Fears that cloud of ‘electrosmog’ could be harming humans eyes & brain cells.
Today, life without a Smartphone is almost unimaginable. And, whether we realize it or not, we’ve become more dependable (or addicted) on smart phones than ever before.
Radiation from Cell Phones and Wi-Fi Are Making People Sick — Are You at Risk ?
There are over 5 billion operating cell phones on the planet. These phones exchange signals with millions of cell phone towers. In your home, your favorite coffee shop, your local library and certainly in your office, you have WI-FI.
You probably also have a sprinkling of other wireless technologies, like a cordless phone, a wireless baby monitor or alarm system, or maybe even a USB-powered device that gives your cell phone Web access, which has been referred to as a “cell-phone tower for your pocket.”
Even if you have opted out of such conveniences, there’s a good chance your neighborhood has not. This means that, essentially, your environment is saturated with wireless technologies and the frequencies they emit – and you’re being impacted whether you realize it or not.
The simple answer to this question is, no one knows. How could they? The technologies that have become so intertwined with what it means to live in the 21st century – cell phones, laptops, iPads, and so on – have never-before existed.
And as a species, we have embraced them fully, without understanding what types of risks they may cause –
“We now live in a wireless-saturated normality that has never existed in the history of the human race. It is unprecedented because of the complexity of the modulated frequencies that carry the increasingly complex information we transmit on our cell phones, smart phones and Wi-Fi systems.
These EMFs [electromagnetic fields] are largely untested in their effects on human beings. Swedish neuroscientist Olle Johansson, who teaches at the world-renowned Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, (states) the mass saturation in electromagnetic fields raises terrible questions.
Humanity, he says, has embarked on the equivalent of “the largest full-scale experiment ever. What happens when, 24 hours around the clock, we allow ourselves and our children to be whole-body-irradiated by new, man-made electromagnetic fields for the entirety of our lives?”
Do You Suffer from Unexplained Headaches, Fatigue, Insomnia or Muscle Aches?
It is estimated that 3-8 percent of populations in developed countries experience serious electro-hypersensitivity symptoms, while 35 percent experience mild symptoms, according to Dr. Thomas Rau, medical director of the world-renowned Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland. Dr. Rau also believes that ‘electromagnetic loads’ lead to cancer, concentration problems, ADD, tinnitus, migraines, insomnia, arrhythmia, Parkinson’s and even back pain.
For people with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome (EHS), just walking into a coffee shop that is WI-FI equipped can be debilitating, triggering a wide array of symptoms including headache, fatigue, nausea, burning and itchy skin, and muscle aches. Some students have to drop out of school or are unable to continue on to graduate programs once they become electrically sensitive, irrespective of their intelligence and capabilities.
Even just briefly standing in line at the post office, or traveling on public transportation, can be a debilitating experience for some people, sometimes taking hours to restore balance.
The conventional medical establishment has yet to acknowledge electro-hypersensitivity as a “real” health issue, but the number of people experiencing severe symptoms that clear up when exposure to EMFs is eliminated, makes it impossible to ignore.
Further, with the work of Magda Havas, PhD, of the Environmental & Resources Studies Department at Trent University, Canada and others, acceptance is slowly growing and the real health effects of EMF are becoming harder to deny.
This is among the most solid proof that the effects of EMF radiation are real, as are the symptoms that some people readily experience when they’re around such microwave-emitting devices. The biological effects on the heart in the Havas study were found at .3% of the FCC exposure limits.
According to research, your physical body, such as your body weight, body-mass index, bone density, and water and electrolyte levels can alter the conductivity and biological reactivity to EMFs. Children are also particularly vulnerable.
So, if that’s the case with you, here’s something you should know – you’re probably straining your eyes a lot.
If you are already wearing spectacles or contact lenses, problems tend to get enhanced. That’s because your eyes have to compensate for the optical aids in addition to the strain caused by the device. Small font size on the phone’s screen also increases strain. Those who text or browse the web for prolonged periods also strain their eyes as do those who continuously use their smart phones in a moving vehicle. “Researchers have shown that while doing work on smart phones for long, users, especially the youth, tend to hold it closer than usual – between 10 and 12 inches. This, done in excess, can lead to myopia, especially if you are prone to it. Global reports show a 35% increase in young patients with advancing myopia, which many leading journals have attributed to near-point activity on a Smartphone. These problems are compounded by the use of computers on a daily basis.
What You Can Do to Minimize Digital Eye Strain
Have a comprehensive eye examination.
Even small uncorrected vision problems can contribute to eyestrain while using digital devices. Large vision problems are obvious, but smaller vision problems or eye muscle problems can go unnoticed. New computer glasses can sometimes make a huge difference in your visual comfort while using the computer or other digital devices. Make sure you measure the distance that your computer monitor or other digital device is from your eyes and share this with your eye doctor.
Take frequent breaks. Every 15-20 minutes, take a break and try to look outside a window, or at something very far away. This relaxes the focusing muscle and prevents spasm of that muscle that can lead to blurry vision and fatigue.
Eliminate annoying glare. The new computer monitors are excellent at reducing glare but some of the new tablets and handheld devices are horrible. Reflections can be distracting, uncomfortable and cause visual fatigue. If working in an office or at home by a window, try closing the drapes. Also try to reduce the amount of fluorescent lights directly overhead.
Your eye doctor will also prescribe anti-reflective coating on your eyeglass lenses which will help the most. This anti-reflective lens will allow more light to enter the eye while decreasing the amount of reflected light on the front and back surface of your lenses. This coating also helps to improve the cosmetic appearance of your glasses by making your lenses look invisible. Blink more! When you watch someone who uses the computer for many hours or another digital device, their blink rate decreases. When your blink rate decrease your eyes feel tired and dry out. When you are using the computer for an extended amount of time, think about actively blinking more. This sounds simple but it will definitely help. Also, purchase some high quality artificial tears and keep them by your computer monitor. Every couple of hours, instill a drop into your eyes.