Lets Clarify the EMF Myth!
There are NO Dangerous EMF in any quality home infrared sauna.
“No adverse effects have been reported with infrared saunas. ”
– Brent A. Bauer, M.D. Mayo Clinic
** Note: For anyone not aware of the fact, The Mayo Clinic is being considered
one of most serious authority in the USA in regards of Health Care
EMR or EMF?
The terms Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) and Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) are often used interchangeably. For ease of understanding we use the term EMF.
What is EMF?
Electromagnetic fields (EMF) can be emitted from many forms of technology, such as power lines, home wiring, airport and military radar, substations, transformers, and many appliances. If received in significant doses, EMF have been found to be carcinogenic. In March of 1990, the Environmental Protection Agency recommended that EMF be considered a Class B carcinogen — among the ranks of formaldehyde, DDT, dioxins, and PCBs.
EMF and Health
Experiments have shown that Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) can damage cells in a way that is potentially cancer causing, and causes health problems such as brain tumors, birth defects, miscarriages, chronic fatigue, headaches, cataracts, heart problems, nausea, and chest pain. Electricity is part of our daily lives but it’s smart to use caution when exposing ourselves to higher levels of EMF.
How can we measure EMF?
EMF levels are measured with an instrument called a Gauss meter. Since they drop off with distance, it is important to measure them correctly. For example, when a device emits EMF, such as a microwave, it might measure 30 milligauss up close, but if you step two feet away from the microwave and measure the EMF levels again, they will be significantly lower.
Do all infrared saunas emit EMF?
They ALL do!
If while researching the perfect sauna for yourself you stumble on a company “working hard” to sell you their “super sauna” on the basis that their technology is “unique, very sophisticated, bla bla bla” and does not emit any EMF – RUN!
It is simply not possible. Call your electrician and ask him/her the question: “is it in any way possible that a sauna using electricity with heating panels inside the cabin emits 0 EMF?”. This way you will get an answer from a neutral 3rd party that has nothing to gain by misleading you.
The truth is electromagnetic radiation is a universal language of life. Human beings not only need electromagnetic radiation input from the outside world on an ongoing basis for survival (e.g. visible light for melatonin cycle, UV radiation for vitamin D synthesis) research has demonstrated that every cell in your body also emits EMF.
Our bodies produce two types of EMF in the form of electrical charges that control our nervous system, brain and heart and in the form of far infrared or body heat produced in the mitochondria of our cells helping to regulate important functions and keep us healthy.
“There is no conclusive evidence that EMF causes disease or increases disease risk factors.”
-Center for Disease Control
In May 2011, the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer published a review of the evidence on health risks of electromagnetic fields (EMFs), concluding that there was inadequate evidence of any health risks posed by EMF. This designation as “possibly carcinogenic” has often been misinterpreted as indicating that of some measure of risk has been observed; the designation indicates that the possibility could not be conclusively ruled out using the available data.
Pure Life Energy Saunas EMF Level:
“There is no conclusive evidence of any harm caused by exposures [to electric and magnetic fields] at levels found in Canadian homes and schools, including those located just outside the boundaries of power line corridors.” – Health Canada
A few other links you might find useful if you want more information about EMF and radiation.