First of all, What are Electromagnetic Frequencies?
Electromagnetic fields or EMF consists of energy waves that are emitted by electrical devices. EMF testing is used to evaluate the health effects of electromagnetic radiation in a building. Our body also produces electromagnetic fields, but these fields are low in intensity.
As a growing number of people are becoming aware of the importance of electromagnetic radiation, and the potential health effects of EMF, more and more safety standards are being introduced and enforced. However, there is still a significant amount of uncertainty and vulnerability amongst consumers regarding EMF testing.
Electric fields are measured in units of volts per meter, or V/m. Magnetic fields are measured in milli-Gauss, or mG.
We know what they are, but how are they made?
Electromagnetic Fields are produced by the voltage present in an electrical system. Higher voltage means a stronger electric field. In suburban and urban areas, many people are close to overhead powerlines, which means they are exposed to strong artificial electromagnetic fields. Other artificial electromagnetic fields come from;
- Cell Phones
- Household Appliances
- Power Strips and any other items that produces voltage
Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Frequencies in the Electromagnetic Spectrum
|These relatively have little impact on human health. They are not known to alter, damage or harm DNA or human cells.||These have harmful effects to human health. These dangerous frequencies are strong enough to seriously damage DNA or cells. Usually leading to forms of cancer, such as skin cancer.|
|TVs, Radios, Cell Towers, Phones, Microwaves, Satellite Dishes, UV Rays (Sun)||X-Ray, Gamma Rays, Prolonged Exposure to UV|
A serious effect of EMFs is Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (ES) is a physiological disorder characterized by symptoms directly brought on by exposure to electromagnetic fields. It produces neurological an dallergic-type symptoms. Symptoms may include but are not limited to;
- Eye Irritation,
- Skin rash
- Facial swelling
- Pain in Joints and/or Muscles,
- Buzzing/Ringing in the Ears
- Skin Numbness
- Abdominal Pressure and Pain,
- Breathing Difficulty
- Irregular Heartbeat
Want to learn even more about what EMFs entail and what you can do to further prevent them? Check out this detailed guide on EMFs.
Schedule with NextDay Inspect today to get your home inspected for EMF and determine whether or not you're in good standing.