You might be wondering what the difference is between EMF and EMR. Are they one and the same? Not quite! Electromagnetic fields are associated with electricity; they originate from either natural or man-made sources. An example of this is lightning and phone charger cables. When lightning strikes, an electromagnetic field surrounds the current of energy. And when you charge your phone, the charger cable emits a high-energy, low frequency electromagnetic field.
Electromagnetic radiation on the other hand consists of waves of electric and magnetic energy. Visible light is an example of electromagnetic radiation we can see. But there are far more wavelengths on the EMR spectrum that are invisible and harmful, such as x-rays and gamma rays.
One way you can think of EMF and EMR is invisible areas of energy.
These invisible areas of energy are produced by electricity and various forms of natural and man-made lighting; common sources include power lines, computers, cell phones, charging stations, etc.
There are 2 types of EMR. The EPA states, “There are two general kinds of electromagnetic radiation: ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation is powerful enough to knock electrons out of their orbit around an atom. This process is called ionization and can be damaging to a body’s cells. Non-ionizing radiation has enough energy to move atoms in a molecule around and cause them to vibrate, which makes the atom heat up, but not enough to remove the electrons from the atoms.”
Non-Ionizing: Low level radiation, generally seen as harmless to humans
Ionizing: High level radiation with the potential for cellular and DNA damage
How does this affect all of us? A Nature study from 2015 notes the variety of adverse effects to man-made EMF. It states that due to certain aspects of man-made EMF/EMR (such as polarization), they are more bioactive and potent than natural EMF/EMR. Our body’s cells respond negatively to man-made fields. Cells become distressed and trigger a defense response to the repetitive stress of EMF. Constant stress responses release masses of highly reactive free radicals, which have been shown to cause cellular dysfunction and inflammation and interfere with the body’s DNA repair processes. This in turn leads to a weakened immune system, potential illness, disease, and even tumors. Some effects of EMF and EMR on the body include:
So how do we combat EMF, EMR, and its effects on the body? Nutrition 16:24 offers researched, patented devices to protect you from the detrimental effects of EMF radiation. These include devices for cell phones, computers, laptops, earbuds, smart meters, your home, and more. Using specialized technology, these devices work with your body to support it and reinforce its resilience to stress. For more information on this, the devices, and the technology behind it, please visit our Gia Wellness page.
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