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9 Ways to Limit EMF Exposure

1. Power Off. Turn the router and other devices off at night and power on only when needed. Turn on routers only when Wi-Fi must be used.

2. Hardwire Your Connection. If feasible, give up Wi-Fi altogether and hardwire your internet.

3. Airplane Mode. Switch devices to airplane mode or power off while sleeping, carrying on your body, charging, or when not in use.

4. Distance is Key. Maximize the distance between your body and devices/routers, particularly your head and phone. Do not carry your phone in your pocket, bra, under your pillow, etc., use speakerphone wherever possible, and use laptops on a desk rather than on your lap. Never put a cell phone up to a child’s head

5. Time Matters. Limit the time you spend talking on the phone. If feasible, maintain a landline in your home with the corded phone (yes, the “old-fashioned” kind). Avoid DECT cordless phones as they constantly emit a wireless signal, and the antenna is always on high power when in use. When people call your cell, it is best to return the call from a landline. This reduces your exposure and educates the caller. 

6. Create WiFi Free Zones for Children. Keep all wireless devices such as routers, smartphones, TVs, laptops, gaming consoles, and baby monitors out of playrooms and children’s bedrooms. Avoid any baby monitor that is wireless, there are some wired options available.

7. Unsmart Your Home. Smart home devices, smart cars and smart meters constantly emit wireless radiation. Smart meters are wireless devices that are used to measure electric, gas and water usage. Smart meters or AMI (Automated Meter Reading) meters started replacing analogs in the late 1990s. Check with your utility to see if they offer an “opt-out” option — there will be a one-time fee and a monthly meter reading fee. 

8. Elevators and Phones Don’t Mix. Do not talk on your phone while in an elevator, other enclosed metal objects, or when the signal is weak. This causes cell phones to boost RF transmission power and increases your exposure.

9. Measure for Yourself. Invest in a reliable EMF monitor to measure areas of high radiation. Turn high RF radiation-emitting devices off, keep away from heads and bodies as much as possible, and remove devices from the bedroom or the home.

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Monthly Book Club

Gather your friends, family and community for a monthly book club meeting. Each month, learn more about the science, history and politics of radiofrequency radiation. To get started, pick a title from the list below:

  • “The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life,” by Arthur Firstenberg.
  • “Electromagnetic Man: Health and Hazard in the Electrical Environment,” by Cyril W. Smith.
  • “The Body Electric,” by Robert O. Becker and Gary Selden.
  • “EMF*D: 5G, Wi-Fi & Cell Phones: Hidden Harms and How to Protect Yourself,” by Joseph Mercola.
  • “Electromagnetism and Life,” by Robert O. Becker.
  • “The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology,” by Nicolas Pineault.
  • “Radiation Nation: Fallout of Modern Technology,” by Daniel T. DeBaun and Ryan DeBaun. 
  • “EMF Book: What You Should Know About Electromagnetic Fields, Electromagnetic Radiation & Your Health,” by Mark A. Pinsky.
  • “Overpowered: The Dangers of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) and What You Can Do About It,” by Martin Blank.
  • “Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution,” by Ann Louise Gittleman.
  • An Electronic Silent Spring: Facing the Dangers and Creating Safe Limits by Katie Singer.
  • All EMF*d Up: My Journey through Wireless Radiation Poisoning & How You Can Protect Yourself by Anne Mills
  • The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs: How to Fix Our Stupid Use of Technology by Nicolas Pineault

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