All about laptop radiation and its correlation with health

Is it true that laptop radiation is dangerous or is it just another panic spreading rumor? If you are one of many people who use laptops on daily basis, we are sure you’ve been wondering are you at risk of exposing yourself to potential harm.

Where do we stand with laptop radiation facts?

Just like any other electrical device, laptops do emit electromagnetic radiation. Although various models made by various manufacturers emit different amounts of harmful emissions, the general main concern is about laptop’s proximity to human body. Electro-magnetic field from its internal components is in most cases combined with Wi-Fi technology, bluetooth mouse, headsets or printer  which significantly increase total level of harmful radiation. So, what happens if you keep strong source of electromagnetic field right next to your body for hours, every day, for months, for years?

Studies are still being done; some show insignificant effects on health, others are suggesting serious long term consequences. It’s important to understand that it takes a lot of time to test long term effect of EMFs (same as it took decades to prove severity of diseases developing from smoking tobacco) as some diseases develop only after many years of exposure to harmful influence. If there is a debate on something, the smart thing is to be cautious and adopt better safe than sorryapproach, because by the time research gathers all the evidence – your cells may already be irreversibly degenerating from the severe exposure to EM field.

Is laptop radiation a health risk?

Laptops emit a lot of heat. This heat alone can harm human reproductive system; if temperature inside testicles raises one degree above normal for about 20 minutes – sperm activity decreases for about 40%! Apart from heat, laptop radiation (especially Wi Fi signal) can fragment DNA in sperm; its non-thermal effect (damage of human DNA) is harmful for men but for pregnant women too. Pregnant women should be especially careful not to expose developing embryos to EM waves.  These harmful fields have also been linked to rashes and skin irritation.

Protection from laptop radiation

Yes, you can still enjoy convenience of portable computers; but introducing few simple tricks in your daily routine you will reduce risks from laptop radiation:

  • Don’t keep them on your laps or right next to your body. Any EM field weakens with distancing from the source. Or, you can use laptop radiation protection pads; these pads are made from special material acting as thermal and EMF shield and they are light, comfortable and easy to use.
  • Disable Wi Fi anytime you are not using it.
  • Replace Bluetooth headset with regular wired ones. You can enjoy the vastness of modern designs while reducing unnecessary EMFs at the same time.
  • Avoid excessive use of laptops. When you have to use them for hours, it’s beneficial both mentally and physically to make short breaks and switch them off.

Most of us are still not used to thinking that our favorite gadgets can be a health risk. This resistance toward new evidence is nothing more than just a bad habit; we are used to fully enjoy benefits of technology without having to worry about possible health consequences. Our habits – the way we use technology – are created long before we had any evidence of potential dangers from EM waves. Now we have more and more evidence and facts showing that we need to change the way we use electronic devices – we can follow recommendations for safe use, safe distancing or look into various products that will help with EMF protection . The point is that dangers from electromagnetic fields can be easily avoided just by changing or adjusting our daily habits.

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Electromagnetic pollution creates neurological disorders?

Professor Colin Pritchard, Dr. Andrew Meyers (Bournemouth University) and Professor David Baldwin (University of Southampton) made a study on connection between modern way of living (including electromagnetic pollution) and increase in total number of diagnosed neurological disorders over the last years. Dementia and similar neurological illnesses, so far mostly considered as diseases of old age, keep developing in younger patients during their working age. The researchers emphasized that this trend is alarming and called it hidden epidemic. Considering the changes in lifestyle of an average person over the last 30 years and unstoppable explosion in usage of various non-ionizing everyday technology (with end result in extreme electromagnetic pollution), combined with intensity of transport and overpopulation (resulting in petrochemical and chemical pollution, expansion of food additives etc.), researchers say there is clearly an epidemic of neurological diseases  that has already started happening, as a result of environmental and societal changes.

This study processed data from 16 different countries and found that 10 largest western countries (who happen to be highly polluted) had the biggest increase in deaths caused by neurological disorders in patients under 74 yrs, in period from 1979 to 2010. An average increase in neurological diseases in men in USA was up to 66% and women up to 92%. In UK, the number rose 32% up for men and 48% for women. When it comes to number of neurological illnesses caused deaths, in UK the number went from 4500 to 6500, and in USA from 14 500 to incredible 28 500! Neurological deaths in women generally rose faster than in men in all 16 countries. These numbers would be almost inconceivable two or three decades ago.

The researchers said these are not just statistical numbers but real families and brain diseases at early age have deep consequences for the whole societal system. People with dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s etc., are unable to work which can devastate the whole family and it poses a great public health problem.

Environmental triggers of serious illnesses, including electromagnetic pollution, are becoming more and more present. Electromagnetic pollution has been repeatedly associated with cancer, allergies, asthma, weakening of immune system, increase in number of miscarriages and decrease of sperm count, breaking of chemical bounds in DNA, HDHD in children and many other diseases. The use of technology is a trend that can only grow in the future with tendency increase electromagnetic pollution even more. Luckily, awareness of its possible health risks is also growing. Unhealthy EMFs can be significantly decreased only by practicing few simple EMF protection measures and tips.  If you are, due to nature of your lifestyle and work, under constant influence of electromagnetic radiation and if you are interested in simple and effective protection against harmful EMFs, we recommend some of safe, tested and certified EMF protection products. These products are designed to shield from manmade electromagnetic waves and are very helpful, especially when it comes to people suffering from electrical hypersensitivity, children and young adults or pregnant women.

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Subway – a place of the greatest EMF levels?

Korea’s National Institute of Environmental Research has recently published a study on levels of exposure to cell phone radiation while traveling on subways. The results of this study raised concerns and indicated EMF pollution in closed spaces should not be taken lightly. As it turns out, levels of radiation emitted by various cell phone devices used in subways are five times higher while in transit, in comparison to operating in stationary position. While in motion, cell phones are constantly trying to establish connection to base station and they emit more radio waves. EMF pollution becomes even stronger because waves bounce off of sealed confided spaces magnifying it’s effects, and therefore anyone travelling on a subway will absorb significantly more radiation in comparison to regular cell phone user in open space.
During travelling, most people will routinely play with their mobile devices to “kill the time” and even if they are not making phone calls, device is switched on and it constantly keeps sending radio waves back and forth to closest cell phone base. This means anyone who uses subway on daily basis gets to be exposed to high levels of radiation regularly, without even being aware of it.
When human organism gets overwhelmed with environmental toxin such as EMF radiation, it manifests various health problems and some of it eventually develop into serious irreparable DNA damage and even tumors. Studies showed that exposure to cell phone radiation, as short as having half an hour conversation each day during period of 10 years, will dangerously increase risk of developing a brain tumor. Some people are more sensitive to EMF radiation and will manifest symptoms such as fatigue, inability to sleep or concentrate, headaches, arrhythmia or skin rash sooner than other, but in general, health problems caused by EMF pollution are subtle and it takes weeks or months to feel something is not quite right.

Some larger cities are installing Wi-Fi into subway systems. This is additional source of pulsing radiofrequency waves that will add up enormously to current EMF pollution in subways. EMF pollution, combined with exhaust fumes and noise pollution present in subways create toxic environment where any human immune system is under heavy attack.

Taking aside immune system of an average healthy adult, the problem becomes even more dangerous when it comes to children and young adults. Their bodies are not yet fully developed and they absorb more toxins, including EMF radiation, than adults who are exposed to the same source of pollution. Young adults also use their mobile devices more frequently and are longer exposed to EMF radiation in compare to adults.

Electromagnetic pollution made by cell phones, cell phone towers, Wi-Fi , other radiofrequency transmissions, electric and electronic devices is turning into explosion of unhealthy radiation bound to have unpredictable and harmful effects on human health.

Being informed about what we are exposed to on daily basis is very important.  Avoiding and reducing EMF radiation by practicing precautionary principle (also recommended by scientific experts) is the best way to protect our health and health of our loved ones.

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