In today's technology-driven world, we are surrounded by electronic devices that emit electromagnetic fields (EMF) radiation. EMF are a form of non-ionizing radiation (their frequency is somewhere between microwaves and radio waves). This radiation is invisible, but can be measured by hand-held EMF detection meters. Common sources of EMF in the home include televisions, mobile phones, computers, remote controls, radios, Wi-Fi routers, baby monitors, microwave ovens, smart lighting and smart meters, power lines, and electrical wiring. A growing and substantial amount of published scientific research links this wireless radiation to serious health effects on health—such as memory and sleep problems, headaches, cancer, and damage to brain development. While there is still debate over the long-term effects of EMF radiation, many people are looking for ways to reduce their exposure at home.
Here are some tips for reducing EMF exposure in your home:
1) Keep your distance
The closer you are to an electronic device that emits EMF radiation, the higher your exposure. Keep your distance from electronic devices such as Wi-Fi routers, laptops, and cell phones. Try to keep at least an arm's length away from these devices whenever possible. The amount of wireless radiation absorbed into people decreases very rapidly when you increase the distance from wireless devices.
2) Use wired connections
Whenever possible, use wired connections such as Ethernet cables instead of Wi-Fi. This will reduce your exposure to the radio frequency (RF) radiation emitted by your wireless devices. Additionally, wired connections can often provide faster and more stable internet connections.
3) Turn off electronics
When you're not using electronic devices, turn them off. This will reduce your exposure to EMF radiation and also save energy.
4) Use a headset
Using a wired headset or speakerphone instead of holding your cellphone to your ear will reduce your exposure to the RF radiation emitted by your cellphone. In addition, using a headset can help reduce neck and shoulder strain caused by holding your cellphone to your ear for extended periods.
5) Limit screen time
Limit your screen time and take frequent breaks. This will not only reduce your exposure to EMF radiation but also reduce eye strain and improve your overall health and well-being.
6) Use EMF shielding products
Consider using EMF shielding products such as EMF blocking curtains, blankets, smart meter covers, or faraday fabric to reduce your exposure to EMF radiation. These products are designed to absorb or deflect EMF radiation and can be used in areas where electronic devices are frequently used.
To completely block RF signals/EMF, a fully enclosed faraday bag must be used. The conductive material in the bag creates a barrier that prevents electromagnetic waves from entering or exiting the bag. Faraday bags come in various styles and sizes ranging from keyfob size to XL generator size.
Reducing your exposure to EMF radiation at home can help promote a healthier living environment. While the long-term effects of EMF radiation are still being studied, taking these steps can help reduce your exposure and promote overall well-being.