When painting your home, there are a lot of considerations to think about. Paints that contain chemical VOCs (volatile organic compounds) such as PGE (propylene glycol ethers) can double the chance of small children developing allergic sensitivities. This was discovered by Sweden’s Dampness in Buildings and health study and has since opened up awareness of how common paints can affect our health. However, while VOCs can be hazardous to our health, EMFs (electromagnetic fields) can pose just as great a threat to our health.
What are EMFs?
Electromagnetic fields, commonly abbreviated to EMFs are all around us. These fields are created by our cellphones, computers, and most significantly, the wiring in our homes. Old wiring that is less likely to be properly insulated, poses the biggest risk of emitting harmful EMFs. While most low-level exposure from electronics is something we can’t protect against, anti radiation paint can help prevent larger amounts of this electromagnetic radiation from penetrating into living spaces.
Types of EMF Exposure
Low level radiation — non-ionizing radiation — is relatively harmless. Devices like cellphones, microwaves, and wi-fi routers all emit this type. High levels can be found in ultraviolet rays that are emitted from both X-ray machines and the sun. The middle ground here exists with older wiring that commonly can be found in older houses. While it might not be electrically unsafe, the EMFs it produces can create problems that most people aren’t readily aware of. Paint that protects against radiation is the best way to prevent these EMFs from penetrating into your home and causing issues.
The Harmfulness of EMFs
Many studies have been conducted into how EMFs impact humans. One study found that high EMF exposure created an increased risk of leukemia in adults, while another discovered a link in leukemia risk and children. However, this second study also reported that better monitoring was needed to confirm these findings. Additionally, this review of multiple studies suggests that low-frequency exposure can create psychiatric and neurological problems, as well as changes in sleep, mood, and nerve function. Anti radiation paint can help mitigate these risks and keep everyone in your home safer from these effects.
Symptoms of Exposure
Some scientists believe that EMFs can cause damage to the body. A couple of noted symptoms can include:
- Depressive symptoms
- Frequent headaches
- Loss of concentration
- Burning sensations
Protecting Against EMFs
EMR shielding paints are a common form of anti radiation pain that can help protect from dangerous amounts of EMFs. While most low-level exposure isn’t dangerous on its own, if your home has older wiring, you may be at an increased risk of high levels. If you want to check for yourself before buying anti radiation paint, EMF meters are readily available and can help you gauge the levels in your home.
If you’re worried about EMF exposure, investing in anti radiation paint is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family. If you have any questions, reach out to an anti radiation paint distributor to learn more about how their products can shield you.