What would be the world without the influence of electromagnetic waves? Do not hurry to answer this question, because our planet has been around for millions of years, surrounded by radiation.
The natural magnetic field of the Earth, the natural electric field, the radio emission of the Sun, atmospheric electricity - this is the electromagnetic waves that surround us from time immemorial. Living nature is impossible without this physical phenomenon.
However, due to human activity, there was a problem such as electromagnetic pollution, the source of which are household appliances, computers and components, construction power tools, mobile telephones, high-voltage power lines, radio stations. What is the effect of electromagnetic waves of anthropogenic origin and how to minimize it?
For normal human life, environmentally friendly conditions are required in terms of the influence of electromagnetic fields. Studies have shown that a person experiences the same stress, both in conditions of severe electromagnetic pollution and in the absence of natural sources of radiation (shielding from natural sources of EMF occurs in closed spaces, limited by metal or reinforced concrete, for example, in passenger cabins, elevator shafts and other premises)
Ideal conditions from this point of view are far from populated areas, in places where no electrical appliances are used. And since most of the inhabitants of the planet can not provide for such a living environment, there is a situation where Each of us in one way or another feels the influence of electromagnetic waves of anthropogenic origin.
In some cases, this effect does not go beyond the norm and is compensated by the body. In other situations, the influence of electromagnetic waves on the body can lead to the development of adverse effects.
Negative influence of electromagnetic waves on the organism
According to various studies, the effect of electromagnetic pollution can cause the following symptoms:
- From the nervous system: Changes in the electroencephalogram, neurasthenia, tremor of the fingers, disturbances of the central and autonomic nervous system, sweating;
- From the cardiovascular system: Unstable arterial pressure and pulse, cardiovascular and vasotonic disorders;
- Common symptoms: Headache and dizziness, weakness, decreased ability to work and attention, fatigue, superficial sleep that does not bring vivacity, decrease in potency, feeling of internal emptiness, unstable body temperature, allergic reactions.
The influence of electromagnetic waves on a person is noted at the level of cells, organs and the body as a whole. It is believed that such pollution is affected by the nervous, immune, endocrine and reproductive systems, and the range of diseases also affects such serious illnesses as leukemia and the appearance of tumors.
However, to date, fundamental research, proving a direct carcinogenic effect of electromagnetic waves on the body, was not carried out. Some experts are inclined to the fact that the syndrome of chronic fatigue is associated with an increase in electromagnetic pollution. And although the causes of this phenomenon have not been studied to the end, it is noted that the disease is characteristic of developed countries and its prevalence increases with each passing year.
Are reversible changes caused by the influence of electromagnetic waves on the body? Symptoms from the nervous and cardiovascular systems, as a rule, disappear after the effect of EMF is eliminated, but with the constant influence of the harmful factor, the violations become persistent and lead to diseases.
However, the situation is not devoid of irony, and one of the negative effects of electromagnetic waves on humans is electromagnetic phobia. An intrusive sense of threat makes people avoid antennas, even those that are used not for broadcasting, but for receiving radio broadcasting, as well as attributing radiation radiation properties to electromagnetic waves, buying devices for allegedly decontamination of premises and territories, etc. However, people with similar phobias may be able to provide competent explanations for specialists who meet the patient's level of education.
Whatever the case, the effect of electromagnetic waves on a person is considered potentially pathogenic. Symptoms caused by this factor combine the term "radio wavelength disease".
Influence of electromagnetic waves within the apartment
The greatest fears of environmentalists and medical professionals is the high-voltage equipment - transmission lines, transformer stations and substations. However, their level of electromagnetic impact on the environment is regulated by SanPiN standards, besides, such structures are, as a rule, far away from residential areas, so that the impact of electromagnetic waves on a person is minimized.
Much more interest for us is represented by household appliances that are in our apartment. The modern way of life involves a high concentration of home appliances on a limited living space. Electric heaters, fans, air conditioners, an additional lighting system, computer equipment, vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, blenders, a constantly switched on fridge and microwave oven, and many other devices that are in close proximity, are quite capable of creating a powerful electromagnetic background.
Do not forget about the domestic electricity distributors, which, as if the web spill into the entire apartment. When household appliances are off, this network creates an electric field, with the working technique there is a magnetic field of industrial frequency. Moreover, the influence of electromagnetic waves from such devices is felt even if they are in the room behind the wall.
How to protect yourself from the effects of electromagnetic waves
With the modern way of life it is impossible to completely isolate oneself from the influence of man-made radiation, but it can be reduced to a minimum. For example, stay as far away as possible from microwave ovens or electric ovens when they are working, as well as from office equipment, washing machines, etc. Turn off the devices if they are not needed. It is desirable to completely disassemble the device, rather than leave it in hibernation.
It is difficult to limit the influence of electromagnetic waves on phones that play the role of an alarm clock, means of communication, navigation and perform many other functions. However, specialists recommend not to give phones to children under the age of 5-8 years. When buying this gadget, choose models that use the GSM 1800 connection standard, use a headset to reduce the amount of radiation, do not place your phone near your head when you go to sleep. The less you are in the vicinity of running electrical appliances, the less they affect your body.