When it comes to EMF-emitting technology like cell phones, wifi and smart meters, a lot of people ask, ‘what is a safe distance?’
The answer is that every inch matters when it comes to using your devices more safely. This is because the power of EMF radiation weakens with distance. Exponentially. It has to do with something called the inverse square law.
EMF-emitting technology like phones and laptops emit significant amounts of radiation at levels that can potentially cause negative health effects – like decreased fertility, toasted skin syndrome, mild burns and even cancer.
This is why maximizing your distance from EMF-emitting technology is crucial. While distance does not reduce the amount of radiation, it does significantly reduce your exposure to it. Which brings us to Healthy Living Tip #39: Keep a Safe Distance.
Putting inches between your devices and your body will reduce health risks. If you double the distance between you and the source of EMF, you’ll cut the power of your exposure by 75%!
Here, take a look at what an exponential decline looks like.
That’s a lot, right?
And that’s why even Apple states in the manual not to put your iPhone in your pocket. Even a few millimeters makes a massive difference in the power of your exposure.
Do The Math, Inches Matter; EMF weakens with distance
So what distances between your body and technology are considered safe? Here’s what you need to consider:
- At night, if you use your phone as an alarm clock, keep it several feet from your body. It’s even better if you turn your phone off and use a traditional alarm clock.
- Apple states in their manual that while talking on your phone to keep the phone at least 15mm away from your head – the farther away the better. Use the speaker function or wired headphones instead of holding the phone to your ear.
- Keeping a safe range from your laptop is ideal as well. Radiation is significantly less when it is 2-3 inches from your body, says Dr. Mercola.
- Wired headsets are much safer than wireless headsets that are placed directly on the skin. And anti-radiation headsets are even safer.
While distance does matter, it is also important to minimize the use of technology. Every inch does matter, but sometimes it’s unavoidable.
To minimize your risk of health issues you can do several things: use your devices less, distance them from yourself when you do use them, and invest in shielding products that deflect radiation away from your body.
While technology does make life easier, it is not always safer. Every inch matters and can help protect you and your loved ones from harmful health risks.
If you would like to learn more about how to protect yourself from EMF radiation, then you’ll be thrilled to hear that the best EMF protection is free – and you can start right now.