Why It’s Vital To Protect Your Home From EMFs
Our homes are a box where all our most valued things are kept, whether the loved ones we hold dear or the items we value. As such, there are few things that we wouldn’t do to keep potential safety risks out of our homes.
However, when it comes to risk, we often focus on things we can see, like storms, burglars, or fires. But a risk doesn’t have to be visible to cause harm. That is the case with electromagnetic fields (EMF). Understanding why it’s vital to protect your home from EMFs is the first step to keeping your household safe.
What Are EMFs?
Electromagnetic fields are the consequence of large amounts of electromagnetic energy. This type of energy is produced by a variety of natural and manufactured sources, from the sun in the sky to the telephone wires outside your window.
Humans have always been exposed to some of these fields. However, the modern explosion of technology has drastically increased how much exists in the world around us. The presence of technology, like radio, television, Wi-Fi, and smart devices, ensures we are beset with EMFs 24/7.
Potential Side Effects of EMFs
Most large government research to date hasn't suggested that prolonged exposure to EMFs can cause physical harm. However, other smaller studies and individual experiences have suggested that this exposure potentially may have an impact on one’s physical and emotional health.
Those who are sensitive to electromagnetic fields can experience a number of physical side effects. A few of them include:
- Trouble sleeping
- Unexplained rashes
Additionally, some have suggested that there is a soft correlation between EMF exposure and an increased risk of cancer. However, more research is still needed.
Mental and Emotional Effects
Along with physical side effects, some have found that extensive EMF exposure can affect their headspace. These individuals have reported greater instances of:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Mood fluctuations
- Changes in memory
The fact that EMF may impact one’s ability to sleep at night may also exacerbate these issues.
Tips for Protecting Your Family
With these potential side effects, it’s easy to see why you need to protect your home from EMF. The next question becomes how to do it. You can make several lifestyle changes to reduce your house’s exposure to EMF, such as:
- Hire an EMF consultant
- Switch from Wi-Fi to a corded browser
- Don’t charge electronics in your bedroom
- Reduce use of devices
- Unplug electronics when not in use
- Change to LED lighting
Another great way to protect your home from outside sources of electricity is to invest in EMF-blocking paint. This nickel-based paint applies to the walls just like traditional paint, and you can paint over it with the color of your choice.
ECOS Paints is an ideal source for shielding paint because it offers protection against EMFs without the harsh chemicals typically found in conventional paints.