Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are areas of energy that surround electronic devices. The World Health Organization (WHO) explains that the electric fields are created by differences in voltage and magnetic fields are created when the electric current flows. Magnetic fields are measured in milliGauss (mG). According to WHO, electromagnetic fields affect us because our human bodies have their own electric and biochemical responses (e.g., nervous system, digestion, brain function, heart function). So exposure to EMFs can interact with your body in adverse ways and cause symptoms of illness in infants, children and adults, particularly those who already experience low immunity.
For your Safety, the Sun Stream and IYASHI range of far infrared saunas use high quality Nano Carbon heaters that emit virtually NO EMF, less than 1mG when measured from a distance of less than 1 inch from the heaters. We believe this is one of the most important features to consider when buying an infrared sauna.
Sun Stream Infrared Saunas pioneered the development of EMF cancelling carbon panel heaters in 2010. There is no one definitive test for EMFs and there are many different meter technologies which measure EMFs in different ways. No Infrared sauna company can claim to be absolute zero EMFs. Our Nano-Carbon panel heaters are one of the lowest in the industry.
For safety, The EPA (Environmental Protection Authority) recommends you limit your magnetic field exposure to less than 2.5mG. The heaters used in most infrared saunas including many of those sold in New Zealand emit high levels of EMF, in some cases over 100mG – some websites recommend avoiding all Far Infrared saunas for this very reason.
Watch this short video as Kevin Halsey discusses EMF and demonstrates how low the readings are on our Nano Carbon Heater panels.
Sun Stream Infrared Saunas has submitted our carbon panel heaters to Pacific Environmental Consulting & Occupational Hygiene Services for VOC testing.
In recent years most Infrared sauna manufacturers have switched from using ceramic 'element type' heaters to carbon panel heaters. Carbon panel heaters are made from different forms of carbon (liquid carbon, powdered carbon or carbon fibres) which are sandwiched between fibreglass panels.
Are Carbon/Fibreglass Panels safe for use in Saunas?
Some have suggested that carbon/fibreglass panels may be unsafe due to off gassing of chemicals into the sauna. Indeed, in our experience some low quality panel heaters do emit odours and may not be safe for use in the saunas.
"Volatile Organic Compounds are emitted as gases from certain solids and liquids and include a variety of chemicals. Some VOC's may have short or long term adverse effects... Usually symptoms of exposure to VOCs include headaches nose and throat irritation, fatigue and dizziness"
Sun Stream Panel Heaters: Proven Odourless and Non-Toxic
To ensure the safety of our Nano-Carbon Panel heaters we submitted them to VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) for emission testing by an independent lab, Pacific Environmental Consulting
Test Results: 0.0 ppm
Levels of Volatile Organic Compounds for all types of Sun Stream panels tested reported concentrations below the level of detection at 0.0 ppm
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