One Big Spectrum (Caution: technical stuff to follow)
All of these are energy and all are perceived as waves of vibration that we like to call "Frequencies." Similar to the word "frequent," the term "frequency" refers to how many vibrations per second. For convenience we use the acronym "EMF" for Electro Magnetic Frequencies. Yet light and radio, and even sound all exist on one giant spectrum of frequencies. Frequencies radiate outward from a source. ie. "Radiaion."
Wow. (You might want to read that again. It was a bit "heady.") Seriously, that is a big deal.
A sunrise is radiation just as your cell phone is. However they are NOT the same. But they are on the same spectrum. A television signal is radiation just as your microwave is. Your WiFi is radiation just as the weather RADAR is. They are all radiation on different frequencies.
Where some frequencies are considered helpful, or simply benign, others have varying negative health effects and some are downright harmful. The worst of which is ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation is of a high enough energy to knock electrons off of the atoms in your body creating free radicals. For example gamma rays from space or holding enriched plutonium in your bare hands.
It is wise to consider though, that all radiation, even benign, affects the human body on a cellular level--some beneficial, some not. Cellular chemistry can be seen as the flow of electrons and thus influenced by the electric, magnetic, and radio environment that surrounds you. It is a tenant of Building Biology to adjust your overall environment to best promote health. That includes Earth Fields, Indoor Air Quality, Electric Fields, Magnetic Fields, Radio Fields, Dirty Electricity, and more. That is why Thrive Environmental exists--to provide data you can use to create an environment around you that helps you thrive!
Governmental agencies have standards for what is considered safe levels of exposure to various types of radiation and toxins. However Building Biology has much stricter standards. Although most of the current technology is considered safe by regulatory agencies, it typically far exceeds what many wholistic healthcare providers find acceptable, let alone safe!
Just as a growing group of individuals are sensitive to chemicals, an equally large and growing group of people are becoming electrically hypersensitive. Some have headaches, muscle pains, insomnia, dizziness, rashes, anxiety, mood swings, fatigue, cancers and other symptoms simply due to their EMF environment let alone their exposure to chemicals from farming, building materials, and consumer products. Considerable and mounting research is pointing to EMF pollution as a factor in the increase of childhood leukemia. Could it be that childhood use of tablets, smart phones, baby monitors, smart pacifiers and now smart diapers could be a factor?
In other words, radiation has become pervasive in our modern world, but it's not all safe. As our world becomes evermore interconnected, the exposure only increases. Knowledge is your best defense. (Do I really need a refrigerator with a smart phone app that tells me I need to remember to buy milk?) Understanding the various forms of radiation and its effects can prepare you to take steps to increase your exposure to good radiation, and eliminate or at least reduce exposure to bad forms.
This is where focused assessments from Thrive Environmental come in.
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