First off, I want to remember, above all else, that God is ultimately in control. The world’s getting kind of toxic, and pretty messed up, but I can’t freak out about it. Matthew 6:31 tells us, “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?'” God can take care of our needs.
Given that, I do pray that we can lead wholesome lives, being wise stewards of what God’s given us. One of the things He gave us is our body, so of course we should take care of it!
To do that well, maybe I need to be informed, and do what I can reasonably do to limit our exposure to “electro-pollution”.
You’ve probably heard someone making a brash, extremist comment before, about how, “Cell phones give you cancer!” Of course, now that practically everyone has a cell phone, we may not want to think about it. But it wouldn’t hurt to do a few things to protect ourselves, would it?
Some examples of electropollution are:
- Cell phones and cell towers
- Cordless phones
- Dirty Electricity from power grids (signals similar to radio station static)
- Fluorescent Lights
- Wireless baby monitors
- Smart Meters
- Appliances and electronics
The following are a few easy things I can do to reduce our exposure and/or improve our home environment:
- Turn cell phone to airplane mode at night and recharge in another room (away from the bed)
- Use speaker phone with cell phone- less time is spent with the phone up to the ear (and the brain, which is most sensitive to the radiation). Especially important for kids’ developing brains!
- Set the alarm using an old-fashioned clock, removing electric one. I got this retro clock that runs on one AA battery- it’s pretty cool. (Apparently, the batteries don’t emit many ETFs.)
- Most everyone’s also gotten rid of their cordless phone by now, which is great, since they constantly give off radiation. Alternatives. This $33 Slimline Corded Phone or this retro-style Black Rotary Dial Phone (similar one) are options. If needed at all.
- Get Beeswax Candles! Whether you’re “into” all this good vibration stuff or not, who doesn’t like candles? (So can you really go wrong?) I get these 100% Beeswax Candles. Says care2.com, “Beeswax candles produce negative ions, helping remove pollution from the air and increasing the ratio of negative ions to positive ions, meaning- cleaner air.”
- Keep florescent bulb use to a minimum when possible.
- House plants- they clean the air. And they’re so refreshing. Spring’s coming- what better time to stock up on some extra house plants. Here is a plant list NASA drew up, of particularly good ones for improving the air quality in space stations. Another plus about most of these plants: They are very hardy, even if your thumb isn’t super green…
Here’s the list of stuff you might want to do (though I’m not quite ready to commit to these!):
- Turn WiFi off at night
- “Salt Lamps” are also supposed to charge the air, making the pollutants fall to the ground, making the room feel a bit like a day at the beach. This Air Purifying Himalayan Salt Lamp is a possibility? But I’ll stick with my Beeswax candles for now…
- Install Stertzerizer Filters? I’m leary, after reading this review on Amazon
- Some folks get crystals to improve/amplify the body’s “good vibrations”. Note: “happy, healthy people have strong vibrational states”, so- maybe an attitude of gratitude would do just the same?
Lauren at Eempowered Sustenance has even more info in her post here. (You might even want to get the book, “Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution“, too. Or, maybe not- maybe it’s TMI!)