The past ten years I have measured hundreds of homes for EMF pollution and worked remotely with thousands of electrically sensitive clients. Most homes have the same basic issues that are easily solved and will significantly reduce your EMF exposure (particularly to microwave radiation). The following basic steps with some of the least expensive EMF solutions:
Eight Basic Low EMF Steps
1.) Purchase an “Airtube” headset for your cell phone. Also use speaker phone and “Airplane” mode as often as possible. Products and devices that claim to reduce the radiation do not work. Distance and limiting your use are the best solutions. Here are my current smartphone safety tips.
2.) Replace any cordless phones with a basic wired version like this phone. It has a great speakerphone and excellent sound quality. For electrically sensitive people, consider using this simple analog phone system.
3.) Easily turn your WiFi router off every night with an inexpensive light timer or this remote switch. I encourage you to move away from using WiFi, but be sure to at least sleep with everything off (this is when your body to restores itself). This Netgear Router has an easy On/Off switch or you can call your service provider to have them disable the WiFi on your modem/router. I also recommend this JRS Eco-Router. You can also use a Router Guard or Signal Tamer for the time being to reduce your microwave exposure during the day.
4.) To setup wired internet in your home, you will run an Ethernet cable to your laptop from your modem/router. I recommend the Cat-7 cables for better performance and shielding capability. Be sure to turn off the WiFi / Airport functions on your laptop when you use it. I also recommend that you use a wired external keyboard and mouse so you are not directly touching your laptop all day.
5.) If you have a wireless “smart” meter, contact your utility to opt-out. In states like California, they will replace your meter within a week for a small fee (nearly 100,000 families have opted out in CA). Encourage your neighbors to do the same. You will be helping your entire community become healthier. If there is no “opt-out” in your area, get a Smart Meter Guard. Be sure to put some AL60 wall shield behind the smart meter. I discuss the shielding materials I recommend on this page.
6.) Don’t use a wireless DECT baby monitor. If you need a baby monitor, try one of these safer baby monitor solutions instead.
7.) If possible, move your bed away from any major electrical boxes or wires in the wall. Also unplug everything in your bedroom at night and – for bonus points – experiment with turning off the circuit breaker to your bedroom at night. Watch how your sleep deepens and your dreams become more vivid. For the best peace of mind, have your home measured by a professional. I explain this option here and they will help you create your own EMF sleep sanctuary. Getting your own EMF meters is a good long term investment in your health.
8.) For extra bonus points and better sleep – try wearing these glasses after sunset. Get this pair if you wear reading glasses. Blue light, which is emitted from all artificial sources such as computer screens and light bulbs, inhibits melatonin production. If you start wearing them around sunset, you will get 2-4 additional hours of melatonin production. This will help you sleep and create a healthy circadian rhythm. I also highly recommend that you download the free f.lux software onto your devices.
Many people notice that their health improves when they take these steps. Every cell in your body is electromagnetic, so becoming aware of your artificial electromagnetic exposure is one of the most important things you can do. With these steps taken, you can move on to a more comprehensive home EMF consultation.
One of the simplest and most important things you can do is to never again put a cell phone directly to your head. Nearly a decade ago the lawyers of every cell phone company put into their owner’s manual that cell phones should never be within 1/2 to 1 inch of your body. What do they know that they are not directly telling us? The following CBC Marketplace (Canadian) segment looks deeply into this question. My smart phone use tips can be seen here.
I hope the above steps have been helpful to you. Please reach out to me if you have any questions.
Updated August 2023