We have all heard that exposure to radiation is a bad thing, and we have all heard that our laptop computers are emitting harmful radiation. Yet laptops continue to be sold, and we continue to buy and use them with no noticeable effects. So, it is easy to believe that this is all just an overreaction. After all, if a laptop computer were that harmful, somebody would regulate it or something, right? Wrong. Remember when cigarettes were considered harmless? Another thing to consider is that it’s not just our computers giving off electromagnetic radiation. We also use microwaves, televisions, Wi-Fi and mobile phones. Signals are bouncing off satellites and towers everywhere we go. We have phones in our pockets and computers on our laps.  It is important to have an EMF shield to protect us from as much of this radiation as we can.

The radiation that comes from a laptop computer is a low frequency radiation. It is not ionizing radiation like the kind that comes from nuclear reactions, but it can still do some damage. How much damage is still unclear as there have been only a few studies. In one study however the EMF values coming from a laptop computer were found to be within the safety levels set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, but they are higher than the level recommended for desktop monitors. There is less radiation coming from a laptop screen than a desktop, but we sit closer to our laptop computers than we do our desktops.  This matters because even safe levels of EMF may become unsafe when we add up the amount of safe levels we are exposed to daily. Considering that radiation is thought to cause cancers, such as testicular cancer, and sterility and infertility, it is important to have an EMF shield to protect this vulnerable area. Some of the possible symptoms from radiation exposure may include fatigue; memory lapses or loss of concentration; headaches and insomnia; anxiety, depression or other psychological problems; breathlessness, nausea or dizziness. Of course, if you have any of these symptoms it doesn’t mean that radiation is the cause, but it is a good idea to have an EMF shield to allow you to use the computer with a bit more peace of mind.

We are learning more about the dangers of every day.  Radiation from these devices is likely to get worse in the future as more people use them with greater frequency. We have computers in our homes, our classrooms, our workplaces and our coffee shops already, and there is little possibility that we will use them less in the future. So we need to reduce the harm. An EMF shield is a device that sits beneath the computer. It filters off the radiation so that it doesn’t reach your body.

This article was written by Madlyn Magpuri, on behalf of DefendersPad, offering protective shield from heat and radiations emitted from laptops. To know how you can read an EMF meter, you may visit About.com.

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