People often see induction stoves as a better way to cook, because you don’t have to clean the coils like a traditional stove and the food can cook up to 50% faster. However, these types of stoves and cooktops produce high amounts of EMF radiation in order to cook the food. Which brings us to Healthy Living Tip #92: Avoid Induction Cooktops.
Induction stoves and cooktops work with electromagnetic energy, similar to microwave ovens. This type of cooking uses electromagnetic energy to heat items from the inside out. Very high levels of EMF radiation are used in currents to heat up the pan.
Underneath each cooking area there is an induction coil that produces alternating current flows. This creates a magnetic field with a circular current known as induction.
When cooking with induction, a person might not get burned if the heat is on low; however, you will still absorb radiation and the radiation levels only get higher with higher heat levels.
The best way to protect yourself from EMF radiation from an induction stove is to avoid having an induction stove altogether. Gas and propane stoves do not emit EMF radiation and are thus much safer to use.
If you already own an induction stove, we suggest that you limit the number of times you use it and stay as far away from it as you can when it is in use.
As we constantly repeat here at SYB, it is best to minimize exposure and maximize your distance from EMF emitting devices. There are lots of ways you can do that: check out our Healthy Living Tips page for more of them.