What to know about EMF/EMFR and infrared heat
- EMF stands for electromagnetic frequency, the R in EMFR stands for radiation, both acronyms refer to the same thing.The electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) represents all frequencies of electromagnetic energy. It ranges from extremely long wavelengths (extremely low-frequency exposures such as those from power lines) to extremely short wavelengths (x-rays and gamma rays) and includes both non-ionizing and ionizing radiation. (NCI)
- The heaters here at Heating Green, which are infrared radiant heaters, fall into the non-ionizing spectrum of EMF, which are safe.Unlike high-energy (ionizing) radiation, EMFs in the non-ionizing part of the electromagnetic spectrum cannot damage DNA or cells. In addition to infrared radiant heat, non-ionizing EMF includes TV broadcast, mobile phones, Wi-Fi, remote controls, radio, and computers. (NCI)
- The unit of measurement mG (standing for milligauss) identifies magnetic field strength. To see how your household appliances compare, click here.
Above, watch this video by NASA, to learn more about EMFs in your everyday environment.
Learn more about how infrared radiant heat works on our infrared basics page.
Updated on July 25, 2017.