How to test for EMFs
EMF Test Meters — “Do It Yourself”
Yes, you can rent or purchase test meters to do the testing yourself. Please refer to the “Test Meter” section of this website for more information and details.
Michael has selected the particular models that he has found to be the lowest cost and also are accurate and sensitive enough to be trusted. See our “Test Meter”section of this website for his recommendations.
As a service, we offer these meters that Michael recommends for sale or rental. What is unusual, that we individually check and certify every meter for proper operation before we ship them out.
Over the years, Michael has found that there is a lot of variability in the quality of the test meters as they arrive from the manufacturers, even with the more expensive and professional models. Our unique certification service helps to assure that you are getting an accurate and functional test meter.
Choosing an EMF test meter can be a daunting decision because there is a great range of available prices, quality, sensitivity, and type of meter. To be useful, your meter must be…
1. Able to measure the right kind of EMF, and in the right frequency range (some meters will only detect a narrow band of frequencies and can completely miss the detection of other important EMFs at other frequencies — this is especially true with the RF test meters)
2. Sensitive enough to pick up the electromagnetic fields at the relatively low levels commonly found in most homes and offices, and that apparently affect many sensitive people (some meters are not sensitive enough in that they simply do not detect EMFs down to low enough levels, they can only warn of very high levels)
3. Accurate enough so that the measurements can be trusted and are meaningful, to help make important decisions about whether to take any actions, some of which may be costly or inconvenient (some meters give falsely high or low readings, completely ignore many important frequencies, are single-axis which cause many amateurs to get falsely low measurements, etc.)
4. And low enough in cost to be affordable and yet remain reliable and practical for use over many years to come
To assist you, this site also contains…
5. Objective expert reviews comparing the different EMF test meters available, to find the best meter for your needs, by Michael Neuert
6. Detailed instructions for how to use many of these test meters, written by Michael Neuert (which are often a more useful alternative than the manufacturer’s instructions)
7. YouTube video instructions for how to use many of these test meters, again offered by Michael Neuert
8. Free do-it-yourself instructions for how to build a Body Volt Meter yourself to measure electric fields
9. And other helpful information about safety levels, how to test, and how to reduce EMFs
Important note from Michael: All test meters are tested for proper operation before they are sent out, to help assure that you are getting an accurate and functional test meter. This is helpful because the average person just will not know when the meter is working properly or not. This is part of the quality control problem, because the manufacturers therefore also get very little feedback back about their meters (unless they completely fail). In many cases, I have been the one to alert the various meter manufacturers of quality problems, and there are many lower-cost meters such as the Cornet series and the TriField that just have too many accuracy and reliability issues, so I no longer carry those meters.