Below you have the opportunity to listen to Mark Blackburn, someone very knowledgeable about many aspects of living a healthy life (very good explanation of the EMF scare tactics used by many sauna companies) and chose to purchase an infrared sauna from Golden Designs (the brand we promote). Listen to what he has to say and the tips he gives you to maximize the effects of your sauna sessions.


Let’s 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 the most serious authority in the USA in regards to Health Care.


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 has been found to be carcinogenic. In March of 1990, the Environmental Protection Agency recommended that EMF is 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

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:

Pure Life Energy LifeWave LOW EMF Nano-Carbon™ heaters: 2mG at 24cm. (see video above)
Pure Life Energy PureTech NEAR ZERO ULTRA LOW EMF Nano-Carbon™ heaters: 0.3mG at 10cm.

“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.


OSHA: Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Radiation

OSHA: Computer Workstations

Federal Communications Commission (FCC): Radio Frequency Safety

Food and Drug Administration (FDA): Radiation-Emitting Products for Home, Busisness and Entertainment

FDA/FCC: Consumer Update on Mobile Phones

FDA: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences:

NIEHS: Cell Phones

Health Protection Agency in Great Britain: Electromagnetic Fields

Take note that Pure Life Energy Saunas is not a recognized medical entity allowed to diagnose or prescribe any medical treatment or device. You can easily find a lot of information on this website and on the internet promoting the benefits of infrared saunas. It is recommended to consult with your physician before getting started on an extensive use of an infrared sauna.

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