ARTIFICIAL RADIATION AT HOME
On August 2, 2018, in the magazine “Ecohabitar”, specialized in bio-construction, bio-architecture and habitat biology. You can read the article below.
Where do more artificial radiation is concentrated?
According to the expert engineer in air measurements, Carles Surià, the bedroom, and above all the bed, is the place where more artificial radiation are usually measured. Hundreds of studies indicate that they can cause sleep interruptions, difficulties for pregnancy or male infertility.
As bioelectric systems we are, our heart, our nervous system, our brain and our cells are all regulated by internal bioelectric signals. The electromagnetic waves around us can excite our cells and, depending on the radiation absorbed from outside, can heat the cells like a microwave oven.
“The bedroom, and the bed in particular, is the place where most of the artificial radiation in the house is measured.” This is what Carles Surià, an expert engineer in air measurements, says. Beyond the current legislation in Spain, beds are used to measure electromagnetic radiation values above the thresholds recommended by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (0.1 μW/cm2) for long-term levels of exposure to microwaves indoors.
The devices that affect us
Radio alarm clocks, cordless phones, WIFI routers, mobile phones running on the table and charging, wireless intercoms for babies, electrical wiring behind the head…. All this, together with the entry of electromagnetic waves through the window, or magnetic fields due to the proximity of public electrical wiring, can induce parasitic body currents that excite the human bioelectric system.
In the pharmaceutical industry, very strict product evaluation standards apply prior to the launch of any new product. In the physical environment, where electromagnetic waves are transmitted, the legal framework does not require these checks prior to the launch of a new technology. However, there are several pathologies that scientific studies relate to electromagnetic fields: from sleep interruption, difficulty in pregnancy, male infertility or alterations in the development of children’s brains to depression, fatigue and Alzheimer’s disease.
The main question, however, is what will happen in the long run. It has not been possible to conduct any long-term studies on the effects of pulsed electromagnetic waves using digital telecommunications.
The solution? The prevention
Against this backdrop, Carles Surià’s recommendation is prevention. If you suffer any of the above symptoms, you can analyze with technical measurements if there is an excess of electromagnetic radiation, especially in the resting spaces, because that is where you stay longer and is the space where the body must recover from the daily stress.
There are simple solutions that can reduce artificial radiation in the bedroom without affecting the user’s comfort, such as using a lifetime battery alarm clock instead of one connected to a power outlet or mobile phone.
Soon 5G will arrive and the information transmitted will increase. It is clear that technology helps social progress. What is the point of having WIFI running at night, is it worth charging your mobile phone under your pillow, is it necessary to see your baby’s face with the digital intercom in the foreground?