High EMF Exposure in the Workplace
If you use electronics, you’re probably exposed to E-smog every day. But when it comes to EMF, all workplaces are not exposed equally…
Consider how many electronic devices you use every single day. 10, 20, maybe even 30?
If you’re like most people, you’re probably not keeping track.
And that’s understandable—we live in a digital era. Most of us need phones, laptops, wifi routers, and many more devices to work and interact with others.
The trouble is, you’re probably exposed to EMF radiation 24/7.
That’s especially true if you live in an urban environment, where 4G and 5G cellular towers add even more E-smog to the mix.
But when we talk about the issue with E-smog, one factor always gets left out…
How certain career paths can expose us to concentrated levels of EMF radiation.
So, if you want to learn more about the potential effects of E-smog in the workplace, keep reading! We’ll list the occupations that risk high levels of exposure to E-smog.
What are the Different Frequencies of EMF?
Because artificial EMF radiation is a modern issue, there’s still a lot to learn about E-smog.
Of course, you may be aware of the issues EMF can cause. Plus, the WHO recently classified EMF radiation as a “Class 2B: Potential Carcinogen.”
Still, tracking ambient E-smog has been more of a challenge—especially because our electronic devices emit so much of it.
And that’s where the EMF job-exposure matrix (JEM) comes in.
The JEM study surveyed thousands of workers across six countries on their exposure to E-smog
And the occupations with the highest exposures to EMF radiation may surprise you.
The scientists behind this pioneering study started by sorting EMF into three categories…
- “Non-thermal intermediate frequency IF ELF” (3 - 100 kHz)
- “Thermal IF” (100 kHz - 10 MHz)
- “Radiofrequency RF” (>10 MHz)”
Each one of those frequency groups may affect us differently, but they’re all forms of EMF radiation...
Radio Frequency (RF) EMF is particularly well-studied for the issues it may cause, so keep that in mind as we explore the results.
What Careers May Expose us to EMF?
Like we said, there’s no getting away from EMF in most cases. We’re usually surrounded by it...
Your phone, for example, operates on a frequency range somewhere between 800 MHz to 1400 MHz.
Your home Wi-Fi router operates at a higher frequency of 2.4 GHz.
Both are cause for concern when it comes to E-smog.
So, what career paths leave you particularly exposed to EMF radiation?
According to the JEM, some of the highest exposures occur in the security sector, where walkie-talkies, communication antennas, and radios raise exposure levels. Those jobs include:
- Ship’s deck officers and pilots
- Prison guards
- Police officers
- Air traffic controllers
- Deep-sea fishery workers
- Underwater workers
But these aren’t the only occupations that leave workers prone to high EMF exposure.
In fact, many of the positions cited in the JEM are more ordinary than we might expect.
In the study, the groups studied were split into two categories—E-fields and H-fields.
“E-fields” are electrical fields and “H-fields” are magnetic fields. We’ll look at them separately as we review the results of the EMF JEM study, but keep in mind that the two work together to form EMF radiation...
The Highest E-Field Exposures
- Dept. managers in personal care, cleaning, and related services
- General managers in transport, storage, and communications
- Medical doctors
- Civil/Mechanical engineering technicians
- Safety, health, and quality inspectors
- Estate agents
- Film, stage, and related actors/directors
- Travel agency and related clerks
- Electrical line installers, repairers, and cable jointers
(IFRF 100kHZ - 10 MHz)
- Mechanical engineering technicians
IFELF (3 - 100 kHz)
- Sheet metal workers
- Machine tool operators
The Highest H-field Exposures
(RF >10 MHz)
- Medical doctors
- Medical engineering technicians
- Life science technicians
- Statistical and finance clerks
- Production clerks
- Machine-tool operators
- Electronics fitters
- Plastic/paper product machine operators
- Mining laborers
IFRF (100 kHz - 10 MHz)
- Mechanical engineering technicians
IFELF (3 - 100 kHz)
- Metal finishing, plating, and coating machine operators
- Shoemakers and related workers
Thanks to this comprehensive study, we have a better understanding of the occupations that may need increased protection from E-smog.
You probably didn’t expect some of the occupations on this list.
And that's important.
It demonstrates the fact that we can’t rule out the potential dangers of E-Smog in any workplace.
Exposure Outside of the Workplace
So, if you don’t work in one of the fields or occupations we just mentioned, how else might you be exposed to EMF?
Well, we should start with how certain wavelengths may affect your body.
Remember the MHz, Hz, GHz frequencies we discussed earlier?
They work differently because they’re different wavelengths. For example, Earth’s natural frequency (7.83Hz) is very low and rhythmic.
Power lines, on the other hand, run from 50 - 60 Hz. An MRI machine at a hospital emits around 100 Hz.
Moving up into the faster, shorter wavelengths, your smartphone, laptop, smart devices, and Wi-Fi routers can emit EMF radiation from 3 - 30 GHz.
4G & 5G cellular towers fall into this category as well—typically they operate on frequency bands from 6 to 50 GHz.
So, all these electronics emit EMF radiation, but are any of them “better” for you?
GHz frequencies are shorter in length. And the shorter the frequencies are, the more trouble they’ll have entering your body.
According to the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, a 300 GHz frequency will penetrate human tissue just 0.23mm.
6GHz, on the other hand, penetrates human tissue 8.1mm.
And that’s the problem—most of the E-smog we’re exposed to on a daily basis falls into that slower wavelength range.
Anything from your home Wi-Fi router to your car radio could be exposing you to EMF radiation.
Not to mention, the cellular towers that link it all together could be the worst offenders…
A recent study on the effects of constant exposure to 1.7GHz LTE EMFs showed a decrease in human cell generation and an increase in reactive oxygen species—unstable cells that can contribute to oxidative stress in our bodies.
This is just one example, but as long-term studies become more frequent, the outlook for EMF radiation looks grim.
EMF Defense for the 21st Century
So, you’ve seen the occupational hazard EMF radiation may provide. Maybe you work in one of the fields we mentioned, or perhaps you know someone who does.
In any case, you’re likely exposed to E-smog every day.
It’s an unfortunate byproduct of the digital era…
It’s not going anywhere, and it’ll only become more difficult to escape its effects.
Fortunately, you don’t have to wait around for E-smog to take its course. CENTROPIX is innovating EMF defense products for the 21st century.
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