EMFs can be broadly categorized into two main groups: man-made, and natural.
Natural EMFs have existed since the Earth’s formation, and for the most part are generally considered to have minimal direct health effects on humans. Man-made EMFs, however, are a product of human technological advancements, and the potential health effects of exposure to man-made EMFs, particularly at higher frequencies, are a subject of ongoing research and debate. Below is an introduction to the types of man-made EMFs:
AC electric fields, short for Alternating Current Electric Fields, are a type of EMF created by the voltage, or electrical pressure in wires and devices that use electricity. These fields are present wherever AC electricity is used, including homes, offices, industrial facilities, and power distribution networks. They can be found near electrical outlets, wiring, appliances, and other pieces of electrical equipment.
While low levels of AC electric fields are common and generally considered safe, prolonged exposure to high-intensity fields may raise concerns.
AC magnetic fields are a type of EMF generated by the flow of alternating current electricity. These fields are characterized by the fluctuating magnetic force that is created as a result of the constantly changing direction of the electric current in AC circuits.
This changing current produces a magnetic field that also flips directions, similar to how a swinging pendulum moves from side to side. This field can affect things that are magnetic, or induce tiny electric currents in objects, like wires. We often find AC magnetic fields around electrical wires, appliances, and power lines.
RF radiation is a type of energy that’s used for wireless communication. It’s what allows us to use cell phones, Wi-Fi, and radio. RF radiation travels through the air as waves and carries information like your voice in a phone call, or the songs on the radio. While it’s a fundamental part of modern communication, there are ongoing discussions about its safety and potential health effects, especially with the use of wireless devices.
Dirty electricity refers to a type of electrical pollution or interference in the power supply of our homes and buildings. It’s caused by various electronic devices and equipment that generate electrical “noise”, or irregular fluctuations in the standard electricity flow. This interference can create problems with the quality of the power supply and may affect the functioning of sensitive electronic devices.
Imagine it like adding static or noise to a clear phone call. Dirty electricity is like the static, and it can make our electrical systems less efficient, potentially impacting the performance of some devices.
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