Electromagnetic Radiation and The Human Body

EMR refers to electromagnetic radiation. EMR is divided into two separate groups: ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation. EMR can have various adverse effects on the human body. The most common effects of exposure to EMR is burns. However, there can be other serious effects from long-term exposure to EMR. The effects on the human body will ultimately depend on the frequency.  

An extremely-low RF can create a tingling sensation throughout the body that many people have reported as annoying. These currents usually flow through the body from a body contact surface like the feet. Shortwave RF can create heating in human tissue, such as blood vessels and muscle.

Radio frequency fields can cause multiple problems to the human body. These frequencies are usually transmitted through mobile phones. While the information has not been determined, some studies have suggested that cell phone radiation can be classified as carcinogenic. There is a possibility that use of phones can be a detriment to the human body, but the research is not conclusive.

Infrared wavelengths that are longer than 750 nm can cause changes to the lens of the eye. Ironworkers are susceptible to something known as glassblower’s cataract, which is a heat injury to the anterior lens capsule.

With all the negative effects that electromagnetic radiation can cause to the human body, it’s no surprise that most would like to take precautions. This is where Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Shielding and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) Shielding. EMI Shielding and RFI Shielding is a form of protection against EMR. This protection can come in several different forms, with the most common being an acrylic based spray.