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10 Ways to Reduce Your EMF Exposure

February 1, 2012

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Photo by Andrew lmanaka

“EMF Pollution… the New Tobacco?” – Nora Gedgaudas, Primal Body – Primal Mind

The EMF pollution that we are constantly bombarded with is far from primal. Now, I’m not suggesting you go hide in a cave for the rest of your life, but here are 10 easy ways to significantly reduce your EMF exposure.

1. Don’t stand next to appliances/electronics that are on – fridge, microwave, dishwasher, stove, toaster, photocopier, TV, etc. EMF drops drastically as distance from the source increases. Always take a few steps back.

2. Rearrange your furniture. Don’t put furniture like sofas, chairs, and beds where you spend lots of time next to or on a wall that is opposite from appliances, the fuse box/electrical panel or other high  EMF sources. Same goes for putting furniture against shared walls with neighbours if you live in a condo or townhouse – you never know what source of EMF could be on the other side.

3. Remove electronics from your bedroom. You spend a third of your day in there, and it’s imperative for your sleep to be as restorative as possible. Use a battery-powered alarm clock.

4. Reduce your use of electronic devices. For example, use a mechanical can opener rather than electric, and don’t use an electric blanket.

5. Don’t use a microwave. If there’s a microwave being used by someone, leave the room while it’s on.

6. Unplug all things electrical when not in use.

7. Replace low-voltage halogen and fluorescent lighting with incandescent lighting, which creates substantially less EMF.

8. Use a landline whenever possible. If you’re on your cell, use an air tube headset, or speakerphone and don’t carry it on your body. Choose your cell phone based on SAR levels. Get rid of cordless phones which emit very high radio frequency (RF) even when not in use.

9. Stay away from wireless. Turn off your modem/router’s wireless. If there’s no physical way to do it, wireless can usually be turned off in the settings via your computer. Don’t use any wireless devices (mouse, keyboard, baby monitors, etc.). Go wired/corded whenever possible.

10. Buy or borrow an EMF meter. Measure your home thoroughly, and your workplace if you can. You may be shocked at what you find. Make adjustments accordingly.

What steps do you take to avoid EMF?

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