There is also the potential for birth defects and many other problems that we simply don’t know enough about quite yet. It’s not just your cell phone that you need think about. Avoid overusing electronic tables and try to keep these devices away from children in particular. Never use your computer on your lap when it is connected to a power source; if working on laptops for an extended period of time, use a separate keyboard and mouse. This can help minimize time with your hands or legs are near the power source, which is the battery area. (21)
2. Avoid Bluetooth Headsets and Use Speakerphone Instead
These little conveniences, when combined with the cell phone usage, may affect you. However, CNN reports that it is minimal and the problem more so lies in wearing it constantly, even when not in use. You could avoid it altogether by using the speakerphone option. The further your cell phone is from you, the better. (That’s why texting with your phone held far away from your body is a safer option compared to talking with the phone by your ear.) In fact, the radiation is greatly reduced for every inch it’s away from your body. (22)
3. Try Earthing
Earthing is making direct contact with the earth, putting you in contact with electrons found on the surface of the earth. I always make sure to get grounded when I travel, especially to different time zones. I will take a walk on the beach or in the grass of a nearby park as soon as possible upon arrival. It’s the perfect time for some mindful thinking and meditation, too.
The good news? Grounding really works. Researchers conducted a study measuring voltage in multiple areas of the body in people while they were grounded and ungrounded. The grounding resulted in significant reductions in voltage in the body. The study confirms the “umbrella” effect of earthing, according to Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman in his lectures on electromagnetism.
Feynman said that when the body potential is the same as the Earth’s electric potential (and thus grounded), it becomes an extension of the Earth’s gigantic electric system. The Earth’s potential thus becomes the “working agent that cancels, reduces or pushes away electric fields from the body.” Basically, grounding can eliminate the ambient voltage that comes from everyday electricity power sources. (23)
4. Protect Your Home
There are a few things you can do to protect your family while at home, such as electromagnetic radiation filters and even special paint and fabrics that can help shield your home. There are some very basic things you can do, too.
Unplugging appliances when not in use. This not only avoids wasting energy, it will reduce the levels of EMFs emitted in your home.
Keep the bedroom clear of as many EMFs as possible. You spend a lot of time there and technologies can affect your sleep as well as your DNA.
Avoidhalogen and fluorescent lighting. (24)
If you do use Wi-Fi instead of ethernet internet in the home, unplug it when it’s not in use and be sure to keep the router away from areas where you or family members spend a lot of time.
Avoid unnecessary, ridiculous Wi-Fi technology, such as wireless pacifiers that monitor a baby’s temperature and wireless diapers that tell alert you when the baby’s diaper is wet. Parents and caregivers survived for centuries without these technologies.
5. Eat a Healing Diet
Food is medicine, so it should be of no surprise protecting your body from the negative effects of EMFs involves nutrient-rich options. A diet that is nutrient-dense is essential. High Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) foods can make a big difference in healing EMF-related DNA damage. Try adding pecans, pomegranate seeds, rosemary, asparagus, blueberries, walnuts, prunes, cruciferous vegetables, cinnamon, dates, broccoli and cilantro into your diet in a regular basis. Certain nutrients and amazing superfoods — such as iodine, Vitamin D3, spirulina, noni, B-complex vitamins, melatonin, holy basil, omega-3 fatty acids, selenium and zinc — are just a few beneficial options you can easily incorporate into your daily life. (25)
Final Thoughts on Electromagnetic Radiation
The fact is we are bombarded by EMFs from numerous technological devices in use today, but we don’t really know enough about these EMFs impact the human body. That is the perfect reason to take extra precautions, especially with cell phones, tablets and Wi-Fi. Having your cell phone attached to you at all times is an unnecessary risk I don’t recommend taking. It’s best to avoid exposure when possible, especially for our children since they will be using cell phones for a much larger percentage of life than many of us due to their popularity at such an early age.
If you have concerns around your home, you seek out an electromagnetic radiation field testing professional who can perform tests in your home. (26)