Radiation 101

Radiation is simply energy traveling through space or materials, sometimes referred to as EMFs (electromagnetic fields). Radiation exists naturally, though we are exposed to much higher levels from man-made sources. There are two basic types of radiation:

Non-ionizing radiation (“everyday radiation”)
Lower energy radiation that we are exposed to in our everyday lives. Non-ionizing radiation includes radio waves, microwaves, infrared, and ultraviolet. It surrounds us in everyday life from various sources including cell phones, PDAs, laptops / computers, mp3 players / portable media devices, televisions, and power lines, to name a few. Radio waves and microwaves are frequently referred to as RF (radio frequency) and EMF (electromagnetic fields).

Ionizing radiation
High-energy radiation includes x-rays and gamma rays. This type of radiation is commonly known to be very dangerous even in small doses, but, luckily, is less prevalent in everyday life. Belly Armor products do not shield against this type of radiation.

The Debate
Increasingly, research is showing health risks associated with exposure to everyday radiation

Learn More
Read about what health experts are saying and actions being taken worldwide to protect the public against everyday radiation.

What You Can Do
Educate yourself and your loved ones on the risks, sources of radiation, and tips to protect yourself and your family.