EMF - Electromagnetic Fields

Electromagnetic fields, or EMF are all around us and they have the ability to cause skin itch, skin rash, skin irritation and skin numbness with prolonged exposure. It's also theorized that they can contribute to rosacea.

Household appliances, cellphones, electrical outlets, waterbeds, electric blankets, electric alarm clocks, fluorescent lights, wiring inside walls, computers, overhead power lines, power transformers and substations and radar all produce dangerous levels and exposure to these items should be minimized or avoided whenever possible.

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How much EMF are you exposed to?

You can invest in a Gauss meter to take readings and measure the levels that you come in contact with. A Gauss is a common unit of measurement of magnetic field strength. The meter should be able to measure as low as .1mG.

It's a good idea to keep your living and sleeping quarters at 0.5mG and below.

Try to place all major electrical appliances such as computers, TV's, refrigerators and the like against outside walls of your home. That way you won't create unsafe levels in an adjoining room.

Use your cellphone on the "speaker" setting, rather than holding it up to your ear. There are also a number of commercially available radiation shields that can be purchased for your phone. Some are sleeves that the phone can be placed into for safer speaking and listening conditions.

Normal microwave cooking, in addition to emitting radiation, converts food protein molecules into carcinogenic substances. Stick to stove and oven cooking.

Many electric blankets and waterbed heaters will emit EMFs even when turned off, so unplug them to eliminate the exposure.

It will be helpful to place electric clocks at least 6 feet from your bed, rather than right on your nightstand.

Electric razors and hair dryers can emit levels as high as 200 to 400mG! Air-dry your hair and use a plain razor instead. If you have an electric microdermabrasion device in your skincare routine, find a kit that will allow you to use your hands instead.

Electric smart meters which are being installed on homes in large quantities by the electric companies emit a very strong amount of the bad stuff. Those who opt to not have these meters installed are often charged a monthly fee by the utility.

Be aware of your surroundings, and take care to avoid areas high in electromagnetic fields as much as possible.

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