The invisible electromagnetic fields (EMFs) that link our computers and cell phones are all around us in our modern lives. The cancer risk from the exposure to different levels of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) such as those from mobile phones, cell phone towers, laptop computers, and modems (Mortazavi, 2018), is a growing concern. Studies suggest that EMFs may be a cancer risk for animals, which includes humans (Kocaman, 2018). While concerns grow and 5G towers are appearing all over the country, the research is clear that even extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF are associated with cancer risk (Zhang, 2016).
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) conducted a two-year animal study of cell phone radiation showed significantly increased incidences and/or trends for gliomas in the brain, schwannomas (cancer cells) in the heart, and Schwann cell tumors on acoustic nerves (Melnick, 2019). The research is clear that this type of radiation should be regarded as a human carcinogen causing glioma (Carlberg, 2017).
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) also warns us that having a cell phone next to the body is harmful, and supports measures to reduce all exposures (Miller, 2019). Fortunately, there are many steps we can take to reduce our level of EMF exposure. For example, cell phone radiation levels can be minimized by making a few small adjustments. When only a bar or two shows on the screen, the phone is emitting higher levels of radio frequencies to compensate for the poor connection. Simply wait to make your call until the signal improves. Likewise, don’t make calls in a moving car, bus, or train.
Protect Yourself from EMFs
Turn off your modem at night
Use an EMF-blicking blanket to protect your chest from your computer
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