Just how much electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation are you being exposed to whenever you take a long haul flight?
The aircraft, in itself, is made up of hundreds of electronics that help it function. Add that to the hundreds of smartphones, tablets, laptops and other EMF-emitting gadgets that passengers bring with them on the plane, and you’ve got yourself a potential health risk.
Health experts say that for most people, frequent fliers included, taking long haul flights is not enough to cause any health risks. However, for those individuals who are predisposed to cancer, exposure to even a small amount of EMF can mean trouble.
Here’s how you can protect yourself from EMF radiation during long haul flights:
1. Use a laptop shield.
Long haul flights are good opportunity to catch up on work, watch a few movies and binge watch the TV series that you’ve been neglecting on your laptop. These portable computers emit EMFs in many different frequencies, and these EMFs can be extremely harmful to your health.
Invest in a protective stand like the Vest Laptop Radiation Shield, that is made of non-grain oriented silicon steel and high conductivity aluminum sheet, minimizing radiation exposure. It reduces radiation exposure by up to 92% and is FCC Certified Laboratories tested and proven. It has a contemporary and organic design that fits laptop sizes up to 16.5”.
2. Get the right headset.
A good, functional headset is one of the key elements that help passengers survive a long haul flight. It is a must-have in people’s daily commute, even more so when flying across time zones.
Regular headsets significantly increase your exposure to radiation emitted from the phone because of the metal wiring in it that conducts EMFs. The Vest Anti-Radiation Headset incorporates a hollow flexible air tube, reducing your radiation exposure by up to 98%, so you can listen to your favorite travel playlist.
The package contains two pairs of interchangeable silicon ear dubs and a mini-USB charging cable.
3. Use a protective wallet case for your smartphone.
Smartphones are ubiquitous tools during flights because they can be used to watch movies, listen to music, play games, purchase duty free products, and many more.
Use a protective wallet case to shield you from the EMF radiation coming from your smartphone. Vest Anti-Radiation Wallet Case, for instance, is a high quality PU leather wallet case that provides a 360-degree protection to both you and your phone. It is integrated with aluminum laminated foil. Together with an aluminum net, this composite successfully minimizes your exposure to radiation emitted from the mobile phone.
It has three card slots for credit cards, ID, and more, and also has a full-length inner pocket for additional storage for all your different currencies. The wallet case gives you complete access to all ports, buttons, camera, speaker, and mic so you can still use it in-flight.
It is available for iPhone SE / 5 / 5s iPhone 6-6s, iPhone 6-6s Plus, iPhone 7+, Samsung Galaxy S6 / S7 / S7 Edge, S8 / S8+, LG G4 / G5 and Huawei Nexus 6P.
4. Pregnant passengers should wear a protective band.
Long haul flights can be uncomfortable for pregnant women because they have to be seated in a cramped space for hours. Not only that, flights are like EMF radiation free-for-alls, and long exposures can pose risks for the fetus.
Pregnant moms can wear the Vest Anti-Radiation Belly Band, which creates a safe environment for the embryo to develop during pregnancy. It minimizes the embryo’s exposure to everyday radiation, while protecting it from all potentially harmful effects of exposure to electromagnetic radiation at this vulnerable stage of life.
The belly band reduces radiation exposure by up to 100%, tested and proven by FCC Certified Laboratories. It is soft and comfortable to wear, even for long haul flights.
5. Use anti-radiation blankets for infants and kids.
Traveling with kids can be a challenge, even more so when their health is at risk due to EMF radiation exposure. During long haul flights, airlines usually provide a thick blanket to protect passengers from the frosty, pressurized air. While these blankets don’t do anything to protect your kids from EMF exposure, the Vest Anti-Radiation Baby blanket does. It is embedded with silver fiber, successfully minimizing radiation exposure, and 100% cotton providing a baby-soft touch.
You can use it under a normal blanket for bigger kids, or drape it over the baby bassinet if you’re flying with an infant.
For most people, air travel and the EMF exposure risks that comes with it, cannot be avoided. The best thing to do is to proactively find solutions to limit the health risks that comes with EMF radiation every time they hop on the plane. Start with the five protective products mentioned above to make your long haul flight more pleasant but safer as well.
Do you have other tips on how passengers can protect themselves from radiation exposure during flights? Share them in the comments below.