Posted: 28 Apr 2014 02:30 PM PDT
A century ago, the use of electricity was minimal and exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) were limited. Most homes only generated electrical and magnetic fields in the range of 50-60 Hz. Today, humans and animals are practically bathing in EMF pollution. Appliances, WiFi, personal electronics, smart meters, and especially cell phones (which produce EMF frequencies in the Ghz) have caused EMF exposure has gone through the roof — literally.
Perhaps the most chilling fact is that EMF radiation is nearly impossible to get away from. If you’re near any sort of civilization, you and your family are likely awash in it. And, currently, no one is sure what the long-term health consequences stem will be. We already know that many individuals report nausea, problems sleeping and concentrating, and even hyperactivity as a result of constant EMF and radio frequency (RF) exposure.
To limit exposure, the first plan of action is to protect your living space. Fortunately, there are a variety of products on the market today to help you do just that. The following products offer a variety of effective ways to protect your house and living space from EMF and RF radiation.
1. Graham-Stetzer Filters (“Stetzerizers®”) by Stetzer Electric Co. – $30-$35 ea.
These simple filters reduce high-frequency radiation, or “dirty energy”, generated by typical home appliances. Along with electrician Dave Stetzer, this electric filter is the creation of Dr. Martin Graham of the University of California, Berkeley. The number of filters needed doesn't depend on the size of the house or building but on the number of appliances the establishment contains. An average-sized house would probably need around 20 filters. For more information on this product, visit their website. You can also check out the videos below to see how the filters work.
Check out this technical video for the science behind the Graham-Setzer Filters:
2. Y-Shield Paint and Air Pure Paint
One coat of Y-shield reduces RF and microwave radiation by 99%, while Air Pure requires two coats and reduces radiation by 90%. Both are meant for interior use as a primer and can be painted over with a standard latex paint. Y-shield comes in black and Air Pure comes in gray. Air Pure adds a zero VOC formulation to its RF shielding ability.
Both paints require a grounding kit and MU grounding tape (about $60 each). This may be best completed by a licensed electrician, although many homeowners can install it themselves. For more information, visit their website. Also, check out the video below to see the paints' effect on this bedroom exposed to Smart Meter radiation:
3. Geovital Academy
This company produces paints similar to Y-shield and may provide up to 100% EMF and RF shielding! At the moment, this paint is only available in Australia and Austria.
4. Day-Lite Bed Canopies and Floor Mats by Swiss Shield – $140-$1300
Sleep is one of the most valuable things for restoration and health. EMF and RF exposure affects sleep quality by disrupting brain wave patterns. These canopies use the Faraday principle to reduce EMF/RF exposure. The fabric is reported to block 95-99% of EMF/RF with its polyester-copper-silver mesh.
Compared with the price of their shielding floor mats, the canopy items may seem a little on the high end. Realistically, the cost to purchase these ready-made canopies may be the same as making them yourself. These canopies can be purchased in North America through two outlets: LessEMF and Safe Living Solutions.
5. Window EMF/RF Shielding Film ($30-$40 per linear ft)
Most of the EMF and RF radiation that penetrates a house enters through windows. Window films reduce up to 99% of 5 GHz frequencies (most cell phone signals work at 2.4 GHz). To use the films, simply cut the size you need from the roll and apply to the window. Here are a list of some of the film products available on the market today:
Signal Protect, Clear Window Film
Sold in 5-foot rolls, the price of clear window films is around $35 per linear foot. It's really simple to use and provides up to 99% shielding. To learn more about this window film, click here. You can also check out the spec sheet for their clear window film product here to learn more about its shielding capabilities.
3M Brand – ScotchTint
A 24-foot roll can be purchased as a trial size at $270. The typical product sells in 100-foot rolls for $599. The product claims a 90-95% shielding and mentions that it makes indoor heating and cooling more efficient. For more information, visit their website. To look at a spec sheet, click here.
6. Shield Fabrics for Window Shields, Drapes, and Canopies
Just like clothing that offers protection against EMF/RF radiation, Naturell and Daylite fabrics can block up to 100% EMF/RF when applied to windows or bed canopies. These fabrics price around $25-$35 per linear foot. Naturell is a little darker, denser, and provides a greater reduction in EMFs and RFs; Daylite is lighter with slightly less reduction. Here is a quick comparison…
Made from natural cotton material in Switzerland, this fabric is ideal for curtains and bed canopies and contains no harmful substances. Tests indicate 99% shielding potential against frequencies up to 10 GHz. It offers protection against cell towers, wireless computer systems, and cell phones. The fabric was created for easy use and can be machine washed.
Light and breathable, Daylite is also economically priced. Daylite has a shielding potential of 99%, protecting against frequencies up to 1GHz. It shields against cell towers, cell phones, wireless networks, and more. This fabric is also washable and free of harmful substances.
One Final Thought
The scientific community remains unsure of the long-term effects EMF/RF exposure has on our health, especially at the levels we experience today. We do know a great many individuals complain of symptoms related to chronic frequency exposure, symptoms that often go away once the EMF/RF source is reduced or eliminated.
Luckily, we have many tools available to help reduce our EMF/RF exposure. Whether it's protective paint, window films, or protective clothing, you don't have to suffer from EMF or RF overexposure. Are you taking back your health and shielding your home from EMF/RF radiation? Are you using one of these products or another? Please leave a comment below and tell us about your experience!
-Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
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