Recently I was looking into the radiation output of various Far Infrared saunas. This is always one of the main questions people ask about in terms of the safety of Far Infrared. What I discovered was disturbing and far more concerning than the radiation output of any given infrared sauna. It made me realize the necessity of, once again, recommending Far Infrared sauna therapy as a solution to eliminate radiation pollution.
From an article in The Ecologist, April 2001 issue, it states “the radiation equivalent of a nuclear war has already happened”. Very disturbing. The article continues and carefully details that 1900 nuclear tests, accidents and nuclear waste dumping have exposed everyone on this planet to the equivalent of 1000 Hiroshima bombs. Wow. Add to this bombshell the details of previously classified accidents including one in Greenland in 1968 where a B-52 crashed at a secret nuclear base and its cargo of four nuclear bombs detonated, sending up a cloud of plutonium 25,000 feet into the air, filled with poisonous radiation, and it becomes clear that radiation exposure is a world-wide problem.
There are also many sources of hidden radiation today. Using the official 1991 International Commission on Radiological Protection report, projected planet wide contamination will cause 175 million cancer deaths and another 350 million non-fatal cancers. The ramification of this will be an additional 235 million illnesses and 588 million children born with birth defects. They will also potentially suffer brain damage, mental disabilities, spina bifida and childhood cancers. Additional hidden sources of radiation are the fluoride compounds added to most municipal water supplies. Hydrofluosilic acid, the source of most fluoride for water supplies, is a waste produced from smokestacks that contains radioactive particles and heavy metals along with fluoride. This waste becomes airborne as well, further polluting everything from the air we breathe to the water we drink, shower in and cook with. Not to mention medical and dental x-rays, medical waste that may contain radioactive materials, CAT and other scans, smoke alarms and even the mercury in your teeth, all add to hidden radiation in our environment today.
The question now becomes how do we fight this massive onslaught of radiation pollution? If overexposure to various forms of radiation damages our cells can they be repaired or even eliminated? The answer is yes; Far Infrared sauna therapy promotes the rapid turnover of damaged cells and eliminates them through vigorous sweat. Far Infrared sauna therapy disperses radioactive particles and also prevents the replication of these cells. It will actually reduce the amount of mutated DNA and radioactive material in our bodies. Far Infrared sauna therapy promotes health and healing along with the rapid turnover of our body’s cells. It provides a very low output of EMF and each sauna company, offering saunas for sale, should provide you with their third party test results proving this.
Which brings me back to one of my initial points; the radiation output from a Far Infrared sauna. Each company sells different models with varying heaters. It is the heaters that produce the radiation, or EMF (electro magnetic fields). 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. Currently there is scientific proof that both adults and children are at risk for cancer when exposed to high EMF and there should be no doubt that you do not want to risk high EMF in the sauna environment, either. Unfortunately, because Far Infrared saunas are electrical devices, you can never get the EMF down to 0.0. However, there are now Far Infrared saunas available that keep their EMF at the 0.2 – 0.3 mG range. The EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) has proposed a safety standard of 3 mG as anything below 3 mGs is currently deemed to be safe. Why expose your body to any additional radiation when there’s so much already out there.
Research and find a reputable Far Infrared sauna company. I did and I found that Sauna Cloud Infrared Sauna guarantees, in writing, that their saunas are all below 3 mG at any point in the sauna or you receive your money back. Their sauna EMF levels are around 0.2 to 0.3 mG and have been third party tested by VitaTech Electromagnetics. Once you are satisfied you have found a safe sauna by all means continue using it, as over a period of time, it’s gentle heat will dramatically reduce the amount of diseased, radioactive cells in your body. Continued use is recommended as exposure to radiation continues to bombard us daily. Not only will you be eliminating excess radiation you will enjoy the stress-free results of Far Infrared sauna therapy.