If you’re trying to avoid EMF radiation, modern cars are your weakness. There are several reasons why recent cars generate more EMF, leading to mental health issues. One reason is that many cars are shifting to electric-powered due to advancements in electric car technology and because of pollution concerns. Another reason is because cars are smarter, with computers inside all of them. From GPS to WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, this can cause you to go into EMF overload.
In this post, we will look at five problem areas of EMF in cars and tell you what you can do.
The car is made from metal framing, which can conduct electricity. This is referred to as a Faraday Cage, where electricity collects outside of it, keeping radiation from getting in, albeit not perfectly.
The problem with the frame is that if you’re in the car, any electric sources inside of the car can grow in intensity. This can be a problem, especially with the modern car, which has tons of electricity inside of it. While it keeps radiation from coming in, it keeps it trapped inside, making you feel the effects more.
A newer car tends to have WiFi that’s built-in. If you know anything about radiation, you probably realize how problematic this can be. WiFi can be much stronger than cell phone signal, especially as the car is moving.
It does allow you to access apps, connect devices, and do all kinds of convenient things, but it does come at a price. These routers have bandwidths of 2.4 and 5.0 GHz, with the former found in microwaves. You may want to find a way to turn off the WiFi in your car if you’re not using it.
When you think of car batteries, you may think of the batteries found in an electric or even a hybrid car. However, you do have to remember that car batteries are even in gas-powered units. When you turn on the car, they can emit DC voltage that can affect those that have an EMF sensitivity.
Because you are not near the hood, you may feel this less, but that doesn’t change the fact that they do have radiation coming out of them. Sadly, they are important for any moving car, so unless you want your car to be a big paperweight, there isn’t too much you can do about your car battery.
Electric Vehicles Are High EMF Cars!
We have to stress this once again: electric vehicles are a big source of EMF radiation. It definitely feels like a catch-22, as we all know that gas-powered cars are not good for the environment, yet an electric emits much more radiation, and it may come with its own pollutants as well. When you’re considering your next vehicle purchase, you may consider an electric vehicle, but be mindful of what the risks of that are.
The Fact it Keeps Moving
One of the biggest reasons why you may feel EMF overload as you’re driving is because, well, you’re driving. As you drive, cell phone signals can change, and you may be exposed to all sorts of radiation as your phone has to keep recalibrating and look for a signal. This especially applies if you’re in an area where the signal is inconsistent. You may want to turn off your phone or put it on airplane mode when you’re driving. You should probably not be using it, anyway, especially if you don’t need a GPS.
How to Reduce EMF Radiation While on the Go?
With all that said, how can you reduce your exposure to EMF radiation? Your car is necessary and unless you want to bike around the country, you’re going to need it. So what can you do? There are a few steps you can take. These include:
- Reducing the amount of electronics in your car. This can be tough if you have kids, because they may want to watch a movie, and singing “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” only goes so far. If you must, leave the devices on airplane mode. The ideal situation is to not have them on at all, so bring books if you must or allow your kids to nap in the car.
- Don’t use your phone inside of the car, even if it’s parked. When you do need to use the phone, go to a place that has decent reception. Not only can this save you plenty of grief, but you can be able to get out of the Faraday Cage and make a call if you must.
- Download some music beforehand it and play it via an audio jack. For one thing, downloading music or podcasts beforehand prevents you from losing your groove if you enter a dead zone. For another, it reduces the amount of EMF radiation in your car. If there’s not place to plug in the audio jack, keep your phone or other device away from you.
- Turn off your car’s computer if you are driving a newer car that has one. This can reduce the EMF radiation when you’re driving.
- Drive less if you can. Consider biking if you’re traveling locally, or take a walk. It may take longer, but it can reduce radiation. Plus, it’s good exercise. Try ordering groceries through apps like Instacart. Save yourself a trip any time you can. This is not only convenient, but it will reduce the amount of radiation you’re exposed to.
Final Thoughts on High EMF Cars
Car technology has certainly improved over the past few years, and has made our drive convenient. GPS allows us to avoid getting lost. Bluetooth lets us play our own tunes instead of relying on the radio. Electric cars reduce pollution. However, with all of this, we are faced with a new enemy, especially if you are sensitive to radiation. Luckily, by taking some extra steps and being mindful, you can have a safe drive no matter where you go.