Your life today is drastically different than how people lived 100 years ago, and it is amazing to see all of the technological advances that have occurred. Most modern homes are filled with a number of convenience and entertainment items: WiFi, big screen TVs, baby video monitors, cell phones, tablets, laptops, and more.
Outside the home, there are even more technological advances that are used on a regular basis. For example, a visit to the doctor’s office might result in CT scans, mammograms, or X-rays. People drive hybrid cars and you can see electrical lines running alongside the road.
Technology and Your Health
Even though technology has brought a lot of conveniences into our lives, it is important that you are aware of the potential health impact from these things. Is it possible that so much technology is leading to chronic health problems, such as cancer?
Numerous research studies have shown that cancer risk can increase for people living near power lines or a cell phone station. Additionally, research is being done to understand the impact of technology in the home, to uncover the potential health problems that are linked with daily radiation exposure.
Many researchers agree that radiation is dangerous at high levels, because the radiation exposure impacts immune response and various functions within the body.
Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) from Common Household Items
There are many common items in your household that generate electromagnetic fields, which is a type of non-ionizing radiation. This low frequency radiation can really increase in exposure, especially if your home is filled with many items that generate EMFs.
These are some of the common items that generate EMF:
- Big screen TVs
- Wireless routers
- Desktop computers
- Fluorescent lights
- Baby monitors
- Cell phones
- Cordless phones
- Bluetooth devices
If you have these items in your home, then you are experiencing “chronic” exposure to EMFs, and the evidence suggests that chronic exposure might be worse than short bursts of high exposure. So, it is best to minimize the exposure in your home, and consider your proximity to technology that emits EMFs.
Reducing Your Risk of Cancer
There are many factors in your daily lifestyle that might be increasing your risk of cancer, and it is important that you learn more about these factors in order to minimize their effects. Take some time to read Unravel the Mystery, by Ann Malkmus, which is a thorough guide on daily habits that impact your health and affect your risk of cancer. Also, check out the Unravel the Mystery Recipe Book which shares many delicious recipes that are designed to minimize cancer risk.