Jan 02, 2017
by editorial team
If you're reading this article, then you're already aware of the negative effects that EMF (electromagnetic field) exposures can have on your health and well-being. The question is, can you protect yourself with EMF protection products?
The first part of this article highlights different types of EMF protection products that claim to neutralize EMF exposure without blocking it out entirely.
The second part reviews products that claim to physically shield, or block, EMFs. This article aims to help you decide if any of these types of products may be right for you.
EMF "neutralizing" devices claim to help protect you against EMFs without physically blocking them entirely. There is no proof that these products work, and online reviews are mixed. Below are a few examples.
Cellphone chips are a small chip that you can stick on your cell phone that claim to harmonize or alter the nature of the electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation emitted to make it more tolerable to the human body.
Neutralizers are chips made of a micro-thin layer of rare earth elements. They can be applied to many electronic devices that emit various levels of electromagnetic fields (EMF) or electromagnetic radiation (EMR).
Diodes are a two-terminal electronic component that can be attached to computers, printers, fax machines, monitors, microwave ovens, TV sets, and more, to alter/neutralize harmful EMF's into a more harmonious energy that will not harm or affect the polarities (energies) of the human body.
This jewelry, worn around the neck, reportedly protects against electro pollution from cell phones and devices emitting electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) and electromagnetic radiation (EMR). The claim is that they help the body balance itself and enter a more natural state.
Image: Merlin's Realm
This jewelry is made with copper, clear quartz, a Herkimer diamond, and two neodymium magnets. These amulets reportedly drain and break dense and unwanted energy, providing precise energetic healing/cleansing pain relief. Some claim that they have noticeable effects on hip/joint pain, tense muscles, swelling and minor headaches.
There are hundreds of these EMF protection products on the market and caution should be taken when deciding which, if any, is best for you. Consider that some testimonials are from people who were paid to give positive testimonials.
Also, beware that there are fake EMF protection products, which makes it even harder to find EMF protection products that may work. Further, some retailers claim research that may not be valid. Be skeptical about generic studies.
For some people, these gadgets may work. For some, they may also benefit from a placebo effect. People who buy these products may attribute improvements of their symptoms to their high hopes about the gadget working. When considering what's right for you, it helps to know the aforementioned possibilities.
Unfortunately, measuring with an EMF meter or similar will tell you nothing.
If testing a conventional EMF protection product, you can use an EMF meter to measure EMFs before and after the use of the conventional EMF protection product. This ability to measure EMFs helps reduce EMF exposures and measure benefits. This is something that cannot be done with EMF "neutralizing" gadgets. Below are some examples of EMF protection products that provide a physical barrier to EMFs.
Electromagnetic shields help block EMFs with barriers made of conductive or magnetic materials. EMF shields can block EMFs from phones, routers, or any other appliances. You can use these materials to wrap or cover the devices to greatly reduce magnetic field emissions.
Examples of EMF shield products include:
These are devices which are connected to the computer (or other device) through the USB port. The main idea is that you can dramatically reduce EMF exposure from your laptop or PC by simply increasing your distance from it.
Examples of remote devices include:
Image Source: Amazon
These EMF protection products are designed like a cage and are used to cover the router or the sides and back of computer screen to reduce EMF emissions. They permit only a fraction of the RF radiation to penetrate, resulting in a reduction of exposure up to 90-99%.
Examples of radiation cages include:
Image Source: Amazon
Shielding fabrics are designed to cover your body, bed or electronic devices. You can use them to shield windows and walls, line hats and clothing or drape them over the bed. These fabrics will soften the EMF signal, but usually do not completely block it.
Examples of shielding fabrics include:
The devices themselves are not dangerous. However, danger may arise if a user assumes the device is working so well that the user increases use of EMF technologies. This rise in use will increase EMF exposures.
A second potential risk: A shielded area can create a Faraday cage effect, and use of wireless devices within the Faraday cage would intensify your EMF exposures if you are within this area. For example, if you shield your sleep area, either with shielding paint on your walls or shielding fabric around your bed, then this is a version of a Faraday cage, which is an impenetrable barrier. The good thing is that exterior radiation waves won't enter the Faraday cage, but an EMF device emitting waves within a "Faraday cage" can provide stronger EMF exposures.
Cars act like Faraday cages due to their metal bodies. Even a cellphone with a shield can divert a wave only so far before it finds itself trapped by the metal enclosure of the vehicle, and ultimately bounces EMFs at our bodies.
Access Sophia's shopping list for her household staples. They're her favorite low toxic items that she can't live without. Also see which EMF protection products she uses.