Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiation, that are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of natural and man-made lighting. EMFs are typically characterized by wavelength or frequency into one of two radioactive categories:
Non-ionizing: low-level radiation which is generally perceived as harmless to humans
Ionizing: high-level radiation which has the potential for cellular and DNA damage
Infrared radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation which is found just outside the visible portion of the spectrum, before the color red. Infrared radiation is invisible but the energy of this region happens to correspond to the approximate level of energy needed to start molecules moving in various ways. For example, wavelengths in the middle of the IR region are able to start various portions of molecules vibrating. IR light, which has even less energy than visible light, does not have enough energy to damage molecules in the way that higher energy waves such as X-rays do.
Since IR radiation only works to get molecules moving, any moderate dose of IR radiation will simply heat up any living tissue it touches upon. The only hazard in most cases is that prolonged exposure to a very high level of IR could result in a burn, just as could exposure to a hot stove or any other heat source.
If you are concerned about EMFs, you can measure EMFs yourself with the use of a gaussmeter, which is available for purchase online through a number of retailers.
All our infrared saunas has passed ETL certification meaning that it cause human no harm while being used. In other words, our infrared saunas are very safe to use.
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