Posted: 04 Mar 2014 12:48 PM PST
Have you ever felt head fog while using your laptop or cell phone? Did getting up and getting away from it for a few minutes provide much needed clarity? It may be as simple as needing a break… or you may have felt a sensitivity to electronic or magnetic fields. Electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) and radio frequencies (RF) surround and bombard us every day. WiFi, cell phones, laptops… I’m no technophobe but technology is the culprit here. Now, you could dump all your technology and, believe it or not, many people have done just that. But, if you’re less able to commit to such full fledged measures, there are products out there that can help reduce electrical and magnetic field emissions. As a starting point, here are four that I believe you should consider using for protection from the radiation emitted by laptops and tablets. (Disclaimer: I have no ties, affiliations, financial gain, or otherwise to any of them, this is just the result of my own research for myself.)
1. Screen Shield by LessEMF – $90
LessEMF makes a simple, monitor shield shown to cut electrical field exposure for most average sized desktop and laptop monitors by nearly 100%. Place it in front of your monitor and voila. It can also block the EMF and RF produced by the computer and reduce emissions considerably. It uses a special fabric called VeilSheild that offers good transparency and doesn’t get in the way of viewing. Do be aware that moiré patterning can result and may detract from high resolution images. It's not ideal for touch screen monitors either as it gets in the way and interferes the touch screen function. For more information, visit their website or check out this data sheet. I also suggest that you watch this video to see it in action.
2. Belly Blanket and Nursing Cover – $49-$109
Mothers and mothers-to-be will definitely want to check out this one… The Belly Blanket is a lightweight, cotton blanket that has RadiaShield Fabric incorporated into it. It’s probably the most versatile product and offers 99.9% effectiveness against EMF/RF exposure. Not that celebrity endorsements are an automatic slam dunk but the product has received endorsements from several, including Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jessica Capshaw. It’s great for children or adults who want protection from computer and laptop emissions. Visit their website for more information or check out these videos for a demonstration.
3. HARApad Elite 2.0 Computer Pad – $65-$90
Despite its suggestive name, putting a laptop on your lap is a bad idea. It produces a lot of heat and a high magnetic field from the base. Men who want to protect the family jewels need to pay attention and be cautious! Step one is get it off your lap. Step two is check out the HARApad Elite. Its protection is primarily downward directed and it dissipates heat and electrical fields away from the body. Visit their website or watch the video to see a meter testing that shows a 99% EMF reduction.
4. Zercom EMF Absorber by Zeropa – $20
This Korean-made EMF/RF shielding device is a small oval "stone" which can be attached with a two-sided sticker or simply placed next to the device. It’s made from a patented ceramic compound that absorbs and reduces electrical and magnetic fields generated by computers, tablets, and cell phones. Reviews are largely positive and it’s available at a great price on their website. The product has been tested and the results are impressive. Watch these videos and see for yourself.
A Final Thought
Reducing your EMF/RF exposure doesn’t have to cost money. Here are three, free strategies to get started.
Got a tip or a favorite product that I missed? Please leave a comment below and let us know how you’re minimizing your risk to laptop and other device radiation. You should also check out this article about products that can help protect you from cell phone radiation.
-Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 12:33 PM PST
Radiation is all around us. Power lines, appliances, and electronic devices all emit electromagnetic frequencies. One source that many of us keep close, perhaps too close, are cell phones, tablets, and other mobile devices. They all use radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic energy, a form of non-ionizing radiation, to communicate. Research has shown that this type of radiation is not benign or harmless to the human body, especially children. Exposure to cell phone and Wifi radiation has been linked to fatigue, dizziness, mental fog, and even worse.
As a result, the demand for products that reduce exposure to device radiation is on the rise. In fact, “How can I protect myself from cell phone radiation? What do you recommend?” is a question we get all the time. So, to help, I wanted to offer my thoughts on five products I’ve found that I believe are worth a look if you’re interested in reducing your exposure to cell phone and mobile device radiation.
1. Pong Case by Pong Research – $70-$130
The Pong Case is easy to use and snaps on to activate two built in antenna that draw away radiation. Tests performed by Pong labs and Wired magazine show that Pong cases redirect energy from the face of the cell phone or tablet toward the back of the device, reducing absorption by 67%. While one might think this would interrupt reception, the opposite occurs and reception has actually been observed to increase up to 13%. It fits most major phone brands and Pong also makes a case for the iPad (however it works a little differently and diffuses the energy instead of redirecting). The products come with a 6 month warranty and a 60 day money back guarantee. For more information, visit their website or watch these videos.
2. LifeWave Matrix 2 – $50
The LifeWave Matrix 2 looks like a mini credit card and is secured to the back of the phone. Independent tests have used radiation meters to show that this composite slip with coil technology reduces RF radiation by 98%. It’s available in multiple sizes and there’s likely one available for your cell phone. For more information, visit their website or watch the following video. You can also check out this detailed test report.
3. Bodywell Chip – $30
This SIM-style card is a little larger in size and attaches to the inside of the battery case with a quick peel and stick. Research shows the Bodywell reduces radiation by 65% on the iPhone 5, 80% on the Samsung Galaxy S3, and 35% on an iPad. This card could probably be used on smaller laptops, too. It’s 30 day money back guarantee also makes it worth a look. For more information visit their website or view the reports for the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy SIII, and iPad. You can also watch this video.
4. BlocSock by Block Radiation LTD – $25
The BlocSock is a small, 3"x5½", lightweight case that’s only designed for cell phones, not tablets or laptops. One side is a normal fabric to ensure reception. The other side has a rectangular, metallic mesh to shield RF radiation. It’s recommended that you keep the side with the shielding material between the phone and your body. When making or receiving calls, keep the shielding between your head and the phone. It can also be moved into a smaller "kangaroo style" pouch during calls. It’s effective, and tests show that it reduces RF exposure 96%. For more information, check out the SAR research test or watch this video.
5. CellSafe Radicushion – $45-$80
The ultra thin (1mm) RadiCushion by Cellsafe slips into the cell phone case and redirects radiation away from the face of the phone. It’s available in black or white but not recommended for use with aluminum or metallic cell phone cases. Test results show a SAR reduction of 96%. A slightly thicker (2mm) RadiCushion is available for iPad and iPad mini; it adheres to the back of the device and also provides SAR reductions of 96%. Visit their website for more information or watch this independent test which shows an 80% reduction and also compares it to the BlocSock:
Have you used these, or other, devices to protect yourself from radiation? Please leave a comment below and share your experience! And, if you haven’t yet seen it, check out this article where I look at products that can help protect you from laptop radiation.
-Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
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