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Electromagnetic Radiation: What’s It All About?

I have an image of invisible rays around me coming from electronic devices which my body is absorbing. The image I am talking about is in fact a simplified example of how electromagnetic radiation behaves in and around the body.Do you listen to the radio, watch TV, or use a microwave oven? All these devices make use of electromagnetic waves.

Radio waves, microwaves, visible light, and x rays are all examples of electromagnetic waves that differ from each other in wavelength.The wavelength determines the ability of the electromagnetic radiation to enter parts of the body. Some wavelengths are transferred to the skin affecting skin cells while some are absorbed by the cells affecting the internal organs.

There are many studies that implicate exposures to electromagnetic radiation as sources of serious health effects. Brain tumors, leukemia, and other forms of cancer, degenerative brain disease and miscarriage have now been documented.

In our home and work environments there are many sources of electromagnetic radiation; televisions, computers, alarm clocks and microwaves are a few sources. Although it is unrealistic to think that we have to remove these appliances from our homes, there are ways to reduce exposures. Distance to the source and redirection of the source are a couple ways to reduce exposure as well as monitoring appliances for electromagnetic frequencies.

Below is a link that explains some views on electromagnetic radiation and its affect on the human body.


By Simon Hahessy | Posted in Indoor Pollutants

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