Concerned about EMFs, but Don't Know Where to Start?
By Satya Giordano, CECT, ©2023
Step #1: Find out what you are dealing with:
A) Get and use the right test meters or hire a local professional. On our site you will find a lot of free info on which meters we recommend and how to use them (link above) and a little info on finding a local professional. FYI a lot of support can be provided over the phone.
B) Understand what the numbers mean from a health perspective. The info on this page (link above) will show you a range of perspectives on EMF safety levels and what is typically found in modern homes today. If you would like to better understand the health impacts of our current “wireless situation”, here is a link to a free 10 minute eye-opening video.
C) When assessing your measured exposure levels, we strongly recommend keeping the amount of time spent in any given location clearly in mind while confirming your perspective on what is acceptable for that location (obviously, from that perspective sleeping areas are usually by far the most import).
D) Clarify your long term goals for your EMF exposure levels (in your living and sleeping areas) and see how your current numbers compare to those goals. Perhaps you will find that you have no concerns with your current EMF exposure levels but if you do, please read on…
Step #2: Understand your options and make a plan:
A) Make as many experiments (temporary mock ups) as needed to help determine your best options for realistic mitigation, that will actually reduce your EMF exposures. For example, turn off certain circuits at night or install some shielding under a bed, as opposed to thinking that you can simply add “harmonizers” or “neutralizers” (pendants, stickers, pyramids, etc. that do not reduce your actual exposure as measured with a test meter).
B) If you are able to make a plan that meets your EMF goals in your current location(s), then explore and install more permanent versions of your best solutions. For example, you might install shielding on the windows or walls of a bedroom, replace wireless devices with wired alternatives or bring in an electrician to ﬁx wiring errors (rarely needed but sometimes very important).
C) Always remember to post-test: to measure the performance of your temporary and permanent EMF improvement strategies to conﬁrm that you are indeed getting the results you expect. In many cases it is necessary to have a good test meter so you can keep any eye on the EMF levels.
D) If you are unable to realistically meet your personal EMF goals in your current location, then look for possible short term improvements while you search for a new place to live and or work. But before you relocate, consider getting a second opinion from another EMF professional, as the options and expertise of the various EMF professionals often varies greatly in this business today.
E) And ﬁnally, listen to your body. There’s a lot of personal variation regarding EMF sensitivity and effects on health. Also, consider that worrying about EMFs can be another source of stress, and that our health is often optimized by reducing the total load of stress in our living situation from all sources, of which EMFs are one important part.
Please give yourself credit for being “far ahead of the game”, no matter where you are with your EMF work, as many people still completely overlook the health concerns.
In case it is helpful, here are some options you may want to explore/consider if you need more info or support:
– Free test meter info (Same link as above)
– Free safety level info (Same link as above)