What are electro magnetic fields (EMF)?
An electric field is created when a lamp is plugged into a receptacle. EMF occurs when that lamp is turned on. Transformers on a hydro pole, buried cables or hydro towers produce higher levels of EMF than say your household appliances. EMF is stronger relative to the strength of current, and its intensity falls off dramatically with distance from the source.
There have been numerous studies published on EMF indicating that extremely low frequency magnetic emissions may present serious health risks. Occupational exposure to these emissions has been associated with elevated death rates due to leukemia, brain tumours, an across-the-board decline in the immune response system, other cancers, as well as, central nervous system concerns. Exposure during pregnancy has been associated with significant increases of miscarriage and increased infant mortality. It has also been associated with an increase in suicide and obesity.
Studies continue on this controversial topic that may eventually resolve some of the uncertainties. Until the final results are available, be informed about EMF; consider testing for its presence and practice prudent avoidance.