EMF Radiation vs. Ionizing Radiation: Key Differences
At WaveBlock™, we have put in hours of work to help people all over the world protect themselves from the harmful EMF exposure caused by radiation emitted by their electronic devices. Our easy-to-use EMF radiation protection stickers are available for computers, smartphones, earbuds, and more. So, if you are looking for how to block phone radiation, you’ve come to the right place.
It’s important to know that there are two types of EMFs — ionizing and non-ionizing. Before we get into the key differences, let’s talk a bit more about the basics.
What is EMF radiation? EMFs, or Electric & Magnetic Fields, are invisible waves of energy that are often referred to as radiation. They can be emitted by both manmade and natural materials in our daily lives. The most common things you’ll come across that use EMFs are items like the radio, television, microwave, wireless earbuds, smartphones, and computers. You can also find them in power plants or power lines. In nature, things like the Earth’s magnetic field, lightning storms, and the sun can also give off this type of radiation.
Our EMF protection stickers protect our customers from non-ionizing radiation. According to the CDC, the difference between non-ionizing and ionizing radiation is the way in which the radiation acts on materials like air, water, or living tissue. Non-ionizing radiation, scientifically, does not have enough energy to remove electrons from atoms and molecules from those sources. Ionizing radiation has more energy and can be directly absorbed into human tissue. However, it’s important to remember that whether you’re in contact with non-ionizing or ionizing EMFs, you are still being exposed to radiation.
Examples of non-ionizing radiation (or low to mid frequency EMFs) include appliances, radio waves, infrared radiation, light, and many daily-use electronics. These EMFs are on the lower end of the electromagnetic spectrum and cannot damage cells directly. Long-term exposure to these non-ionizing radiation sources can do damage to both adults and children. However, there are several ways to protect yourself against EMF dangers, including our WaveBlock™ products.
Ionizing radiation, on the other hand, does remove electrons from atoms and molecules from air, water, and human tissue. The radiation can travel unseen and pass through the before-mentioned materials.
An example of ionizing radiation is an x-ray machine. It makes sense. An x-ray literally penetrates your body to reveal pictures of our bones. Other examples include high energy ultraviolet radiation and gamma rays. Intense exposure to ionizing radiation is often linked to tissue damage and cancer.
The easiest way to tell the difference between these two types of radiation is by using the electromagnetic spectrum. Radiation that exists in the “ultraviolet band” and lower is considered non-ionizing. Anything above the ultraviolet band is considered ionizing. The lower the frequency, the lower the energy output.
We created our lab-proven EMF safety stickers to help you protect yourself from the several forms of non-ionizing radiation that you encounter in your daily life. Most people don’t realize that their Apple AirPods, iPhones, MacBooks, and other electronic devices emit radiation. The more you know, the more you can help yourself and your children.
WaveBlock™ was created with one thing in mind — allowing adults and children to use their favorite devices in a safer way. We did all the hard work and research so that all you have to do is apply a simple and easy sticker. Protect yourself by purchasing our products today!