Many Electric Blankets have really big problems and should be used with CAUTION !!!
The problems besides the high Electromagnetic Fields and Electromagnetic Radiation is that the switches are also not always mounted correctly or are not working correctly as intended. Yes, they will open the circuit when switched off, to stop the electricity from flowing through the electric blanket, but this alone does not really help you much, as there is still the ELECTRICAL FIELD, which does not need any closed circuit to cause problems and expose your body to bombardment by electrical fields at 50/60 Hz, when the phases (Live and Neutral) are connected the wrong way round. This is called "reverse polarity" and "phasing".
What I want to say is that it is just not enough to switch the electric blanket off, as it depends on at least 2 factors - which I will call design and construction flaws being a Health Risk leading to Health Problems in the end.
The switch used is only a 1 pole switch cutting the line only on the Live or Neutral side of the power line. and even if it would be on the correct side - the Live wire - it would still not be safe enough, if the plug used is a 2-pin plug. as there is no guaranty that the correct phases are connected for it to work properly, cutting the Live and not the Neutral wire.
Replacing any plugs and not observing the correct polarity will have a critical effect, as the Electromagnetic Fields and Electromagnetic Radiation is not stopped from leaking into your sleeping area. This is especially important of the switch is not a 2-pole switch.
Electric Blankets radiate fields over 70,000 times higher than normal acceptable levels. If you insist on using an electric blanket, warm your bed and then unplug it before you retire for the night. Do not leave it plugged in while you sleep, even if it is turned off. Outside high voltage power lines continually radiate EMF 24 hours a day.
Electric Blankets emit high levels of Electric and magnetic Extreme Low Frequency (ELF) Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF/EMR). In order to reduce your exposure to this radiation make sure you disconnect the electric blanket from the power plug before you go to sleep.
סדין חשמלי פולט שדות מגנטיים וחשמליים גבוהיים בתדרים נמוכים מאוד. כדי לצמצם את החשיפה שלכם לקרינה זו הקפידו לנתק את הסדין החשמלי מהספקת החשמל (מהשקע) שניה לפני שאתם הולכים לישון
Dee P. is a Wellspring staff member. Dee is 81 years of age and healthy than most 50 year olds. Dee has a great understanding of how traumas and fears affect babies in the womb. She tells a personal story of when she was pregnant and her electric blanket caught on fire and how this instance has affected her son all his life.
A WARNING to potential purchasers of Sunbeam Safe & Sound Electric Blankets