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WiFi Radiation – How To Protect Yourself

Posted by Lloyd Burrell on April 5, 2012 under WiFi and health | 270 Comments to Read

Wifi radiation is becoming increasingly widespread as more and more people become seduced by the freedom of wireless devices. If you have any doubts as to whether WiFi is safe, click here.

There are some simple steps you can take to limit your exposure to WiFi router radiation. In this article I explain what they are.

WiFi Radiation Protection Tips

1. Buy The Right Modem Router

I recommend the TP-LINK Wireless N300. You’re probably surprised to hear me recommending you buy a wireless router.

The TP-LINK Wireless N300 is a wireless router with a difference.Low EMF modemThe difference being that you can switch the WiFi function off and it stays off. The customer reviews on this router on Amazon are outstanding – currently 4.4 out of a maximum of 5 stars.

Wireless routers are what most people buy, unfortunately, so this is where the best value for money is currently found in modem routers. You could buy a non-wireless version but these tend to be over-priced for what you get. The ideal set-up is the TP-LINK Wireless N300 and some good quality shielded Ethernet cable.

If your Internet is supplied by your cable company you need to buy a (wired) cable modem router.

2. Use The Right Ethernet Cable

low emf internet cableYour Ethernet cable is the cable that links your modem/router to your PC and provides you with a hardwired internet connection. Most people don’t give this cable a second thought. They use the cable which comes with the modem/router. Mistake. This cable can be a source of RF radiation and so needs to be shielded. There are lots of different qualities of cable category 5, 6, 7 etc. I recommend buying at least Cat 6a SSTP (screened shielded twisted pair) Ethernet cable. Maybe the cable that came with your modem/router is Cat 6a SSTP. In that case you’re OK. If in doubt change it.

3. Learn To Switch Off

Look for software options to disable the Wi-Fi wireless module on devices like laptops, iPod Touches, iPADs, tablets, printers, projectors and anything else that might have Wi-Fi capability. Lower Wi-Fi power intensity is now an option on certain wireless set-ups, look carefully what the software allows you to do. And keep your eye on it once you’ve changed the settings to make sure the default settings don’t come back on again.

If you’re unable to disable Wifi via the software you may be able to have the WiFi module physically removed (requires some electrical knowledge).

4. Swap Wireless For Wired

Replace your wireless keyboard,mouse, printer and whatever else you have that is wireless with USB wired versions.

5. Neighbors WiFi

Legally there is nothing you can do to oblige your neighbors to remove their WiFi so you need to have a softly softly approach. Go and see them have a friendly chat. Ideally take an RF meter with you, show them the radiation levels they are exposing both you and themselves to. Take some print outs of some of the studies that have been done on the dangers of radio frequency radiation.

If they are unsympathetic EMF shielding should be considered only as a last resort measure. An effective WiFi radiation shield may well involve shielding several rooms – this is no small undertaking. Click here for more information on RF shielding.

Reduce Your Exposure To WiFi Radiation Without Eliminating It

I know that some people can’t quite bring themselves to surrender their wireless devices so here are some tips on minimizing WiFi without eliminating WiFi.

1. Keep your distance

WiFi radiation drops off significantly with distance (called the inverse square law). Many routers have a strong enough signal to maintain a connection up to 100m from the router. Make sure you put as much distance between you and your wireless router as you can without diminishing the efficiency of your connection. Remember: walls don’t stop wireless radiation, never situate a wireless router behind a bedroom wall.

2. Switch off at Night

Studies tell us that the biggest danger with WiFi radiation comes from nighttime exposures; cellular regeneration,low emf timer for modem rejuvenation, and detoxification is impeded and notably melatonin production can be significantly reduced. If you really can’t bring yourself to remove your wireless router you can install a simple mechanical electrical timer (see attached image) on the socket where you plug your router in. Then just set it to turn the power off during sleep time.

3. Use USB Adaptors Wisely

If you use a USB Wi-Fi adapter (for PCs that don’t have a built in wireless network interface card) use it on a USB extension cable (10 feet or more). The same goes if you use a 3G USB dongle to connect to the Internet while you are traveling, an extension cable will significantly reduce your exposure.

Is Powerline Networking The Solution?

This goes under various names ‘powerline networking’ or ‘broadband over power lines’ (BPL). Whichever name is used the principle is the same,  special adapters are used to send the Internet signal through your home or office wiring. What does this mean? It means you don’t need to have WiFi BUT these adapters do introduce radio frequency signals (RF radiation) on to your house wiring.

Combining RF radiation with power line frequency electrics is known to give rise to the phenomenon of ‘dirty electricity’. There are many health issues associated with dirty electricity. For this reason I do not recommend BPL as a safe alternative to WiFi.

The dangers of WiFi are real. Use the above tips to eliminate or reduce your exposure to WiFi radiation.

  • Colleen said,

    Lloyd, please can you tell me if this N150 Netgear modem has an actual on/off button, or if you need to log on to the unit’s web interface?
    Thank you.

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Colleen
    My Netgear N150 has a button on the front to switch the WiFi on and off and a button on the back for the power.

  • Colleen said,

    Thanks! :)

  • Omana Mammen said,

    Based on your document, I made measurements with wifi on and off. I removed wifi and cordless phone with aired connections. Thank you.

  • Michael said,

    Exactly, good article.
    For those thinking that wireless keyboards and mice are OK, these things can put out quite a significant signal and some at frequencies of 2.4 GHz. I have personally experienced terrible symptoms from one of these. The 27MHz analog transmitters are more benign but probably still significant for the electrosensitive, and can probably still harm anyone.

  • David said,

    Lloyd, I have TP-Link TD-W895OND,one of the cheapest modem routers. Does unscrewing the arial on router disable the ELF emissions? I only use this for Kindle conection to access Thanks.

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi David
    Unscrewing the antenna on your router is not a good idea….it could focus the EMFs more locally (ie reduce transmission range) and thereby increase your exposure.

  • Cindy Pole said,

    There is a smart meter behind our bedroom wall installed by local municipal authority. My head at night aches – my wrists, ankles, knees and finger are sometimes very sore.
    Can this be a result of the smart meter?

  • Lloyd said,

    It could be due to the smart meter, EMF exposures affect different people in different ways see Try sleeping in the room which is furthest away from the smart meter.

  • Mark said,

    Hi Lloyd,
    Fluorescent lighting & desktop PCs cause Electro-sensitivity with regards to myself. Consequently, I use a laptop through my TV to create distance and a wireless keybard & mouse and I feel 100% better! Therefore is there any need for myself to used wired key board & mouse?

  • Lloyd said,

    Presently you are reacting to the EMFs emitted by fluorescent lighting and desktop PCs but this situation can change. I wired keyboard and mouse is an easy way of protecting yourself from another layer of electrosmog.

  • Marianne Coetser said,

    Hi Lloyd
    Thank you so much for all effort you go through to share valuable info. I find that my symptoms become more severe every week. The wired router definitely reduces my symptoms compared to wireless modem.

  • steve gross said,

    Does anyone know where to purchase a reasonably priced radiation meter.

  • Lloyd said,

    There are lots of places where you can buy a “reasonably priced” radiation meter. I review 3 such meters on my website, I have tested all the meters personally and they all offer good value for money….that’s not to say they are the right meter for you. Best to read the reviews and make your own mind up.

  • Lila said,

    Please can someone tell me what is the minimum safe distance frome a celll phone tower to live. Thanks alot.

  • Lloyd said,

    Unfortunately there is no simple answer to this question. Putting individual sensitivities aside much depends on the power output of the cell phone tower in question. Some cell towers transmit as little as 1 to 2W, others may be transmitting 80W or more. I am in the process of preparing an article on this topic – if you are signed up to my newsletter it will be automatically sent to you.

  • Omana Mammen said,

    Dear Mr Lloyd,
    I would like to start shielding my home. Walls are 9 inch thick with burnt bricks, plastered on both sides with cement and sand mortar.Roof is reinforced concrete 4 inch thick. windows are wooden with steel bars, 4 inch apart. Doors are wooden.
    I would like to start shielding windows and doors facing the tower first. The windows must allow air and light. I prefer to use locally available materials. Can we use stainless steel ( to avoid rusting) mosquito nets 1.5mm gap between wires. Aluminium expanded mesh 10mm gap between wire is also available. How to earth it. Please advise.
    Omana Mammen

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Omana
    I assume you want to shield from radio frequency radiation. To shield effectively you need to use a material which conducts well, stainless steel will work, as will silver, brass, and copper. Cost and availability are usually the main considerations. For ease of application, I prefer EMF shielding paint. Regular mosquito netting is not advisable, better to go for nets that are specifically designed for the purpose.
    Every shielded surface needs to be earthed, or connected to another shielded surface which is earthed. See

  • Anonymous said,

    Now a days you can get laptops and tvs that use LEDs in their screens for lighting. I believe these are much better, and emit almost not radiation (other than light of course). Try one of those see how that goes.

  • Lila said,

    Dear Lloyd, thank for answering, i’ve sighned up to your VERY USEFUL NEWSLETTER. I live in Turkey. How can I get a RF meter? Please guide me. Thanks again.

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Lila
    You can buy a radio frequency meter on the Internet, most retailers ship to Turkey. I currently review 2 RF meters on my website, I have a new RF meter which I shall be reviewing at the end of the week – you might want to wait till then to make your decision.

  • Paula Klipfel said,

    Hi Lloyd,
    Our city has installed RF meters, but not Smart Meters. The people @ the power company insist they have no radiation and are perfectly safe, because they are not SM’s, but they are willing to look at information. I can only find info on SM’s, where can I go to find info on just RF meters?
    Thanks, Paula

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Paula
    A smart meter is a device that utility companies install in your home to measure your consumption of gas, electricity etc . Smart meters emit RF radiation. An RF meter is a device that you can buy that measures the levels of radio frequency radiation given off by smart meters and other devices in your environment. Power companies (often not always)claim their meters emit no radiation even when they do, see

  • Richard Leschen. said,

    Dear Lisa,
    The answer to your question is simple. Live as far away from any Cell Phone Tower as possible. The power of all these Microwaves drops off at the rate of the Inverse Square Law….or say 100 yards away the power from the M/Wave meter is say 16 units of energy. At 200 yards away it is only a quarter of the energy or 4 units at 300 yarda away in is only one nineth or approximately 9 16 teenths or only half a unit etc. Anyway best of all is to get rid of all Microwave Energy. That means no more dopey Cell Phones or dopey Microwave Cookers and no T.V and no Radio. Resulting in far more money in one’s bank accounts and more healthy humans and more time for Book Reading and useful things like gardening and walkies with dogs etc.

    Richard Leschen.

  • jc said,

    Hi, thanks so much for this site and info!
    Question for you, I have a wireless internet service that plugs into my laptop’s usb port, what is the safest way to use that if any?
    Also is that what you were referring to about using a 10ft usb extension? How do you actually do that, keep it 10ft away from you? Thanks

  • Lloyd said,

    If you use a USB Wi-Fi adapter tp connect to your wirelesss internet service then the safest way to use it is to use a USB extension cable. This will enable you to situate the WiFi emitter/receptor unit as far away from you as possible.

  • Lori Bengtson said,

    Dear Lloyd,
    I saw a video on the High readings of a bed and after putting the protective $1000 plus shielding over the bed like a canopy, the readings were tolerable. They never said why so high over the bed, but I wondered if it was because of the metal coils in mattresses. Could it be that sleeping issues are magnified because of he metal in the bed? That’s when I feel the worst symptoms.

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Lori
    Sleeping on a metal bed, and particularly a metal spring mattress, is like sleeping on giant antenna. These are not my words but those of an article printed in Scientific American. There are solutions; use only natural materials in the bedroom and/or switch off the electricity when you sleep…. see

  • Tom said,

    I haven’t seen any discussion on this site about alternatives to WiFi. You can just string Ethernet (CAT5) cable through your house (or in the walls) or you can use powerline networking (eg, HomePlug AV). Does anyone have experience with these? Both will eliminate your WiFi, but do Ethernet cables or HomePlug increase other radiation? For example, does HomePlug work with Stetzerizers?

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Tom
    The alternative is to go wired. Powerline networking, enables an internet connection by putting RF signals on your mains wiring. I have not tested this setup in my home but I know some electrically sensitive people have issues with this. These signals start in the Mhz range and so cannot be measured with a GS Microsurge meter (which is designed to measure frequencies in the range 4 to 150kHz) . In theory GS filters should work with powerline networking because they are designed to filter different frequencies. But this may not prove to be true.

  • Joel Garson said,

    Dear Lloyd: If I turn my router off when I’m not using my Laptop, that will stop any wifi radiation from occuring? I only use my laptop about 20 hours a week. Thanks for any advice. Joel.

  • Joel Garson said,

    Dear Lloyd: If I plug the wire into my laptop from the router will that reduce the radiation? Joel

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Joel
    “If I turn my router off when I’m not using my Laptop, that will stop any wifi radiation from occuring?” Yes it will, and this is what I recommend especially at night.

    “If I plug the wire into my laptop from the router will that reduce the radiation?” Not necessarily. On the routers that I have seen, running your laptop on the ethernet cable does not have any bearing on the WiFi function – it still emits radiation.

  • Tom said,


    On the configuration page of the router, you should be able to turn off the wireless, so it only functions as a wired router, not a wireless router. Then it would not be broadcasting WiFi which is the difference you were looking for.


  • Lloyd said,

    Many routers are configured to re-activate wireless everytime an update is sent through or when you switch it on and off on the mains. Make sure your router is not set-up in this way.

  • Lori Bengtson said,

    Smart meters are being installed about every 5th house in our nieghborhood. I heard one can be a hub for a few houses so they don;t have to install as many.
    Is this true about reading others?

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Lori
    This “hub architecture” is called the MESH network, which is being used widely in the US and Canada. It allows every smart meter to communicate with nearby smart meters within about 100 yards and pass on messages. It only requires one external access point, or hub, for every 1000 or so homes. This means that the meters in houses close to the access points will be passing on messages for possibly hundreds of other smart meters 24-7. Clearly if your smart meter is acting as a hub then the EMF exposures are potentially higher.

  • Tanya Aydelott said,

    Dear Lloyd,

    I need help. I am a teacher that currently is placed in a room with a wireless router for our school. It covers about a third of the buildingd WiFi and I have no idea how to protect myself. I have tried asking them to remove it and place it in another location since I have sensitivities to EMFs. Because of money and because they don’t understand my problems with it, most likely it will not be removed from my room. I am experiencing headaches, nausea, and body aches. I am in a self-containted classroom which means we are in there with my kids for 8 hours every school day. How can I shield my kids from the EMFs? Is there a way to buy some kind of aluminum screen to roll down and separate my children and I from the harmful effects from the EMFs? I am new to shielding and hope to learn how to do it effectively. Please give me some practical tips as to how to do this. I have a rectangle room with the router being in the left hand corner of my room. I appreciate your help.


  • Tom said,

    Howdy, Tanya,

    I can think of several things you can do. However, anything that is effective will also affect the WiFi signal for everyone beyond your room in that direction, so be careful.

    First, I’ve seen people use silk cloth, like a large scarf, suspended next to the WiFi router. This is simple and has the advantage of looking like you’re just trying to hide the “ugly box”, so fewer people will question it.

    There are devices that are supposed to protect you from emf fields, like a Q-Link Nimbus. I know people who say they help. That one plugs into a computer through a USB port, but they make adapters to power it through a wall socket. You could try plugging it into the same outlet as the router or into an outlet near your desk.

    If those don’t work, you could try a ferrous metal (iron or steel) screen, but it would have to be grounded (plugged into the third prong or attached to the center screw of an electrical outlet. That should work very well. You could put it behind the silk.

    As a last resort you could try to get the router moved by asking for “reasonable accommodation” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), but that’s a risky approach: it could make you unpopular, cause big legal problems, and might not help anyway. I don’t personally know anybody who has done that.

    Hope this helps. I know people who are so sensitive they’ve had to quit attending a school because of WiFi.

    May God bless you,


  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Tanya
    The market is awash with expensive neutralizers and chips which do very little.I have found none of these devices to work, but as Tom says you could try a screen. EMFs are a bit like light, imagine trying to make your bedroom dark in daylight…it’s quite difficult because light can find its way through the tiniest crack. RF radiation is the same, added to which it can penetrate most building materials. So any kind of shielding you do will only have limited effectiveness + provide limited relief. However I would try and raise people’s awareness on this issue, there are more and more schools removing WiFi because of the health risks. Perhaps you could start an association or an awareness campaign, maybe invite a local expert to give a talk on the dangers, which would take the spotlight away from you…

  • Tanya Aydelott said,

    Thanks Tom and Lloyd,

    I feel so frustrated and do not know how to help myself in this situation.

    Tom thank you for the tips. I am not sure how I would attach or ground the screen to an electrical outlet. I need to know how to do this right so I am not wasting time and money. Are there any recommendations of anyone who makes these screens or do I need to do it myself?

    I am painting my room soon and hope to install something soon.

    Does Aluminum work? I have read on another blog that it helps. I am trying to make the best of this situation so more specific instructions that can show me how to do this would help.

    Thank you,


  • Tanya Aydelott said,

    Also do you know any EMF experts in the DFW area? I would love to contact them for more help.



  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Tanya
    Aluminum can be used for RF shielding as can tin foil. See this article for more tips on shielding:
    To ground your shield you can either connect up with an alligator clip and wire to the ground terminal on the nearest electrical socket, better still use a grounding rod stuck in the ground outside which you connect with a wire to your shield. You can buy a grounding rod from your local hardware store.
    For EMF consultants in your area see

  • Joel Garson said,

    Dear Lloyd: This may be out of the ordinary, however many areas of science or “science” have said no one can define what electricity is. Is there a practical definition that is true and not as abstract as lay people find themselves finding “out there”. Thanks. Joel

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Joel
    Electricity is difficult to define. Explaining its precise meaning means treading a fine line between oversimplifying to give a definition which is understandable or being overly precise which gives a definition which leans to the abstract.
    Wikipedia defines electricity as the “set of physical phenomena associated with the presence and flow of electric charge, where an electric charge is defined as the property of some subatomic particles, which determines their electromagnetic interactions. Electrically charged matter is influenced by, and produces, electromagnetic fields.”
    For the simpler definition; electricity is a form of energy. The AC current in house wiring, in our electrical appliances, the EMFs used by wireless devices like cell phones and WiFi are all forms of energy. They are man made forms of energy. The problem is we are electrical beings, this man made energy interferes with the functioning of our bodies and creates illness.

  • Andrea said,

    Hi, what is in your opinion a best corded phone? I am looking to get the most of the modern technology but in a corded one. I assume there wont be any answering machine. Or should I just get the siemens cordless phone you recommend. How bad is the radiation when in use? Thanks!

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Andrea
    My main concern with these technologies is the EMFs they emit…any corded phone is much better than any cordless phone in this respect…I haven’t looked at the question of which is the “best” corded phone. Corded phones with answering machines do exist, see How bad is the radiation?…studies indicate that long term exposure to low level pulsed EMFs (the type that a cordless phone creates in your home) are extremely detrimental to health.

  • Charles said,

    What to do if your employer decides to install wi-fi in your workplace- what then????? Is there any effective means of protecting oneself that is feasible?

  • Lloyd said,

    Have you talked to others in your company?…maybe they have symptoms…maybe they are worried but are afraid to say anything. You don’t want to be seen as a scaremonger but show them the evidence…take some print outs from my website…Bioinitiative report etc…talk to your employer. If your employer does not want to remove the WiFi ask to be situated away from it…if you are feeling symptoms you can try and shield, see

  • Edward said,

    Dear Lloyd,

    I hope this finds you well.

    I am a student trying to look for campaigns that were used to encourage people to switch off their wifi systems or mobile phones when not being used. Have you heard of any? Also would anyone have ideas of new campaigns or ways of how to decrease the use of wifi and mobile phones or ways how to encourage people to switch them off when not being used please?


  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Edward
    This is an excellent video for cell phones, also this page is full of very persuasive information

  • Peter Hallam said,

    Hi Lloyd,

    I’d love to see some home tips on grounding all the essential areas so that some of the impact from RF can at least be reduced.


  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Peter
    I have been experimenting with grounding for a few years, I share my experiences in this article

  • Lisa said,

    I rest my hand on a grounding mat, which is of course, plugged into the grounding wire receptacle at a nearby outlet. Is this effectively reducing, or re-channeling, EMFs from me while I work? Or did I fall for a gimmick?

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Lisa
    It may be. But if you work in a high EMF environment (e.g. around computers) it could make things worse, see – listen to your body on this, tune into how you feel when you are grounded…

  • Lisa said,

    Thank you, Lloyd. I am in my home, so don’t expect I am in a high EMF environment, but I will purchase an EMF meter to really find out. My next crusade is to see how wireless my son’s school and make appropriate recommendations.

  • Veronica said,

    Hello LLoyd,
    I pray that you can help me. We just moved into a new house. My sons finally have a play room. However, my builder put the electrical access to our home right in this room. The fuse box sits just 4 feet from my sons head. They play video games and watch tv in that room most of the time. Plus, I think there is a smart meter on the electic box outside. Inside, underneath our staricase is our water meter with a smart meter on it–about 15 feet from my kids and the electric box. I am worried sick about radiation exposure for my 3 small sons. Please advise me what to do to reduce their exposure. My husband thinks I’m nuts to be so worried about this but it is really troubling me. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Veronica

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Veronica
    Your sons play room sounds like a high EMF environment. If I were in your shoes I would be wanting to take action. I’m guessing that without your husbands support your hands are going to be tied. The best way of convincing him would be to show him the dangers. Buying, borrowing or renting an RF meter would be an easy way of doing this – seeing is believing….Maybe you could print out my free EMF protection report show him this. Once you’ve got him on board you look at what you can do…using another room for the play room….or some form of shielding (difficult).

  • Patricia said,

    Unfortunately, my public school board refused to designate even just one school as Wi-fi free. Shortly after that announcement about two years ago, I began homeschooling. The whole family really loves how homeschooling is working for us. I really worry about other forms of EMF’s. We live in a rural area without high speed internet so we are using a turbo stick. We set limits on computer and TV exposure but our using our ipods quite frequently. How safe is ipod use? Should be limiting ourselves? We always use them with the Wi-fi feature off. Our libraries all have Wi-fi now so we don’t spend much time there. We also stopped using the two handsets that came with our telephone. Is some kind of signal still being given off by the main, corded phone? Should we be replacing that?

  • Lloyd said,

    iPods are not the worse offenders in terms of EMF exposures so long as you use them with the WiFi deactivated. See, With the WiFi off then you will only be exposing yourself to fairly low levels of magnetic and electric field radiation. The safest kind of telephones are the ones that just plug into the telephone socket – they don’t need plugging into the electricity. Inevitably there might be some RF radiation transmitted down the telephone wire which you pick up with your handset, but you need to keep a balanced view on all this….be pro-active without being obsessive. The measures you have taken seem very reasonable.

  • Veronica said,

    Lloyd, Thanks so much for taking the time to respond to my concerns. I will be purchasing a meter and hope this will help convince my husband that we need to take some type of action. I have been shutting down our WiFi at night–without him knowing about it– and actually feel more refreshed in the mornings. In your response, you said that shielding for the playroom would be difficult. Would it even be worth pursuing? How hard is it to move the fuse box? Does the house have to be rewired? Would this help the EMF situation in the play room? I just can’t stop worrying about this. My responsibility as a mom is to protect my children and I feel like I am failing to do this. Thanks, Veronica

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Veronica
    Lots of things are possible with EMF shielding if you are prepared to go to any expense. To know if you need to shield your playroom first you would have to measure for electrical, magnetic fields and RF radiation….dirty electricity could be an issue too. To do this requires several meters. Thats the first expense. Then lets say you find high levels of RF and magnetic fields. RF shielding is possible but laborious (see Magnetic field shielding is generally much more difficult and expensive. You could move the fuse box….in any case you’d still have to test for all the above mentioned EMFs once its been moved…rewiring could add to the problem…..start by taking things one step at a time.

  • Veronica said,

    O.K. Lloyd, I am checking out the meters now. I will get the ones that I need and take the measurements to find out what I am dealing with. Thanks for the germane advice about taknig it one step at a time. I was so worried about the exposure to my children that I kind of started freaking out. After I get my meters and measurements, I will let you know and hopefully you can provide some advice of where I can start fixing the problem. Thanks you again, Veronica

  • Addrian B. said,

    Firstly, thank you for your youtube videos and website sharing this information. I have turned off all my wifi and considering removing all the drivers for permanent effect. I have bought a TP-Link powerline adapter as an alternative.

    Can you recommend any EMF repellers? There are many devices for sale, whether it b USB adapters, A/C plugs, pendants and stickers but never any talk or information about them.

  • Lloyd said,

    Unfortunately there are lots of EMF protection products on the market which don’t work. I’ve not tried all of them but I have tried many. I lay out what does and doesn’t work in my free report.

  • Islander said,

    I wanted to throw my two bits in on this one. I installed a timer on my wifi router sometime ago and enjoyed the peace of mind that my family and I could sleep without the effects of at least our own router in the house. But one thing to add is that in most houses the router is in an office and there are computers in the kitchen, entertainment room, living room, study …..on and on. So I picked up a few sets of trend net powerline adapters. They run your Internet data over the existing power lines in your home. At 500mbps they are far faster than wireless and ensure that there is far less radio traffic in the house. I highly recommend them. Especially if you have children in your home.

  • Lloyd said,

    There are lots of companies now offering BPL (Broadband over Power Lines) they all work on the same principle: using the wiring in your home to stream data. But this streaming is achieved by putting RF signals…RF radiation… on your mains wiring…. a number of electrically sensitive people have reported having issues with this. A wired Ethernet connection as described above is the safer option.

  • Justin said,

    Hi Lioyd,
    Need your advise, I live in a condo and recently bought the RF meter. I can measure high radiation frequent coming from the wall on other side and my neighbor could have some high frequency device on their side, I then found using a foil paper can block all the radiations from the other side, so do you think using foil paper could really work? Thanks for your input in advance .

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Justin
    Shielding with tin/aluminum foil can be very effective….the radiation can seep through the smallest of holes….you might need several layers. Take readings with your RF meter before and afterwards…you can’t go wrong with this approach.

  • Enriko said,

    Hi lloyd,
    Where I live there are plenty of preinstalled wifi routers that I don’t have access too and can’t turn off.
    I was wondering if there is a difference between them just being idle so to speak and not uploading/downloading anything to a computer/laptop versus being in use and constantly sending data to my desktop.
    I’m considering getting a wired connection even though the wifi signal will still be there, is that nonsense or would it be a small improvement indeed?
    At first I thought I was crazy when I left my desktop on working at night (mining bitcoin) and I always had trouble sleeping (my pc is very quiet, so not that), but it happens consistently. I doubt it’s the emf from the desktop itself since the voltages used by the gpu are very small. So I assume it might be the wifi signal since it’s constantly loading/sending data for the mining, which i assume makes the router pulse more frequently than if it was just emitting an idle signal, saying I’m here if you wanna ever connect.

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Enriko
    Wireless routers are constantly emitting EMFs whether you are uploading or downloading or not…unless the WiFi function is deactivated. There may be some variation in radiation levels according to whether they are uploading/downloading or not, but I do not believe this to be a significant variable. Because of the way EMFs work, proximity is usually the most important variable (thats to say how close you are to the router). A wired connection is much safer.

  • Edward Powell said,

    Hi Lloyd
    I really love your site and all the great info! I have a question and have asked many experts but still got no answer. We get INTERNET into our house via a BROADBAND ANTENNA CONNECTION, which means, I guess, that there is some kind of “neighbourhood network” for Internet ‘delivery’ via a system of connected antennas? What is this system called “Residential Broadband Wifi”??? Where can we find out info about this kind of network? I’ve looked everywhere, found nothing.

    Inside our house all wifi is disconnected, and according to my CORNET ED85X radmeter, inside my room (with that broadband antenna just outside the window) I get readings of about 0.005 uW/m2 which is pretty low. When I open the window the levels DO NOT GO UP. I wanted to test how much RF is coming into the house from this outside antenna… so I started downloading a long youtube clip, and then opened the window to take RF readings with the ED85X. The only way I could get any readings was if I put the ED85 right in front of the antenna – around back and to the sides there were no significant readings. Does this mean that this antenna is a DIRECTIONAL ANTENNA? It would seems so. As if it would be pointed directly at the connecting antenna.

    Last question… it does seem a bit odd that with this antenna right outside my window that the levels inside the room would not be higher. My radmeter CORNET ED85X supposedly reads up to 10GHZ. I checked out as many broadband antennas as I could find and I could not find any that went higher than 6 GHZ. My fear is that perhaps this antenna might be receiving wifi ABOVE 10 GHZ???? …could this be possible? If yes, then my ED85 would not pick it up.


  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Edward
    I’m probably stating the obvious here, but your internet provider will be able to give you the information you need. If a phone call hasn’t rendered any useful information send them a registered letter asking them to clarify the technical characteristics of the antenna citing health problems. It would appear that your antenna is directional….it is possible that the antenna is emitting at over 10Ghz…again your internet provider will have the answers.

  • Edward Powell said,

    HI Lloyd… Thanks so much! Yes you are right that contacting the provider would be the way to go – however I live in a place where I don’t speak the local language so well, so it is a hassle to contact this guy – but I will do it. I just thought that you might know how these things work and immediately dispel my fears that that antenna is working at above 10GHZ…. since by what you said, this is not the case, then I better contact this guy ASAP just to be sure. However having said that I am not ES and don’t have any ES symptoms… rather my partner has ALL they symptoms and is bad health [however she refuses to consider that it might be her cell phone use and nearby cell towers, and wifi at the parents’ house, and possible DIRTY ELECTRICITY and high MAGNETIC FIELDS inside our house. [BTW I just ordered a TRIFIELD100XE] …anyhow, I will contact the provider and post here what answers I might get.

    Thanks so much Lloyd for helping so many people with this horrible problem!


  • Edward Powell said,

    OK, I found it… the system is called Mikrotik RB711 and it is 5GHZ. So this is good news because I am able to pick it up with my radmeter.

  • Veronica said,

    Lloyd, I guess I could use some more help! I have been trying to fogure out what kind of meter I need to measure the emf’s from the fuse box and smart meter that is located in my kid’s playroom. Should I be measuring the magnetic fields, electric fields, or the radio frequency fields? I have been reading tons of stuff on this but everything seems to overlap to me. I just want to be sure I am getting the necessary meter, measuring the proper emf, and getting a meter that is sensitive enough to pick up the results. So confusing! Can you just tell me what type of meters are needed? I’m having problems discerning what type of meters I need. To refresh your memory, I need to measure emf’s from 2 smart meters in my house, wifi, general dirty electricity, and maybe most importantly, the emfs that emanate from the fuse/breaker box in my son’s playroom.
    I’m not trying to get you to do the work for me! I can’t figure it out for myself and don’t have anyone else to ask. Instead of getting a MSW, I should have studied electrical engineering in shcool! Who knew? Thanks.

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Veronica
    Unfortunately for what you are trying to measure there is no one meter that measure everything. For measuring smart meter radiation you need a good RF meter, I have reviewed several, the cheapest of the ones I have measured are these For the fuse box you need a meter that can measure electric and magnetic fields. Of all the ones I’ve tried, in terms of value for money the Trifield is difficult to beat. To detect dirty electricity you can start by using an AM radio, see and then buy a meter as you see necessary.

  • Joel Garson said,

    Hi Lloyd: I’m wondering if emfs can affect the back. I fell on my back last summer and it still bothers me somewhat. Is it possible that emfs can influence my back? Thanks. Joel

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Joel
    Essentially we are all a collection of cells…studies show that EMFs impact intra cellular communication (the communication inside our cells) and extra-cellular communication (between our cells)…. EMFs can be used for bone stimulation…they are now being used to treat chronic pain and certain forms of cancer (…so yes I do believe that EMF exposures could aggravate a back problem.

  • Kevin said,

    Hi Lloyd,

    I use a BT Home Hub 3 router and have a ‘wired’ connection to it from my PC. I can’t see a facility/button to switch of the wireless function on the router, so I have totally covered the router in aluminium foil. Will this be effective in protecting me from wifi radiation? Many thanks for your help with this. Kevin.

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Kevin
    Using aluminum foil may be effective in reducing you EMF exposure or it may make it worse….most of these devices have a power up facility….they emit more radiation to maintain a signal….only an RF meter can tell you if the signal is totally blocked….also modems tend to get quite hot, shielding in this way could cause a fire…better to just unplug it at the wall when you’re not using it.

  • Andrew said,

    If I hard wire my internet connection into my 802.11 equipped laptop to avoid radiation, doesn’t the 802.11 continue to be a danger to me as it is still their likely recognizing other peoples signals around me or does it automatically shut off when the computer is hard wired with the ethernet cable? Thank you for all of your great information.


  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Andrew
    Different routers/modems work differently. I’ve found that many of them even when hard wired still emit a WiFi signal. The sure fire way of checking this is with an RF meter, if you don’t have one you can check by using a second computer. The first computer you leave hard wired and the second one you configure to work on WiFi and you look to see if you’ve got a WiFi signal.

  • Kevin Mc said,

    I have been suffering from terrible headaches on & off for a few years, but only when I wake up in the mornings. Our wireless router is plugged into the main BT telephone socket where it enters the home, which is in the bedroom with the router on bedside table close to my head. Is this giving me these headaches and what can I do?

  • Lloyd said,

    Its very possible that the wireless router on your bedside table is the cause of your headaches….there are a wealth of studies showing the adverse biological effects of these kinds of RF radiation exposures. Start by switching off (unplugging at the wall) your wireless router at night….it may take some time for your symptoms to improve. I would then look to finding a solution to situate your router elsewhere.

  • Sarah said,

    Hi Lloyd, I was helping in my child’s classroom today and noticed my daughter is seated directly under the class projector I was a little concerned although there was a few feet distance , but could you tell what a safe distance would be please , Sarah

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Sarah
    The biggest issue here is likely to be magnetic fields…which fall off significantly with distance…and some electric fields…there are never any certainties with EMFs without measuring with a meter…but at 6 feet she should be at a safe distance.

  • Alan said,

    Regarding Tom’s comments about using an adaptor to transmit Internet signals along the power cabling in your home, I purchased a set (2 in the pack) for $AUD49.95 from an Aldi store, and they work great!

    The info I have is that they use a 3MHz signal to carry the Internet through the house – simply requiring an Ethernet lead connected at each unit. I don’t know anything more about the signal levels, but it wont be too high. Besides, it is the microwave energy that does all the harm to the human body.

  • Lloyd said,

    A word of warning: what these adapters are actually doing is transmitting RF signals into your electrical wiring….some people report health issues with this. My advice is to go hardwired, as explained above, this is the safest from an EMF viewpoint.
    “Besides, it is the microwave energy that does all the harm to the human body.” – studies show there are a range of frequencies that cause harm….powerline frequencies (whats in your home wiring) and intermediary frequencies….its just that microwaves + cell phone radiation is more talked about.

  • Kathairein Magdalena said,

    Someone needs to sell RF meters and such as cheap as candy bars! I cannot afford any of those tools on $796 Social Security.

    Although, I am pondering how I can start a business helping other people change-the-EMR-lifestyles and then getting a business loan to pay for the equipment I need. I way to scratch my own back.

    Thanks for your work. I hope you life is going well for you.

  • Elan said,


    Can you explain in more detail why you are recommending a Shielded CAT6a cable? Is any special switch or equipment needed for the shielding to be effective? Does my network switch/router need to be grounded? My computer?

    Thanks for all your work and information.

    – Elan

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Elan
    The Ethernet cable connected to your router can act as an antenna for RF radiation….that’s why I recommend shielded cable. It doesn’t have to be CAT6a cable….but given the negligible difference in price it makes more sense to buy a good quality shielded cable. I recommend grounding all computer equipment, see

  • Jennifer said,

    WiFi is the worst! Are putting it everywhere. I had it in my home and now it is long gone. It’s cheap to buy a Non wireless router than a wireless one! I find it harder and harder to go anywhere! I have lots of neighbors and luck out as no one has wifi. They are putting it in parks many places so they are now unusable, many Dr. offices and medical ficillaties-I don’t use them anyway, but still. The worse is the organic food stores! It seems like all organic food stores have a very strong system and Whole Foods not only has that but runs their whole store [including check outs and inventory} on WiFi. I am not really that electro sensitive but I get really sick from the wifi-thanks to having had it in my home a year. I shut mine off when not in use and at night and still it caused a lot of damage in that time. It causes cancer clusters in schools and also violent tendencies. Some entire cities are hot spots. I called a store called Sprouts [sort of like Whole Foods}and they have no plans to install wifi in any store-I told them they were doing a great service. They are not in all areas. I find that trying to get the msg to others about wifi is futile and they label me crazy-they can do that if they choose, but I am still going to avoid those places and they will be avoiding having my business. I find sometimes if I go somewhere for 4-5 min the effect is not too bad, but I try to avoid that.

    What’s worse is entire cities are now hot spots! I avoid those. Travel is impossible as all hotels have it and you guessed it-they are starting to put it at camp sites too.

  • Andrea said,

    Hi Lloyd,
    we are in plans for building a new house. Can you give me any tips on how to make this house the healthiest possible? I am trying to find out if we can have an analog meter, but getting nowhere. Where to put fuse box, etc…
    Thank you!

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Andrea
    As healthy as possible re EMFs….here are some quick ideas…cite the fuse box well away from any rooms that you spend any time….use shielded conduits for your cables….use an electrician who is EMF wise….
    There is someone who made a post on the forum a few days ago who specializes in low EMF buildings….you might want to link up with him.

  • Tom Crockett said,


    You are not alone. My daughter had a friend at her grad school who was so sensitive that she could tell when someone at the same dining table had a cell phone on — not talking on it, just ON. It would cause her skin to burn. She finally had to go to another school because the administration wouldn’t turn off the WiFi in the school building. Every person who becomes more aware of the problem is one more ally and one less opponent.


  • Marie Winqvist said,

    In my opinion it´s not an option to “buy the right kind of router” Stay away from that life threatening shit !!! I´ve got permanent heart damage because of a neighbours WiFi. Have you heard of Barrie Trower ? Listen to his lectures on youtube. He is telling us that we are on the brink of extinction. The little girls eggs will be destroyed. In one or two generations the situation might be that there will be no more babies. Robert Becker warned us 25 years ago that we will die out and we will not even realize what happened. People are seduced by the tecnique. They all behave more and more like robots. It´s sad. Stay away from everything wireless. That is our only chance.

  • Sondra said,

    where can i buy a wired gigabit router. I have been googling for 4 months now, and nothing, I really mean nothing comes up…only wireless.

  • Lloyd said,

    The Netgear N150 is a wireless router but you can turn the wireless off to use it like a wired router – the Amazon link is at the top of the page.

  • Erin said,

    Hello, I am very much interested in researching this topic, however I would like to know are there any types of computer monitors that you can recommend? Is LED safer than typical LCD , because I am currently trying to look into radiation levels of monitors. Thank you very very much.

  • Erin said,

    I also ask, what kind of router can one use if they have cable service? I already have a modem, however I cannot seem to find a router with the on/off button for wireless.

  • Lloyd said,

    Contact your cable company – ask them what routers with an on/off switch are compatible with their equipment.
    Generally speaking an LCD monitor with LED backlight is better than an LCD monitor with fluorescent backlight in terms of EMF exposures.

  • Tom said,


    Very nearly all WiFi routers allow you to disable the wireless feature. You will need one computer that is plugged into the router (not using the wireless). Then, in any browser, go to the home page (usually ) and go to the “Wireless” section and click the box to “Disable radio” or something like that.

    Here are links to these instructions from two of the major router manufacturers:

    I suggest you pick out whatever router you would like, then email the manufacturer to verify that you can turn off the wireless functionality of that specific model.


  • RonB said,

    Thanks again for this useful info Lloyd.

    Re BT routers that cant be disabled except by turning them off.

    Ive found that the wi-fi on the newer HomeHub routers’ (i.e. the ones produced during the past 5 years or so) can’t usually be disabled via the software option..but can instead be disabled for almost 24 hours a day by setting the router’s Stand-by timer accordingly. (This trick may also work for the older/taller BT HomeHub routers).

    The downside of course is that the sexy blue indicator lights no longer come on, instead just one orange standy light is shown. But at least the wi-fi/telephony emissions are turned off.

    Great to see Talk Talk’s newer broadband routers have a button on the side to disable wi-fi. One day all routers will be like this! 😉

    Best regards,


  • Rae said,

    My wifi router is a Neatgear N600 and has on/off too. I turned it on to simplify my life (where was my brain?) For 2 months I had horrible headaches and very sick to my stomach. The doctors said they could find nothing wrong. Then, coincidently, I went to an EMF conference. They said our bodies function at 7 (hz?) normally with the earths gravity. Our cells recognize this frequency. They turned on the wifif router and the numbers escalated to 2000 (hz?). What a shock! I asked about my particular symptoms and they said yes, likely related. I went home and turned off the wifi router and in 24 hours my symptoms subsided. In 48 hours I was back to feeling good! Thanks for sharing this!

  • Krystle said,


    I am hoping to get your opinion on Apple’s Airport Extreme (not the newest version). Does it simply amplify EMF exposure?



  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Krystle
    I’ve not tested this technology, so I’m only going on what it says on the Apple website…’s directional WiFi….Wifi means exposing yourself to RF radiation. With this technology it may be slightly safer if you are not in line of the ‘beam’ (if you’re not using the WiFi) but if you are using a device which connects with the signal in theory your exposures will be higher.

  • Lisa said,

    Wondering about legitimacy of Pong Research’s iPad and iPhone cases with gold antennae embedded. They claim to deflect 60% of radiation — not that 40% is a good thing, but better, I suppose if kids are required to use iPads in school. Any thoughts on this item?

  • Lloyd said,

    Pong does not make your iPad and iPhone safe but there cases do offer a way of reducing your EMF exposure, see

  • Paul said,

    Hi Lloyd,
    Can you tell me if the Netgear N150 is compatible with Sky broadband? I phoned up Sky and was told that the wireless functionality on the present router cannot be switched off and that 9 out of 10 routers would not be compatible with Sky. I asked for a list of compatible ones but they couldn’t or wouldn’t give that information.
    Thanks, Paul.

  • Lloyd said,

    I don’t know if the N150 is compatible with your internet provider, but if you order through Amazon if its not compatible you can send it back and get a refund within 30 days.

  • Paul said,

    Thanks Lloyd,
    I’ll probably do that.

  • Sharon Ingram said,

    Dear Lloyd,
    I am just wondering if you might have any tips on how to disable wifi on a BT Homehub version 2. I am trying to help a relative get rid of wifi.
    I tried following instructions I found on a bt website but found that in order to disable wifi, one seems to have to endure 48 hours of non-stop wifi whilst bt put the changes in place.
    Previously I was able to use the method described by RonB above (” can instead be disabled for almost 24 hours a day by setting the router’s Stand-by timer accordingly”) but I can no longer locate the page where BT allowed this .
    Any advice on disabling Homehub version 2 would be greatly appreciated and as soon as possible.
    Thanks in advance.

  • Lloyd said,

    I’ve never used a BT Homehub but my recommendation with all routers is the same, when in doubt unplug at the wall.

  • Molly said,

    I work at a school with 5 computers in the room and an active board. We have had wifi in parts of the school and now we will have it throughout the school. I want to protect myself and my children as much as possible. So far I see I can replace the computer cables with the cat6a. What else can I do. I have seen things that you wear, things that can sit on a table within the room that cover a large space but are expensive and have no idea if they work. Can you give me advice? Thanks so much for what you do. Blessings, Molly

  • Lloyd said,

    For EMF shielding to be effective it needs to be ‘water tight’, in your classroom this isn’t feasible…… focus your efforts on actively encouraging the school board to remove the WiFi, see – yes cat6a is a good choice of shielded cable. Stay away from the gimmicks…..protective clothing is not advisable/practical as a long term solution. My free report has more on this.

  • Molly said,

    I looked up something that can sit in your room on the desk called ‘safe space’ and read reviews on amazon about it. What do you think about this?

  • Lloyd said,

    I’ve tested many of these EMF chips and stickers which miraculously claim to neutralize/harmonize, none of them worked. My way of dealing with EMFs doesn’t rely on any of these gimmicks – see my EMF Protection Free report for what works and doesn’t work.

  • Adam Quinn said,

    Hi Llyod, I have an apple macbook pro with a wireless mouse and one of those keyboards that emits alot of radiation. Is the N150 and ethernet cables used together? How are they set up? I do not use my neighbors wireless, but my house has our own connection called 2wire264, is this wireless too? I am not that knowledgeable on computers and I really need help protecting myself from wireless radiation. Any specific advice?

  • Lloyd said,

    Hi Adam
    You need to go wired….replace your wireless mouse with a wired version and in place of the in-built laptop keyboard use an external wired one. Contact your Internet service provider and ask them how you can disable wireless and go hard wired with your existing modem or how to replace existing modem/router with a wired version. For me information on this subject see

  • Angela said,

    Hi Lloyd,
    I’ve just started subscribing to your eNewsletter and reading your website. There is a lot to learn!
    Could you advise or recommend a solution to turn a wireless tablet computer into a wired version? Is there an accessory or some such that can turn a wireless Samsung tablet computer or Google tablet into a plug-in wired version? Thanks in advance!

  • Jack said,

    Does the recommended “NETGEAR Wireless-N 150 DSL Modem Router DGN1000” modem have the ability to connect to the home phone?

    I currently am using Comcast’s wireless modem to use their home phone service and Internet.

    I’m not terribly tech savvy so please excuse me if this question has an obvious answer. Thank you for your time.

  • Lloyd said,

    I have a Netgear N150 connected directly to my telephone line and it works fine…if you order through Amazon, if when you receive your modem it won’t work, Amazon will refund you your money providing you return it within 30 days of purchase.

  • Jack said,

    Thank you for the reply Lloyd.

  • Lee Oland said,

    Can I run my 2 prong laptop cord into a 3 way adaptor and get the same results as using a separate USB ground cable?

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    If your laptop cord has only 2 prongs (and no ground connector, male or female) it cannot earth even if you plug it into a 3 terminal adaptor – you need to use a separate ground cable.

  • Barbara Lake said,

    Hi Lloyd,
    Just wanted to say that when I am in a wifi area such as a cafe my vision becomes so blurry that I have to leave and have difficulty walking due to the change in my vision. The last this happened, it took approximately 10 minutes after leaving the wifi area before my vision returned to normal.

  • sukhdeep said,

    Hi Dear!

    I am really getting effecting by wifi signal. I actually feel it when I am close, It put too much preasure in my head and pain in eyes. I did my CAT scan and doctor is saying that its just anxiety. But i diagnoised it that its due to wifi. I removed my wifi from home but what to do in office? I work for a big organization in canada. I checked with my phone that on my desk i m in strongest signal. when ever I go away from from my desk i feel good. Please help me Sir .. please suggest. Iam willing to but any device which can pervent me from wifi radiations. or suggest how can i request in my big office to move wifi router far from me. please suggest

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    My advice is simple, though perhaps not easy to apply, you need to avoid working in an environment with a WiFi signal. See with your boss, explain your situation, print out some of the information from this website….ask to be moved away from the WiFi router/s. If he refuses then talk to you colleagues about the problem…there are probably others with the similar symptoms and/or are sympathetic to your situation, if you have a workers union speak to your union…get some support and then request your case be reviewed again.

  • Erin said,

    I have a wifi hot spot connected to my computer. I work about 12 hours per day at my desk; the wireless router sits about 5 feet from me. What can I do to help shield myself from what it radiates? Should i try to move it further away?

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    You can shield but if you are in need of the WiFi connection to use your computer this will be counter productive. Personally I would replace the WiFi connection with a hardwired connection (this probably means changing your router)….but the easiest (though less safe) would be to move the router further away from where you sit…Wifi radiation exposures falls of significantly with distance.

  • sukhdeep said,

    thank you Lloyd, Thank you so much for your reply. I tried but not onw willing to talk about this. they are mentioning me as i have some braing problem. At home i removed my wifi router. But unable to leave job as i struggled a lot to get this job.

    Do you think that wifi protection devices actually help?
    they are selling some in 150 aprox.

    another is this:

    do you think it will really create a 5 feet area of protection. please suggest!

    Kind Regards,

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    On the subject of protection devices please read

  • Danny said,

    Hi Lloyd,

    Do you recommend this Netgear N150 router over most/all others?
    I was considering the TP-LINK TL-R860 but if the Netgear N150
    is perfectly fine I’ll look into it.

    The ethernet cables I use have this printed on them – UTP 4PR 24 AWG TIE/EIA-568-B.2 CAT 5E ,but it’s definitely better to get at least a 6E?
    Would you recommend not using a laptop at all,as opposed to a pc?


  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Hi Danny
    I’ve not tried most/all routers….I’ve been using the Netgears for about 10 years, they work well and are low EMF….that’s why I recommend them. Cat 5E is good….cat 6E is better, unless you’ve got significant health problems around these devices its probably not worth paying more for the 6E cable.
    It’s not so much the laptops per se thats the problem its how they’re used….a laptop used on a desk with wired peripherals (incl. external keyboard & mouse) can be just as low EMF as a desktop computer.

  • eddie said,

    I have a question for WiFi, because router is in the same room I have my baby. Will radiation be reduced if I remove antenna and use it only with cable? Waiting any answer. Thank anyway

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    It would surprise me greatly if removing the antenna eliminated the WiFi radiation….a more probable explanation is that the WiFi will be diffused by the aerial socket/connector in a more localized area….making it worse for baby. This is such an important thing to get right I suggest re-locating your WiFi router to a room as far away as possible from baby, or replace your wireless router with a wired one.

  • fede said,

    Hi Lloyd, and thank you very much for your article. I have a question. If I put a receiving wifi antenna on the roof, and the signal goes via cable from the antenna inside the house, is that dangerous? I mean, are radiations spreading inside the house?

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Hi Fede
    Most antenna’s emit and receive (this is how WiFi works) which suggests that you’re being exposed to RF radiation from the antenna…any rooms which are near to the antenna where you spend long periods of time are a particular concern. Added to which you can expect some RF leakage from the cable….you can solve this by using shielded cable as described above.

  • Yvonne said,

    Hi Lloyd, thanks for all your great information. I came across your site because I am looking for solutions to my emf sensitivity since my roommate installed AT&T Uverse with wifi in the house. What a nightmare! As you noted in your video, some routers don’t have an on/off switch, and the only option to disable wifi is to unplug the whole thing…. my concern is: will the phone line still work when the tower with all the cables going into is unplugged? My roommate rarely uses wifi, she got Uverse mainly for faster speed. (We don’t share the internet connection and I have a separate non-wifi setup)I would be grateful for any comments you have about this situation.

  • Danny said,

    Thanks Lloyd,

    do you definitely recommend an external wired mouse and keyboard for a laptop? Does using the track pad,keypad on a laptop definitely affect the user with more EMF’s than external? I have a Netgear N600 but I don’t think it has a capability of running without the Wifi.


  • Yvonne said,

    Hi Lloyd, my question is regarding EMF protection products. I saw an earlier post and your reply stated that you discussed it in your free report. I couldn’t find the information in the free report and I would greatly appreciate if you could clarify if it is in the report, or do I need to buy your book? I saw many products on Amazon but some are pricey. I rent so I am not going to paint the bedroom. I can tell on my laptop that I pick up a strong signal from a neighbor’s apt. My laptop wireless adapter is disabled as I have a wired connection….

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Hi Yvonne
    Unplugging your modem won’t affect your phone line if you have a standard DSL modem and separate phone line…..but if your phone service is managed by your modem device (called a live box or hub) if you unplug the modem your phone won’t work….try it and see….if unplugging cuts your phone line contact your phone company/internet service provider to ask for a separate line rental.
    For my views on EMF protection devices, see

  • Debbie said,

    Hi Tanya.
    I understand exactly what you are saying about WIFI in schools. People just don’t know about any of the ill effects that are occurring. My classroom had a large circuit box in it and newly installed wireless routers throughout the school. I brought in a cheap mG meter and it was in the red all over my room. That didn’t even measure the wireless radiation. I was experiencing heart palpitations every evening, but of course, couldn’t prove that it was from all of the EMFs.

    There are plenty of videos out there showing the levels increase in a wireless environment. (1 example: Measure your room with a meter, go to the buildings and grounds person, principal, wellness committee and lead them to the bioinitiative report, this website, Magda Havas, Devra Davis at Environmental Health Trust, Martin Blank, and some websites below that are school related:
    Safe Schools Information Technology Alliance in UK

    Chances are they won’t take you seriously so do what you can to shield yourself and your little cherubs. Good luck. This website is a great resource. Thanks Lloyd!


  • mallory said,

    I’m hoping you can help calm the panic that I just went into learning about this stuff for the first time. You’ll probably fall to the floor after I say this but for the past year our wifi router has been under our bedside nightstand. We set up DSL when we moved in and there were only 2 phone jacks in our house…living room and bedroom. I set it up in the bedroom to keep it out of sight not thinking anything of it. I’ve been aware of radiation from cell phones and microwaves but never routers. I thought they were harmless! And the kicker…I never turned it off at night. I feel so terrible about this especially since I Co-sleep with my child. I’m in quite the panic I’ve done irreversible damage to myself and especially her. After all this I’ve been looking up about it since
    I happened upon an article posted on a Facebook page yesterday I can’t help but think I’ve given us all cancer and whatever other I’ll health effects from it. Is it true I’ve done some serious damage to me and my family? And now I’m aware, what should I do with this router? our living room doesn’t seem like a much better alternative. We cannot hardwire because we don’t have a regular computer, only tablets. Thank you!

  • Jeyhun said,

    Hi, thank you very much for this article.

    My wireless router support majority of wireless standarts. i want to know if there any radiation strenght difference between wireless standarts such as 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n and etc.?

    My internet speed is about 2 MBps and i dont need high speed connecton that 802.11g, 802.11n provides. I switched from router settings only to 802.11b hoping that i can little decrease radiation at home. Also i changed signal strenght from HIGH to LOW form the settings.

    Another question:

    My neighbour use wireless technology. And my body absorbs the radiation, what can i make to the wall to decrease radiation from my neighbour?

  • Debbie said,

    Hi Mallory.
    Please don’t panic. We are all learning, and you are very fortunate to have come across this information now. Many of us have been using cordless phones, WIFI, and cell phones since the technology became available and had no clue about adverse effects. Many people are still not aware.

    I’ve been gradually making changes in our home. I would love to go back in time and change A LOT of what we were exposed to but, of course , it’s not possible. :-) So all we can do is look forward, not backward.
    I’m sure that Lloyd will have some very helpful suggestions for you.

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Hi Mallory
    As Debbie says panicking and having regrets about what you might have done is not the answer….its much better to focus on learning all you can about these EMF dangers, which come in various different shapes and forms, and then taking action to protect you and your family. My free EMF Protection report is a good place to start reading up about this subject.

  • Bill said,

    Hi Lloyd. For anyone that has the At&t wireless router with Ethernet connections on the back. I called At&t and they were able to turn off the wifi section of the router and leave the Ethernet ports active. This was done over the phone without a service call to the home. I verified this by using a laptop to find the signal and it was gone. Also the wireless light is off.
    I would like to thank you for the update on Ethernet cables. I didn’t realize I was using 75 feet of unshielded cable. I have ordered the 6a sstp cable and will be replacing it in a couple of days. This website has been so informative. I can’t thank you enough for the education you have given me and your other readers. Bill

  • Michael said,

    Thank you for the article.

    However, we just ordered two 25 ft ethernet cables from the link in the article here. I connected one of them from the Verizon DSL Wifi router (Wifi was still enabled, we were just testing, but would this really have an effect on the results I discuss below?) to my laptop.

    We noticed that near the ethernet cable the trifield meter showed high readings of EMF at the electric setting. Sometimes over 100mG. But often around 10mG. And even where I sit it was around 5 mG. In fact the wired external keyboard showed readings of around 10mG when the ethernet cable was plugged in vs. 1-2 mG when it was not. The ethernet cable seemed to have amplied the radiation of all things it is connected to similar to how the computer power cord does when its plugged in.

    Now I feel like it might be safer to just stick with the Wifi and just keep distance from the router for now until we find a better solution.

    Any ideas/solutions?


  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    There are lots of different EMFs at play in your environment….magnetic fields, electric fields, RF radiation, dirty electricity….concluding that you might as well leave the WiFi switched on on the basis of your tests is an incorrect conclusion….
    My observations from what you are saying:
    – your Trifield meter has revealed that you have a significant magnetic field problem….this what you need to address first
    – reduce other EMF sources in your environment as much as possible
    my free report will help you understand and deal with these issues.

  • Gustavo said,

    Hi Lloyd,
    I turn my router off when I sleep, but I have to leave it on during the day. I can choose my router to broadcast either on 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz. Which one should I choose in terms of more safety? (if there is a safer one)

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    I don’t know of any studies which compare 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz in terms of adverse health effects…..but the higher the frequency the more energy involved which implies that 2.4 Ghz is safer.

  • Angel said,

    Hiya Lloyd, as this article is more than a year old now, I was wondering if the Modem Router listed above is still one you would recommend. Or have any better ones come onto the market? Can I use this and buy this in the UK?
    what makes it better than the others?

    Also have you heard of Devolo dLAN 500 Duo
    just wondered what your thoughts were on them?

    Many thanks
    Angel :)

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    I still recommend the Netgear N150….it’s possible there are other routers with similar characteristics but this is the modem I use its reliable and safe.
    The dLAN set up you refer to provides you with an internet connection by transmitting RF signals onto your electrical wiring… be avoided.

  • Jon said,

    I have a big electric line in my back yard about 50 feet from my bedroom that feeds a substation, and I live on the heaviest populated square mile in my city, and when we had the record ice storm in 2007 that damaged EVERY tree, the freezing rain coated the power lines and caused a nine day outage. Shortly after the power went off, they tried to turn it back on, and I could hear a roar, and I looked out my back window, and the electric line was creating an aura. They tried several times before they gave up. I have lived here since 1975, and have numerous health problems at 60, congestive heart failure, diabetes, arthritis, etc.. I always wondered if that EMF was dangerous to us. My dad is 95 and lives on a farm.

  • erik said,

    Mikrotik routers allow scripting and lots of customization. You can turn down the RF power to whatever level you want. With a script, I turn off the wifi at night and back on in the am. Automatic and easy. (I do not sell them, I am a network admin). Cheap too!

  • Andrew Wye said,

    Have you done any research into the neutralizing effects of orgonite-based materials on wi-fi radition levels ?

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    There are safe and effective ways of dealing with EMFs…..I don’t regard the use of man-made materials like Orgonite as one of them, see

  • Elisabeth said,

    Question – does the higher the speed of the internet mean the greater the radiation? We have totally wired setup but are switching from 2 mbps to 18 mbps.

  • ken said,

    The more speed the more radiation.

  • nandan said,

    Thanks a lot for a informative website.

    Most WiFi routers allow one to switch off WiFi by logging in into the router. I got a router(free from TalkTalk-a UK broadband provider), it has a WiFi-Off switch outside the router.

  • Sharon Ingram said,

    I, too. had heard that Talktalk allows users the freedom to turn off wifi. For a several years it looked like Talk Talk was one of the few operators which provided this choice.
    Up to certainly Autumn 2012 Btinternet Home hub 2:00 (British Telecom) had no properly facility for turning off wifi. It only allowed users to turn if off for 23 and a half hours per day. This meant that always some time in the middle of the night wifi had to be on in order for it to be off the rest of the time.
    I phoned BT many times and got no help. One employee even said that the company was having a meeting about the problem and they would ”get back to me”. They never ”got back to me although I rang them about 4 times over the course of a month. Even found queries being taken by BT call centres abroad. Always it was the same old thing – me explaining that I wanted to disable wifi permanently , the employee never seeming to understand what I meant. Once, when I had been on the phone for half an hour an employee even asked me if I would like to buy into a new package they were offering – a package that had nothing to do with routers!
    Finally, after struggling with this matter for 2 years, I read somewhere on Internet that it helps to buy a new router. Consequently, I went for the latest BT Home hub, which is a BT Home Hub 4:00, and the problem was solved. BT Home Hub 4:00 does allow you to disable wifi permanently.
    My phone calls as well as hundreds from other users must have helped BT in their decision-making. It helps to make that call!

  • Jamie Vasilyan said,

    Hello Lloyd, I have found my self in quite a sticky situation recently. I am EHS and things got bad for me when I first started using a mobile phone then electrical stuff at work made me ill. I was out of work for 10 years. Strangely i recently lost my job and had to move somewhere cheaper, i’m with a friend with a teenage son who doesn’t sleep except in the mornings by which time I’ve been zapped…and so now WIFI is half the distance from my bedroom – it’s in kitchen behind my bedroom wall! And Thursday he has a “twice as strong” modem arriving! I’m not sure what to do now… I have little money and am also setting up my own business… hoping to keep my sanity and health long enough to sort things out! But the “super WIFI” is on the way.

    What to do? So far, I’ve come up with buying a coaxial cable to move the modem behind the steel radiator, if i place it correctly, it will actually be behind two steel radiators, but im worried now because of the extra strength it will leak over it.. how much i don’t know? (Maybe I could make a board above radiator painted with radio paint). I have a hardboard wrapped in 15m of aluminium foil which has gotten the WIFI speed from 29mbps down to 7mbps, on my pillow at least. I am thinking maybe a lead or steel ‘shield’ the length of my bed next or radio paint. Depending how effective using the radiator as a shield is, I may give up the Skype side of my business and simply use radio paint to shield my room! I’m at a loss what to do now but know I need to act.

    My symptoms were bad recently until i had some EFT but I know blocking out the pain is not enough and if it gets twice as strong?!

    I know your busy but your timely response is greatly appreciated. Keep up this necessary work!

    Thank you – Jamie

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Given your symptoms Jamie you need to obtain relief…..I’ve lived with the same kind of sensitivity as you so I know that until you do this you can’t really think/deal with anything else. But you need to start applying a methodology to what you’re doing….which isn’t easy when you are living in these conditions….you need to obtain some reliable readings for the EMFs (particularly RF radiation) which are affecting you….you need a reliable RF meter. This is only the very first step….but its the foundation of effective EMF protection which I outline in my Free Report and newsletters. There are all sorts of DIY solutions available with metallic foil for shielding but I would be doing you a dis-service if I advised you to apply shielding without being to measure the results of your shielding.

  • Tom said,

    Howdy, Jamie,

    I’ll make one obvious suggestion: You might be able to persuade him to use CAT5 (or better: CAT6) cable from the modem down the hall to his computer and turn off the wireless. That would give him far more speed than any wireless provides and relieve your pain, at least as a temporary measure.

    Good luck.


  • Jamie Vasilyan said,

    Hey Lloyd, thank you. Yes me and 4 other people may be sharing cost of an EMF detector and I have finally a possible solution to use radio paint. Do you know ‘blocpaint’? Well the idea is to paint that wall where the WIFI is coming through incl. behind radiator (landlord said today we can even remove it) …and earth it. I’m not practically minded, this is a big deal for me, right now new WIFI may possibly be a bit stronger…hard to tell…and my only defence tonight (apart from sleeping elsewhere but landlord doesnt want me sleeping top floor ‘unless absolutely necessary’) …is to cover that wall in tinfoil! If you could advise me on suitable paint or wall papering for the wall, most appreciated. Thanks for replying so soon and keep up the good work. Your presence and assistance is so appreciated, thank you – Jamie :)

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Yshield is what I use and found to be very effective….it offers slightly better shielding performance in the 1 to 2 Ghz range than Blocpaint. Shielding is a big deal and before doing so I suggest you read carefully the instructions laid out on this page:

  • audrey anand said,

    We are based in Oxford, UK and cannot get hold of “Cable Matters Cat6a Snagless Shielded (SSTP) Ethernet Patch Cable in Blue 25 Feet”. Amazon will not ship them over to UK from US. Any ideas on alternatives? Any help much appreciated.
    Many thanks Audrey

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    If you can’t get Cat 6a ethernet cable Audrey buy the best quality cable you can…this is only one relatively small aspect of EMF protection providing you’re covering all the other bases the impact of using a lower quality cable is likely to be v.small.

  • Thomas said,

    I discovered an other wireless router with on/of switch for WiFi:

    Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

  • Nandan Subramanya said,

    audrey anand,

    SSTP or SFTP is basically RF-insulated better.

    According to cableorganizer. com you do not need Cat 6a, Cat 6 will do if you want lesser distance and are fine with reasonable speed.

    Any ethernet cable with SSTP or SFTP should be fine, I would guess(happy to be corrected).

    Good luck,

  • Ricghard said,

    LLoyd, I have time warner fiber optic internet. This modem has DSL in the name. Will it work with the fiber optic internet? Also, if you have to use the wireless feature because of roommates, how far is it good for (range). As you mentioned the Amazon reviews were not good for this.

  • Kelly said,

    Lloyd, can you please talk about what to do about wireless in schools? My kids’ middle school just dramatically upgraded the wifi at their school and gave all the kids ipads. I’ve just been reading about the continual RF’s coming from the ipads (even when wifi’s not available), and now I’m going to tell them to keep the ipads on airplane mode. The EMFs also sound really strong. so I will tell them not to put the ipads on their laps. In addition, aside from the incredibly high radiation the kids must be being exposed to at school, I’m angry that I now have to turn wireless on at home when they have homework because the ipads don’t have wired connection. We’ve been hard-wired for several years and now we’re being forced to have wireless. Any advice/suggestions on all of this? Thanks.

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    What we are exposing our kids to is what appalls me most in this whole arena of EMFs….there’s no easy solution unfortunately….I encourage people first and foremost to limit their exposures in their personal environment and adopt natural solutions to reinforce their body’s natural defences so that when they are in public areas the effects of EMFs are less detrimental, this is what you must concentrate on. With regards to the WiFi in schools question this might help you,

  • Carolyn said,

    Thank you Lloyd for this exceptional website. I’m learning so much..I just can’t remember it all! I have hard wired my MacBook Air by ethernet cable; purchased a NetGear 150 Router; purchased corded phones, as you suggest. My problem is making sure everything is turned off properly at night. You said:
    “My Netgear N150 has a button on the front to switch the WiFi on and off and a button on the back for the power.”
    My question: If I turn OFF the NetGear with button on front and button on back–do I still need to unplug the ethernet cable between the Router and the Modem? Do I need to completely turn off my MacBook or can I just close lid (since everything else is turned off)
    Also, if I do the above, then at night am I safe to put my iPhone 5 in Airplane mode and have it on my nightstand?
    I’m trying to have a peaceful, workable solution for nighttime and still be able to use my iPhone for an alarm clock.

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Once you’ve disabled the WiFi emissions from your modem you don’t need to remove the ethernet cable but you do need to ensure your WiFi function is disabled on your computer.
    Cell phones are better kept out of the bedroom at night.

  • Robert said,

    Hi Lloyd
    I want to have a better understanding of EMFs and their effects on the body and how to protect myself what do you suggest I do?
    Thanks for all your hard work.

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    There’s so much misleading information floating around the internet on this subject…..companies selling expensive gadgets that just don’t work…..I suggest you subscribe to get my free report and newsletters….its the best way to gain an understanding of this issue and learn what steps to take to make concrete progress.
    I’m running a series of free teleseminars….interviews with experts…….so you can get your questions answered, see

  • Carolyn said,

    Lloyd, I’m sorry I’m so dense about this subject! :-) When you said,
    “Once you’ve disabled the WiFi emissions from your modem”, does that mean that when I have turned off the NetGear button on the front and the back of the ROUTER that the MODEM is disabled? I’ve gotten different answers about disabling the WIFI and cell signals from different techs. One said I definitely needed to unplug the ethernet cable between the router and modem. Sigh! Also, would a TIMER be an alternative to turning off the router buttons on the front and back? Thank you so very much for your help. I have a cousin who is highly, highly electric sensitive. So much that she can’t view your web site on her computer!

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Disabling the WiFi emissions from your modem, if its an N150 the same as mine, will mean pressing the WiFi on/off button on the front…which avoids the need for having to switch it off electrically. A timer would switch it off electrically which would also work.

  • Carolyn said,

    Thank you Lloyd. One more thing. My Epson printer is WIFI but does not have a way to turn off WIFI other than actually turning the printer switch OFF. Is that sufficient? And then just turn the printer back on when I need to print?

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    If you can’t disable the WiFi on your printer the safest way to use it is to switch it on and off as you need to use it

  • vassilis said,

    hi i have a wi fi for 2 floor it better to have the router on one floor and extender to 2ond, or just a router on the 1st floor is enough?i think is better to have a router and an extender so the signal from the router has to go to the extender so the clients for router does not try too much for signal…suggest me please.thank you

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    If you’re objective is to minimize your exposure to RF radiation you can only sensibly do this by obtaining readings with a reliable RF meter, testing both scenarios and then adapting your set-up in consequence….anything else is just guesswork & dangerous.

  • Inge Roeder said,

    Hello lloyd

    Thank you for the very informative info.on dirty electricity inside my home etc.However, what about the environmental radiation, how can I measure it, are there any meters I could purchase. Specifically on the west coast were the pacific ocean is polluted with radiation but we don’t know how much since government keep it a secret.
    Looking forward to you reply


  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    If you’re concerned with fall out from Fukushima that’s non-ionizing radiation… need a Geiger counter to measure that….this is quite different to the EMF exposures dealt with on this website emanating from everyday devices like cell phones, wifi, electrical wiring in your home and appliances….. which are non-ionizing forms of radiation but are also potentially very dangerous.

  • Michelle said,

    A smart meter was installed in our home in 2011 without our knowledge (Sce stated they sent the info inside the bill along with other marketing material) :/ fast forward to dec 2013.. I called them and told them to remove it . They replaced it with the old meter and now charge me an additional $10/mo. Meter readings must be scheduled now.. But I have a dog so that may be the reason for that.. If they aren’t cooperating, call the public utilities commission .. Thanks for the great info Lloyd!

  • vassilis said,

    please answer me if you know

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Vassilis, I did answer above, “If you’re objective is to minimize your exposure to RF radiation you can only sensibly do this by obtaining readings with a reliable RF meter, testing both scenarios and then adapting your set-up in consequence….anything else is just guesswork & dangerous.

  • Sharon Ingram said,

    Dear Lloyd,
    Your website is of immeasurable help to many. Keep up the good work. I came across the following website today.
    Your readers might be interested in signing the petition

  • amy said,

    Dear Lloyd,

    I haven’t used WiFi in my home for a few years now, so I thought I was doing well in that area. However, I use a standard Cat5 cable, does this mean my family is still being bathed in WiFi? I have a baby so have been doing all I can to make his environment safe. It’s upsetting to think that I may have been exposing him to WiFi all along… I see you recommend using a Cat6a as the bare minimum. If this is the bare minimum can you please tell me which ones are the best? Cat7? Also, I’m in Australia, would you recommend going with a local type of cable or getting one from Amazon (this may sound silly, but I don’t know if such cables are interchangeable/universal). Thank you very much for sharing such valuable information with us all!

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    I recommend Cat 6a SSTP cable…. how much better in terms of ‘EMF protection’ this cable is than the Cat 5 cable is very difficult to say…. & whether the expense of changing from Cat 5 to Cat 6a can be justified is also difficult to say….it depends on your circumstances (sensitivity & finances). You don’t have to buy from Amazon….just be sure you are buying genuine Cat 6a as shown in the link above.

  • amy said,

    Thank you Lloyd! I understand that the Cat6a is better than the Cat5 and my mind was already made up that I would purchase a shielded cable to replace it. I should have been clearer. What I meant by my question was what is the best cable since you say to get *at least* the Cat6a SSTP. You make it sound as though there may be better(but perhaps more expensive?) options than the Cat6a. Anyway, thanks so much for your reply. And for sharing your knowledge: Without you I’d never had known that the Cat5 was not providing us adequate protection!

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    You can get better cable but ‘better’ usually means more expensive….if you can afford more expensive thats OK…..I recommend buying at least Cat 6a.

  • amy said,

    Hello again Lloyd, I found a Cat6a cable by Rosewill on Amazon that can be shipped to Australia.(Rosewill 50-Feet Cat 6A Gray Color Screened Shielded Twist Pairing Enhanced 550MHz (??) Network Ethernet Cables,). Can you tell me if this is a reputable brand? Sorry to bombard all the questions, I’m not the most technically minded person…I just really want to make sure I get it right so I can offer my baby all the protection he deserves. Thanks again for all your help Lloyd!

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    I’ve not heard of that particular brand of cable….not surprising because there are hundreds of brands of cable on the market but it is Cat 6a SSTP and looks suitable.

  • Carolyn said,

    Lloyd, In reference to your response to “amy”, could you give us the specs on the more expensive Cat 6a? What to look for in addition to the specs you listed on your site for “at least Cat 6a”? Is it worth the extra expensive vs the extra protection in your opinion? Thanks!

  • jing said,

    hello ,i share a house with the other people,there is wireless tp link behind my bedroom wall .the distance from me is about 1m,i never use wifi at my home,i seldom stay at home in the day ,merely sleep at the night,is it dangerous to health ?thank you

  • amy said,

    Thank you Lloyd. I think I’m going to just get the Cat7 since there isn’t much of a price difference. I’m not sure if it will provide any more protection than the cat6a- but just in case… By the way, I ordered those meters, I’m looking forward to trying them out! Thanks again!

  • Paloma said,

    Hi, Lloyd. Thank you so much for your advice. My question is, what’s the specific model you recommend? There are a few within the 150 range.. I’ve found that the more obsolete, the better for me :) I found these: DGN1000-100PES, DGN1000-100UKS, but the one on the link you provided is the DGN1000-100NAS. Which one do you use? I’d like to be on the safe side … Cheers!

  • Semara said,

    I have a wireless mouse and a wired keyboard. They both shock and burn my hands and fingers. So I don’t understand by changing my wireless mouse to wired that anything will change.

  • Sheree said,

    Hi Lloyd,

    I can get the netgear 300 in one of our stores, but not the n150 they don’t stock that anymore. Is the 300 as safe as the 150

  • Kelly said,

    Hi Lloyd,

    My husband just got my son a set of bluetooth headphones, and my son uses them to listen to music from his iPhone4. I am besides myself as my husband knows how I feel about wireless, but anyways, can you give me some advice about bluetooth and headphones? How concerned should I be? We do have no WiFi in our house, thanks to me.

    Thanks for all your past help and your website and advice,


  • Ruben said,


    You said that there is lots of different quality of cable category 5,6,7 etc. I recommend buying at least Cat 6a SSTP(screened shielded twisted pair)Ethernet cable.
    But is there a cable you would rather recommend who is even better shielded against RF radiation, and have in general better quality?
    And can i buy it at Amazon or Ebay?
    What kind of ethernet cable do you use?

    Does a dab clock radio radiates more or less than a ordinary clock radio? Is there a type of clock radio that is shielded, or a clock radio that you could recommend?

    I have a TP-Link 500Mbps gigabit powerline adapter symstem which is connected with ethernet cables. Does this system radiates less than a wireless router? Does it radiate less than a ordinary router with a ethernet cable?
    Is there other powerline systems that radiates less than the TP-Link 500Mbps that you would rather recommend?

    Thanks a lot.

  • Selma said,

    Hello I bought the same Netgear you have and I can’t find a DSL internet provider that I can use the modem with.
    Comcast says they don’t use DSL
    Verizon says I can use the modem but have to connect it to their Actionteck router where the WIFI cannot be shut off
    and CenturyLink is not available in my area.
    Which provider do you with the Netgear N150 please adivse.
    Thank You

  • Sarah Ebbutt said,

    Hi Lloyd,

    Please can you say what is a safe distance for a wireless router to sit in a school? I have read it should be 40 feet away from the kids.

    THank you.

  • colleen said,

    Hi Lloyd
    What can i do to stop the pain i am getting from WI FI when i go out.


  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Hi Colleen
    Its a simple question but the answer is not so simple……it requires an integrated and holistic approach to health encompassing rigorous direct EMF protection and what I call indirect EMF protection….this is the subject of my eBook package (see if you’re looking for free information then my Free Report and newsletters are a good source for the direct EMF Prot. and my google+ pages for the other stuff.

  • Bob said,

    Are Wifi access points touch safe from an EMF perspective? If they are not touch safe, is 20 cm a safe distance to keep an access point from the body?

  • Julia Janton said,

    Hello Lloyd !

    Is a DAB+/DAB/FM radio ok to use for an electrosensitive ?

    n.b. we have no wi-fi devices whatsoever nor cellphone and live behind a hill on an island so we are not bothered by the cell towers.
    However, I miss latin music and it seems that the few cars that go by have a better radio reception than our regular FM radio. (We don’t have TV either)

    Thanks for your help and work.

  • Emily said,

    I live with a lot of people, so it is impossible to turn off the wifi at night. Is there a device that will block wifi signals within a very small area? Thanks!

  • stephen kearney said,

    Would you have any ideas on how you can reduce EMF’s from TV’s with built in wi-fi. I need to replace our old TV and I cant find any current TV’s that dont have in built wi-fi in them.

  • Adrian Hyland said,

    Dear Lloyd. Just came across this site. Thank you so much. Really got me thinking about ways I can protect my family (for example, we just got new smart meters – had no choice – company said it was that or no power – I’m going to get an electrician to put it into a casing)

    Am trying to get rid of wi fi, in my home. Quite expensive to get elctrician to install outlets in kids rooms, but will do.

    Thanks again – you’re a great feller.



  • Christine said,


    I have an Apple AirPort. Could this be replaced with the Netgear you described? Or would I achieve the same results by using the timer to switch it off at night? Sorry, I am very unfamiliar with the differences in modems and the devices used for wireless internet.

    Also, we are renovating a house and my husband wants to install all these new fancy devices–smoke alarms, garage door openers, alarm systems, etc with the ability to connect to your smart phone. Our home is already set up for WiFi, but does adding MORE of these devices increase the exposure?? Or does it stay the same wince we already have WiFi? I guess I’m asking if more devices multiplies the exposure? We have 3 small children and I want to protect their health. My husband does not understand the danger. He argues that the WiFi is already there so it doesn’t matter. Thanks!

  • Patsy Jane said,

    Is a Cat 7 cable better (more protective) than a Cat 6a cable?

  • Michael said,

    A question for Llloyd and the forum,

    I have a little usb modem which we use stuck to the top of our laptop screen (I thought this would take most of the rads away from us.). The problem is that even though it is plugged in via usb it still needs to have the wifi on, I am presuming that the usb powers it but it still uses signal to communicate. We only use mobile broadband and laptops due to our lifestyle but since learning about this I am concerned.

    I have some meters you reccomend on the way so I will be able to see exactly what is going on. Apart from using a corded keyboard and mouse and keeping the laptop/modem as far as possible is there anything else you can think of to hepl with my situation?


  • paola said,

    I have a wired connection to internet with my Belkin router,is it better to switch it off at night or is it not necessary since is not on wireless mode? thank you Paola

  • Catherine said,

    Dear Lloyd

    I have just moved to a little “village”, consisting of 5 houses. The antenna providing wi-fi for the whole “village” is unfortunately installed on my house as it is on the top of the hill. I suspect that the antenna is a 2,4 ghz one. How far away should I locate my desk to have a safe internet connection? I am at present 3 meters away.

    Thank you in advance for your time.


  • Nigel said,

    Good solution…do you know how to set up with 3G wireless to external antenna so that modem is off inside? Its not obvious as most people love wifi inside…not me!!!

  • Alex said,

    If the wifi function of the smartphone is turned off. I am using the mobile data function of the smartphone to surf internet and using data apps (messaging/email..). Is my phone emitting wifi radiation or any kind of radiation?


  • Annie said,

    Alex, mobile phones transmit using radio waves. They work through particular spectrums called 3g and 4g which are ways of expressing the bandwidth and data transmission rate. Using your smartphone to download data possibly exposes you to more radiation than using wifi in your home. It depends. If Lloyd replies he’ll give a fuller, more scientific explanation I’m sure. Basically, all cellphones emit radiation when used whether it’s wifi or mobile data transmission.

  • Valerie said,

    Hi Lloyd

    Thank you so much for all your efforts. I am taking things one step at a time and have now made about 20 changes in my home since our first contact. All have cost me nothing so far except the rock salt lamps which were worth every penny. I am now looking to buy a meter and getting into grounding in its most elementary form – bare foot in the garden at some unearthly hour of the morning – a bit scary. Within a few short weeks I am feeling a whole lot better. Many many thanks. Valerie

  • Kaileigh said,

    Hi Lloyd,

    I have a MacBook and I do not have an ethernet cord, which is the best ethernet cord adapter to use? Or does it not matter? Also, The N300 is only a router right, and the internet can not be used without a modem? You recommend the SB6141 for a modem to pair with the N300 router? Ideally, I would like to use the SB6141 primarily by itself and only use the N300 when I have guests over and they want to connect to the internet. is this possible?

  • Maria said,

    I have contacted my internet provider to hard wire my internet connection to eliminate WiFi because of my many health issues. The company spokesperson told me they will just turn the wifi function off. Is this the thing. I want them to do this before I install a new television. All TV’s now come with WiFi built in but I don’t want to connect it to WiFi, any recommendations ? Maria

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Yes ask your Internet provider to deactivate the WiFi and ensure the WiFi is deactivated in the menu on your TV and any other devices you own which have wireless functionality – I do recommend testing this yourself by taking readings with an RF meter to ensure there are no RF radiation emissions.

  • Maria said,

    Thank you Lloyd, very helpful. One more question, my internet provider has deactivated my WiFi from my internet. However, I have a printer that has Wifi but I have pulled the power plug and only plug it in when I print, Is the Wifi still emiting or searching if the power plug is disconnected from the wall or do I need to get rid of my printer?
    Thanks in advance, Maria

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    If you disconnect your printer unless your printer is equipped with a battery power supply (unlikely) the WiFi will be deactivated. Again I STRONGLY recommend taking readings with an EMF meter to remove any doubt.

  • Ed said,

    You say protection devices don’t work. I’m most interested in the ones you carry with you, because I don’t have wifi at home. Companies such as Safe Space claim their products have been tested for effectiveness. Would you direct me to the evidence that they aren’t effective?

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    The companies that sell these quick fix gadgets always claim their device works otherwise they wouldn’t sell anything…..some have even paid to have studies done to support their claims. Believe me I’m regularly solicited by these companies who seek my endorsement to help them sell their products…..for a more developed reply to your question, see

  • Dan Perlas said,

    Please comment about the Harapad and defender laptop radiation protection. Thanks


  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Hi Dan

  • Jane Morris said,

    Hi, I am worried about my Sky hub which I use to watch tv and also for broadband. As it needs to be connected to a phone socket it is in the far corner of the room from the tv so I have to use wifi to access the Skybox and for my laptop and mobile phone. Not sure how I can change this when I move house (I am in Ireland) in a month’s time. It can all be done wirelessly (eg hub connected to tv by a cable instead of wifi) but obviously they have to be right next to each other to do this. However, all this stuff about the dangers of wifi is starting to scare me, both for myself and for my pets as the tv and sky hub are all in the one room, my bedroom is next door (although bed is by opposite wall, not the wall where the hub is)and I can use laptop and mobile internet throughout the flat so these emf waves must be everywhere and that really scares me, especially as I am diabetic on insulin since 1992 and am now 60 and I heard this is worse for those with chronic illness and for older people and children (and pets, presumably)!

  • vic said,


    What generates more radiation… a USB modem or a Wi-Fi hotspot…

  • Daniel Furlin said,

    I just signed up. Your info is excellent. I’ve bought the newest Linksys router a year ago, the WRT1900AC Smart Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router. Is there a way to turn it off? I checked on the Linksys site and could not find a answer. And, if this is a problem, wouldn’t companies like Linksys being addressing it? I would think it would be “better for business” in the long run? Also, I tried checking on the Bright House about their modems and could find no answers….thanks.

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Hi Daniel
    Unfortunately few manufacturers are addressing the problem of being able to easily switch these devices easily on and off….I recommend either unplugging at the wall at night or installing a mechanical timer(see above).

  • Maria Rizzi said,

    Hi Lloyd,
    Thanks so much for all the great info you provide. Question for you. My HVAC servicer has recommended a wireless thermostat – Honeywell IAQ thermostat- because I have an issue with my wiring. Does this work like wifi? I am sensitive and have followed your instructions to remove wifi. I don’t want to add it through this thermostat if it acts in the same way.

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Hi Maria
    I’m not familiar with the particular brand you mention but YES most of these wireless devices are using the same or similar frequencies as WiFi with the same or similar potential consequences on your health. Any kind of wiring even visible wiring is ALWAYS preferable to wireless.

  • Jeff Lobel said,

    Hi Lloyd

    Does the broadband speed affect the amount the levels of EMF coming from the router please? Thanks.

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Hi Jeff
    I suspect higher broadband WiFi speeds (which indicate greater data transfer rates) may be more harmful……but I don’t know of any studies on this question….

  • Jeff Thomas said,

    This website is total bullshit. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that RF exposures from routers range from 0.002 percent to 2 percent of the levels of international exposure guidelines. This is even far less than from radio or TV (which people are exposed to their entire life without health problems). So does this website try and scare idiots into buying stuff they don’t need or is it just a hub for spreading false knowledge? Certain forms of radiation can be harmful but not at these levels. Idiot!

  • Carolyn said,

    Hello Lloyd. Is it ok to leave my notebook (laptop) computer on top of my legs while sitting in my recliner under the following circumstances: I have my WIFI turned off at the notebook; it’s on a 2” thick cooling pad double enclosed in 2 heavy grade mylar bags with the mylar openings taped down with duct tape; the power cable is attached; ethernet cabling you recommended goes from my notebook to the modem which is in another room about 75 ft away? Thanks so much.

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Hi Carolyn
    Using a laptop/notebook on your lap is best avoided….this article explains why

  • Tom said,

    Is there a difference in EMF output from a “g” router and an “n” router? If so, what is that difference? Is it somewhat consistent?

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    The standard for WiFi technology is 802.11 came out in 1997 which gave a stream (data transmission rate) of about 2mbps. This standard has since evolved to give faster data rates. Wireless G has a maximum (theoretical) transfer rate of 54mbps and operates in the 2.4GHz frequency range…..wireless N operates in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands and transfer speeds can reach 450mbps with 3 antennas.
    Studies are lacking as to the biological effects of these exposures but my own opinion, given that we know that higher frequencies are more dangerous is that wireless G (which also has less data content) is the safer choice.

  • Petra Brokken said,

    Hi Lloyd. Thanks so much for this information. What do I do about the fact that the internet provider is using our system to transmit their own wifi? We have a cable between our box and our tv, our wifi is off, but theirs is still going. Then we got them to turn theirs off, but then we can’t watch movies on our tv because they can only stream it through their wifi. Thanks!

  • Derek said,

    Loyd one more thing I have a HF35C meter now Im hearing don’t know whether its true or not but some of the new wifi can be 5 ghz is this true ? The HF35C says it only goes up to 2.7 so if true the HF35C would not detect this , so is this true ?

    Thanks Derek

  • Derek said,

    Loyd my first post didnt seem to go through is the wired modem you recommend on here completely wireless free? Seems comcast is sneakily putting wireless in all their modems ad not telling customers so everybodys house is now a cancer spot or hot spot for people around your house Alot of people are saying there is no way to disconnect it so want to get my own modem so would purchase this if it is compatible but do I need to purchase the erthernet cables as well ?
    Thanks Derek

  • Brigitte said,

    Hi Lloyd,
    I’m running out of space on my computer and have to buy a new (internal) hard drive. I came across the WD – Green 2TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Laptops (OEM/Bare Drive) – Black/Silver, and it looks interesting to me. However, since it uses a different technology (GreenPower technology, which means it automatically changes strength of output to conserve energy), I wonder if it emits more EMFs than a standard hard drive. The way it sounds, it involves an electronic feature.
    I appreciate all your advice and am glad I found your site. I’m EMF sensitive, cannot use a cell phone, not even a cordless phone, have had problems with my iPad and am trying to make the use of my computer as safe as possible.

  • Carol said,

    It took some doing, but I finally convinced my internet carrier (phone company) that I did NOT do wireless. I had to purchase my own router, and as you mentioned, it was spendy!!! The company would NOT refund any costs, either. All of my connections are wired, except for the phone line, which was nowhere near my computer (also wired) so I do have a cordless sitting right next to me. I seem to have no issues, at least not noticeable…
    My question: I contacted my electric company, who had switched out the old meter long before I had heard anything about all this, and they INSISTED that the new meter is NOT a smart meter!!! If it isn’t the old kind, that has to be read standing in front of it, isn’t is a “smart” meter? Is there another kind that is digital and readable from ‘afar’ , but not a “smart” meter??? Or are they just splitting hairs and not calling it a smart meter when, in fact it is one???
    Thanks for your response, I will be taking it to them, if necessary.

  • Brigitte Otto said,

    Hi Lloyd,
    I tried to post a question twice yesterday. But apparently it didn’t go through. Now I have two questions.
    1. Can you recommend a specific wired router that allows me to turn off WiFi while I’m online via ethernet (even if more expensive)?
    2. I’m running out of space on my computer and am looking for a bigger internal hard drive. I came across WD – Green 2TB Internal Serial ATA Hard Drive for Laptops (OEM/Bare Drive) – Black/Silver, and it looks interesting to me. However, since it uses a different technology (GreenPower technology, which means it automatically changes the strength of output) I wonder if it might emit more EMFs than a standard or conventional hard drive. The way it sounds, it involves an electronic feature.
    I appreciate all your advice and am glad I found your website. I’m EMF sensitive, cannot use cell phones, not even cordless phones and, unfortunately, also have had problems with my iPad. I’m trying to make the use of my computer as safe as possible. I hope this time my message will go through. Otherwise I’ll have to try it on my iPad.

  • Anura Lawson said,

    Please watch our news report on how our family deals with wifi! >

  • Carol said,

    Hi Lloyd

    Do you have any suppliers for CAT6 in the UK struggling to get any – an electrician suggested data cable – they use this in business premises as it has less interference when running near other electrical cables – have you any knowledge of this.

  • Monica said,

    I get headaches all the time. I always thought it was just my internet/computer, but one day when I was in my office, (which happens to be right above our Smart Meter,) I had the computer and internet off, and I started getting a headache for no reason, and right then and there, I realized the Smart Meter was causing my headache! So all this time, I was getting radiation from my laptop, and Smart Meter! You can Opt out of the Smart Meter, it’ll cost and extra $100.00 a month. To me it’s worth your health to opt out!

  • Luuz said,

    Hey hey,

    I just moved to a one room apartment, where the internet acces point / router is also situated directly under my bed. I’m waking up with headaches now, and now the router is the cause, but in such a small apartment I have no possibility to place it somewhere else.
    Could I put something over the router to protect me?

  • Lee in S.F. said,

    If I were you, I’d turn the router OFF at all times, and would turn it on ONLY when I was online. Even with the use of a corded connection, the router could still very well be emitting wireless signals. You would need to check the router to see if there is a way to shut down the wireless component while still using the router. If it doesn’t, it would be worthwhile to switch to one with this capacity.

    I also hope you are using a corded connection, and not using wireless connection. If you’re still using wireless, you’d be doing yourself a huge health favor to pay to have a corded connection installed. There is no point in exposing yourself to wireless radiation in situations where you have some control over the exposures. I wish you well, Luuz!

  • ang said,

    Do the latest cardiac pacemakers have to take into account the possibility that a patient might have a smart meter fitted in their home and if so does this mean that cardiologists are fully aware of the EMF electrosmog dangers ?

  • Lisa said,

    Hello, thanks for this informative article. Can I ask – what do you think about powerline adaptors for directing internet signal through your house’s powerline cables? Safe? Many thanks, Lisa

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Hi Lisa
    The Internet signal that Broadband over powerline (BPL) adapters send through your home wiring are actually radio frequency signals (RF radiation). Combining RF radiation with power line frequency electrics is known to give rise to the phenomenon of ‘dirty electricity’….there are many health issues associated with dirty electricity (see my other articles).
    A stand alone (separate from your electrical wiring) hardwired internet connection is much safer.

  • brandy said,

    I am trying to further understand the inverse-square law. Does this mean the router puts off 4x as much radiation at 5 feet than 10 feet? How much radiation is put off at 3 feet vs 9 feet?

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Hi Brandy,
    The inverse square law is another way of saying distance is your friend….very much your friend because this law of physics tells us EMFs (or signal strength) falls off in proportion to the square of the distance to the source. So in your example at 3 feet there would be theoretically 9 times less radiation than at zero feet and at 9 feet, 81 times less radiation….the exact numbers are not important it’s the exponential nature of the decrease in exposure which is important to understand.

  • Molly said,

    The TP- link wireless 300 you recommend is something I may need. I am about to move to Ecuador and just found out that the owner of the place I will rent has put WiFi in.
    I have no idea about using it as I have cable where I live now and didn’t use anything with WiFi at school where they put it last year.
    I want to know will this work in Ecuador? How would I use it?
    I am also needing to know what to use. I have a reg. PC now and an old net book. People are showing me mini i pads, I pads and phones. I’m afraid I know so little of any of these and want to know which I would be able to use the safest and be able to turn off at night using this device? Which device as well as which generation, year etc. I see there is so much out there but looking for safety first.
    Thanks in advance.

  • Joe said,

    I work in the film and television industry, we use all kinds of wireless devices like wireless microphones and wireless video feed transfer systems to view and control cameras, etc all the time. Do these kinds of devices have the same negative effect as Wi-Fi and cell phones?

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Hi Joe
    The frequencies used in the film and television industry for wireless microphones etc. are very close to those used for cell phones….the exact frequencies vary from country to country and the technology used is very similar…….digital pulsed radiation. The risks are the same as for cell phones and WiFi…

  • Jonathan Hernandez said,

    Dear Lloyd

    What do you think about this devices designed to neutralize the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation generated by everyday use electronic devices.

    It’s effectiveness can be verified using specialized diagnostic equipment. Thorough research and testing has been conducted by a variety of independent parties that have proven its effectiveness. It has been proven by several studies conducted by scientific, medical and physics institutes.

  • Donovan said,

    Dear Lloyd,

    Thank you for your article.

    For less radiation, is it better to get a Power over Ethernet (PoE) ethernet cable or would it be better to get a non-PoE ethernet cable?

    Thank you for your help.

    Kind regards,

  • MikeTO said,

    The router ASUS RT-N12/D1 also has easy access to disable wifi. I prefer this router because it’s pretty much impossible to brick.

    If you’re technical enough you can install open source firmware like Tomato shibby.

  • Rob said,

    Hi I was just wondering I felt nothing around wifi b/g then my cable company tried to switch me to wifi n switch set me off burning feeling in my skin. Trying to be smart in january I switched to powerline network cause I saw multiple places it was the lesser of the two evils and only raises dirty electricity by “a little”. Now I see you don’t recommend it. And now I’m noticing things that never effected me for years suddenly do. Unfortunately there is no way because of where I live to get my device to the router wired. So what’s better powerline network with filters or return the wifi b/g and pray it doesn’t show symptoms. I do turn them off when sleeping.

  • Lynda said,

    I have disabled wifi on my PC, opted out of BT Wifi and switched it off on the router,but can still measure intermittent RF readings with an RF meter around the PC and router. Do they still emit RF even when wifi is switched off?. Thanks

  • Valerie said,

    I live in the UK and my utilities supplier is Utility Warehouse. I recently had to have a new router on which the wifi facility was switched on. In a phone call to Utility Warehouse they willingly disabled the wifi for me and marked my file that it was not to be turned on again without my express permission. Excellent service!

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