written by: Shon Miles
EMF, which is short form for the Electronic Magnetic Field, is produced by electrically charged devices and objects including everything in and near to your home, starting from your cell phones to the sun, and even the home appliances such as the microwave ovens. You may find a lot of discussion going on everywhere about the effects of EMF.
To take the necessary protection from EMF; you must have a concrete idea of the electronic magnetic field effects. After going through this article you would be fully aware of the effects of EMF and you would know that you must take precautionary measures.
Can electronic magnetic field or EMF from home wiring, power lines, military and airport radar, computers, substations, transformers, and your home appliances cause brain leukemia, tumors, birth defects, miscarriages, headaches, chronic fatigue, cataracts, stress, heart problems, nausea, forgetfulness, cancer, chest pain and other similar kinds of health problems?
Unfortunately the answer is yes.
Many people have reported a wide range of symptoms to low levels of exposure to EMF at home. The most common symptoms include anxiety, fatigue, headaches, nausea, depression and suicide and loss of sexual desire. Again there are many researches going on to find out other possible effects of EMF on human body. On the other hand, it is commonly accepted that high levels of exposure to EMF cause serious health problem such as the cancer.
There have been many reports of low birth weight and prematurity in children, by the women who have some level of EMF exposure. Exposures to EMFs in the home and workplace, such as from the computer screens, electric blankets and water beds, radio frequency welding machines, radar, and other home appliances can lead to many health problems for the infant.
Numerous studies have been conducted on this issue across the world and some produce contradictory results. However, most experts are convinced that the effects can be very dangerous for the health and the threat is real.
One study by Dr. David Carpenter, who is the dean at the School of Public Health, State University of New York indicates that is likely that around 30 percent of all childhood cancers come from some kind of exposure to EMFs. For more information go to the Citizens Energy task force.
Even the Environmental Protection Agency or EPA has warned everyone that there is a reason for concern about the issue. The Department of Energy reported in November 1989 that indeed, there would be biological effects due to field exposure.
So you can understand that the effects of EMF are things that should not be neglected. Even apart from the long-term health concerns, EMF can cause other kinds of problems too.
For instance, if you are thinking about buying a house with high fields, then it can be a complete economic disaster for you. Within a few years, when power line radiation is as dominant and accepted as radon and asbestos, your house with high fields will be almost impossible to sell. You can find information about hundreds of lawsuits that have been filed regarding EMFs and its effect on property devaluation.