I have enjoyed the use of a far infrared sauna for many years. I value the many benefits of daily use as I talk about the ease and safety of infrared therapy to people all over the world. I am continually asked about two points of interest; who makes the best far infrared saunas and who can prove the lowest EMF rating which guarantees the highest safety levels.
Many years ago while researching then purchasing my new far infrared sauna I became aware that many less expensive units produced a higher amount of EMF. What is EMF? EMF is the shortened version 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. It is widely accepted that low power, low-frequency electromagnetic radiation from most far infrared saunas, also seen in normal household currents, does not seem to demonstrate either a short or long-term health hazard. It was a legitimate concern of mine.
Many people express concern about this very aspect of infrared saunas and sauna use. They are worried about the consequences of continued use. The combination carbon fiber heaters and the ceramic heaters in far infrared saunas, specifically Sauna Cloud’s, expressly limit the emissions of EMF to an almost insignificant amount. Generally, a body receives more radiation when watching a movie on television. Even your microwave outputs more EMF than a far infrared sauna. Far infrared heat waves exist on the lower end of the radiation range and the waves tend to be longer like those in an X-ray or an ultra-violet wave. These waves are on the higher end of the spectrum with a greater degree of exposure. Though on the generally safe end of the radiation spectrum far infrared saunas utilize other shields as well. Many saunas cover the flow of electricity with metal or wood – truly unnecessary as the EMF levels are simply not that significant.
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, where 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. Also, the World Health Organization conducted extensive studies into the potential negative effects of adverse exposure to EMF and so far all research has found the levels of EMF produced by many far infrared saunas well within the safety range of recommended limits; exposure does not seem to directly cause any adverse health effects. This is all defined within the study from the ICNRP 1998 EMF study and the recommendations of their guidelines ranging from 0 – 300 GHz.
EMF surrounds us – 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, toasters, hair dryers, microwaves. That stated I really wanted to keep any new electrical item as low on the EMF scale as possible. The levels of EMF are generally measured in units labeled milligauss, or mG. By far the combination True Wave II Heaters, combining both ceramic and carbon, found at Sauna Cloud Infrared Saunas, produce the lowest EMF mG rating. This is third-party tested and proven technology. The mG levels in their infrared saunas are less than 2 mG well below the minimum safety threshold. Sauna Cloud’s cutting technology had truly made it possible to guarantee the lowest EMF output in the industry. Please ask for proof of this in our third-party testing results. It is always smart to investigate and being cautious is only intelligent, however, don’t let others concern you when speaking about EMF. Do your research and remember, you are exposed every day to various levels of EMF but can be assured when you step into your Sauna Cloud infrared sauna those levels will be extremely low and perfectly safe.
Electromagnetic fields are the result of an electronic device with active circuits running through it. A great deal of debate about EMF exposure and how it affects health exists. 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 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. It’s important to research how EMF truly affects our bodies thus quelling unfounded fears. Many scientists agree that EMF has existed since the dawn of time in it’s most familiar and recognizable form; light. The spectrum of this radiation extends from infrared and continues through X-rays. EMF is simply part of this spectrum.
When researching warranty’s I found Sauna Cloud Infrared Saunas also have the best lifetime warranty, hands-down. All parts of these saunas are covered for the lifetime of the sauna. This really does include everything down to the light bulbs! There are no hidden fees or ‘limited’ verbiage needed. All parts and labor are included even the handyman who comes to repair it.
These are always two great subjects to revisit. They are not possibly as exciting as other topics but are truly two of the most important. Remember, do your own research, read all the fine print and then you’ll be able to make the most intelligent choice that will meet your needs and allow for many years ahead filled with good health and continued far infrared sauna use!