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Edit/Attempt to be productive: You CAN get EMF diffuser thingies. I know little about them, but am actively researching. Let me know if you know of any, and here’s an example.
Kindles, e-readers and iPads have never quite sat right with me. Yes, they’re cool…portable…amazingly convenient. I have dropped my “but you can’t dog-ear the page” argument. But I still haven’t really felt right with the ever-present convenience computer. Why do they make me so uncomfortable?
I saw an ad the other day that flipped the switch. Sudden enlightenment.
So I’m gonna go there. Have a look at the latest advertising tragedy from the world of humans-are-impervious-to-lifestyle-induced-damage:
So I’m just gonna say it. This adorable child is being adorably studious…reading an adorable e-book…with a handy digital reader… perched above his testicles.
Remember, as a kid, when you weren’t allowed to sit directly in front of the TV? How you weren’t allowed to stare into the microwave while your Quaker Oats cooked? It’s because these devices emit electro-magnetic fields. How is a digital reader any different?
I suppose it’s different because we’re arrogant, self-absorbed beings who think that anything we do is normal, natural and has no impact. It’s the same sensibility that allows us to forget about the garbage we generate simply because it’s bagged up and taken out of sight once a week. But there’s a junkyard, and it’s growing. And one day we’ll have to man up if we don’t want to be overrun with filth.
I’m not about to go into all the research about electro-magnetic fields, because I don’t know much. But I know they exist outside the normal bounds of nature, I know what I’ve read on Mercola, I believe that they raise the temperature of the scrotum, (link is to an article, not anatomy) and I also think that there are many companies with great interest in soothing people about their exposure to EMFs and its potential affect on their health. Yeah, I sound like an alarmist. But look around you. Just because you weren’t alive in the “Paleo” era; just because you didn’t witness the salubrious people studied by Weston A. Price; just because our little worlds are filled with sick, fat, unhappy people and children; doesn’t mean that perfectly healthy people didn’t exist.
It certainly doesn’t mean that the ubiquitous environmental insults – from crap food to hormone-mimicking chemicals to un-natural electro-magnetic fields can’t make a difference in your health AND THE HEALTH OF YOUR CHILDREN. Evidence suggests something is going wrong. I don’t need a Medical Journal to tell me that. And our food isn’t the only thing that’s changed over the last few centuries.
I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I’m not even a hippie. I don’t drive around showcasing a “Coexist” bumper sticker or hollering about global warming. But I do believe that our actions as humans – and every progressive deviation from our natural heritage of living in harmony with our environment and our body’s needs – DOES create the possibility of peril.
Maybe we’re not meant to chow down on all those grains. All that fat-free nonsense. Maybe our babies weren’t meant to suck on chemically-produced plastic teething rings. Maybe our kids weren’t meant to spend hours a day sitting underneath EMFs. Maybe all those things are for profit and not health.
Look at diabetes. Cancer. ADD. Depression. Syndrome X. Infertility. Obesity. Did I say INFERTILITY?
These things are rampant. And they didn’t used to be. Why do you think that is? Actions. Consequences.**
And this is the first generation of children who are growing up balancing computers on their testicles.
**not to imply that these “consequences” are the result of deliberate actions by an individual. Just postulating that there’s more at work than mere happenstance/bad luck, and we may suffer as victims of these circumstances. And that pisses me off.