Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is a type of energy that is emitted and absorbed by charged particles. There are many sources of EMR, including power lines, cell phones, Wi-Fi routers, and microwaves. While EMR is a naturally occurring phenomenon, exposure to certain types of EMR can be harmful to human health. Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself from EMR:
- Limit your exposure: Reduce the amount of time you spend near sources of EMR, such as keeping your cell phone away from your body when not in use, and limiting the use of Wi-Fi routers.
- Use protective devices: Use devices such as radiation-shielding cases and screen protectors for your cell phone, or use an EMR-shielding paint or window film to reduce EMR exposure in your home or office.
- Distance: Keep a safe distance from sources of EMR, as the intensity of the radiation decreases with distance.
- Reduce your use of electronic devices: Reduce the use of electronic devices, such as microwaves, televisions, and computers.
- Use earphones or hands-free devices: When using a cell phone, use earphones or a hands-free device to keep the phone away from your head.
- Keep your phone on airplane mode: When you’re not using your phone, keep it in airplane mode, which turns off the cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth radios.
- Consult a professional: If you’re concerned about EMR exposure, consult a professional such as an electrician, a building biologist or an environmental engineer who can help you assess the EMR levels in your home or office and suggest ways to reduce your exposure.
It’s important to note that while some studies have suggested a possible link between EMR exposure and certain health effects, the majority of scientific research has found that the levels of EMR to which people are exposed in everyday life are not likely to cause harm. Additionally, most countries have regulations for the safe limits of exposure to EMR, and these limits are based on scientific research and recommendations from international health organizations.