When it comes to EMF radiation, most people think primarily about how it will affect them and their families, which makes complete sense. EMF Academy has a ton of great articles on how EMF radiation works, and effects all sorts of things. However, EMF radiation effects any biological systems, and so how it affects your pets are often overlooked.
Also, I just want to quickly mention that if you’re at all concerned about EMF radiation, you should take a second and check out Nicolas Pineault’s The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs. It is an entertaining and extremely informative ebook on EMF radiation that I absolutely love.
EMF Radiation Effect on Pets
EMF radiation is a fairly broad term for electric fields, magnetic fields, and microwaves. These come from all sorts of devices, such as microwave ovens, WiFi Routers, TV’s, dirty electricity, cell phones, tablets, and much much more. EMF radiation has continuously been shown to have very negative effects on biological tissue. If you’ve read through very many of the posts here on EMF academy, you probably understand all the symptoms that are regularly attributed to EMF radiation exposure such as:
- Mood Swings
- Heart Arrhythmia
- Fertility Issues
- Digestive Issues
- Memory Problems
- Sleep Issues
More serious issues such as heart disease, certain cancers like glioma, even pre-mature aging have been scientifically associated with long term frequent exposure to EMF radiation. Although EMF Radiation is still being studied and further understood, there is even less research out there about how this radiation is affecting animals.
EMF Radiation Studies on Animals
A study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology by Dr. John Reif from the Colorado State University of Veterinary Medicine that looked at how EMF radiation exposure played a role in dogs with lymphoma. Reif’s team went to the homes of the dogs and looked at the wiring systems as well as the amount of high EMF radiation devices in general.
Reif determined that the proximity of high powered power lines that he round near the home had the highest contributing factor to the amount of EMF radiation in the homes. He also concluded that dog’s in these high EMF homes had an 80% increased likelihood of developing certain cancers. He specifically stated that in homes where EMF radiation was about 2 mG this cancer risk was dramatically increased. He ultimately reported to the publication “Microwave News” that dogs in these high EMF homes were dramatically more likely to contract lymphoma in there lifetimes.
A report by the Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy School of Energy, Environment & Agrifood talked about how EMF radiation, primarily from under water electrical cabling, was effecting marine animals and concluded the following many marine animals are highly sensitive to the radiation from the cabling.
Regardless of the studies that have been done and are currently being done specifically on animals, we need to remember the thousands of studies that have concluded the health dangers of EMF radiation on humans. Humans and animals, when it comes to EMF radiation have very similar biological systems and will be effected similarly.
How To Protect Your Pets From EMF Radiation
Since our pets can’t easily communicate with us about there symptoms, we just need to do our best to keep the symptoms of EMF radiation in mind when we’re watching our pets. In general, do the things that you would do for yourself or your family.
Try not to have your animals sleep near electronics like your TV, refrigirator, computers, or other devices that emit a large amount of EMF radiation.
Next, you should try to take steps to lower your total exposure to EMF radiation in your home, to do that I would read the following articles and follow the tips and guides:
Once you’ve read through these, you should have a fairly good understanding of how to lower your exposure to EMF radiation.
Next step is to pick up a quality EMF meter so you can see how much of a difference these steps are actually making. You can look at my recommended products for my favorite EMF meters.
If you didn’t have time to read through the articles above, here are a few of my favorite tips that will help you reduce your pets exposure to EMF radiation.
- Try to get rid of wireless internet in your home, and connect your computers to ethernet when possible.
- Consider tossing out your microwave.
- Protect yourself from your Smart Meter
In the end, just remember that our pets are just as vulnerable to EMF radiation as we are, and as we take steps to protect ourselves and our families, don’t forget our other loved ones!