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MOBILE TECHNOLOGY: So convenient…but at what cost?
ands up who doesn’t own a cell phone, a laptop or a tablet? Life without these mobile devices even only 5 years ago would have been ‘normal’ but now it would be pretty hard work and almost inconceivable! Amazing how quickly we have become dependent on mobile technology! But like most people I have started to become concerned about the harmful effects of EMFs, (electromagnetic frequencies) that are emitted from these everyday devices like cell phones, computers, tablets, smart meters, baby monitors and other wireless gadgets. But also, like most people, I’m not about to give up using these modern conveniences; that just would not be practical - though of course all of us could reduce the amount or frequency of usage, and we should certainly keep them away from babies and children far more emphatically! That said, even if I could just ‘switch off’, I would still be exposed to the EMFs being emitted from everyone else’s devices, cell towers, Wi-Fi routers,
power lines etc. there’s just no getting away from it now, but do we really know how it’s affecting us? Problems sleeping, headaches, anxiety, tinnitus, inability to relax, trouble concentrating, fogginess and many similar ’nervous ’ type symptoms are pretty commonplace now, all of which could be as a result of ‘toxic EMF overload’, just as the far more serious health issues that are starting to be recognized as potentially a result of too much exposure to electromagnetic smog. In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer from the World Health Organization, classified radiofrequency EMF—such as the radiation from cellphones—a class 2B carcinogen, meaning it is possibly carcinogenic to humans. Many different worldwide studies have raised troubling questions about possible associations between heavy cell phone use and altered
brain metabolism, sleep disturbance, and even diminished sperm count and sperm damage. More research is needed, but numerous studies cast doubt on the adequacy of the existing Federal Communications Commission limits on cell phone radiation to safeguard public health. The FCC rules, published in 1996 and never updated, were based on studies conducted in the 1980s, before cell phones were as common or frequently used. They do not account for risks to children’s developing brains and consider only short-term cell phone use – not frequent calling every day for decades. So as dependency on gadgets grows and the demand for them increases, (even my kids at school are being exposed routinely in ‘wireless classrooms with laptop or smart boards’) and all the while the frequencies needed becoming stronger, I decided that I should look into products that can help reduce these harmful frequencies. There are several different companies supplying solutions for EMF