What You Don't Know About Electrical Appliances and Your Health
We live in affluent times. We think nothing of using a hairdryer to dry our hair, putting
the washing in a machine to clean it, having a television set in our bedrooms and having
a clock beside our beds, set to bring us our favorite radio station as we wake.
What if you were getting more than you thought with your electric appliances?
Research suggests that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) have an effect on the immune system,
and have been linked to headaches, cancers, blood disorders and a host of autoimmune diseases.
In October, 2002, preliminary findings from an eight year research project
commissioned by the California Public Utilities Commission, and considered the largest
project to date, suggests hundreds of thousands of people, particularly children, are at
risk from life-threatening illnesses linked to the emissions. Pregnant women are also at
greater risk of miscarriage.
Everything that uses or transmits electricity emits EMFs, however those in your
bedroom will have the greatest impact on your health because it is during sleep that
you are most vulnerable to energy imbalances. You are affected in direct proportion to
their strength, proximity and the length of time you are exposed to these fields. The
affect is also accumulative.
Tips For Detecting And Reducing The Harmful Effects Of EMFs In Your Life
1. You can detect the presence of strong fields with a small compass. When you move
towards an electromagnetic field the needle will turn to realign with the new magnetic
field, swinging as you move over it. Try it on your television or computer monitor.
2. Remove all plug-in clocks, television, answering machines, and electric blankets from
your bedroom. If you cannot do this, move these things at least eight to twelve feet
away from where you sleep, or unplug them while you sleep.
3. Look for any cables that run under your bed or close to your head. Where possible
reposition the cables, keeping them as far from your bed as possible. Consider moving
the bed to another part of the room if necessary.
4. Take note of appliances on shared walls with the bedroom. EMFs will transmit
through walls. Check the distance between these appliances and where you lie in bed. If
this applies to you, check for anxiety, insomnia, or any unusual types of illness.
5. Where possible unplug a device - this will disconnect the transformer and will no
longer create an EMF.
6. Reduce your exposure by increasing the distance between you and your electrical
appliances. Sit or lie at least 10 feet from your television set, and move your computer
at least 2 feet away from your keyboard if possible. A peace lily, or spider plant
grown near electrical objects will absorb some EMFs.
It is no longer enough to improve the purely Feng Shui aspects of your home and
bedroom. To ensure good health you also need to be assessing levels of EMFs now.
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