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Are heated mattress pads bad for your health?

Are Heated Mattress Pads Bad for You? Plug-in devices such as mattress heating pads emit electromagnetic radiation. Researcher Henry Lai advises limiting use of these devices, since scientists are studying whether long-term exposure contributes to cancer or damage to the immune system or brain-cell DNA.

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Besides, do heated mattress pads cause cancer?

In a recent study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers concluded that using an electric blanket -- even all night and for many years -- did not increase the risk for developing breast cancer. About 1,200 women participated in the study, half of them breast cancer patients.

what is better a heated mattress pad or blanket? Our research and testing showed that in most cases you're better off with a heated mattress pad rather than an electric blanket. Pads are better at masking the heating wires, and your body and the rest of your bedding insulate the warmth.

In respect to this, do heated mattress pads use a lot of electricity?

Average Energy Usage A typical electric mattress pad consumes approximately 60 to 90 watts on the high settings. This usage is per side, however, so an entire pad can consume 120 to 180 watts on average. Translated into money, this means the average pad is consuming about 2 to 3 cents if run for an entire night.

Is heated blanket safe?

Heating blanket safety. An electric heating blanket can be warm and comforting during those cold and wintry months, if properly used and maintained. However, when the recommended precautions aren't followed, these cozy blankets could contribute to a higher risk of injury and fires.

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