April 14, 2024

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The Dangers of RF Radiation Exposure (And How to Protect Yourself)

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Did you know that Heinrich Hertz confirmed the presence of RF waves in 1890? And since then, medical experts have discovered that RF radiation is one of the leading causes of cancer, among other ailments. But, with so many devices that emit this harmful radiation, it can be a real challenge to avoid it.

Would you like to learn more about how to protect yourself from RF radiation exposure? If so, we invite you to keep reading as we break down the basics of radio frequency and its dangers to our well-being.

What Is RF Radiation Exposure?

There are some natural RF waves, like sunlight and the earth itself, but these waves hardly damage your body. But, as mentioned previously, there are hundreds of devices that emit RF waves, which means that you’re being exposed to them on a daily basis. So let’s take a moment to explain the dangers of RF radiation from certain devices.

Microwave Ovens

As you already know, microwave ovens emit high levels of RF radiation to heat food or beverages. Engineers designed the microwave oven to contain the radiation to avoid RF exposure, but of course, there are certain materials (plastics) that can absorb radiation, which is why experts recommend not to use plastic containers in a microwave oven.

But, keep in mind that microwave ovens don’t use x-rays or gamma rays, which means the food or beverages aren’t radioactive.

TVs 

Nowadays, most TVs use RF waves to transmit broadcasts, which means that while you’re watching TV, you’re being exposed to low levels of RF radiation. But, this exposure only happens while the TV is on, so if you want to reduce exposure, turn the TV off. Moreover, some next gen TV ATSC 3.0 emit fewer RF waves than others.

The Dangers of Radiation Exposure and How to Prevent Them

Even though there’s still much to learn about RF radiation, there are clear indications that it causes cancer and some tumors. But, of course, to get to the point of developing cancer, you’ll need prolonged exposure to high radiation levels. Furthermore, RF radiation isn’t always easy to detect, especially if you lack the proper tools.

Fortunately, you can reduce RF radiation exposure by limiting your time near devices, equipment, and other appliances. Moreover, you can use special RF waves detection tools to see if there are areas of your home with high levels of radiation.

RF Radiation and Your Health

As you have seen, RF radiation is dangerous and can cause severe harm if left unchecked. But, of course, it’s nearly impossible to avoid all RF radiation, so make sure you at least try to reduce the amount by distancing yourself from certain devices. And don’t forget to save this post so you can refer to it when needed!

Did you find this article about RF radiation helpful? If so, feel free to browse our other health-related posts before you go!