13 Ways To Protect Yourself
From Electromagnetic Radiation
March 01

Reprinted with permission from Experience Life Magazine.

1. When talking on your cell phone, your safest bet is speakerphone mode with your phone a hand’s length away. Not quite as good (because it still emits some radiation), but better than holding the phone to your head, is a wired headset. A Bluetooth emitter is your third choice. It will deliver lower levels of microwave radiation than your cell phone, but more than the wired headset. Turn your headset off when the phone is not in use.

2. Try not to keep your phone turned on next to your body throughout the day. Or, if you must, position the cell phone so that the antenna, which emits radiation, is facing away from you.

3. Try to use your phone when you have the maximum number of bars, indicating the best reception. When signal quality is poor, your phone emits more radiation.

4. Try not to use your cell phone in elevators, cars, trains or planes. Cell phones draw more power, and emit more radiation, in enclosed metal spaces.

5. Text instead of calling whenever possible. The farther your phone is from your body, the better.

6. When you are home, use a wired landline. Remember, cordless phones connected to a landline can emit radiation much like cell phones.

7. You may be tempted to use one of the many radiation shields on the market, but keep in mind that they may hamper reception, causing your cell phone to churn out more radiation.

8. If you have a wireless router in your house or apartment, keep it in a little-used room and out of the bedroom (or turn it off altogether at night). Strive to keep your bedroom as free of electronic radiation as possible. In addition to routers, banish cell phones, wireless phones and computers. Purists will want to unplug electric devices near the bed. If you are worried about “dirty electricity,” use a battery-powered alarm clock and make sure that extension cords or power strips do not sit under or around the bed. Avoid electric blankets and wired mattress warmers.

9. Connect to the Internet with an Ethernet cord, not a wireless router, whenever possible.

10. Disable your computer’s wireless connectivity software, including Bluetooth, Airport and the like. Otherwise, your computer will continuously send out electronic “handshakes,” exposing you to more EMFs.

11. Use a “wired-only” printer, as well as wired computer peripherals like a mouse and keyboard.

12. The new generation of wireless baby monitors, often configured to sit right under the bed or the mattress, emit radiation comparable to a cell phone.

13. Beware of radio-frequency-based smart meters, increasingly being installed by utilities around the United States to control power consumption within a house. They have come under suspicion as a significant source of electromagnetic radiation. For more information, please see www.smartmeterdangers.org.

Pamela Weintraub is the author of Cure Unknown: Inside the Lyme Epidemic (St. Martin’s Press, 2008).

Reprinted with permission from Experience Life Magazine.

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    These all ways are really good for protection against electromagnetic radiation. Electromagnetic radiation impacts very badly on human health, it is necessary to follow these ways for protection.

  • Gloyra Stumptripper

    I just read about the instances of breast cancer in women that carry cell phones in their bra please don’t do this ladies

  • http://www.heavy-tungsten.com/ Alex Capten

    These all techniques are really so good and easy to use . It makes safe us from the radiation harms . radiation one of the most powerful problem that harms on human cells and tissues .

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    Great advice; I would add orgone also.

  • jashwanth

    if we “switch off mobile” or “turn on flight mode” do mobiles emit radiation

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