ElectroMagnetic Pollution and How to Protect Yourself and Your Pets
Did you know that electromagnetic fields (EMF’s) from cell phones, laptops, devices, cell towers, wi-fi, etc are toxic to living bodies?
Learn how to protect you and your pets!
Within the last two decades, wireless technology has exploded into the global scene, which means most humans and companion animals are now living in a dense sea of electromagnetic energy waves, called electro-magnetic radiation (EMR/EMF). For a bit of perspective, current EMR levels are estimated to be 100-200 million times greater than they were a century ago.
We are being dramatically affected by increasing levels of all forms of EMR, which can seriously compromise the body’s ability to function properly. The reason that animal and human bodies are so greatly affected by EMR is because all cells communicate with each other via subtle electromagnetic signals and biochemical reactions. In other words, neurons relay signals by transmitting electric impulses, and tiny electrical currents exist in the body due to the chemical reactions that occur as part of the normal bodily functions. The heart is certainly an electrically active organ, as evidenced by an electrocardiogram. In fact, most biochemical reactions, from digestion to brain activities, are powered with the rearrangement of charged particles. Signal pathways carry this energetic information which gets translated into physiologic processes in the body. Problems arise with continuous exposure to man-made (unnatural) EMR, which distorts and disrupts normal cellular communications, resulting in abnormal cellular metabolism, and ultimately in disease.
In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer classified EMR (EMF) as a possible carcinogen in 2011 and as probable carcinogen in 2013.
Sources of EMFs include power lines, electrical wiring and electrical appliances such as shavers, hair dryers and electric blankets. Common sources of radio frequency radiation are wireless telecommunication devices such as cell phones, tablets and laptop computers; but also include WI-FI, cell phone towers, radio and TV signals, satellite stations, MRI devices, microwave ovens and digital electric & gas meters (“smart meters”).
Although the wireless industry and the U.S. government claim controversy despite the mounting data and research, there is actually enough current evidence that many countries outside the U.S. are taking specific measures to issue public health risks regarding mobile devices, remove and decrease numbers of cell phone towers, curb the advertising of wireless devices to adolescents/children and outlaw mobile devices and wi-fi in classrooms that school young children.
It is important to note that magnetic field levels are highest near the radiation source and decrease rapidly the farther away you get from the source. Magnetic fields are significantly decreased at a distance of about 12 inches from most appliances. For computer screens, a distance of 12–20 inches from the screen offers a dramatically lowered magnetic field.
Addressing solutions to the electro-pollution problem:
Many experts suggest three levels of intervention in order to adequately protect against electro-pollution.
Primary intervention is to reduce exposure as much as possible. This can be done by tactics such as avoiding constant proximity, using headsets for mobile phones, keeping phones in the airplane mode as often as possible, etc.
Secondary intervention is to minimize the effects of radiation. Specific options to address this are becoming more available and include subtle energy technologies, diodes and pendants. These tools are designed to help “harmonize” the stressful EMF’s and many are created by reputable energy design companies. These items can be used in offices & home areas or attached to mobile phones and other personal devices, and/or can be placed on animal collars or worn as pendants, etc.
The third level of intervention is directed at strengthening the body systems to support rehabilitation and correction of cell damage. This is done through a healthy diet and lifestyle. As always, the value of a nutrient rich diet which contains foods and/or supplements that deliver or promote antioxidant activity in the body will be very beneficial. Interestingly, gingko biloba is the first herbal supplement to be tested against cell phone radiation. Pre-treatment with this brain-protective herb reversed cell phone induced oxidative stress and depletion of antioxidant enzymes in rodents.
In conclusion, electro-pollution is a very real threat to both present and future generations of animals and people. Companion animals and pets can be expected to have very high exposure rates with fairly constant proximity to their human caretaker’s multiple EMR emitting devices.
We now carry EMF protectors at IVC - to protect pets and people and to minimize the exposure within your home and/or office.
Click the image to the right for more info on the EMF protectors we recommend.
Dr. Katie presented on this topic at the AHVMA veterinary convention last year, and we would like to share this information with our clients and anyone else who is interested in proactive and preventative health for themselves and their pets.
Stay tuned for more information on our next presentation event!