Alternatives to electromagnetic fields
Knowing about the radiation around us and what it can do can help us to better protect ourselves from any toxic effects. This is particularly important in places where more vulnerable people live e.g. children, pregnant women, elderly people or patients with certain types of illnesses.
To improve our wellbeing and increase our quality of life, we need to adhere some basic advice relating to the quality of our environment, in the home as well as in the office.
- Sleeping. Do not put electronic devices e.g. radio alarm clocks, halogen lamps or cordless telephones on your bedside table. Do not charge your phone next to your bed. Avoid using a mattress with springs or a mattress base which has ferromagnetic parts.
- Mobile phones. Do not carry your mobile phone in your pocket and, when you are talking, use a hands-free set or earphones. By keeping it away from your body, you are protecting yourself from its radiation. Only connect Bluetooth or WiFi when you need it. Make sure that your children are not using mobile phones too.
- Household appliances. The washing machine, microwave, oven, boiler and glass, ceramic or induction hobs should not be on the wall adjacent to the head of your bed. Even when they are switched off, they can emit radiation which is conducted through the wall.
- Electrical wiring. Check that the cables do not emit more radiation than is absolutely necessary and that the earth connections work well.
- Wireless technologies. Wireless technologies, such as cordless telephones or WiFi routers fill our environments with high-frequency radiation. Preferably choose wired technologies and resort to wireless devices only when absolutely necessary, but always keeping the radiation sources aware from places with a lot of people.
- Radon gas. When decorating your house, be careful when using some materials which may be a source of radon gas; it is radioactive and is one of the main causes of lung cancer. If the building has been built on granite floors or with risky materials e.g. some basalts, granites or ceramics, make sure that it is well ventilated.
- Antennas and cables. Before moving homes or offices, make sure that there are no TV or phone antennas, high tension lines, overhead cables or transformers nearby.
- Ventilation and materials. Avoid using an excessive amount of synthetic materials in your carpets, varnishes and furniture. Keep the humidity higher than 50% and keep rooms ventilated. Humidifiers and ionisers can help to improve environmental quality.