EMF Sources Lurking Inside the Home
In a prior blog post, we discussed several ways to protect your home from RF EMF (Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Field) radiation. Luckily there are some excellent products out there for blocking the sea of EMF signals that surround us - including of course, the smart meter cover. These products can help create a safe haven within the home.
However, sources of EMF are not just those outside of the home. There are many devices inside our homes that produce RF EMF. This blog post is a quick overview of those and some ideas on how to reduce your exposure.
Examples of RF producing devices inside the home include cordless phones, cell phones, wireless (WiFi) routers, tablets, laptops, baby monitors, and other so-called “SMART” devices.
We’ll cover a few of these today and some others in future blog posts.
Cordless phones, sometimes called DECT phones (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) emit a surprisingly high amount of EMF radiation. The phone itself emits radiation when in use, but the base of the unit can send signals 24/7. The easiest solution is to simply go back to using a corded landline.
If you really love (or just have to have) a cordless phone - to minimize your exposure you can put the cordless base station (the main source of EMF), in a far corner of your house away from sleeping areas.
Alternatively, you can eliminate home phone service altogether and use Skype or VOIP service through your computer (hard-wired of course).
There are currently more cell phones active in United States than the entire population of the country. It’s fascinating to contemplate just how much times have changed over the last few decades.
Fortunately, there are a number of EMF protection devices out there for cell phones. The top shields on the market reduce RF EMF by well over 99%!
Defender Shield makes phone cases that provide combination RF EMF protection and RFID protection. Their team has created an entire line of EMF protection products, all independently tested and proven to block nearly 100% of harmful radiation.
Safe Sleeve is a great company who has had their EMF protection devices verified by third party research. For bonus points, their phone sleeves include RFID protection as well, so they are a safe place to carry your cards and can even double as a wallet.
And then there’s RF Safe. These folks were way ahead of the game in terms of RF awareness. They’ve been in business since 1998, making EMF apparel, accessories, and phone cases. They have several different lines of products for EMF protection for home that are worth looking into.
Having said all that, if you’re at home or carrying your phone in your pocket, the best way to completely eliminate exposure is to put your phone in airplane mode. While I personally own a Defender Shield case, my cell phone is almost always on airplane mode when it is in my pocket.
The simplest solution to EMF radiation from your WiFi router is to simply not have one. You can use a hard-wired internet modem and use Ethernet cable to connect various devices. Our router at home has WiFi capability which we have disabled (your service provider should be able to give you instructions on how to do this). You will most likely have to disable the transmitter even if you connect via Ethernet. Do not assume that because you have wired into the router, that the transmitter is off!
Alternatively, a company called JRS Eco Wireless provides a WiFi system that produces dramatically less radiation than standard systems.
Reduce WiFi radiation by 90% in standby.
Connection throughput speed and network stability remain the same.
Up to 95% reduction in transmit power, adjustable.
Scheduled automatically fully (100%) switch off Wifi radiation (for example at night)
The JRS Eco Wireless router is an excellent solution for those looking to reduce their RF exposure. One of my favorite features is the ability to schedule the router to completely turn off at night. I always recommend that at the very least, folks keep their WiFi router as far away from sleeping spaces as possible and put the router on a timer to power it off at night when not in use.
Last but certainly not least, the EMF protection device of choice for your smart meter is a smart meter cover. As we’ve previously discussed, there is plenty of scientific evidence for us to believe that smart meters are not safe; as such, installing a smart meter guard is an inexpensive, one-time investment which will reduce your smart meter RF exposure substantially 24/7.
More to come on other mitigation strategies in future blog posts….