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10 Powerful Sources of EMF Radiation in Your Home

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How many sources of EMF radiation do you own? Take a moment to count them.

Ready? How many did you find?

If I have to guess, you found somewhere around four sources. The usual suspects – a cell phone, a WiFi router, a laptop, and a tablet or smart TV.

But what if I told you that there are more – way more – EMF sources lurking in your home than just these four – exposing you to their massive EMF emissions at all times?

It’s true, which is why I’m bringing you this list of the ten most common sources of EMF radiation in your home. It will help you identify them so you can take the necessary actions to live a safer, healthier life alongside these sources.

So, let’s dive in.

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WiFi has become a staple in households worldwide, with billions of people relying on it for internet access.

As of the latest statistics, over 4 billion people use the internet. And a significant portion of them connect through WiFi, making WiFi routers one of the most common electronic devices in homes.

wifi is one of the sources of EMF radiation
NetGear WiFi Router

While these routers offer immense convenience, they also constantly expose you and your loved ones to massive EMF emissions around the clock.

Thankfully, you don’t have to ditch your internet access to reduce its effects on your health. Instead, you can:

  • Turn off your WiFi routers when you’re not using them (especially at night when you’re sleeping and not using WiFi).
  • Avoid keeping routers in the bedroom or wherever you hang out the most. Experts say that your WiFi router should be at least 5 meters away from your body at all times.
  • Consider getting a low-radiation WiFi router.
  • Or better yet, hardwire all your WiFi-enabled devices. This way, you can still access the internet without the constant flow of EMF bouncing around in your home.

Cell Phones

With cell phones becoming almost an extension of ourselves, they’ve become one of the biggest sources of EMF radiation in our lives.

We carry our phones around all day, and some people even sleep with them (please don’t do that).

carrying phone in your pocket is a massive source of EMF radiation

Although I won’t ask you to give up your beloved cell phone (I mean, let’s be realistic – we’re all pretty attached to them), I do recommend taking some precautions to minimize your EMF exposure.

Here are some of the things you can do to stay on the safer side of the equation:

  • Avoid sleeping with your phone. If you can, leave it off or in another room at night.
  • Don’t carry your phone in your pocket. In general, keep your cell phone as far away from your body as possible.
  • Use the speakerphone feature or wired headphones while taking calls.
  • Don’t use your phone in low network areas (it will emit more EMF to compensate for the lack of signal strength).
  • Keep your phone in flight mode (airplane mode) as much as you can.

Unnecessary Smart Tech

In our quest for the latest gadgets and gizmos, we often end up with more smart tech than we actually need.

So, before splurging on the latest smart devices, consider whether you truly need them.

Doing this will 1) keep your wallet from going on a diet and 2) prevent one more EMF source from adding to the EMF pollution in your home.

Although, if you have already purchased them, you can still try to make them safer to use by hooking them up to an ethernet cable, instead of relying on WiFi.

For example, devices like the Amazon Fire TV Stick come with ethernet adapters that allow for a wired connection.

And finally, turn them off when you’re done using them.

Microwave Ovens

Microwave ovens work by emitting microwave EMF radiation. It’s the same type of radiation that your cell phone emits, except microwave ovens emit a lot more power than other gadgets. They’re literally strong enough to cook your food!

Just think, how much power would something generate to literally vibrate the molecules in your food and heat it to a point where it gets cooked? Now imagine what that radiation can do to human tissue.

The best possible solution here is to get rid of your microwave oven and use your stove or toaster oven instead. 

But I know that isn’t ideal for everyone.

So, if you own a microwave oven and use it frequently, at least:

  • Have it serviced annually to ensure the seal is as strong as possible.
  • Stay far away from the microwave when it’s on. Go to the next room if possible. Seriously. There’s a reason they tell pregnant women not to use them.

Computers & Laptops

Computers, just like cell phones, produce extensive amounts of EMF radiation. And they’re even more dangerous because, unlike microwave ovens, we spend a lot of time using them.

And one of the worst ways you can use your computer is by resting it on your lap as you work.

When you use your laptop on your lap, not only does more of your body come in contact with EMF radiation, but your very sensitive reproductive organs also get exposed.

I know it’s kind of ironic when you think about it – calling them “laptops” when putting them on your lap isn’t the best idea.

Regardless, here are some things you can do to protect yourself from your computer’s EMF emissions.

  • If you mostly use your computer at home, take some time to hardwire it to your router. This way, you won’t have to rely on WiFi for internet connection, which will significantly reduce your EMF exposure.
  • Disable wireless connections like Bluetooth when you’re not using them.
  • Use wired peripherals like keyboards and mice to keep the computer farther away from your body.
  • And finally, use a non-metal desk, if possible, to avoid electric field exposure. Your desk is the last thing you’d want as one of the sources of EMF radiation.

Breaker Panel

Breaker panels don’t emit radio frequency. Instead, they produce electric fields and dirty electricity, mostly localized to the area.

However, they do emit magnetic fields, often in high amounts.

breaker panel radiation

But here is what is important to know: These fields drop off rapidly with distance, usually within 1-2 feet.

During a full home EMF check, we typically skip measuring the breaker panel because it’s usually in the garage, outside, or in a utility room far from the living areas.

That said, if it is in your living area, like the bedroom or the living room, I do recommend placing your furniture as far as you can from it.

Solar Inverters

Solar inverters are a massive source of dirty electricity. So, if you have one, I’d recommend getting an expert in for measurement.

Alternatively, you can do an online consult with one of our EMF consultants who will guide you on measuring dirty electricity from your solar inverter yourself.

If the readings show a high amount of dirty electricity, you can explore dirty electricity filters.

These filters are designed to stabilize the electrical system in your home or office, reducing the levels of dirty electricity and mitigating its negative effects on health and electronic equipment efficiency.

Satic Pure Power Plug-In Dirty Electricity Filter

They work by filtering out the unwanted electrical noise and harmonics from the power supply, helping to create a cleaner and safer electrical environment.

Dimmer Switches

Dimmer switches, more than regular light switches, are EMF hotspots. Why?

When you dim light with a dimmer switch, the part of the electrical current that isn’t being used is transmitted as EMF radiation.

That means dimmer switches in your home constantly emit unnecessary amounts of EMF radiation.

How to Protect Yourself:

  • Avoid installing dimmer switches.
  • Replace dimmer switches with regular on/off switches. If you like low lighting in the evening, get a low-powered bulb, also known as a zero-power bulb.

Radiant Electrical Heating

Radiant electrical heating, such as the one you put under your bathroom or kitchen floor, is one of the biggest sources of EMF radiation that the modern world has to offer.

This system uses electricity to generate heat, but also gives off massive amounts of EMF radiation.

Healthy Living Tip #6: Don't Use Radiant In-Floor Electrical Heating

So, not only will a radiant electrical heating system put a huge hole in your wallet – it will also put your health at a significant risk.

So, if you’re thinking about installing this, don’t. And if you already have it installed, just turn it off.

Electrical Wiring

Depending on how your home’s wiring is set up, it could create a lot of unnecessary EMF. And most electricians don’t think about EMF or know how to test it.

You can hire a building biologist to fix this. If you don’t want to do that, you can also DIY it.

Start by getting a good gauss meter and electric field meter (you can find them in our store) and test your home.

When you find areas with high levels of EMF, try to move furniture away from them as much as possible.

EMF Shielding Products

Now that you’ve successfully identified the ten sources of EMF radiation in your home and what to do about them, there’s one other thing you can do to make your EMF sources even safer to be around. And that’s using EMF shielding products.

We call them the second line of defense in your EMF mitigation efforts, and they work. They’re especially helpful when specific situations don’t allow you to follow the tips I mentioned.

I invite you to explore the powerful EMF shielding products at SYB. Designed with SaferBody™ technology, our products shield and deflect 95-99% of EMFs away from your body – making it safer for you to be around and use technology.

Visit the SYB store and browse our extensive catalog to get EMF shielding products that best fit your needs.

Final Thoughts

Though it has adverse health effects, EMF isn’t a bad thing.

I know this goes against everything I said in this post. But hear me out. Even though EMF comes with a ton of health risks, the solution isn’t to condemn it.

That’s because it’s only thanks to EMF and EMF-emitting technology that we’re able to enjoy the level of convenience we have today.

So, instead of trying to get rid of it, the best thing would be to make some changes in your life to make it safer for you to live alongside these EMF-enabled gadgets.

You can learn more about this on the SYB website. We have a huge library of free learning materials to help you, regardless of whether you’re a beginner in the EMF space or someone very knowledgeable on this subject.

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About the Author

R Blank is the CEO of Shield Your Body, which he founded in 2012. With hundreds of thousands of customers in over 30 countries, and having been interviewed on platforms including Dr. Phil, ABC news television and ElectricSense, R is an internationally followed expert on issues of EMF, health and safety. He also hosts “The Healthier Tech Podcast”, available Apple, Spotify and all major podcasting platforms. In the past, he served on the faculty at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering as well as the University of California, Santa Cruz. Previously, R ran a software engineering firm in Los Angeles, producing enterprise-level solutions for blue chip clients including Medtronic, Apple, NBC, Toyota, Disney, Microsoft, the NFL, Ford, IKEA and Mattel. He has spoken at conferences around the world, including in the US, Canada, New Zealand and the Netherlands, and he is the co-author, along with his father Dr. Martin Blank, of ‘Overpowered‘ from Seven Stories Press about the science of health effects of EMF radiation. He has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and received his bachelor’s degree, with honors, from Columbia University. He has also studied at Cambridge University in the UK; the University of Salamanca in Spain; and the Institute of Foreign Languages in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Read more about R and SYB or connect with R on LinkedIn.

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