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Electromagnetic Radiation

Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible lines of force. They occur when electricity is being conducted either from a natural source like lightning or the sun or man-made like televisions, microwaves, or computers. An extremely low frequency field (ELF) is emitted be computers.

ELF Magnetic Fields have the potential to have many biological effects such as impairing the growth of developing tissue, contributing to birth defects and miscarriage, promoting growth of cancerous cells, interfering with cell functions and processes, altering the production of neurohormones and neurological functioning, affecting the pineal gland, and compromising dopamine, and opiate, and pineal systems. There has been no scientific evidence that these biological effects will occur to computer usage in everyday settings. However, there remains the risk of changes at the cellular level which may eventually affect health.

To be on the safe side, take the following precautions when using a computer. Make sure your monitor follows MPRII guidelines which are created to ensure electromagnetic fields are present at a lower level. Stay at an arms length away from the screen and even further from the sides and backs of monitors as magnetic fields are stronger. Turn off your monitor when not in use, and if consider special precautions, if you are pregnant.

As research advances, we will know more about the effects of electromagnetic radiation. For now, it is recommended that measures are taken to minimize the exposure to high fields. If you are suffering from a work related injury, contact Stevens Point Personal Injury lawyer at the law offices of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 715-345-0004 today.