The following are the EMF meters I recommend for your use (Updated November 2022). They are sensitive/accurate enough for most people, but will not break the bank. They will also allow you to correctly measure all four types of electromagnetic fields. These are simply the best EMF meters I have found over the past ten years of work in this field.
You get a 10% discount on the listed prices below when you use my distributor code of EMFA at checkout. Your meters will arrive from Safe Living Technologies in Toronto within a few days. SLT is a very reputable company, which is why I work with them for EMF meter and Bed Canopy purchases. I will also send you a free copy of my book and provide helpful instructions for the meters once you make your purchase. I provide 20 minutes of free Zoom or email consulting when you purchase a meter package seen below or bed canopy.
Recommended EMF Meter Packages:
Package #1 is my preferred EMF meter combination as it is quite sensitive/accurate. However, if this is too expensive for you, Package #2 is a good compromise.
Package #1 (Recommended):
- RF: Safe and Sound Pro II ($385)
- Magnetic Fields: Alpha Lab UHS2 3-Axis Gauss Meter ($390)
- Electric Fields: Gigahertz Solutions ME3830B ($230) **
- EMI / Dirty Electricity: Alpha Labs Line EMI Meter ($145) + AM Radio
With your 10% discount, the total price for this very accurate Advanced EMF meter package is $990 from SLT. For your convenience, each of these meters, including an AM radio, are loaded directly into your Safe Living Technologies cart on this page.
For EMI/Dirty electricity, I recommend an AM radio, which can typically be found on ebay for about $20. You want to get the Radio Shack AM Radio Model #12-467 or 12-464 to detect EMI on your home wiring (newer AM radios have noise suppression technology). This TECSUN shortwave radio or this Retekess AM/SW radio are also good for detecting EMI. Contact me to learn how to use the AM radio for EMI purposes.
** The ME3830B is an accurate, easy-to-use, single-axis meter for measuring electric fields. However, if you want a more sensitive meter, with readings to 0.1 V/m, I suggest upgrading to the ME3851A ($432). This is the digital electric field meter I use, as seen in the images and video below. With this upgrade, I call this my “Pro EMF Meter Package” and costs $1,170 with your 10% EMFA discount. All of these meters, including an AM radio, are loaded directly into your Safe Living Technologies cart on this page.
Ideal EMF Measurements
Here are some pictures of the meters showing the ideal measurements for your home:
The above EMF measurements are at my current laptop setup. The Safe and Sound Pro II is measuring very low at 0.3 uW/m2 (ideal for your home is below 100 uW/m2). The Alpha Labs UHS2 is measuring magnetic fields at 0.05 mG (ideal is below 0.1 mG). Finally, at right, the Gigahertz Solutions ME3851A is showing grounded electric field readings below 2 V/m. Ideal for sleeping environments is close to 1 V/m. Over 5 V/m is problematic.
In another example from my home, the Safe and Sound Pro II (I have the beta version pictured above) shows minimal RF levels (below 1 uW/m2). The Alpha Lab UHS2 measures 0.02 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 2.1 V/m (below 5.0 V/m is recommended for sleeping/work environments). You can learn more about using these meters and what can be done to reduce EMF levels in your home in my my book, “How to Find a Healthy Home.”
The above image shows how I use the meters to measure my computer workstation. It includes the Safe and Sound Classic and my AM radio.
The above photo is the Alpha Labs Line EMI Meter. At left is a high EMI reading (homes with solar systems – or that have neighbors with solar systems – can be as high as 2,000 mV). At right is an ideal EMI level, which is considered to be excellent power quality.
Package #2 (Mid-Range):
- Microwave Radiation / RF: Safe and Sound Classic II ($159)
- Magnetic & Electric Single-Axis Meter: Gigahertz Solutions ME3830B ($230)
- EMI / Dirty Electricity: Alpha Labs Line EMI Meter ($145) + AM Radio
The total price with discount for this mid-range Intermediate EMF meter package is $480, plus shipping from SLT. Each of these meters, plus an AM radio, is loaded directly into your Safe Living Technologies cart on this page.
I also recommend an AM radio, which can typically be found on ebay for about $20. You want to get the Radio Shack AM Radio Model # 12-467 or 12-464 model to detect EMI on your home wiring (newer AM radios have noise suppression technology). This TECSUN shortwave radio and this Retekess AM/SW radio on Amazon also work well for EMI. Contact me to learn how to find and eliminate EMI sources with the radio.
How to Use Your EMF Meters:
Here is a short video where you can easily learn how to use the meters I recommend above:
In the following images, you will see an example of how beneficial having such EMF meters can be. The top picture shows the initial EMF readings at a home I recently visited (at my bed). These levels are much too high for an electrically sensitive person and unhealthy for the general population. RF readings are 1.0 V/m (3,000 µW/m2); Magnetic Fields are 0.70 mG; and Electric Fields are over 18 V/m. Line EMI readings were 300 V/m, which is acceptable.
Then I went about my investigation of the home and found that there was one wiring error causing the magnetic field. Simply unplugging everything from the affected circuits fixed this (If it were my home, I would have an electrician fix the error). I then determined which circuits were causing the high electric fields and switched off one circuit affecting the bedroom. Finally, I put Naturell shielding fabric on two walls (I could have also used my bed canopy), which significantly reduced the RF exposure, as you can see below:
After less than one hour of detective work, I was able to bring the RF levels down to a healthy 0.02 V/m (1.0 µW/m2); Magnetic Fields to a very acceptable 0.04 mG; and Electric Fields to an exceptionally low 0.4 V/m. I then slept deeply, woke feeling refreshed and had no brain fog or head tension while at this home. In most cases, you can do the exact same thing in your home with these EMF meters and/or the help of an EMF professional.
What about cheap 3-in-1 EMF Meters?
Inexpensive combination meters such as the Cornet ED88T Plus5G, TriField TF2, GQ 390, ESI 24, Cemprotec 34 and ENV RD-10 and are just not accurate enough for anyone who truly wants a low-EMF home. They are good meters to help you start learning about electromagnetic fields and may detect a major problem in your environment that needs to be addressed. However, if you are electrically sensitive or have health issues, you ultimately need more accurate meters such as those outlined above. If you hire an EMF professional (contact me for a referral in your area) they will have professional meters like this set.
This video shows that 3-in-1 meters are not very accurate:
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