Who all are vulnerable to EMF Radiation?

Unborn Babies, babies, toddlers, pregnant women, seniors, teens, youngsters and adults – did we miss out anyone? And then… what about computing systems, data centres, servers and computing environments?

Look around. Across us is a snowballing of multiple sources of EMF at our homes, work places and other spaces such as schools, hospitals, malls, public spaces etc. The key-trends being –

  1. Our addiction to 24*7 hyper connectivity and the age of “smart”
  2. Advent of IOT, M2M and Sensor networks
  3. Rise of electronic consumerism

EMF radiation and EMF fields are key risks to biological and computing systems. As a generation, we have a million times higher exposure to EMF radiation compared to our parents or grandparents. Our cellphones, WiFi and microwaves are so convenient that they are actually inconvenient. Our bodies fail to evolve so quickly as the multiplication in EMF radiation fields around us. This has resulted in aggravated occurences of critical ailments such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons, Cancer, Infertility and Autism.

  1. EMF radiation are known to penetrate 75% of the developing brains of babies and toddlers as compared to adults.
  2. High exposure to EMF radiation for an unborn baby or infant could lead to Autism spectral disorder and cognitive impairment in kids.
  3. 1 in 64 children in India suffer from Autism and India contributes to 40% of the world Autism population.
  4. There has been a 30% increase in infertility rates in India in last half-decade (International institute for population sciences, Mumbai 2010). 1 in 5 Indian couples suffer from infertility.
  5. Over the last 3 decades (1984-2011), there has been 5 times increase in Parkinson disease in India. (Gouriedevi M, Rao VN, Prakashi R 1984,2011)
  6. The national Cancer registry in India reveals 1 in 8 men and 1 in 9 women expected to develop some form of cancer in their lifetimes.
  7. By 2020, the total number of cancer cases is expected to go up to 1.73 million in India, up from 736,000 cases in 2016. (India)

Ironically, EMF radiation has a remarkably “unproven” relationship with all these ailments. These figures point towards a global epidemic on the rise. The epidemiological evidence linking EMF radiation to these health problems is not fully formed and may take many more decades to form. However, good sense will tell you it is better to be safe than sorry.

How Computing threatens computers.

The effects of EMF are not limited to humans. Excess radiation generated by intensive computing environments produce harmful effects on IT equipment and in-premise personnel reducing the service reliability, availability and employee productivity. There are multiple standards that legislate EMF at work place and data centres. These include (not an exhaustive list) – ICNIRP 1998, EMC 2004/108/EC (European Union), MICE classification of equipment environment, CEFAW (UK, July 2016), EN/BS 61 000 4-8, EN55022, EN55011, ISO/NCRP/ HPA among others. In-spite of presence of standards & awareness regarding the effect of EMI on data quality and operations disruption, the industry is handicapped by lack of quality solution providers and aggregators.

  1. Low frequency EMI caused by power sources / cabling and wiring can erase a hard disk or corrupt server database.
  2. Unexplained data errors and productivity loss due to data errors.
  3. In data communication, excessive electromagnetic interference (EMI) hinders ability of remote receivers to successfully detect data packets.
  4. EMI leads to higher network traffic due to packet retransmissions and network congestions
  5. Degrades transmission quality
  6. Personnel exposed to high EMF radiation are faced with multiple electromagnetic sensitivity symptoms leading to loss of man-hours and productivity
  7. Logging on and off of terminal equipment
  8. Slow down of LAN traffic

High exposure to EMF radiation is known (even if not medically unproven) to effect humans in all ages. In the same space, more than 37.5 milliGauss magnetic fields are known to disrupt computing systems and even capable of creating Heathrow and Gatwick type service outages.

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