The following are the EMF meters that I personally use and recommend (October 2023). They all serve a specific purpose in measuring the four types of EMF, are of good quality and are the best prices available.
My Recommended EMF Meters:
To take the mystery out of choosing which EMF meters to purchase, I summarize my favorite combinations of testing devices on my Recommended EMF Meters page. They will help you accurately measure all four types of EMF pollution. Here are recent images of the EMF meters I recommend taken in my home office:
I discuss these three high-quality meters in detail on my Recommended EMF Meter page. At left the Safe and Sound Pro II shows minimal RF levels (below 1 uW/m2). The Alpha Lab UHS2 measures 0.05 mG for magnetic fields, which is excellent (below 0.1 mG is ideal). Finally, at right is the grounded Gigahertz Solutions ME3851A with an electric field reading of 0.7 V/m (below 1.0 V/m is recommended for sleeping/work environments). You get a 10% discount on these meters seen above when you use my distributor code of EMFA with Safe Living Technologies.
Here are the meters I use to measure EMI or “Dirty Electricity.” An older radio shack AM radio from ebay and an Alpha Labs Line EMI Meter:
|The Cornet ED88TPlus is one of the best EMF measurement devices for your money. It measures microwave radiation (RF) and low frequency magnetic and electric fields and has a sound component, which is very useful. This meter is easy to travel with and allows you see if an environment has a high amount of EMF pollution.
It can be found here for $179.
|This Gigahertz Solutions HF35C is an excellent consumer RF meter. It has a sound component for each type of microwave radiation pollution (cell towers, Wi-Fi, “smart” meters, etc.) and is sensitive to 0.1 uW/m^2. Because it has a directional antenna, it helps you easily find the contributing sources of RF exposure. A video showing how this meter operates can be seen below.|
The Safe and Sound Pro II from Safe Living Technologies is my favorite consumer RF meter on the market (beta version pictured above). It is accurate and easy to use. This RF meter is what I now recommend to all of my clients (2021). You can find the independent lab accuracy results here. When you purchase the meter, you get a 10% discount with my distributor code: EMFA
The Safe and Sound Classic II is a good alternative RF meter if you are on a budget. This meter is approximately $150 when you use my discount code of EMFA.
|This Stetzer meter measures certain frequencies of EMI / dirty electricity pollution that is on your electrical wiring. This component of EMF pollution has grown the past few years because of CFL & LED lighting, dimmer switches and solar inverters. See the video below.||The Body Voltage Meter is an indirect way of measuring 60 Hz electric fields by determining how they are interacting with your body. Turning off circuit breakers and using MC cable wiring will reduce these electric fields.|
The Gigahertz Solutions ME3830B Electric / Magnetic Field Meter is an easier way to measure the AC electric fields in your home ($230). This meter measures the electric field within the surrounding environment caused by voltage in unshielded electrical wiring. EMF professionals suggest that safe readings for most people are between 0.3 and 1.5 V/m. Electro-sensitive people should try to get below 0.3 V/m in their sleeping and work environments (usually by turning off the appropriate circuit breakers). Unfortunately, the ME3830B meter is only sensitive to 1.0 V/m. You can upgrade to the Gigahertz Solutions ME3851A electric/magnetic field meter to get to the sensitivity of 0.1 V/m. This meter can also be grounded, which adds to its accuracy. It is slightly more expensive at $432, but is a much better meter than the ME3830B.
The Alpha Labs UHS2 Magnetic Field Meter is my favorite gauss meter. It is truly accurate as it measures in 3-axis and automatically calculates the readings. Most Gauss meters (including the ME 3851A directly above) only measure in one axis, so the user could be missing fields entirely. You can purchase the USH2 here for $350 with your 10% discount code of EMFA.
I also recommend the Line Noise EMI Meter. This meter is also made by Alpha Labs and measures the dirty electricity on your home wiring – like the Stetzer Meter above. This meter measures a broader range of frequencies though (2 KHz to 10 MHz). This meter, along with an AM radio, is my preferred device for the measurement of dirty electricity in your home. You can purchase this meter for $150 with my 10% discount code of EMFA at checkout.
I hope this page helps with your EMF meter questions.
Updated October 2023
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