You may already know that EMFs are linked to the development of a number of diseases, which include diabetes, certain forms of cancer, brain tumors, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and more. Because of this, a lot more people today are becoming wary of EMF exposure, especially in their homes. The good news is that you can limit your exposure to EMFs in your own abode by ‘cleaning it up’. So how do you ‘clean up’ your home to lessen your exposure to EMFs? Here’s how.
Cleaning up your work area
If you have to work in your home, you are more than likely making use of a computer or laptop in your home office. But even while using your computer or laptop, you can still lessen your exposure to radiation. If you are using a laptop, make use of another keyboard as well as a mouse rather than typing directly on the laptop’s keyboard. Avoid putting your laptop on top of your lap as well.
It may also be a good idea to replace or upgrade your computer monitor to an LCD display since LCDs are known for emitting less radiation compared to old-style CRT monitors which make use of cathode rays.
Another thing you can do to ‘clean up’ your work area is to make sure that the transformers and power cords which are used for your computer are kept away from where you sit and from your feet. Bundle up the cords with cable wire and use an extension cord so the transformer is far away from your body.
Cleaning up your lighting and electrical devices
When it comes to lighting, you can also try upgrading your lights to LCD lighting. Do away with low-voltage halogen lights, fluorescent lighting, and even CFLs (compact fluorescent lighting) and replace them all with LCD lighting. The good news is that nowadays, LCD lights are a lot less expensive, so you can use them for your home without worrying too much about the expense. Plus, they last longer and are brighter as well.
If you don’t need a particular electrical device, unplug it from the socket. Even lamps and clock radios emit EMFs. If possible, you should also limit the number of electrical gadgets you have in your bedroom, as it is supposed to be your place of sleep and rest. Too much EMF in your bedroom can inhibit the production of melanin in your body, which is essential for a good sleep. If you have to have a clock radio right next to your bed, opt for one with batteries instead.
EMF protection devices also exist to give you some extra protection from EMFs. These devices include cell phone radiation chips, natural stones and crystals, and more.