April 2, 2018
Hi, my name is Gabe and i have two young children, of whom the youngest is 2 months old. I have been reading about EMF’s now a while and I try to do what I can, but still very concerned about my kids health. I switch off wifi when not in use, but we still have galore networks from neighbours. I am sure we also have an issue for dirty electricity in the house (I don’t use the microwave) and bunch of other issues that I am currently limited to address. So, in addition to waverider (it is on all the time) i also bought the conductive material from Lloid’s site and sew undershirts for the children; for the infant i made a hat that I try to keep on at all times. I put the material under their sheets too. So here is the million dollar question: does this material actually protect them ? Am I even using it correctly ?
Thanks a million in advance !!
February 12, 2016
Hi Gabe, welcome to the forum. I’d suggest spending some time on the main site here to find out more about measurement and protection. It’s a complex subject. I can’t cover it in detail here, but here are a few suggestions.
1. When doing anything in relation to screening and protection it’s important to measure, before and after. There is a risk that what you are doing may have no effect, and can even make things worse (due to reflections, grounding issues etc.). Materials vary a lot in quality and price.
2. To do 1, you need suitable meters. There are several reviews and recommendations on the main site here – Cornet, Gigahertz and EMFields all have a good reputation and are often recommended by building biologists.
3. Remember there are 3 main areas of concern – power frequency electric and magnetic fields, radio frequency ( wifi, phones etc) and dirty electricity. So you really need meters to measure each of these, or a meter with multi-function capability (like the new tri-field – see main site for more info).
4. Protective clothing. Some people say it helps them, others report no improvement, and it can, in theory at least, increase exposure. Effectiveness of the actual material can, to some extent, be tested with an RF meter. If you bought material from this site I would expect it to be very high quality, as Lloyd tests everything.
5. No material provides 100% protection, so it’s important to focus on avoidance as far as possible. In the home there is a lot you can do. Beware of cordless phones (see main site). If you absolutely have to use wifi the JRS router has many useful features. On many standard routers there are parameters which can dramatically reduce exposure – look for transmit power, beacon frequency and wifi protocol in the router’s management interface.
6. Focus on areas where you spend the most time. Start with the bedrooms. Good quality sleep and a clean home environment help to increase resilience when you are outside, when exposure is unavoidable.
7. In Lloyd’s interview archive there are several interviews with building biologists, all of which include tips for screening, protection and meters.
Or you could just hire a building biologist to check all these things and provide recommendations.