International organizations around the world have long called for the creation of EMF safety standards to help protect average citizens against the harmful effects of cordless phone radiation, WiFi radiation, laptop radiation, and more. The United States currently abides by limits set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) for radiation emissions from electronic devices. But are those EMF safety standards really enough to protect us from the long-term effects of chronic exposure?
Many scientists now believe that the old standards first set by the ICNIRP weren’t made with the levels of electronic use and EMF exposure we now experience on a daily basis. At any given moment, you are likely within arm’s reach of a computer, laptop, tablet, cell phone, cordless phone, WiFi router, microwave, fluorescent lightbulbs, smart meters, and any other number of devices that are emitting harmful levels of radiation.
The current national EMF safety standards often only account for short-term, high-level exposures, and only the immediate physiological effects. They don’t properly take into account the low-level and long-term exposures we frequently experience today, nor the extended potential health risks of EMF.
Since the year 2008, for instance, there has been a nearly 30% increase in the number of brain cancer patients whose tumors are of an “unknown nature,” yet that change is not properly reflected in the national cancer registry.
Moreover, there are financial and political reasons why the current EMF safety standards are set so low. Powerful companies that create these electronic devices and cell phones have a vested interest in making sure that the public feels “safe” when using their products, even if they are emitting EMFs. Are millions of Americans damaging their own health without even realizing it?
Though standards vary throughout the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) has still been unable to come to a uniform consensus on how much radiation exposure is considered safe for human beings. Until then, the best thing you can do is take the extra precautions to protect yourself in your home and office. Invest in EMF protection shields to help minimize the harmful effects of EMF and keep your health in tact.