into a two-parter.
Websites mainly used in this article.
In no particular order:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0NEaPTu9oI This TED talk is what inspired this topic. The speaker, a civil engineer, shares his story. What I like about his site is that he is research-based. There were lots of ideas on the net on how to reduce EMF, and many of them might be legit, but his website only has tested ideas. The untested might work, or might not. It might be worth it to you to spend the time and money on it or it might not.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-NA86aAMvY how we are electrical beings
https://wellnessmama.com/129645/emf-exposure/ good overall explanation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JojdEH0nzos Barrie Trower, a man with decades of experience with microwave. Microwave is a class of wavelengths. Wifi is in that range. I listened to a different clip and found it fascinating. I only listened to the beginning of this clip and found some of what he said quite frightening. Hopefully at the end of the clip he'll offer some advice or I'll need a big burrowing blanket myself!