In this blog post i would like to list the essential EMF protection tools to stay safe from the different kinds of man-made EMF both in the occupational environments and in everyday life. Since the exposure to radiation cannot be avoided in some cases, the only thing we can do is to distance ourselves from the source, limit the exposure time and shield ourselves as much as possible.

Electric and magnetic fields, also known as electromagnetic fields (EMF), consist of waves of electric and magnetic energy moving together and they can come from both natural and man-made sources. Examples of natural sources are visible light, earth’s magnetic field and other natural phenomena. The man-made sources include Cell phones, Computers, Power lines and other electronic equipment. Radio frequency (RF) energy is a type of electromagnetic radiation that is used to transmit signals carrying information in the form of radio waves (100 kHz–300 GHz). EMF sources that produce high levels of radiation, or ionizing radiation, include ultraviolet rays from the sun, x-rays, gamma rays and we typically don’t encounter them as frequently in our daily lives. However, sources of low-level radiation, or non-ionizing radiation, i.e, the man-made sources mentioned earlier are constantly penetrating our bodies as long as we are in the general vicinity of the source.

EMF Meter

EMF Meter can be used as a first line of defense by using it to detect the presence of EMF radiation. Based on the meter readings we can take appropriate measures to mitigate the exposure if any. There are a lot of EMF meters in the market, so one needs to be careful while choosing a meter that can be used as an effective tool to fight the EMF radiation. Some of the meters measure only the electric and magnetic fields, while some measure all the three ,i.e, electric, magnetic and RF, there are also meters that measure only the RF. Even if we choose a meter that measures all the three, there might be a restriction on the maximum RF frequency that it can detect. Even there might be some meters that are better sensitive to the EM fields compared to others meters. So, one needs to check on a lot of parameters and go through a lot of reviews before zeroing in on the right EMF meter that can be used as an effective tool.

The EMF meter that i possess is the ENV RD-10. It can detect and measure the electric, magnetic and RF radiation, the RF range being very wide ,i.e, 100MHz to 8GHz. This should easily cover the current 4G and the low end 5G RF radiation (< 6 GHz). Regarding the electric , magnetic and RF safety standards please refer to the respective article links.

I recently took my EMF meter outside to check the level of radiation and was surprised to see the extremely high level of RF and magnetic radiation inside the trains. The RF radiation levels were between 0.1 to 20 mW/m2 and magnetic radiation level was between 2 to 5mG. I cross checked this on multiple train routes and the level of radiation was within the same range. Once i moved outside the train, even though the magnetic field returned back to safety range, the RF level persisted for one or two km radius from the railway station. I could observe this at a couple of major stations, whereas at the minor stations the RF level reduced within a few meters. The only thing i could think of was that the cell towers were placed close to the railway tracks that resulted in the high levels of RF and the magnetic field inside the electric train was due to the overhead power lines.

Air Tube Headset

In my earlier articles, I had recommended Air Tube headsets as a way to use your cell phone without it being near your head. I own and have personally tested my SYB Air Tube headset for the effectiveness. The EMF signal that we need to be concerned about is the EMF electric field, since electrical wires are used to carry the sound in normal wired headset. And, EMF RF radiation of 2.45 GHz, in case of bluetooth wireless headsets. If you use a bluetooth headset or a normal wired headset or hold your cellphone directly to your ear, you will certainly expose yourself to either RF, Electric or all the three EMFs. In case of an Air tube headset, sound is ported up to you head via airtubes, but they are present only in the upper half, EMF Radiation may still transfer from the lower half of the headset (the wiring) into whatever part of your body it touches. You can put a ferrite bead on the bottom of the cord to eliminate this problem.

EMF Protection Fabric

Since we are exposed to RF radiation from cell phones and cell towers most of the time, RF shielding should be our topmost priority. Fabric made of copper, nickel, pre-tin plated carbon steel, zinc, silver or a combination of these provide an effective protection against the current RF frequencies (< 6 GHz). By doing a search on internet for emf protection clothing, one can find a long list of websites selling the items at prices that look a bit expensive. But, considering the long term effect of exposure to RF radiation, the cost aspect should become secondary.

As IT people spend most of their time in front of the Laptops, Cell phones and other PC accessories, it becomes imperative that they protect themselves from electric and magnetic fields as well. Laptop EMF shield pads and cell phone EMF shield covers can be used to reduce the exposure to EM radiation. In case you detect the RF signals at home or workplace to be within the safety range, then there would be no need for RF protective clothing. However at workplace it is common to use a wifi router, in which case emf protective clothing would be a better option to reduce the exposure. Things that are under our control like, going for a wired connection of Laptop/PC peripherals, wired internet connection instead of wifi at home, maintaining a safe distance from devices can go a long way in reducing the effects of radiation.

Schumann Resonator

When you’re out in nature, away from crowds, traffic and the city you feel inner peace and are generally happier. That’s because when you’re out in nature, your body tunes into and harmonizes with the earth’s frequency and as a result can repair, rejuvenate and heal itself more efficiently. Professor Schumann and his successors had confirmed long back that the earth vibrates at a frequency of 7.83 Hz. These frequencies ,i.e, the Schumann Resonances are electromagnetic waves that can be found in the Earth’s ‘electromagnetic’ cavity (the space between the surface of the Earth and the upper atmospheric layer – Ionosphere).

Let me mention an interesting fact about the physical condition of early Astronauts that deteriorated severely whilst in Outer Space, as a result from being away from the Schumann Resonance. The problem was alleviated by introducing the “Schumann Simulator” into all space shuttles, a magnetic pulse generator mimicking the Earth’s frequency. What researches have suggested is that living beings either evolved in this natural electromagnetic environment or were created by some kind of divine or cosmic intelligence to live in harmony with it. Also, laboratory research has shown that exposing living cells to the Schumann Resonance had beneficial effects, as it increased the cells immune protection. At present, many experts believe that the wide spectrum of artificial man-made EMF radiation, masks or distorts the natural beneficial Schumann frequency or resonance of the earth.

Scientists suggest that by replicating the earth’s natural rhythm with a Schumann resonator, we may be able to provide ourselves with a healthier home and/or work environment. A quick search on google for Schumann resonator will provide you with a long list of websites selling the item. Though it is a bit pricy, the above facts prove that it might be worth the investment.

Lifestyle Choices

As mentioned in my earlier blogs, studies have shown that meditation can help to bring down the oxidative stress. Also, intake of anti-oxidant rich foods is recommended as they neutralize the effects of free radicals. Walking barefoot daily for a few minutes can make a huge difference. When bare feet connects with the earth, free electrons from the earth transfer through the skin. Because these electrons are very powerful antioxidants, they help to counteract the negative effects of inflammation.

There are many more ways to counter the effects of EMF like using a pendent made using the SRT technology, Shungite, Tourmaline etc. But, to what level they can be effective is questionable. However, the pendents or other accessories made using the above technology / the above material is widely used worldover, so they should provide some kind of relief to the user.

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NASA Website – Schumann Resonance

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