What’s Ultra-low EMF and ELF
ELF-EMFs, or electromagnetic frequencies emitted from electronic devices such as microwaves and mobile phones, are a new area of study for scientists.
You would think that this type of radiation doesn't have any effect on human health but there's some conflicting information about its effects beyond cancer risks.
Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) are energy waves with frequencies below 300 hertz or cycles per second.
Energy waves that are 300 hertz are called electromagnetic fields. EMF can be found on most appliances and electronic devices from inside your home.
The usual EMF levels that can be found inside a home from different appliances can range up to 20 V/m.
ELF and EMF occupy the lower part of the electromagnetic spectrum with the frequency range 0-3000 Hz.
What is EMF?
EMF stands for Electro-Magnetic Field.
The EMF or Electromagnetic Field is a spectrum of frequencies that ranges from 3 Hz to 300 Hz. This extremely-low frequency designation includes anything between the full range and any lower set on either side
EMFs are characterized by wavelength and frequency. The velocity of propagation multiplied by the length of a wave is equal to its associated EMF's wavelength.
Patented Tecoloy® heaters have the lowest levels of EMF. This heater undergoes screenings to ensure ultra-low EMF levels. It is the only UL-listed heater worldwide.
Electromagnetic Fields are measured in milligauss (mG). The safest amount of EMF should not be more than 3 milligauss.
Otherwise, it can trigger biological effects. Higher levels of EMF are banned and considered illegal for international and national guidelines.
Thus, Higher EMF levels tend to leave long-term damaging effects on your body's electrical functionality.
What is ELF?
ELF stands for Extremely low frequency.
It is a type of electromagnetic, non-ionizing radiation that includes alternating current (AC) fields and other types.
These frequencies can range from 1 Hz to 300 Hz with ELFs at 60Hz produced by power lines or electrical wiring near electric power lines.
Some epidemiological studies have suggested an increased cancer risk associated with magnetic field exposures near these facilities.
Naturally, our body voltage is near 0mv and should not be more.
The more our body voltage increases, it will lead to irritating sensations, sleep deprivation, and other long-term side effects.
Tecoloy® heaters remain below 1 milligauss, lower ELF than a 32” Smart TV!
How Do You Measure EMF and ELF?
Studying the effects of EMFs on people involves an accurate assessment of exposure to these fields and doses that a person receives as a result.
Exposure is defined by field strength or intensity over time, while it can be through an induced electromagnetic field (EMF) within the body - which reflects how much energy is given off from inside your phone.
The measurement for EMF and ELF are done by characterisation of the emissions from sources and exposure of experimental objects.
The electric field is measured in units of a volt per metre or V/m.
How Does EMF and ELF Affect Your Body?
The possible risk on human health became a concern when the public learned of it, and scientists conducted numerous studies in order to answer this question
ELF-EMFs may cause cancer to develop, but scientists are still trying to figure out the exact link between exposure and development.
The relative risk is around 2 or 3, which means that people who have been exposed can expect there will be an approximately two times increase in their odds of developing cancer if they don't do anything about it.
There is a lot of debate about the effects on children concerning ELF-EMFs, and there are some studies published in literature that point out how childhood leukemia risks may be increased when chronically exposed to more than 0.4 μT.
More research needs to happen before we know for sure if this risk exists or not within those who have been monitored since birth with chronic exposure exceeding these levels (0.4 μT).
Children and older people can be especially vulnerable to electromagnetic fields (ELF) and radio frequency waves(RF).
It’s already been confirmed that RF emits safe amounts of radiation for most healthy adults, but many scientists believe this may not also apply to children or seniors as they have weaker immune systems which make them more sensitive in general.
We should pay special attention because if there is any chance increased EMF exposure could affect their health then we must do what needs done quickly before irreversible damage sets.
What Makes an Infrared Heater Safe?
Different infrared saunas produce different EMF and ELF levels.
ELF and EMF can be found from natural and artificial sources such as thunderstorms, and lightning.
The electric and magnetic waves we are exposed to in our daily lives range from 5-50 V/m for the intensity of an electrical field, 0.01-0.2 μT for a magnetic field, which is considerably lower than what's needed to break down molecules (roughly 1 kV per metre).
The Threshold of Concern level for ELF is 1,000 mV. Health Mate® infrared saunas are tested to have lower than 100mV compared to other brands that have more than 200 mV or more than the threshold of concern.
The Tecoloy® heaters generate magnetic fields that negate each other and their wiring has been arranged so the generated electrical currents don't interfere with one another's wiring, which would otherwise cause an overload of electricity.
Some brands of FIR heaters have not taken care in arranging elements or wiring, resulting in low/medium-output infrared heaters that generate magnetic field strengths at close distances (1” to 6") typically 50 mG.
For some people, ELF-EMFs could be too much to handle. Some may have a greater sensitivity than others and this is hard to detect because of the variability in plasma concentrations generated by their melatonin production levels.
The electromagnetic field of power lines may not be as harmful to your health as we thought.
A recent study found that people who have been exposed to these fields for up to 20 years showed no change in their melatonin levels, suggesting to little effect on the human body and is unlikely a cause for concern against its negative effects.