Are you a frequent flyer? Then it’s high time you start learning about electromagnetic interference shielding. Wondering why? You might not be aware of this fact, but each of your flight exposes you to a huge amount of radiation. To be precise, flying for more than three and a half hours at an altitude of 30,000 feet or more exposes you to a greater level of radiation than a chest X-ray! Your exposure starts right at the airport. Yes you guessed it right – those giant X-ray scanners are to be blamed. Then the cabin – they happen to be huge sources of electromagnetic radiations too. And as you can understand, there are a plethora of items that contribute to this huge EMF pollution – the jet engine, cockpit, computers, sensors, communication equipment and electric wires, among many others. Just like every cloud has a silver lining, there are several natural ways to minimize your exposure to EMF while traveling by air:
Bulk up on Anti-oxidants
Prolonged EMF exposure accelerates the formation of free radicals in your body. Load up some extra anti-oxidants in order to neutralize the enhanced oxidation due to your exposure to radiation. Chlorophyll-rich food such as seaweed, blue-green algae, kelp and chlorella, and green vegetables like broccoli and cabbage can help protect flyers from radiation-induced cell damage. High intakes of vitamins A, C and E, zinc, selenium and Licorice may help check the free radicals in your body. In addition, consume herbs like dandelion and peppermint to promote a natural detoxification. Also, sip on green tea from time to time. It contains EGCG and keeps your cells protected from free radicals. Bring your anti-oxidant-rich snacks for long flights. If it’s only a short flight, avoid eating altogether.
Choose a Seat at the Backside of the Plane
As we have told you, the cockpit and the jet engine are two of the most potent sources of EMF radiation inside the aircraft. Sit as far away from the front of the plane as possible to avoid radiation coming from this region.
Try and Get Seats that Don’t Have TV Screens in the Headrest
If you are in an international flight, chances are every seat is fitted with a TV screen on its headrest. This is what adds up to your EMF exposure. Sit in the extreme last row, which is farthest from the cockpit, and lower your exposure as much as possible.
Keep Your System Hydrated
Your body is more capable of dealing with EMF when it stays hydrated. Drink plenty of water both before and during the flight. Avoid fizzy drinks and alcohol – they actually cause dehydration.
Prep Your Immune System before Taking up the Journey
Your body should be prepared well in advance to deal with your imminent exposure to an EMF environment. Start eating pro-biotic food days before you fly. Try to avoid last minute rush, and rest well. When well-rested your body is in a better position to deal with EMF-induced stress.
Opt for Shorter Flight
If possible, break your entire journey into shorter flights. The short-distance flights also fly at a lower altitude. The shorter time and lower altitude will help cut down on your total exposure.
Asking you to stop flying altogether is obviously not an option. Most of us cannot afford such a huge lifestyle change. What you can do instead is protect yourself from the harmful radiations. Like the many electromagnetic interference shielding mechanisms that several industries follow, the global aviation industry has stipulated several standards. Unfortunately, these are often not adequate. Keep our tips in mind and avoid your exposure to EMF as best as you can.