We have designed and built a wide range of RF-shielding products, all of which are made to offer excellent EMF radiation shielding without compromising style. The drawback is that most of our products are made for a specific purpose: our SYB Phone Pouch is for phones; the SYB Laptop Pad is for laptops; the SYB Boxer Briefs are for – well, you know how to use those. But we also have other products – like our SYB Poster Frame Liner and our SYB Flex Shields. These are more general purpose EMF protection for home or office, that can be used anywhere you need shielding. And to understand how best to use them in your home or office, it’s useful to understand how electromagnetic waves travel.
Radiation from electromagnetic fields (EMF) is all around us. Our strongest exposure to it comes from sources like wifi routers, smart meters and cell phones.
And, as has been well documented by a mounting body of science, this radiation has negative effects on our health.
So what if you want to shield yourself and your loved ones from that radiation? What’s the best EMF protection for home or office? Assuming you’ve done everything else in your power to limit your exposure – like switching off your wifi router at night and putting your phone on airplane mode when you’re not using it – you may still want some added protection.
What about a simple, discreet object that sits between you and the source of the radiation, blocking it from reaching you?
But you may be wondering, how does this work? Wouldn’t you need to literally stand right next to the protection product in order to be shielded? In theory, everywhere outside of it would be unprotected, right?
This is a question we get asked a lot, so this post is going to address it.
The short answer is, no – you don’t need to stand right next to the protective shield as if it were a literal piece of armour.
How Electromagnetic Waves Travel
EMF radiates from a source just like light does (in fact, light is a form of EMF).
Since light is something we can see and understand, using it as an analogy can give us a better grasp of how EMF works.
Light travels away from its source until it meets with an object. This object must be made of a material that doesn’t allow the light to pass through. When the light hits that object, it gets blocked and a shadow is made.
But here’s the thing: the size of that shadow won’t be the exact same size and shape of the object that’s creating it.
The closer the object is to the light source, the larger the shadow it will cast. This is simply because it will block a larger area of the light.
EMF works in much the same way.
So imagine a source of EMF radiation (say, a wifi router) as a lamp. Now imagine a shielding product (let’s say the SYB Poster Frame Liner) as an object that blocks part of the light and thus casts a shadow.
How much light it blocks will depend on how close it is to the lamp.
Or, in this case, how much of the EMF it blocks will depend on how close it is to the router.
Visualized another way, think of holding your hand up to a flashlight. The closer your hand is to the flashlight, the larger a shadow it will cast. And the further away your hand is from the flashlight, the smaller a shadow it will cast. (Remember that in our case, the shadow is the area in which you’re protected from the EMF.)
What This Means In Practice
In practice, this means that how you position your EMF shielding product will determine how much “shade” it throws – or, in other words, how great of an area becomes EMF-free.
One thing to consider is that if you put your EMF shielding product too close to the EMF source – e.g. directly next to or covering it – you risk interfering with its functionality. Much like putting a lightbulb behind a solid wall stops the light. If the point of the lightbulb is to provide light, then odds are you don’t want to block it all together.
Instead, you probably just want to keep some areas lit and some in shadow.
That’s the same case with something like a wifi router. If you have it switched on, it’s probably because you want to have wifi available somewhere in the house or office.
With other types of EMF, you might like to block the radiation more fully.
Let’s take a look at some examples of situations you might encounter at home or in the office and how to best setup your EMF shielding to counter them.
EMF Protection for Home or Office: How to Use It
Here are some ways you can set these types of protection up in your home or office in a way that maximizes their effectiveness.
- Shielding against smart meter radiation.
Smart meters are a health risk – according to some estimates, they can result in 160 times more cumulative whole-body exposure to radiation than a mobile phone. Unfortunately, many people don’t have any option but to get them installed. Putting your EMF protection close to the smart meter can deflect radiation away while still allowing the meter to run.
- Protection from 5G infrastructure.
As you may know by now, 5G requires the installation of up to hundreds of thousands of mini cell towers. This means that, whether you like it or not, you might end up with one right outside your door or window. Mounting your EMF shield between you and the 5G device – as close to it as possible – will block the most amount of EMF radiation.
- To protect certain areas from wifi.
Let’s say you have a wifi router at home and you want to be able to use the internet in your living room or home office. At the same time, you want to block it from reaching another area – like a baby’s nursery or a bedroom. Mount something like the SYB Poster Frame on the wall between the device and that area to specifically protect it.
- To Shield Your Body from portable devices.
Our SYB Flex Shields can also be used in your office or home in any places where you typically place EMF-emitting devices like laptops or cell phones. Simply apply the shield to your desk or other surface and sit the device on top: everything underneath the shield (aka, your body!) will be protected from harmful EMF rays.
Now, that we understand a bit more about how to use general purpose EMF radiation shielding, here’s a bit more information about our Poster Frame Liner and Flex Shields.
What is the SYB Poster Frame Liner?
Since we use EMF-radiating devices throughout our homes, it’s important to have protective measures which can be implemented anywhere while remaining inconspicuous. Our liner is a super-thin copper and polyester sheet which can be placed in behind any framed photograph, poster or piece of art in your home. Because it sits between the poster and its frame – at a miniscule 0.08mm thick – it’s completely invisible.
The Poster Frame Liner is essentially a shield off which all incident EMF rays will repelled.
Let’s say you had a powerful wifi router sitting by the wall. On the other side of that wall is the headboard of your bed – remember EMF radiation has little trouble penetrating thin modern walls, so you’re exposed all through the night.
Place your favorite poster behind the bed and the SYB Poster Frame Liner will push at least 99.9% of the radiation back through the wall away from your body. The more wall space you cover with artwork or pictures, the smaller the amount of radiation that can worm its way through.
Stylish and Effective Protection
The trouble with some protective apparel and devices is that they are incredibly cumbersome or unattractive. You also can’t simply pop a Faraday cage over your router to protect yourself since that will stop any of your devices from establishing an internet connection.
We’ve put time into ensuring that our SYB Poster Frame Liner is not only as powerful a shield as possible, but also ultra-thin, flexible and adjustable: it can easily be cut to fit an unorthodox size or shape, and can now be ordered in 3 standard sizes which should fit the majority of stock artwork with minimal alteration.
Our goal is to provide you with whole house EMF protection without sacrificing the aesthetics of your home, nor the number of zeroes on your bank balance. The SYB Poster Frame Liner is an affordable, attractive way of keeping your devices on and the radiation out, and we hope it will help transform your beautiful home into a safer one.
SYB Flex Shields
Flex Shields are 6”x6” squares of conductive, non-woven fabric which deflects incident EMF radiation. The back surface is made of a special adhesive tape so that it can be firmly applied on to any flat surface: behind a baby monitor, on top of the desk, or anywhere you like– it’s EMF protection for home or office, anywhere you need EMF shielding.
Our Flex Shields come in a pack of 4, with each measuring 6”x6”. The first thing to do is decide where you want to place your shield. You can then use scissors to trim the Flex Shield to the perfect size!
Wipe down the target surface (a cleaner surface means better adhesion) and then peel of the plastic layer from your shield. Align it correctly, and then press and hold it down for a few seconds.
If you’re looking to cover a larger area, you can combine multiple Flex Shields together, giving you the flexibility to cover any surface regardless of size or shape.
Please note that the Flex Shield is not designed for direct attachment to an electronic device. Instead, we recommend applying your shield to solid, neutral surfaces like walls, desks, tables, or lap desks.
Have More Questions?
We hope this has cleared up any questions you have about how these particular EMF-blocking products function and how you can use them in a practical way to limit the exposure of you and your family to detrimental radiation.
If you’re still not sure or have any questions, do get in touch any time. We’ll be happy to answer.