This type of pollution reduces levels of concentration, produces constant fatigue and weakens human health in a silent way
For years, many scientists and researchers have debated whether electromagnetic waves emitted by cell phones, televisions, computers, and other electronic devices can be harmful to health. And although the results have been contradictory so far, the existence of electromagnetic pollution and its consequences in the human body, are increasingly frequent and worrisome.
According to a report published in 2014 by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the subject in question, overexposure to these invisible waves was cataloged by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as "possibly carcinogens", a term that it is granted to a condition that could not be proven 100% certain cause, but not discarded in its entirety.
Every time you turn on a television, a laptop, chat by cell phone, check an e-mail, browsing the Internet or talking on the phone, electromagnetic pollution is being generated. Although these waves are imperceptible to the human eye, they flood every corner of the cities and generate some counterproductive effects on health.
The so-called electrosmog has been considered responsible by experts and institutions such as WHO to increase levels of fatigue in the global population and unleash suffering such as nausea, headache, dermatological problems and deficiency in concentration. Even some countries, such as Sweden, have declared electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), caused by overexposure to these waves, as a dangerous disease.
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How to evade the reception of these waves?
It is becoming increasingly common, especially in large cities, for young people to feel excessive sleepiness even after a pleasant night of rest, or mental exhaustion, even when the week is just beginning. For the WHO, these are just two symptoms caused by the electrosmog, and to diminish these consequences or to avoid future complications the organism suggests adopting the following practices both outside and inside the home:
- Keep the cell phone 30 or 40 centimeters away each time it is used.
- Use hands-free as much as possible while talking on the phone.
- Avoid talking in places with bad reception.
- Reduce the number and time of calls.
- Leave the cell phone outside the room during the night or leave it in airplane mode.
- Turn off WiFi at night.
- Disconnect electronic devices when they are not being used.
- Locate appliances against walls that face outward.
These practices can mostly be carried in the home, but it is difficult to evade electromagnetic pollution in workplaces or in the street, therefore. It is important to at least transform the home into a decontaminated space of said waves.
However, the Swiss organization Swiss Harmony, dedicated to research on radiofrequency fields, recommends checking on the Internet which sectors of the city emit the highest number of radio signals to avoid as much as possible, for this, Swiss Harmony suggests consulting pages such as Cellmapper.net or AntennaSearch.com, where such information can be found about the main cities of the world.
Although the consequences for health caused by electromagnetic waves have not been scientifically proven in a radical way, it is necessary to recognize the flaring increase of these fields in the last decades. Increase that due to the constant technological revolution will be increasing and to the same extent, its negative consequences.
Latinamerican Post | Krishna Jaramillo
Translated from “¿Qué es el ‘electrosmog’ y cómo puedes evitarlo?”
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