Electromagnetic radiation comes from many sources and is constantly present in our modern environments. Most of its effect on your body is damaging but quite inconspicuous, you often only know the exposure was problematic in hindsight.
Damage from various types of radiation can affect sex cells, developing embryos and growing children, and it also plays a role in many diseases because of the damage caused to cellular DNA. This renders the body unable to repair its ‘injuries’, causing mutations that can then be passed along to the next generation of cells.
What is the Electromagnetic Spectrum?
The electromagnetic spectrum is the range of all possible electromagnetic energy. At the lower end is non-ionising radiation, which includes ultraviolet (UV), visible light, infrared (IR), microwave (MW), radio frequency (RF), and extremely low frequency (ELF). Non-ionising radiation is essential to life, but excessive exposure can cause tissue damage. At the other end of the spectrum is ionising radiation, which includes X-rays and gamma rays. This radiation has more energy than non-ionising radiation and is consequently more dangerous. It has enough energy to cause chemical changes by breaking chemical bonds and can damage living tissue.
Many man-made devices make use of electromagnetic radiation and in our homes and workplaces, electro magnetic fields (EMFs) emanate from the wires that deliver the electricity and from all the appliances and devices plugged into power points—such TV’s, DVD’s, microwave ovens, radios, computers, electric clocks, etc.) EMFs can have the same effect on the body as geopathic stress (and the other types of radiation already described), and in time may lead to health and fertility problems as well as lowered immune function.
Electromagnetic Radiation Dangers
Studies have connected EMFs to health problems such as behavioural changes, birth defects, memory loss, and Alzheimer’s disease. Studies on mice show that exposure to low frequency EMFs leads to offspring being born underdeveloped. One theory about how EMFs disrupt normal body function is that they interrupt the typical role of calcium in the brain. Another theory is that EMFs affect how cells grow and reproduce.
There are many theories; however it comes down to the fact that each cell in the body contains positive and negatively charged elements that are kept in a delicate balance on the inside and outside of the cell wall. EMFs disorder and disrupt this critical balance, which disturbs the millions of electrical impulses that the body uses to regulate cellular activity.
EMFs have very real health consequences, not only for you, but also for your developing baby, and growing children. Scientists found that rats exposed to electromagnetic fields for 30 days had more problems than unexposed rats when learning to press a bar on command. Exposure had affected their memory and cognitive abilities. It also affected the next generation—exposed offspring throughout uterine development, and for nine days after birth, developed permanent learning disabilities.
How to Avoid the Dangers of Electromagnetic Radiation
Electromagnetic fields are almost unavoidable. They easily penetrate walls and our bodies. Hence the importance of avoiding and changing all the things you have control over, because for each aspect of life we know can negatively affect fertility, there are many more we are still unaware about and/or can do nothing to change. So for the sake of your health and fertility—do the absolute best you can and give your body the minimum 120 days required for optimum results.
One of areas of your home that is of the highest concern when it comes to EMFs is your bedroom. Many researchers and scientists now feel that electromagnetic fields, both from within and without the bedroom, are the single biggest factor in poor sleep, and poor health. Most people have a number of electrical devices in their bedrooms such as clock radios, TVs, stereos, electric blankets, computers, computer games, etc. Any or all of these can ruin your sleep and substantially increase your risk of developing a number of illnesses including fertility problems.
While you sleep, you move into unconsciousness and your body relaxes. In this vulnerable state, research indicates that you are 100-150 times more open to damage from EMFs than when you are awake. Children are often up to 1,000 times more sensitive to these fields when they are asleep. A TV screen in your bedroom will radiate energy all night, even after it has been unplugged. However, the worst of all electrical bedroom appliances are clock radios, electric alarm clocks, electric blankets, and waterbed heaters.
How to Reduce EMF Exposure and its Unhealthy Effects
The good news is that there are a number of ways to reduce your exposure to EMFs:
Finally, here are some ways you can avoid static electricity, which can also be detrimental to health and fertility:
- Avoid wearing rubber-soled shoes and choose leather wherever possible. Rubber soles and synthetic carpets can create a high level of static build up in the body;
- Always choose natural fibres for clothing and furnishings in order to reduce static build up;
- Other things or situations that can create static electricity include—computers, photocopiers, hair dryers, synthetic clothing and furnishings, and cars and dry winds.
Education leads to empowerment and you can make a difference to your personal environment by making some simple changes in your daily choices. Reducing your daily EMF exposure wherever possible can make a huge difference to your fertility and the health of your baby. Make the change you are all worth it! For more information about dangers in your home environment read how electromagnetic radiation from modern technology can harm your fertility and how electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones can cause infertility.