Do you spend long hours in front of the computer? Are you glued to your cell phone? Believe it or not, your favorite gadgets could be making you sick. Popular electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones, and microwave ovens, emit electromagnetic fields (EMF) that cause radiation. This may increase your risk of immune disorders, cancer, mental diseases, and cardiovascular problems. Children are the most vulnerable to their side effects.
The Dark Side of Modern Technology
For years, health experts have warned about the dangers of cell phones and microwave ovens. These gadgets emit radiation, which affects every system in your body. In the long run, it causes DNA damage and kills healthy cells, putting you at risk for a myriad of diseases. According to researchers, there is no safe limit of exposure to radiation.
Most electronic devices produce electromagnetic waves. Laptops emit extremely low frequency radiation. New technologies, such as WiFi and Bluetooth, generate higher frequency waves that affect your skin, muscles, and reproductive organs. CT and X-ray machines produce high-frequency radiation that is powerful enough to alter your genetic makeup and cause death. Routers, wireless phones, and power transformers are not safer either.
Is Radiation Really That Harmful?
Studies have found that the microwave radiation from tablets and cell phones can weaken immune function and affect the brain’s protective barrier. Children’s bone marrow absorbs about 10 times more radiation compared to that of an adult. This may lead to behavioral changes, ADHD, autism, hearing deficits, and diseases of the nervous system.
The damage caused by radiation depends on the amount and duration of exposure. Common side effects include spleen and bone marrow disorders, sterility, skin rashes, recurring infections, loss of appetite, leukemia, and breast cancer. You may also experience depression, brain fog, muscle aches, insomnia, and fatigue. The more time you spend talking on the phone or using the computer, the higher the amount of radiation.
Researchers believe that radiation from electronic devices may be responsible for the growing rates of ADHD, infertility, and birth defects. In clinical trials, human sperm exposed to cell phone radiation died three times faster. According to the World Health Organization, the microwave fields emitted by smartphones constitute a possible carcinogen.
Unfortunately, electronic devices are an integral part of our lives. The only thing we can do is to use these gadgets with caution and maintain a safe distance from them. Simple changes, such as holding the phone further to the ear and placing the laptop on a desk instead of our laps, can help reduce exposure to radiation.