What is EMF radiation?
Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiation , that are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of natural and man-made lighting. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences categorized EMFs into two different groups: Low frequency EMF radiation. They have lower frequencies than visible light and are non-ionizing radiation. Examples include EMFs from microwave ovens, computers, visible light, smart meters, WiFi, cell phones, Bluetooth, power lines, and MRIs. High frequency EMF radiation. These have higher frequencies than visible light, which are ionizing radiation. Examples include ultraviolet (UV) light, X-Rays, and Gamma rays. Are EMFs Harmful? There is no question that too much exposure from high frequency radiation we can experience major health issues. If we stay out in the sun too long we get sunburned from prolonged UV exposure. When getting X-Rays doctors ask if you are pregnant because the radiation can cause mutation and harm to a growing baby. Health effects of low frequency EMF radiation are more controversial for many reasons: First, symptoms due to use of microwave ovens, smart meters, WiFi, cell phones, etc. can be inconspicuous at first, but they may become noticeable over time rather than immediately.
Second, the electronic and telecommunication industries have strong financial interests in consumers not being aware of potential harm from using their products.