What are EMR & EMF?

Electromagnetic Radiation(EMR), Electromagnetic Frequency (EMF), Geopathic Stress (GS), Human Generated Radiation– what’s it all about?

What is EMF / EMR?

EMFs (Electromagnetic fields) can seem to be a highly complex subject, especially given the level of jargon used. We hope to explain some of the basics here, including references to further information.

EMF’s is an abbreviation of Electromagnetic Fields or Electromagnetic Frequencies. EMR is an abbreviation of Electromagnetic Radiation. These terms are often used interchangeably. I will use EMR for simplicity.

What is EMR and is it harmful?

Put simply Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is a form of energy that takes many forms such as radio waves, microwaves, X-rays and gamma rays. Classically, electromagnetic waves are characterised by their different frequency known as its wavelength. These can be shown using the Electromagnetic Spectrum.

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

What is the Electromagnetic Spectrum

The Electromagnetic Spectrum encompasses a wide variety of frequencies, both natural and man-made. We are exposed to many of these frequencies on a daily basis.

Some frequencies, like the Earth’s natural magnetic field, the natural Schumann Resonance, visible light and sunshine are essential to human health e.g. we use visible light for the melatonin cycle and UV radiation for Vitamin D synthesis. Also, each of the trillions of cells making up the human body use electromagnetic energy for communication (brain waves, heart beat, nerve signals).

These are usually sorted by the frequency. The frequency which the field oscillates at defines the type of EMR.

Which affect us the most?

Surprisingly both low and high frequency EMR are proving to have detrimental biological effects. The difference between low frequency and high frequency EMR is that low frequencies simply have a longer waveform or length than high frequencies. Electromagnetic waves of different frequency are called by different names since they have different sources and effects on matter. These are often defined simply by non-ionising and ionising radiation.

What does ionising and non-ionising mean?

Low frequency fields, Radio Frequency and microwave technology are in the non-ionising band of the spectrum, deemed safe for humans. Non-ionising just means there isn’t enough energy to break chemical bonds between molecules ie have a biological affect on us and animals. Unlike ultraviolet light, gamma rays and X-rays which are in the ionising part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

For decades we have been lead to believe by our governing authorities that there is some kind of magical cut-off point between ionising and non-ionising radiation, that ionising radiation is dangerous and that non-ionising radiation is perfectly harmless.

Unfortunately this is now proving not to be the case. Non-ionising radiation is proving potentially very harmful because of the increasing number of fields we are exposed to on an almost continuous basis.Some scientists even believe it to be more harmful due to the way it impacts our life without us being aware. Learn more in How are we affected.

So what does this mean to our every day life?

We are surrounded by all these differently charged fields from a number of sources. You can’t see, feel or hear electromagnetic fields, apart from visible light, and we can be in some of those fields many hours a day and even while we sleep.

Where do EMF’s come from?

We have evolved with the natural levels of EMFs produced by both the sun and world around us. Background levels of EMFs vary hugely depending on which part of the spectrum being looked for – natural light is an obvious example. The earth’s magnetic fields are static fields, unlike man-made alternating current (AC), which has no natural counterpart. Microwave frequency exposure is a relatively new phenomenon: 100 years ago the background radiation was millions of times lower than it is now, and it is as recent as the mobile phone boom (~1990’s) that the modern, digitally pulsed signals have become ubiquitous in the Western world.

Power frequency (50Hz in the UK) is given off by any appliance or transmission of AC (alternating current) electricity. Electrical wiring creates electric and magnetic power frequency fields throughout houses and other wired buildings, but these levels are usually very low unless there is a wiring fault. However, many standard household goods will leak power-frequency EMFs due to poor design and a field is emitted even when appliances are switched off.

What are the different types of radiation affecting us?

What is often overlooked is that there are other forms of radiation that can impact human health and they come under the label of Earth Radiation, Geopathic – (from the earth itself), Cosmic Radiation (from the sun and outer space) and Bioplasmic Radiation (human generated) .It is however, the manmade radiation that the worlds focus is turning to as our awareness is being drawn to the increasing amount of EMF’s emitted by more and more modern electronic and wireless products such as smart enabled technology designed to make our lives easier.

There are currently over 6 billion mobile phones in the world and over 8 billion wirelessly transmitted devices.

So, yes, Electromagnetic radiation surrounds us and has many different and varied sources, but

This is the most important bit…… it’s all about the charge they emit.

 What all these various EMR and Electrical fields have in common is that they all create an unhealthy Positive Charge Resonance within their field which impact our energy field.

These positive charged frequencies are the fields that emanate from all forms of domestic appliances, various forms of telecommunication, Wifi, the production and transmission of electricity itself, Bluetooth, microwaves, fluorescent lights along with the lesser known Earth generated and human forms.

We are living in a time of unprecedented amounts of positively charged frequencies continually surrounding us. It is important to understand a bit more about what you and your family are exposed to so you can make informed choices.

See more on what are the different types and how they affect us in Types of EMR