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WIFI Radiation – How To Stay Safe

Posted by Kimberly Juchnowski on August 26, 2013 under Podcasts & Teleseminars | 28 Comments to Read

Like many people Lloyd Burrell loves gadgets.  But some gadgets are dangerous. Lloyd feels people need to know the truth about EMF (electromagnetic field) exposures from certain devices. When cell phone use compromised his health, he decided to share his story and set up ElectricSense.

Although WIFI is something that we take for granted, and something many of us have in our homes, is it really safe? In this episode of ElectricSense, Lloyd and host Kimberly Henrie discuss how WIFI exposures may affect your sleep, your weight, and your health.

What Is WIFI and What Are the Dangers?

WIFI means “wireless fidelity” and it allows people to connect their internet-ready devices such as computers, tablets, and smartphones to the internet without the use of cables or wires. Tune in now to hear Lloyd explain how these wireless connections can affect health, including:

  • physical health symptoms from exposure to WIFI (radio frequency radiation)
  • how WIFI radiation affects everything from fertility to cancer growth
  • specific examples of WIFI-related health issues from around the world

Is WIFI Safe in Your Child’s School?

You will not want to miss Lloyd and Kimberly’s discussion about WIFI in schools. They talk about the difference between exposure to children versus exposure to adults, and what organizations like the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and the LA Teacher’s Union have to say about the issue!

WIFI and the dangers it poses are not just a problem in North America, but also in other countries around the globe wherever WIFI exists! Tune in to hear Kimberly explain why she’s going to take a harder look at her own wireless devices, and Lloyd’s encouraging reply.

If at the end of the episode you have more questions, check out Lloyd’s Facebook page or for more information on how to get a copy of Lloyd’s book, “Long Term EMF Protection – Start Feeling Better Today”.

  • linda said,

    i am living in an apartment with 14 smart meters on the living room wall……..can you tell me where to find the paint i once saw to paint the wall inside the living room where the meters are. also is there as fabric that might work ….which ever works the best and costs the least…i am very sensitive to emf and radiation as well as my friend who has seizures and some other ills i believe are caused from them. thank you very much

  • Rosemarie said,

    I have done away with WiFi in my home but I was not aware that my printer was sending signals. Because I sit next to the printer for hours each day I suffered serious damage to my eye (tonic pupil),headaches, arm and chest pain along with rapid heartbeat. I tuned off the Wireless on the printer and the issues listed above resolved. However I had a shingles out break in the same area and it has taken months to improve leaving hyper-keratosis lesions that are cause by a defect in DNA. No one would be happy with a face scarred because of DNA damage.

  • Sue said,

    Hi Lloyd,

    EHS stops me from being able to use computer or speaker sound cards, so I don’t play youtube videos or podcasts. Is there a way to get highlights of the discussion in print?

    Which reminds me about internet connections and youtube. I had heard that if the internet connections are not fiber optic, then RF is used to download audio and video. That, even if the ethernet cable is shielded, the computer itself can emit a higher amount of RF. Our internet does not use fiber optics. Using a Cornet 85EDXS meter, I checked the RF coming from my laptop before, during and after, playing a youtube video a few times. The RF is noticeably higher when playing the youtube video. The readings were in the mid to high 50 dB’s when not playing the video and in the low 40 dB’s when playing it.

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Hi Sue
    These interviews are only available as podcasts for the moment but you can download them and then play them on an Mp3 player away from your computer.

  • andrew said,

    When I hit the “play” it never plays. How many others have that problem.

  • Paul Von said,

    Hello Lloyd and interested readers: As Lloyd describes: Wi-fi mesh broadcast contains a high frequency communications element occurring at 2.4GHz to approximately 6Ghz. These high frequencies are quite dangerous to DNA stranding in biological cells, as this stranding acts as a very high efficiency fractal antenna. That is: The DNA stranding can pick up a number of frequencies simultaneously, and may also become resonant at certain magnitudes. The higher the frequency content, the greater the ion density charges. This is partly the mechanism that causes calcium ion losses and changes within cells.

    As frequency increases, and we get closer and closer to ionizing radiations such as ultraviolet, x-ray, gamma rays, the potential damage increases accordingly.

    These high velocity cellular phone and wi-fi signals ride on a low frequency “carrier” signal, which also contains large magnitude square wave content. Digital “Square Waves” are much different than sine wave frequencies, as the pulse goes from its zero point to its largest positive or negative excursion instantaneously. Thus the name square wave.

    Sine waves (as in analog technology) intrinsically contain a time delay element, as the signal is actually a cycle, rather than a pulse. This signal represents a comparatively gradual increase from zero threshold to maximum positive or negative potentials over a period of time. Sine waves are a reciprocal to time or period.

    It has been proven that pulsed square wave signals are highly destructive to biological cells. I would liken these high velocity signals to a sonic boom from an aircraft breaking the speed of sound. In the biological cell, these high frequencies cause single and double strand breaks to DNA, cellular mutations, calcium ion leakage across the cell membrane, and ultimately biological death from multiple tissue dysfunctions.

    Wi-fi and cellular phone technology is highly destructive to biological life. Thus all digital wireless technology must be banned from production worldwide.

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    It plays OK at my end. What browser are you using? You might want to try with firefox or listen directly from my Spreaker page

  • James Curtis said,

    Hi Loyd,

    I just moved into a single family home and I had my smart meter removed! My neighbors house has a smart meter and it is about 15 feet from my bedroom. I want to try shielding my bedroom wall. I also have a wifi router in my house. Do you know if rigid insulation (with a type of metal foil on the outside) reduces EMF pollution?

    I want to try the insulation on the outside wall and them measure the effects. I am also concerned that it may reflect the wifi signal coming from my house.

    What meter would you recommend to see if I am blocking the smart meter outside and the wifi router in my home is at relatively low levels?

    Thank you!

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Hi James
    I strongly recommend replacing your WiFi router with a hard wired connection…RF shielding is never a good idea if you have RF sources like this in your home since the internal signal will be reflected inside your home and effectively magnified.
    Regarding the insulating sheets; if there is a continuous non-perforated metal foil in these sheets then you can expect some RF shielding effect, be sure to cover over any joints with a metallic tape. Take readings before with an RF meter. The best meter for you depends on your budget and what level of sophistication you are looking for…the Cornet ED78S or Acousticom 2 are good choices for this and not too expensive.

  • Kevin said,

    Linda – you can find RF blocking paints & fabrics at the following link.

    Check out their FAQ section for guidance.

    Good luck!

  • Sue said,

    Hi Lloyd

    “These interviews are only available as podcasts for the moment but you can download them and then play them on an Mp3 player away from your computer.”

    I forget to say I can’t use MP3 players either. But thanks for the thought. Good to know.

  • Paul Von said,

    Hello Linda: I saw your post the other day, and was hoping you would refer to Lloyd’s excellent page on “smart meter” protection. ELF radiations from smart meters can be hard to deal with and expensive. If you are unable to relocate, here are some shielding options.

    Extremely low frequency 50 or 60 cycle magnetic induction is much more difficult to protect against. These low frequency radiations produce wavelengths, which are very long, thus these types of fields require Giron or MuMetal magnetic shielding or other low frequency plated materials such as Mag-StopTM Plates. You will need to apply this to the entire wall adjacent to the meter banks. I highly recommend you have a professional EM abatement company do the installation.

    Magnetic Field Shielding Materials

    There are many other web sites that supply professional quality materials. So don’t cheap out on your EM health. These are very dangerous radiations. Also see:

    Effectiveness of Window Films from SolarGard:

    Gigahertz Solutions products page:

    I hope this information is helpful, and you find a complete solution.

  • Sue said,

    Paul –

    Thanks for the writeup on wifi and cell phone signals and their square wave carrier. Made things clearer!

  • linda said,


  • Rosemarie said,

    Yshield (Germany)is the manufacturer of the paint that I used. I recommend emailing them with questions. The sales rep reviewed where I live and made recommendations and calculated the amount of paint and gave me a written estimate. You have to ground the paint (with grounding plates attached to wiring) and follow instructions carefully. Grounding in the US can be done with your outlets but you may need help doing this. My friend who is an electrical engineer checked out my grounding. Also you can verify the conductivity with a simple meter used to check wiring(Hardware store)YSheild also has fabrics. LessEMF (US)carries all of the above too but I needed so much paint I went to the source. Shipping is a big cost due to the weight of the paint. You may need to drape your windows or apply film. My windows are low e type glass and they do a good job of shielding RF. Keep in mind you have to put two coats of paint over the Ysheild paint so unless you can do this yourself it gets very pricey. I love to paint so I took the opportunity to redecorate and used no VOC paint for my two cover coats.You could also be getting wifi through your floor if you are above other apartments. This is a lot to consider for an apartment you may not own so a temporary help may be a rf tent around your bed. I hope this helps. EMI filters that you plug in can remove the smartmeter effects from your wiring but I believe the only place you can buy the broadband EMI filters is from Greenwave and that would be for US and Canada wiring.

  • Sue said,


    Please be aware that while Yshield paint may work well for you, but there is no guarantee that it will. I’ve read at other forums where some of the members have used Y-shield paint only to feel much worse in the room once it was painted, even though the paint is properly grounded. Some avoid the room altogether.

    There may be others here who can explain what is going on much better than I. I can only say that the EMF-shielding canopies are not a guarantee either. I was concerned after reading the bad reactions to Y-shield paint so I opted for a huge canopy made out of the best material instead. Put it in the spare bedroom and tested it. No matter what I did, I ended up feeling worse by being inside of it.

    I’m not trying to scare you. Just letting you know that there are pros and cons to these kinds of RF shields, depending upon you and your circumstances.

    Good luck with whatever you choose!


  • linda said,

    thank you all for your information..sounds like what works for one might not always work for others.

    has anyone used this……..would it work??? maybe with a frabric over it………..
    some where I read of copper screening working. since I am in an apartment I need to be able to return the wall to the same condition I rented it. any input would be great. since my apartment is only 930sq feet andi am not using one room it makes for a very small living space. I have just kept this room for storage of things I cannot place around for living.

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    This kind of screening associated with some RF shielding fabric may work. Remember RF signals move like light they filter through the smallest cracks and holes, so you need to be thorough with your shielding. The golden rule in shielding is testing before and after with an RF meter.

  • Paul Von said,

    Hello Sue: I read with interest your comments regarding the discomfort experienced by some individuals after applying these measures. I must say this is the first report I have seen, yet it does describe a phenomenon I experienced whilst sleeping within a small Faraday shield I had constructed last year.
    I am fairly certain that grounding in my building was the culprit, as I am close to the return lines to a power plant in my small town. My assessment concluded there was significant EM “chaff” in the entire local ground plane. Unfortunately it would take a very expensive and specialized spectrum analyzer to measure these phenomena.
    I haven’t tried it as yet (due to financial issues) but properly applied Graham-Stetzer filtering may resolve these issues. Please refer to Lloyd’s excellent page regarding “dirty electricity” and/or his page regarding Earth grounding.
    It is also possible that these individuals are experiencing an isolation effect – much the same as that experienced by the early astronauts. It was found that astronauts would become disorientated when isolated from natural Schumann resonance when in orbit. The problem was (apparently) understood and resolved by supplying a Schumann resonance generator in our more modern spacecraft. Just a thought. I hope you find these suggestions helpful or informative, and I thank you for your interesting comments.

  • Paul Von said,

    Hello Rosemarie: Great information and comments. I did go to the Greenwave web site, and it appears to be a high quality product line. As always, readers should do their own research and draw their own conclusions.

    I happen to have a Tektronix oscilloscope and a professional quality Hewlett Packard test bench for measurment. It’s rather awkward, but a very accurate way of testing line noise. Modern line noise is a major contibutor to electromagnetic illness.

    A better solution may be this small and convenient product from Greenwave – Greenwave EMI Meter

    As Lloyd always suggests: Test first, then apply the filter or EM safety device. Test again, then apply until you find the best EM solution. Thanks for the new information on the Greenwave products and best regards. Paul Von

  • Billy Bob said,

    Even though a wireless router is powered on, is it less dangerous when you are simply reading an email vs. when you are actually downloading something like a youtube video?

    Thank you!!

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Radiation emissions are higher when your router is engaged in intensive data transfer activities with video and/or images as opposed to simple text messages.

  • chris said,

    done away with my bt hubb as even with the wifi off its still on and the strongest rf I have felt from a router, I bought the netgear one recommended by Lloyd and also stuck it in the attic, I now use a 25m shielded cable to my pc, this has helped a lot,

  • brandy said,

    What would you consider to be the most dangerous form of radiation in most households? wifi and microwaves are equally as dangerous as they use the same waves?

  • Lloyd Burrell said,

    Wireless devices (cordless phones,cell phones, wifi etc) are a common problem but so is faulty wiring and dirty electricity….what’s most dangerous depends on many factors…proximity, length of exposure, individual biology…

  • MeAgain said,

    Another link for your readers, LB. It goes along with the content in your above article re Wifi in Schools, & also Paul Von’s first comment at top re the mitochondria cell damage, etc. It first focuses on young growing girls & DNA damage via wifi, but then expands into the whole sordid wifi/cellular mess govts. have allowed, etc., along with suppirtive documents/links & references:

    9/13/13:  “Barrie Trower WiFi Report – Humanity At The Brink” — (Posted in ‘Wifi in Schools’ Written by Barrie Trower September 1st 2013):

    Hope this helps!

  • linda said,

    I want to thank Lloyd and all of you for your advice, input and knowledge of EMF and radiation. after much stress combined with the EMF in this apartment with 12 or more meters on a bedroom wall ( I have furniture and boxes stored in it) ~~~~~ not sure what is stress and what is emf’s but I decided to move ..I have found an apartment with no meters on any of the walls to my apartment………………..I am aware of wifi in the apartment above me, so need to watch that one. I have almost 3 weeks until I move and cannot wait. have no energy daily and chest pains and other physical problems since moving here I think this was a wise decision.
    I will loose my email address so have resubscribed under a new address..again thanks to you all……..I have a feeling I will have other issues after the move but these in my apartment are pretty much ok except for the electric wiring……..not sure about getting a meter to measure them and how to fix them. again thanks for now and see you soon.

  • Paul Von said,

    Hello Linda: I glad to hear you have found a different apartment away from the smart meter banks you described. I’m sure this will be a huge health improvement. For the wi-fi coming in from upper level apartments, I’m using the Mylar “Space Blankets” like the one’s Lloyd describes on his shielding page. They’re the least expensive shields to make, and they do work. I doubled mine up with the conductive sides facing each other, and simply taped them to my ceiling. I then ran a couple 20 gauge copper wires to outlet ground pins in each room. You can do a typical 750 sq ft apartment ceiling for less than $40.00 and it’s easy to install. Hope you’re feeling better soon.

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