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Low EMF Hair Dryer
May 16, 2013
1:40 am
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I found it very interesting that Lloyd’s tests featured a hair dryer (obviously a common household device which usually gives high levels of electromagnetic rads)…

We have a ME 3840 and get similar overload conditions measuring our standard dryer…

Living in the UK we were pleased to find that CHI were now selling a UK model of their latest ‘touch’ dryer, whilst we were not taken in by the touch-screen gimmickry, it clearly states on their site that all their dryers are low-EMF output, therefore we figured being the latest model the touch would be a lot lower than a conventional device, so promptly ordered…

http://www.farouk.com/CHI/Hair-Dryer/

Less than two minutes into the item arriving I had the dryer out the box and the first thing I was struck by was the standard coiled elements visible from the front. Next I turned the unit on and tested the electromagnetic output using my meter and was shocked to see it gave exactly the same readings as any ordinary dryer – suffice to say it was promptly packed up and returned!

Before ordering I did research around online for low EMF hair devices and also factored into the equation whether the device was a UK model, aside from the above item (which clearly isn’t low EMF!) the other device we did consider and have now purchased instead is the Barbar…only downside for us is it’s US model, therefore it will need a voltage convertor adapter, hence some more electromagnetic rads, but I figured at least that will be plugged into the wall out of the way and using the dryer we won’t be getting such high levels near our heads – In the end I bought one of these, which being Swiss, it’s design is second to none http://www.skross.com/product/…..2BUSB.html and will allow anyone to use this device in their own country!

Here’s a very nice informative video by the way of the drier (measures various devices for EMR) and nice to see it utilises a non-standard ceramic heating element in place of a coil, which in turn give substantially lower rads…

UPDATE:- The dryer arrived, very good quality build, nice long heavy duty lead (therefore the adapter plug can be located out of harm’s way) with built in proper flexing strain relief at plug end which also features an integrated voltage trip / tester built into the US style mains plug.

On measuring its EMR output, whilst still around what I expected from the intake (handle end) the output (blower end) is significantly lower than a standard device, approx. 600 nanotesla on high output and 200-300 on low output, plus my wife just came in and told me that using the ceramic element it has dried her hair in a fraction of the time, thus a shorter exposure time! any device like this is never going to be free of electromagnetic rads, by vitue of what it is, however, with figures very near to the manufacturers quoted figures (see attached) and their obvious leaning towards a healthier product (on packaging, marketing etc…), clearly this one makes good ‘electric sense’ and is worthy of a review on LloydsWink site!

May 17, 2013
5:35 pm
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Awesome. I have tested my own hairdryer and it outputs frightening levels of radiation. I will definitely order the Barbar. Thanks for sharing Smile

July 8, 2017
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Tested a Ionic ceramic hairdryer.
Parlux 3800 eco friendly ionic ceramic.

Body Voltage while holding:
Plugged in but off = 6v
Plugged in and On = 11v

On a gaussmeter it was lower than a standard hairdyer.
1200mG off
2400 mG on

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Standard non ionic/ceramic dryer was
up to 9000-11000mG.
Even off and unplugged!

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Definately be grounded when using a hairdryer.

July 10, 2017
11:32 am
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Hi Gooze, welcome to the forum. I’ve heard about issues with high fields from hairdryers – your tests seem to confirm. There is another possible solution. You can get wall-mounted hairdryers with a hose attached (often found in hotels). Not necessarily low EMF but at least you can put a reasonable distance between you and the appliance. I don’t know how they compare in price, and it’s certainly much less convenient, and not portable.

March 16, 2018
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As of 2018, the Barbar video is almost 10 years old. The info is the video is persuasive, but several more recent comments on the product at Amazon.com are compelling and contradictory to the above video. See https://www.amazon.com/Barbar-ECO8000-Blow-Dryer/dp/B001QT3HQ8#customerReviews. Here’s one from 2013: “lightdancing
1.0 out of 5 starsWARNING – Either False Advertising or Faulty Unit!
June 28, 2013
Color: Gray|Verified Purchase
The hair dryer I received is the exact model advertised. However, it is putting out well over the 100mG according to the Trifield Meter 100XE EMF Meter I bough at Amazon.com. It caused the meter to peg, so I can’t tell you how strong the EMF’s actually are. The meter scale doesn’t go that high.

This is contrary to what is advertised: “The ECO8000 emits 4.1 mG of EMF.” 100mG of EMF’s is what my head would be receiving if I used this dryer. In addition, even 3 feet away from the dryer emits about 38mG. And using the Trifield meter to measure the electric field, there is also an electric field 60-70 volts A/C in the air 3 feet away.

I know the Trifield meter is good because I’ve tested it. And I’m using the 0-100mG range and reading the top scale for the electromagnetic field measurement. There is no mistake in the reading. The electric field is measured using the Electric range on the top scale. Again, no mistakie in the reading.

I compared it to my other hair dryer, the Conair IonShine 1875 model which puts out 1875 Watts. The readings are virtually identical, again conrtrary to the advertisement:. “The ECO8000 blows clean heat, which is heat without radiation. With 1,100 watts of power, equivalent in heat and blowing power to a standard 1,800 watt blow dryer, you can be health conscious without sacrificing performance. ” Not True.

Other than that, the hair dryer works exactly as it should, great heat and air pressure. But I bought this hair dryer because of the advertised low EMF’s. My Conair dryer still works perfectly so this costly dryer is being picked up by UPS for a free return and refund.

This review is for you if you are thinking of buying this hair dryer because of the advertised low EMF’s, If you cannot measure the dryer, and you are not electrically hypersensitive so cannot feel the EMF’s your hair dryer generates, you won’t know difference. You may have just spenT a lot more money for dryer that is no different EMF wise than a traditional hair dryer.”

There are quite a few “low EMF” hair dryer products out there. I’d love to see a comparison of trifield meter readings on all of them. I NEED A GOOD LOW EMF HAIR DRYER. 🙂 🙂

March 31, 2018
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Does anyone know if there’s a hair dryer on the market that is proven, not just advertised, to emit very low EMF?

Someone with a meter please test the BarBar Eco8000? Confused

September 14, 2018
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Gooze said
Tested a Ionic ceramic hairdryer.
Parlux 3800 eco friendly ionic ceramic.

Body Voltage while holding:
Plugged in but off = 6v
Plugged in and On = 11v

On a gaussmeter it was lower than a standard hairdyer.
1200mG off
2400 mG on

———————————————

Standard non ionic/ceramic dryer was
up to 9000-11000mG.
Even off and unplugged!

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Definately be grounded when using a hairdryer.  

nice sharing!!

September 14, 2018
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i use Leyla Milani Professional Salon Ionic Hair Dryer http://thefashionupdates.com/b…..ir-dryers/

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