Technology has improved our lives in many ways. We have information at our fingertips. We can talk to and communicate with people from all around the world. For all of technology’s wonders, however, there are downfalls, some of which are invisible. These invisible problems include Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR), and its ill effects could easily be prevented with the right tools.
Any electronic device that emits or receives a wireless or WiFi signal, including popular devices like laptops, tablets, and cell phones, create a Radio Frequency (RF) Electromagnetic Field (EMF). The radiation is around us all the time at home, at work, at school, in our vehicles, on buses, on trains, on planes, and in stores and restaurants. The human eye cannot detect the Electromagnetic Radiation, but it is always there.
You might be picturing invisible waves in the air and thinking this doesn’t seem like a big deal. The truth is these invisible rays can be a big deal, and may cause health problems. The closer your body is to an emitting device, the more harm it could be causing. Studies have shown that men who place a laptop computer directly on their laps can experience reduced sperm count and decreased fertility. Even when a laptop doesn’t feel hot, these issues can still occur because Electromagnetic Radiation is constantly being released.
“Studies have shown that men who place a laptop computer directly on their laps can experience reduced sperm count and decreased fertility.”
Other health problems can be caused by Electromagnetic Radiation, from minor heat rashes and tingling to very serious long-term health concerns. In children and adults, even low Radio Frequency EMR can lead to permanent cell damage, neuron damage, and even damage to our chromosomes altering the very structure of our DNA. Some of the changes to overexposure can also include depression, anxiety, headaches, insomnia, nausea, and respiratory illness. Unfortunately many people believe these symptoms come from another source and might not realize the damage is from their electronics until it is too late.
How can you protect yourself from Electromagnetic Radiation? First, try to limit direct contact with electronics whenever possible; if you can take a break from them, you should do so. You should shut off as many electronic devices as you can at night (not just put them into sleep or hibernate mode), such as your laptop, your tablet, your phone, and any other wireless transmitting/emitting device. Don’t forget to unplug your wireless router. If you have all your electronics off but still have your wireless router on, you can still experience the negative effects of Electromagnetic Radiation.
Second, be aware of sources of Electromagnetic Radiation in your environment. Try heading to a coffee shop that doesn’t have a WiFi signal. Talk to your Internet provider about using Ethernet cords to connect laptops to the Internet instead of using a WiFi wireless router. Limit cell phone conversations to decrease how often you have your cell phone within close proximity to you. Know that you likely won’t be able to get completely away from Electromagnetic Radiation, but the less exposure you have to it the better.
Finally, equip yourself with the protection against Electromagnetic Radiation. Don’t worry, there’s no need to put on armor. Using a DefenderShield is a simple way to help protect yourself from Electromagnetic Radiation when using a a mobile device.