Fourteen Surprising Ways You Are Being Over-exposed To Electro/Magnetic Radiation
Radiation. The word alone scares us, but we’re exposed to it on a daily basis in some unlikely places. While there’s no reason to dictate where you go based on radiation, know that extreme exposure to certain types of radiation can be hazardous to your health.Illnesses include vomiting, nausea and in some cases, a loss of white blood cells(the good cells that fight bad germs in our system). Read on for a look at surprising places you may be overexposed to radiation.
Airplanes.You may getting to your destination more quickly, butflying from one coast to the other on a commercial flight exposes us to about .03 mSv(one of the many scales for measuring radiation). While this may not seem like much, if you’re flying from coast to coast often or taking numerous flights that put you on a plane for a long duration of time, you’re exposing yourself to major radiation over the course of years. Another measurement shows the magnetic field is over 100 mG (milligause). The EPA has stated that any electr0/magnetic field in excess of 3 mG is cancer causing.
Tabacco smoke.As if you needed another reason to make you kick the habit! Tabacco smoke packs radionuclides. The radiation comes fromthe leaves used to create the tabacco for cigarettesand while it’s a small amount, most smokers are threatening their health by taking in several cigarettes per day. Smoking kills your lungs and respiratory system and now it exposes you to radiation too.
Military soldiersMilitary soldiers are around hazardous materials all of the time and troops from countries around the globe are regularly exposed to fairly high levels of radiation. In few cases this is deliberate,while in others it is a plan gone awry. Still, many soldiers deal with the aftermath of high radiation exposure when returning home from combat.
Packaged food.Packaged and bulk food does not come in direct contact with radiation, but instead passes through it.A radiation chamber is a passing point for packaged and bulk food, causing a beam of radiation to “scan” food. Food irradation is used to kill food-borne bacteria and help preserve food. The level of radiation is determined by the reason the foods being irradated and can be significant in food consumed by the military since much precaution is taken in their meals.
Smoke detectors.One of the most common types of smoke alarms for offices or homes arethose with an ionization chamber. Both emit radiation to homes and businesses on a daily basis. These trace amounts of radiation found in smoke detectors do not typically effect us as long as the radiation source is kept inside of the smoke detector. Though smoke detectors with ionization chambers have been on the market for quite some time, there have been no long term studies on their effect.
Camping out excessively.Camping out is fun, but it also means being outdoors for days at a time. Small levels ofionizing radiation comes from the cosmic rays radiated by the sun and stars. If you’re outdoors 24/7 for days at a time, you’re adding to the daily exposure we all receive from these sources. While a log cabin may not be everyone’s idea of camping it does protect from radiation exposure for evening, but if you’re a true camping buff, just keep your trips to a couple of days versus a week..
Radon gas.Radon gas is everywhere and can get into our homes. Radon gas is the result of heavy metals naturally disintegrating and it’s in the air we breathe on a daily basis. It is not unusual for an office building or home to have high levels of radon gas inside where people are breathing all day or night.Sealing your windows and doors can reduce the amount of radon gas that enters any space, but still does not guarantee your home will be radon gas free.
Electric Cars emit over 150 mG of electro/magnetic radiation which may show in years to come to be a contributor to cancerous conditions. The most toxic place to sit in a battery operated or electric car is in the driver seat. I would suggest staying with petrol driven car which are less toxic with magnetic fields of less than 10 mG.
Hair dryers are deadly and emit over 20,000 mG of electro/magnetic radiation. If you use a hair dryer make sure stay at least 3 feet away by using a tube extension. But never hold a hair dryer next to your head - it may be a contributor to brain cancer.
Cell phones are a major contributor to radiation exposure and should never be held to the head. They can emit in excess of 100 mG and may be a contributor to brain cancer.
Living by electrical power lines or power plants can be another source of electro/magnetic radiation.
Radiation/EMF can be hazardous, but with a heads-up on where you may be overexposed, you can live life carefully. Understand that electro/magnetic radiation is the most toxic invisible pollution ever invented by man. It is only prudent to limit your exposure as much as possible.