Almost every other conversation I have with people regarding Far Infrared saunas revolves around the safety of the sauna itself. Apparently there is a great deal of misinformation out there in terms of radiation output. Several years ago, prior to purchasing my first Far Infrared sauna, I became aware that many less expensive units did in fact emit a higher amount of EMF. EMF stands for Electromagnetic Field. EMF is one of the four basic forces of nature. All matter produces EMF; living or non-living. My concern was finding a Far Infrared sauna that produced the least amount of EMF. Even though mainstream scientific evidence suggests that low power, low frequency electromagnetic radiation associated with household currents, like a Far Infrared sauna, does not seem to exhibit either a short or long term health hazard it was a concern of mine.
Far Infrared saunas heat the body not the space surrounding it. This is done from emissions of infrared heat in waves, like the heat from the sun, whereby it penetrates into the body’s tissues, muscles and organs. Infrared waves are generally safe. Hospitals use this same technology on newborns in the delivery room to warm the infants. However, what about any health risks caused by excessive EMF? There are two national research organizations who have concluded zero evidence that low EMF exposure poses any health risk. These organizations are the National Research Council and the NIH.
EMF surrounds us. It is found outside, in our homes and in our work environments. High voltage power lines being the worst offender lower EMF levels are found in general household items, as well; computers, modems, phones, clocks, hair dryers, microwaves. That stated I really wanted to keep any new electrical item as low on the EMF scale as possible. EMF levels are measured in units called milligauss, or mG. I have found by far, the combination True Wave II Heaters, combining both ceramic and carbon heating, are the most efficient on the market and also have the lowest EMF mG rating. This is third party tested and proven technology. The mG levels in theses Far Infrared sauna heaters are less that 2 mG well below the minimum safety threshold.
Electromagnetic fields are the result of any electronic device with active circuits running through it. There has been much debate about whether or not EMF is harmful to your health. After doing research on the subject I have come to the conclusion that it is something to watch out for in general, as well as in your Far Infrared sauna choice. Do your homework, look at the testing results and really watch for EMF readings on any Far Infrared sauna you are interested in purchasing. Then you can easily enjoy all the many health benefits from your Far Infrared sauna!