FAQs – Tablet/iPad EMF Radiation

Tablet EMF Radiation Emissions

Components of tablets convert power into processing, memory-storing, and other computing functions. Many of these components generate Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) when performing computing operations. Tablets also generate heat radiation, but less than your typical laptop for example. When your tablet connects to the internet or a network, it uses WiFi or cellular (e.g., 3G, 4G, 5G) signals. A tablet is equipped with transmitters and receivers for this function. It’s the transmitting part of the tablet that poses the potential danger, because it uses high frequency, Radio Frequency (RF) Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) signals.

When you use a tablet, like an iPad, you are exposed to potentially dangerous Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) emissions. These emissions include:

  1. Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Radiation
  2. Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation including WiFi, Bluetooth and cellular connection for internet access (if supported by your tablet).
  3. Heat Radiation

The tablet can produce some or all of these emissions, depending on the capacity of your tablet and the set-up configuration.

Yes. Close exposure to tablet EMF radiation emissions can be a health risk. Tablet computers emit two types of EMF: Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) radiation and Radio Frequency (RF) radiation which includes WiFi, Bluetooth and cellular signals (if supported by your tablet). More and more, particularly in recent years, scientific studies have confirmed that EMF radiation can adversely modify the biological operations of the body. In more serious cases, exposure to EMF may create tumors, reduce sperm count, lead to cancer and other serious health concerns.

A tablet presents increased potential health risks when their emissions are touching the body. Radiation directly against the body is referred to as ‘zero distance.’ As a rule of thumb, when one foot away from the emitting source the imminent dangers of these emissions are significantly reduced by as much as 80%.

Tablet computers are fairly new, but their use has grown exponentially since they were first brought on the market. In the past, computers like desktop PCs were very big and bulky. They emitted Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) radiation, but users were relatively safe, because the computer was often used a safe distance away from the body.

Today, tablets produce many times the computing power than older computer models, yet are extremely portable and easily fit into your laps and hands. Tablet computers are also used much closer to the body, thus creating health risks that did not exist 10-20 years ago.

Radiation is emitted from the front of a tablet, but dangers are negligible at a distance of one foot or more.