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Five Primary Sources of Electromagnetic Field Exposure There are basically five primary sources of dangerous EMF that surround you on a daily basis: 1. Electric fields: These are the fields that emanate from anything that has voltage; basically anything electric, such as lamps, electrical wiring, outlets, extension cords, electrical appliances, and power outlets. Electric fields can affect the electrical communica on in your body, such as your brainwaves, or the ability of your neurons to fire and communicate. It can also impede inter-cell communica on anywhere in your body. Health problems that can manifest as a result to this type of exposure include neurological- and behavioral changes, altered cell growth, cell muta ons, fibromyalgia, chronic fa gue, and even cancer. 2. Magne c fields: The Environmental Protec on Agency (EPA) has labeled magne c fields a class 3 carcinogen. These fields can occur when there is an imbalance in the electrical wiring, and around electrical motors such as the motor in your refrigerator. A MAJOR source of magne c fields is next to the main power meter for your house. You definitely want to avoid sleeping up against a wall that has a power meter on the outside. Electric clock radios can also generate magne c fields. Fortunately, the effect drops off drama cally with distance, so simply pu ng some distance—typically about five or six feet— between yourself and the source is usually sufficient to dras cally reduce or eliminate the danger. 3. Power lines, whether above- or underground. 4. Metal plumbing: Yes, older metal plumbing can frequently carry a current. 5. Wireless communica ons: This includes wireless power meters (so-called SmartMeters), cell phones, cell towers, wireless routers, and cordless phones. Most of these types of technologies expose you to both electric- and magne c fields. According to Vickie, cordless phone bases are a MAJOR source of exposure, and should never be kept in your sleeping area. While the handset is a source of exposure while you're talking on the phone, the base transmits constantly, whether the phone is in use or not. S ll, it's best to use the speakerphone or a headset when using a cordless phone because the thermal impact of the antenna can also cause problems, par cularly if you're frequently on the phone or talk for long periods of me. The thermal impact is what the SAR ra ng on the phone refers to. The radia on emi ed by wireless communica ons decreases linearly, so you have to put a significant amount of distance between yourself and the source to sufficiently reduce your exposure. Having walls EMF ExposurE: The Silent Enemy Harming Your Health Today… Worse than Cigarettes? EMF ExposurE: Worse than Cigarettes? Abby's Magazine - Volume 4 Issue 5| Page 15

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