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What Is EMF Protection?
These days we all carry around a variety of personal electronic devices. Yet we really don’t know exactly the kinds of damage they may do to us over the long haul.
No matter the source – cellular phones, fitbits, tablets, or laptops – they all give off different types of radiation. The abbreviation EMF stands for Electromagnetic Field, which is a catchphrase that includes Extremely Low Frequency (ELF), Radio Frequency (RF), and Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR). Our goal here at EMF Risks is to look at forms of EMF protection that have been tried and tested.
Take RF radiation for example – the kind that comes from WiFi devices and also cell phone communications. Without proper EMF protection, this type of radiation can permeate our bodies and possibly cause us harm over time.
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- What is EMF?
- Why You Need Protection From EMF Radiation
- Sources Of EMF Radiation
- EMF Avoidance
- EMF Protection For Home
- EMF Protection Products
What is EMF?
Electromagnetic fields, or radiation, are popularly referred to as EMFs. Did you know that electromagnetic fields and radiation occur naturally in our environment? We’ve also developed artificial sources of radiation – all behind the garb of infrastructural development.
Consider the natural magnetic field of the earth, lightning, and plain old visible light. The sun has been emitting waves that generate EMFs, or radiation, since the beginning of time. We can observe the sun’s energy radiating out at the same time it emits EMFs. This is visible light.
Electric power lines and interior lights were widely popular around the start of the twentieth century. Scientists discovered that the power cables delivering all of that electricity to the world’s population were emitting electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in the same way the sun does naturally.
Scientists have discovered that many new electrical gadgets produce EMFs over time. Much of the medical world’s diagnostic and treatment equipment, including imaging machines for X-rays and CT scans, were discovered to emit EMFs as technology evolved.
EMF is measured on a frequency spectrum spanning from low to high.
Why You Need Protection From EMF Radiation
We will go over some of the various ways to protect yourself from EMF radiation below. But the primary way to protect yourself is to keep potentially harmful devices as far from your body as possible. Keeping a safe distance away from radiation sources is the most effective way to avoid their negative effects. Using an EMF meter will help you measure that radiation on devices around your home.
Measuring the EMF radiation around you will help you find the best EMF protection for your specific needs. If you have a high level of EMF radiation in your home, you will need higher levels of protection.
The best EMF protection will vary from household to household and it all depends on how many volts per meter of radiation you have surrounding you on a daily basis. You may be surprised to learn of the items located in your immediate vicinity that emit the highest levels of radiation.
Distance is the main reason strong sources of EMF like cell towers and power lines are not as much of a threat. But with smaller devices that emit electromagnetic radiation the risk is increased because they are kept next to – or even pressed against – our bodies.
EMF Radiation Symptoms
Everyone has different tolerances for various levels and types of radiation, and factors like age and weakened immune systems can impact how you are affected. Some studies of people with hypersensitivity to electromagnetic fields have observed the following symptoms to varying degrees among those affected:
- Symptoms of the nervous system like stress, tiredness, and problems sleeping
- Symptoms in the skin, such as burning or prickling sensations, or even rashes
- Symptoms in the eyes, such as a burning sensation
- Pain in various parts of the body, such as aching muscles
- Uncommon symptoms like digestive problems, and irritation of the ears, nose, and throat
The symptom severity varied greatly from case to case. However, in some instances they were so severe the hyper sensitive individuals were hindered from normal life activities.
EMF Radiation & Cancer
There have been a number of studies done researching the link between EMF radiation and various forms of cancer. A large portion of that research has focused on cancer in children – specifically leukemia and brain tumors, which are the two most common cancers in children.
According to the National Cancer Institute, some of the studies found a correlation between EMF and increased incidences of cancer in kids, and others had mixed results. As a parent of four children, there is enough in those studies to make me concerned, and to spur me on to take proactive steps to protect my family.
Sources Of EMF Radiation
There are some sources of EMF radiation that are natural. The earth’s electrical magnetic field, for example, is the force that causes your compass needle to point north. But it is the man-made sources that are more of a concern.
Extreme low frequency EMFs come from sources such as power lines and electrical wiring within your home. They are also generated by certain electrical appliances like hair dryers, electric blankets, and even electric shavers.
Common sources of radio frequency (RF) radiation are wireless telecommunication devices, such as cellular phones, and portable devices with WiFi like laptops and tablets. Other devices like microwave ovens, cordless phones, and screens for televisions and desktop computers will also generate radio frequency radiation.
With all of these household sources, the magnetic field levels are the highest close to the source of the field, and then decrease as you move away from the source. Magnetic field levels fall off significantly at a distance of approximately one foot from most appliances. With computer screens the drop off distance is a little more – around twelve to twenty inches. But with the advent of laptops the source of potentially harmful radiation is a little too close for comfort.
The good news is that reducing your exposure to EMFs is quite simple. You can reduce both the exposure amount and duration by the following methods.
Keep EMF Sources at a Safe Distance
If you have a Wi-Fi router at home, put it somewhere that isn’t too close to where people spend the most time. Avoid carrying a cell phone in your pocket since these gadgets emit radiation even when not in use.
Avoid standing in front of a microwave while using it. You may reduce the exposure levels by creating more space between you and the source.
Switch Your Microwave
Swapping your microwave for a toaster oven is one of the best ways to make a big difference in your house. The difference is that a toaster uses convective heat instead of electromagnetic fields at a low frequency.
Turn Off Wireless Functions
Wireless devices including printers, routers, laptops, and tablets emit EMF. Disable the Wi-Fi feature on your gadgets whenever possible. When using a computer, connect to the internet using an Ethernet cable rather than Wi-Fi and set the device to airplane mode.
Turn on Wi-Fi only when essential to limit your EMF exposure. Some gadgets, like your wireless keyboard, headset, and mouse, only work while they’re transmitting a wireless signal. You can replace these devices with wired versions to reduce EMF.
Make Sleeping Areas a Top Priority
Since we spend hours sleeping in the same room, we must protect ourselves from electromagnetic radiation while sleeping. Clocks, TVs, laptops, radios, sound machines, and mobile phone chargers all take up space that prevents our bodies from completely resting and recovering.
If you can, make a place free of any technological gadgets. If you have a Wi-Fi router, ensure it’s turned off when you’re not using it. To decrease EMF exposure and conserve energy, switch cell phones off or put them on airplane mode. Keep in mind that in airplane mode, most cell phones will still function as alarm clocks. Remove any wireless gadgets from the sleeping area or disable their Wi-Fi capabilities.
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EMF Protection For Home
As mentioned above, there are a number of household items that contribute to EMF radiation. And while you could take the extreme solution of ridding your home of everything that causes EMF, it is unlikely you will because it would mean pulling all the wiring from your house and going off the grid.
For those of us not willing to ditch our microwave ovens and cook over an open flame, there are other options that will offer levels of protection from the appliances and devices that are potentially harmful. Some are designed to target specific areas of your home, while others work with certain types of devices.
EMF Protection Products
One type of EMF protection device that aims to defend you against radiation generated by your home’s electrical wiring is an EMF Neutralizer Plug. These devices plug into an electrical outlet, and then claim to “re-tune” your wiring to render any EMF from your wiring harmless.
Another type of device (like this eLink EMF Neutralizer) is designed to provide localized protection within a certain radius. Simply place it near your WiFi router or other source of EMF radiation, and the manufacturer says it will protect an area of up to 1500 square feet. Personally, I am a little skeptical on the effectiveness of this device. The reviews for it are mixed.
EMF Shielding Bed Canopy
For those especially sensitive to the negative effects of EMF radiation, sleeping can often be difficult. If that is you, one solution may be an EMF shielding bed canopy. Although pricey, these systems can block EMF radiation that comes at you from all angles while you sleep.
For some of the better anti-emf canopies available, check out our page on the best emf bed canopy.
EMF Blocking Curtains
If a bed canopy is too expensive, a cheaper alternative may be to use EMF Blocking Curtains. These curtains – or often curtain liners – can help protect your room from harmful EMF radiation coming in from the outside.
- RF/RMI/EMF/LF Blocking,Super Conductive Electricity Fabric
Or, if you are handy with a sewing machine, you can fashion your own anti-EMF curtains using EMF Blocking Material and sewing it into curtains, bedding, or other types of fabric items including clothing. There are a number of manufacturers providing material, but not all are created equal. This one from Amradield is made from 100% silver fiber, which allows it to block about 99.999% of EMF radiation. You can’t get much better than that!
- Surface Resistance: Below 0.1 ohm , Average Attenuation of 70 dB from 10MHz-18GHz.
- RF/EMI/EMF/LF Blocking,Super Earthing/Grounding Fabric Anti-static/radiation/radiowave/microwave Shielding Electromagnetic Fabric.
- Elastic Material Silver coated Nylon Tri-cot Fabric. Highly Electrically Conductive Silver/Nylon Fabric Very Soft and Flexible. Hands Washable in Cold or Warm Water with a Neutral Detergent. No Bleach!
- Size:80"x59" Inch (200x150 cm). Each Piece Is 150 cm Wide Sold by 200 cm Long. If You Order More Than 1 Quantities and Need Continuous Length Please Indicate This in Seller Notes or We Will Send Each Piece by 200x150cm.
- Usage for Garments, Drapes, Bedding, Curtains,Tents,etc.Effective Shielding for CellTowers,Microwave Signals,Phones,Smart Meters,Security Systems, Radar, Military Broadcast, etc and More. Making Anti-static Cloth, Wireless Meter Shielding, E-textiles, Shielding Curtain, EMP and EMI Radiation Reduction. High-shielding Conductive Fabric for Blocking RF Signals Such as Cell, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS. As an Insert in the Wallet or Handbag to Protect Your Credit Cards from Data Theft.
EMF Protection Clothing
For those with EMF hypersensitivity who aren’t into sewing their own clothes, there are attractive and comfortable EMF protective clothing options available. Manufacturers are fashioning everything from shirts to underwear and other undergarments that are designed to protect you from unwanted EMF radiation.
For a detailed review type of anti-EMF clothing available, check out our page on EMF shielding clothing.
Most of these clothing items utilize a silver-nylon blend to protect you from EMF radiation. But the percentages of silver vary from one article to the next, so be sure to read the details before picking one.
And EMF protective clothing isn’t limited to just shirts and underwear – several clothing companies also make attractive hats to protect you from EMF radiation:
- Raw materials: 89% Cotton, 8 % Copper, 2% silver, 1% Lycra
- Internal fabric certified Oeko Test Class 100 and 1009
- 47dB average attenuation (99.999 % shielding)
- Modern looking cap
- 15 Panels, Sloped Front, Coolmax Elastic Sweatband
- 🌱EMF RADIATION PROTECTION FOR ALL AGES: The Halsa EMF Blocking Hood can be used by people of all ages including but not limited to: children, teens, adults and elderly. The hood will help to protect from everyday exposure to radiation that is all around us. Shielding Efficiency of 99.995% (45dB at 1 GHz)
- 🌱COVER AND PROTECT YOURSELF: This shielding hood is well designed to protect the most important parts of your head, specifically the brain, from radio frequency radiation, wireless internet routers, cellular towers, cellular phones and more that is in our environment.
- 🌱HIGH SHIELDING EFFICIENCY: The Halsa EMF Blocking hood features 99.9% Shielding Effectiveness. The hood is made up of of the perfect blend of 42% silver, 53% cotton, 5% nylon to offer you superior protection.
- 🌱ONE SIZE FITS MOST: The Halsa EMF Blocking hood also features an adjustable elastic drawcord which allows the hood to tighten or loosen to fit all neck and head sizes.
- 🌱LIVE MORE, WORRY LESS: Our EMF Blocking hood will help to eliminate the anxiety about everyday radiation and the dangers that come with it. Feel confident that you are helping to protect yourself from the radiation that is around us.
EMF Protection For Cell Phones
One of the most prolific sources of harmful EMF radiation is the cell phone. Due to our dependence on smartphones as a society, almost everyone is carrying an EMF radiation generator with them for every waking moment of the day.
The solution to that is a cell phone EMF protector. These protectors come in a variety of styles, and can effectively shield you from the harmful effects of your phone while allowing you to stay connected to the world.
- ✅ TOTAL PRIVACY —> Intrusion-proof, 360° military-grade shielding blocks up to 99% (US Tech, 10/2012) of the 5th generation, cellular, hacking, RFID, GPS, NFC, WiFi, & Bluetooth. Makes your cell phone or other mobile devices invisible to keep your privacy intact.
- ✅ ULTIMATE SECURITY WALLET —> Anti-tracking and anti-spying technology acts as faraday cage to help secure data of trackable items like your FOB, cell phone, credit cards and passport. This holder bag helps thwart hacking, snooping and tracing.
- ✅ PREMIUM DESIGN —> High-quality, durable nylon exterior resistant to wear. Top interior pocket has VELCRO and snap closure to be completely signal-proof. Adjustable cross-body Strap. Zippered back pocket and front mesh pocket provide extra storage.
- ✅ PEACE OF MIND —> Eliminate privacy concerns while in public or while traveling by placing cell phone and other sensitive documents into the faraday pocket for complete protection.
- ✅ COMPATIBLE WITH ALL MAJOR CELL PHONES —> Samsung, Google LG, HTC, ZTE, Morotola, Microsoft, Nokia, and Alcatel phones.
- LAB TESTED PROTECTION - FCC accredited lab tested shielding technology embedded in front flap blocks up to 99 percent of EMF cell phone radiation; The SafeSleeve EMF protection cell phone case for iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus wallet case keeps you and your information safe.Military grade shielding integrated into the front flap
- MILITARY GRADE SHIELDING - Integrated into the front flap, SafeSleeve's EMF Radiation Protection cell phone case includes the latest cellular radio frequency blocking technology, each iPhone case features robust material as a protective blocker against RFID thieves and EMF Radiation.
- BUILT-IN WALLET - Put that EMF protection cell phone case to use with a RFID blocking full wallet; the card holder area carries up to 4 credit or business cards, plus room for cash and additional documentation to keep safe.
- BUILT-IN STAND - Use your EMF Protection SafeSleeve's built-in kickstand to quickly prop up your phone for reading, video, and movie watching; if you've got a flat surface nearby, you can use your phone handsfree. Radiation protection for cell phones just got easier.
- VEGAN LEATHER - Rare among EMF protection cell phone cases, this vegan leather construction provides a rich, professional look while remaining clean of animal products; the perfect iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus case for men and women. Feel confident knowing you're using a stylish non-cruelty EMF protecting cell phone case.
EMF Protection Stickers
Another solution to the problem of bad EMF radiation from portable electronic devices are EMF Protective Stickers. This small gadgets attach to your phone or tablet case and can block the harmful EMF output from your personal electronic device, and alleviate some of the symptoms it creates.
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- HIGH POWER PROTECTION - Don't trust just anyone with protecting your loved ones from harmful radiation. Radiation Glove has been extensively tested on hundreds of people with outstanding results. You simply have to try it to feel the difference!
- SUPPORTS RELIEF FOR ALL YOUR MOST ANNOYING SYMPTOMS: Get headaches when using your phone too long? Sitting at computer all day? Feeling unexpected fatigue or agitation? Experiencing Brain Fog after sitting in front of your computer all day? Have insomnia or decreased libido? Our Anti Radiation Protection device is designed to harmonize the root of the problem, the harmful EMF radiation being emitted from your devices. (Tesla EMF protection Computer radiation protection phone accessories bundle)
- MADE WITH PREMIUM MATERIALS: The Radiation Glove utilizes specialized solid coloring matter suspended in a liquid medium and applied as a protective coating to the distinct material of the Radiation Glove. The Radiation Glove's unique make-up is then able to be given specific interference signals or Energetic Infusions through a specialized process called Energic Infusion Technology almost like a recording on a cassette tape or DVD.
- LOOKS AWESOME, EASY TO USE: Our Radiation Glove uses the best adhesive on the market, you will never worry about losing it. Stick it to the back of any of your devices - Phone, Laptop, Tablet, and forget about it!
- QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE: Heaven's Energy is a Pittsburgh company run by real Americans. We have you covered for all your electronic EMF device needs!
EMF Protection For Laptops
As a programmer that works for myself, I spend extended periods of time with my laptop in my lap. There are some very sensitive areas in my lap – parts that I dearly want protected from harmful EMF radiation generated by my notebook computer. Thankfully, there are a number of Laptop EMF Protectors to keep my sensitive nether regions shielded. For a detailed list, check out our page on laptop shields.
EMF Protection Necklaces
Given the frequency that we have cellular phones and wireless headphones against our heads, having a layer of protection in that general vicinity makes sense. A good EMF protection necklace can help offset the effects of bad EMF radiation, and perhaps even alleviate some of the symptoms from negative energies. Check out our review of EMF Protection Pendant Necklaces for an in-depth look at the materials used and the types available.
- Authentic black shungite healing amulet
- Made of genuine elite shungite. Type I noble shungite contains up to 98% of carbon. It has deep grey color with shiny silvery surface.
- Every pendant is made of raw elite shungite nugget. The shape of the pendant is irregular. Weight of the pendant is 5 – 9 grams (0.17 – 0.31 oz)
- Attention! The pictures are shown for illustrative purposes only. We will send you the best item available. Feel free to ask for the pictures of the items available.
- Manufactured by Karelian Heritage Company and comes in original packaging with a business card
- Manufacturer direct listing + FREE 2-3 Day Shipping for USA orders
- The Premier Pendant for Protection Against Negative EMF Effects
- Package includes 1 brand new sleek, stylish, durable Q-Link Acrylic SRT-3 Pendant made in USA + 30” comfort cord
- Proudly worn by pro athletes, doctors, celebrities, creative minds, business professionals, musicians, yoga, fitness & outdoor enthusiasts, students, and others
- Awarded Best New PGA Product and freely endorsed by hundreds of touring golf pros around the world
- This Orgonite Pendant features a unique Rainbow pattern with Caduceus representation in copper. This is a universal symbol of healing and protection Layered gemstones sit behind the coil. This piece is bubbling with energy and joy
- Seven Chakra Stones (top to bottom): Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Turqoise, Green Jade, Yellow Jasper, Carnelian, Red Jasper
- Metals: Copper to conduct energy and brass to boost immunity
- Purification and Energy: These all natural stones are purified in energizing Alaska Glacier water then reiki tuned.
- Durable adjustable cord included 18-22" length. Dimensions: approximately 1.5” (40mm) in diameter
EMF Protection Bracelets
Another type of personal EMF protection device is the EMF Protection Bracelet. There are a number of different types of these wristbands, and they utilize everything from Germanium to magnets to help counteract the effects of EMF radiation. Given the amount of time cell phones spend in our hands, having protection at your wrist might be beneficial. You can see our review of the best negative ion power bracelets, or see some of the popular ones available here:
- ✅ Beautifully polished shungite beads measure approximately 8 mm in diameter.
- ✅ Listing is for one single bracelet measuring approximately 7.5"
- ✅ WEARING SHUNGITE IS AN IDEAL WAY TO SEE ITS EFFECTS: In addition to shungite water and other shungite healing objects jewelry such as bracelets and necklaces balances your energy. Its suggested to charge it by washing it with cool water and leaving it in the sun to dry to see full effects.
- ✅ EMF & HARMFUL RADIATION: In today's society it is impossible to avoid potentially harmful Electromagnetic Fields. Shungite can be used to block or diminish EMFs. Pendants, mobile phone stickets, pyramids and other shapes are commonly used for this purpose
- ✅ Regular shungite polished beads bracelet for energy healing
- Shungite bracelet from Karelia, Russia. Design: Elegant, Strong Well-Designed Bracelet with Polished Shungite Square Beads. Bracelet Adjustable with durable smooth braided cord.
- Triple weaving, shungite beads 12 mm. Black cord 2 mm. Clasp adjustable. Wrist size 7-8" inches, may be open to 12" for a comfortable adjustment. Easy fit.
- Quality Shungite beads are made of Zazhoginsky deposit shungite. Beads are Manufactured and Processed on Modern Machine Tools.
- It will be an interesting gift from you to show your attention and care for a loved one.
- Wallystone Gems - A premium brand of shungite bracelet you know and trust.
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- BEST SELLER All Shungite! This beautiful bracelet is made entirely of 100% Shungite beads for the ultimate protection. The bracelet is sized for average adult wrists (7.5-inch bracelet) using 8mm beads. An attractive addition to everyday accessories and an energy tool that should be worn daily for protection from the technology we use throughout our day.
- SHUNGITE BENEFITS - A powerful stone with detxifcation and purification properities. Most known for protecting against the negative impact of the harmful energy emitted from the technology around us. Shungite also may improve sleep, relieve anxiety, increase focus and improve a person's resistance to stress.
- ULTIMATE PROTECTION - The fullerenes in Shungite provides protection from the technology around you. With shungite, you can live healthy in a digital world! Also, Shungite keeps your body balanced energetically and protects you from negative influences. The most common physical benefits are boosting the immune system, balancing emotions, calming anxiety and improving inflammation.
- MOST POWERFUL SHUNGITE ON THE MARKET - 100% genuine Shungite from Russia (Karelia). All shungite products sold through Karelia Creations are saturated in colloidal silver so they carry an amplified field of protection unlike any other shungite products sold online. The silver is a natural conductor and helps the shungite to create a larger/stronger field of neutrality.
- ★★ We GUARANTEE - 100% GENUINE SHUNGITE sourced from the Zazhoginsky Mine in KARELIA, RUSSIA, and proudly assembled in the USA. ★★ Real shungite is a natural stone, so there may be imperfections or colors from trace minerals. Don't fall for perfect "shungite," which is manufactured and without the healing properties. Trust us. We've been specializing in Shungite since 2015.
EMF Smart Meter Protection
Another potential source of EMF radiation is your electrical meter. Thankfully, there are several kits available you can buy that will help you block that radiation.
Here is a YouTube video that walks you through blocking the EMF radiation generated from a smart meter:
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