Remember the days before smartphones, tablets, laptops and wifi? These days we have technology at our fingertips to keep up with our fast paced lives, but it may come at a high price to our health and well-being.
Microwave frequency exposure (that of Smartphones, WiFi devices, and more) is a relatively new phenomenon: 100 years ago the background radiation was millions of times lower than it is now, and it is as recent as the mobile phone boom (~1990′s) that the modern, digitally pulsed signals have become ubiquitous in the Western world. Power frequency (50Hz in most of the world, 60Hz in North America) is given off by any appliance or transmission of AC (alternating current) electricity. Electrical wiring creates electric and magnetic power frequency fields throughout houses and other wired buildings, but these levels are usually very low unless there is a wiring fault. Many standard household goods will leak power-frequency EMFs due to poor design. Some older homes have grounded metal conduit which can help shield us from this form of radiation.
Engineers look at radiation exposure in terms of intensity times duration ( I x D ). There are things that you can do to limit both:
Duration may be the easiest to reduce simply by limiting the time we use our cell phones, laptops or stand near an operating microwave oven for example.
Intensity of all the radiation we are exposed to is more complex to measure and understand but some things you can do are listed below:
- Try to use lower radiation producing products. Keep these products away from your body. Radiation levels drop off at the Cube of the Distance so being twice as far from a radiation source reduces your exposure to 1/8th.
- Shield yourself from the sources. Concrete walls and even drywall can reduce the radiation passing through them, metal cladding including metal roofs work well. Glass walls have low shielding in general.
- Make sure your devices are properly grounded. Many have built in shielding that works best when properly grounded.
- Look for Low and Ultra-Low Radiation certified WiFi devices. Many companies now promote the products that they make to these standards. You dont need a wireless router that can cover an entire city block for your home WiFi. Buy the lowest radiation one you can find and locate it centrally.
- Check the SAR rating of the cell phone you want to purchase. Lower numbers, particularly under 0.5, are better.
- Use a headset or even speaker mode and keep your cell phone away from your body.
- Turn off your Bluetooth – Use USB instead.
- Replace Cordless phone with a regular wired phone.
- Additional shielding ideas: In conjunction with the above recommendations, consider the DefenderPad Laptop Radiation Shield.
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