Now before you assume what I’m asking and answer “yes”, keep reading.
We live in a day and age where eyeballs and hands are glued to their plethora of devices: smart phone, iPad, laptop. Even our ears have a Bluetooth device! And how do we read books these days? A device! What do these have in common: electromagnetic radiation (EMR) or Electromagnetic Fields (EMF).
These gadgets are harming our health greatly. From cancer to sleep issues to a generally disconnected society.
From SafeSleeve they write: “An increasing number of doctors and scientists are warning that prolonged exposure to EMR increases our risk of various diseases from Leukemia, to cancerous tumors, to Alzheimer's and ALS and more. This is why the EPA has labeled EMFs a "class 3 carcinogen" and the IARC considers them "possibly carcinogenic to humans," a description also given to substances like Chloroform, Lead and DDT".
The following graphic shows radiation absorption into the head when speaking on a smartphone (credit: Safe Sleeve).
GreenMedInfo write this and if you are a parent or caregiver, this is a must-read.
It’s especially concerning when babies, toddlers, children are given devices! Using them on their laps right next to their reproductive organs) is not exactly healthy. Or pregnant women using their device right on top of their beautiful belly! Or how about the women sticking their smartphone in their bra?!
Other devices to be aware of (I choose not to use):
- Apple Watch
Any fitness tracker/wearables (Fitbit, Bellabeat, Garmin Vivoactive, etc)
Any device next to the bed that use EMR or EMF
Any earpiece (Bluetooth) using EMR, EMF, Wi-Fi
Kindles, Nooks, etc
Baby monitors with Wi-Fi or similar, including the Owlet
Lastly, note the dangers of Wi-Fi as written about in this article. (Have trouble sleeping? Read on!)
Steps to protecting you and your family:
Limit or remove devices from children
Build and implement new habits like playing with wooden toys, do a puzzle, color, play in nature, build forts, paint, draw, read paperback books, teach them how to cook, bake a nourishing meal or dish
Parents: change your habits too!
Keep phone in another room and turn on airplane mode (do not sleep with your phone) at night
Buy an alarm clock that plugs into the wall so you don’t have to use your smartphone
Do not use Bluetooth or other wireless devices/earpieces
Keep devices far away from your body
Use protection whenever possible
Read paperback or hardcover books vs on devices
Do not hold smartphone directly to ear