Safe Computer Workstations For Kids
OCTOBER 12, 2020 BY ZEN HONEYCUTT LEAVE A COMMENT
Share this: low-EMF computer/laptop/tablet workspace for all the families setting up telework for themselves and their children now doing school online at home.
With COVID-19 rapidly spreading around the globe, families are sheltering in place and setting up telework and education at home. People are on screens more than ever before. Thus it is more important than ever to take care of our eyes and health by reducing electromagnetic exposures. Environmental Health groups are sharing strategies for safer tech use for kids at home to go along with regular chiropractic checkups to ensure their healthy posture, spine, and nervous system.
A Healthy WorkstationEHT has created this resource on how to set up a low-EMF computer/laptop/tablet workspace so that your workstation is as healthy as possible.
Disclaimer: If you are experiencing symptoms – headaches, sleep issues, rashes, etc.. from EMF exposure (microwave sickness) you will need to take additional measures than are on this page. www.electricalpollution.com is a great online resource. We also highly recommend contacting a professional, such as Building Biologist, who can inspect your home or other location, take measurements, and create a professional remediation plan. This is not medical advice.
Electromagnetic ExposuresCell phones, computers, and all the wireless screens now ubiquitous in our lives create electromagnetic (EMF) exposures from both the wireless networks and the electrical systems they use. Medical organizations and hundreds of scientists recommend reducing these wireless radiation and EMF exposures. In addition, screens have very high levels of harmful blue light, also a type of electromagnetic radiation and blue light can damage our sleep and risk irreversible eye damage, especially for children.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has repeatedly written to the US government calling for a review of our wireless radiation limits because children are more vulnerable to cell phone and wireless radiation because they have thinner skulls, unique physiology, and bodies that are still developing.
In short, here are some steps you can take right now.