Red Light Therapy and EMF (Electromagnetic Fields)


We have been asked a few times around the effects of the electromagnetic fields (EMF) from our range of Red Light Therapy devices, especially whether it’s healthy or safe to stand in close proximity to a red light therapy device, or if there is any danger posed by the EMFs the device produces.

This post is designed to educate you about EMFs, their safety, and the extensive measures we at iRed have taken to protect you from unwanted exposure to EMFs.

What are EMFs?

Since the dawn of the universe, stars like our own sun have sent out waves that create electric and magnetic fields (EMFs), or radiation. When the sun sends this energy out, we can see it in the form of visible light. These electromagnetic fields are a by-product of the energy that stars use and create.

The same applies for electrical devices.

But It wasn’t until the turn of the 20th century when scientists realized that the power lines supplying all that energy to the world’s population were sending off EMFs, just like the sun does naturally. This extends to everyday appliances that utilize electricity to work, and according to the World Bank, around 87% of the world’s population has access to electricity today. 

Even though it’s a lot of electricity and EMFs being created all the time, some scientists have expressed that they don’t believe EMFs are a huge health concern. However, many scientists argue that there hasn’t been enough research into the matter.

Main types of EMF exposure

The two main types of EMF exposure are categorized into non-ionizing radiation and ionizing radiation. 

  • Non-ionizing radiation is mild and thought to be harmless to people. Appliances like microwave ovens, red light therapy devices, cellphones, Wi-Fi routers, as well as power lines and MRIs, send out low-level radiation.
  • Ionizing radiation, also known as high-level radiation, is sent out in the form of ultraviolet rays from the sun and X-rays from medical imaging machines, which are considered more dangerous to the body.

How safe are EMFs?

As discussed above, all electronic devices, such as red light therapy devices, emit an electromagnetic field as a by-product of the energy they use and create.

According to research, EMFs are highly unlikely to cause any adverse health effects. You should feel safe when using your cell phone, and electrical appliances in the home as the EMF frequency is very low. This also extends to power lines, which are usually a cause of concern for many people around the world. 

Are iRed products safe to use?

All electronic devices, such as our Red Light Therapy devices, emit an electromagnetic field as a by-product of the energy they use and create. We always recommend that when using our products, to stand at a distance of at least four to six inches away to ensure you receive the optimal benefits of red and near-infrared light wavelengths, with zero risk of EMF exposure.

We are happy to say that all of the iRed products have been tested in accordance with EN 62493 directives by Intertek and have passed.

Ready to learn more?

If you’re ready to explore the use of Red Light Therapy at home, we suggest checking out our range of Red Light Therapy products that are high-quality, affordable and approved by the FDA. Please do get in touch if you have any questions about Red Light treatments and how you can start your journey into better cellular health and function. 

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