Electro-pollution is the bombardment of our environment with electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and electromagnetic radiation (EMR). It's a growing problem that's linked to our increased use of electronic devices and wireless technology.
In this post, we'll explain what electro-pollution is and how it can adversely affect humans and animals. We'll also share some tips to help you reduce your pet's exposure to electro-pollution and minimize the effects of radiation in your environment.
Fiona wearing her EMF protection tag from Secret Synergy Stones.
What are EMFs and EMR?
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are areas of energy that are produced by natural or man-made sources of electrical power. Examples include lightning, power lines, and devices like tablets and cell phones. Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) consists of waves of electric and magnetic energy that travel through space. It takes many forms, including radio waves, X-rays, microwaves, gamma rays, and even visible light.
The terms EMFs and EMR are often used interchangeably, but the most important thing to understand is that they refer to areas of invisible energy. Next, let's explore the difference between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, the two main categories of EMFs.
What is Ionizing Radiation?
You might have heard about ionizing radiation in the context of X-rays and gamma rays. Ionizing radiation is a type of high-frequency energy that can directly damage cells and DNA. In fact, it has so much energy that it can actually knock electrons off atoms and create ions (atoms with a positive or negative charge).
Some examples of ionizing radiation include gamma rays, X-rays, and alpha and beta particles from radioactive decay. Since it can damage DNA, ionizing radiation is extremely dangerous and exposure can lead to cancer and genetic damage. Thankfully, the Earth's atmosphere blocks most ionizing radiation from space, so we only encounter it in small doses in our daily life (at least compared to non-ionizing radiation).
What is Non-Ionizing Radiation?
Non-ionizing radiation is a type of EMF that doesn't have enough energy to knock electrons off atoms, and therefore can't create ions. There are both natural and man-made sources of non-ionizing radiation, and they're constantly present in the environment.
Examples of natural EMFs include the Earth's magnetic field, electrical fields caused by lightning, and other natural static fields. Man-made sources include radio and television signals, microwave ovens, cell phones and towers, power lines, and Wi-Fi networks.
Non-ionizing radiation is less harmful than ionizing radiation, but it's around us all the time. There's also growing evidence that long-term exposure can be detrimental to humans and animals. In the next section of this post, we'll look at the emerging research into the health effects of electro-pollution from non-ionizing radiation in the environment.
What Are the Health Effects of Electro-Pollution?
There's still a lot we don't know about the health effects of electro-pollution, but there's growing evidence that exposure to EMFs can be hazardous. In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified radiofrequency radiation as Group 2B: "Possibly carcinogenic to humans". However, further research by scientists around the world is showing that EMFs pose a much more serious threat to health than previously thought.
According to Shelly Black, founder of EMF protection company Secret Synergy Stones, "the effects of EMF exposure may cause problems with behavior, digestion, sleep, and fertility, as well as your pet's biological tissue, organs, and vitamin/mineral levels." And there have been several studies on the bioeffects of EMFs on humans and animals that appear to back up these claims.
In one study, researchers found that exposure to EMFs caused negative effects on the cardiovascular system, central nervous system, endocrine system, immune system, and reproductive system. They also concluded that EMFs can cause abnormalities in developing embryos and fetuses, as well as changes and disturbances in the functions of various bodily organs.
Another review of 26 studies found that low-frequency EMFs cause at least 13 neuropsychiatric effects including depression, memory changes, and sleep disturbances in humans. Many scientists believe that more research is needed into the dangers of EMFs, but it's clear that exposure can lead to health problems in people and animals. Keep reading to discover how to protect your family from electro-pollution.
How to Protect Your Human and Furry Family Members
With the introduction of new technologies and devices into our lives, it's difficult to completely avoid coming into contact with EMFs. However, there are some simple steps we can take to reduce our exposure and protect ourselves from electro-pollution.
1. Limit Contact With Devices That Emit EMFs
First, try to make sure that humans and animals avoid close contact with devices that emit EMFs. For example, when talking on your phone, use the speaker function or a headset to keep the phone away from your head. Keep at least an arm's length away from computer screens, microwave ovens, and other electrical devices as well.
At night, turn off your Wi-Fi router and other devices to prevent exposure while you sleep. It's also important to keep routers and other electronics in a safe enclosed area or cabinet. This will prevent your children or pets from getting too close to them. In addition, it's a great idea to switch your phone to airplane mode whenever you're not using it.
2. Feed Healthy Foods That Contain Antioxidants
You can also help to reduce the negative effects of electro-pollution by giving your human and furry family members healthy, nutrient-rich foods that contain antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules that scavenge harmful toxins and free radicals in the body, and they play a key role in reducing oxidative stress.
Whenever you can, substitute pro-inflammatory polyunsaturated oils such as vegetable oils with organic Virgin Coconut Oil. Because coconut oil is a saturated medium-chain fat, it is chemically stable and is not prone to oxidation. It acts as a powerful antioxidant and helps minimize oxidative stress on the body.
Good sources of antioxidants include fruits, vegetables, and supplements with ingredients like green tea extract and vitamins A, C, and E. By providing your loved ones with antioxidants, you can help to strengthen their immune system and protect them from the harmful effects of EMFs. Make sure to talk to your veterinarian before adding any new supplements to your pet's diet.
3. Consider Using EMF Protectors
Finally, you may want to consider using EMF protectors to help keep your family safe. Secret Synergy Stones specializes in personalized EMF protection and believes that specific stones and minerals from the earth can help offset EMF exposure. These unique tools are designed to block EMFs and minimize the effects of radiation in your home and environment.
Head on over to the Secret Synergy Stones website to browse a wide selection of EMF protectors for the home, car, and personal use. There are even charms and tags that can be attached to your pet's collar to help protect them from EMFs.
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