Why Children Are Most Sensitive to EMFs
Are you worried about your child’s health? Are you aware of the risks posed by electromagnetic fields or EMF exposure for children?
Due to the widespread use of electronic devices and gadgets, our children today are exposed to more non-ionizing radiation from electromagnetic fields (EMF) than we ever were. Research has proven that long-term exposure to EMF can be harmful to a child’s health, leaving them vulnerable to a number of illnesses and disorders as they grow older.
Parents who are concerned about the potential effects of EMF on children can take a number of precautions to reduce their children's exposure.
The Effects of EMF on Children and Adults
You’ve likely heard about the mental and physical health impacts of electromagnetic frequencies, or EMF. There is growing global concern about what this means for the long-term health of people alive today. You can read the details on our page explaining Why You Should be Concerned About EMF Radiation.
What Is Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity?
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is a condition where individuals experience a range of symptoms that they attribute to exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), common symptoms of EHS include skin reactions such as redness, tingling, and burning sensations, as well as neurasthenic and vegetative symptoms such as fatigue, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, nausea, heart palpitations, and digestive disturbances.
These symptoms can vary in severity and frequency and can be triggered by a range of sources, including cell phones, Wi-Fi routers, and other electronic devices. The condition is not well understood, and research is ongoing to determine the cause and effective treatment options for those who suffer from EHS. People’s sensitivity to EMF exposure varies widely, so for many they feel nothing at all, but for some it is a serious problem.
Is EMF Dangerous?
Yes, EMF is dangerous. The WHO adds that this “collection of symptoms is not part of any recognized syndrome,” but their studies have now officially classified EMF as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”
Why? Because the body is a delicate machine, and it relies on electrical signals for all of its daily functions, from pumping blood to sending and receiving neurological information.
The massive uptick of EMF in our environment from electronic devices means we now receive tons of external electrical input, which disrupts our systems and can lead to the symptoms above. And this is true whether you currently experience the symptoms of EHS or not.
Why Are Children Especially Vulnerable to EMF?
The effects of EMF on children are particularly harmful because they are young. Whether we’re talking about the effects of screen time or wireless signals from devices around the house and school, the results are the same: a potential degradation of their mental and physical health.
Studies show myriad reasons for increased sensitivity among the young, including:
- Their nervous systems are still in the process of developing, so disrupting signals is not only potentially more damaging in the moment but can lead to lasting abnormalities later.
- Children have more water and ions in their bodies, both of which increase their conductivity and make them more vulnerable to external EMF.
- Kids will spend more time bathed in EMF than adults because they have lived their whole lives surrounded by electronic devices.
- Children have thinner skulls and smaller heads, which means they can more easily absorb radiation.
In recent years, governments and institutions have started to respond to these dangers by recommending wired internet connections over WiFi; banning cell phone advertising to children in many countries; as well as mandating Specific Absorption Rate or SAR labeling, based on scientific studies determining acceptable limits.
Unfortunately, while governments are increasingly recognizing that EMF is potentially harmful to children (as well as adults), their protections are currently limited. They pervasively fail to recognize the non-thermal EMF effects – those that don’t manifest from the heat of electromagnetic radiation – which are very harmful as well.
Combating those non-thermal effects is critical for healthier development in children, better lifelong mental health, and reduced physical symptoms. So what’s the answer?
Reduce EMF Exposure and Protect Children from Health Impacts
We cannot eliminate EMFs from the environment. Electronics are too important to modern society, and even if we wanted to, it is impossible without removing your family to an isolated area. You can try to limit your children’s exposure to RF radiation, especially from cell phone use.
But since none of us, including children, can avoid EMF exposure, that is why EMF harmonizing products are important. They neutralize those electromagnetic disturbances that disrupt cellular functioning and can interfere with a child’s normal and healthy development, without requiring the absence of electronic equipment.
Importantly, they do not block EMF, which means that your wireless devices continue to function normally. Instead, they harmonize harmful frequencies so they no longer interact negatively with the body.
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