July and August is the holiday season in my part of the world.
It’s when people (yours truly included) take a well-earned break.
But going on vacation (called holidays where I come from) doesn't mean you can forget all about EMFs. For some people (particularly if you're electrically hyper-sensitive) traveling can be a major challenge.
Or maybe you just want to ‘play it safe'.
Whatever your circumstances before you ‘hit the road' here are some essential pointers on dealing with EMFs while on vacation.
Tips For A Low EMF Vacation
Here’s my checklist for a low EMF Holiday.
Before you go:
- if flying, do your research. Book with an airline that doesn't have TV screens in the headrests (there are still some that exist – tends to be the case with older fleets)
- book your flight early and request seats away from the electronic instrumentation, this usually means at the back of the plane
- sometimes you can’t book the seats until 24 or 36 hours before takeoff – follow thiings closely to make sure you get the seats you request
- sit away from the engines, these also give off significant EMFs
- when booking your accommodation, prefer places that don’t have WiFi and cordless phones in the bedrooms.
- ring ahead and ask them about WiFi and cordless phones, don’t just go on what it says on the website or brochure.
- if the hotel or complex does have WiFi ask for your accommodation to be situated away from the antenna.
- research with antennasearch.com or similar to book accommodation which is not in close proximity to a cell tower
- generally speaking, rural or older facilities currently offer the most suitable accommodation for the EMF conscious.
During the flight:
- don’t use your cell phone for wireless communications (if you’ve got one). Same goes for your laptop computer.
- if someone sat very close to you is using these kinds of devices, ask them to limit their use and/or ask to swop seats with someone else.
Don’t use an EMF meter during the flight, if the readings are high this will only panic you. And there’s nothing you can do about the EMFs, except get off the plane – which you don’t want to do!!
- when you arrive in your hotel room or rental look round for the obvious, cordless phones, the lift shaft behind the bedroom wall, wifi antenna in close proximity. If you are really not happy with your location go to reception and ask if they can move you
- there are pros and cons to going on vacation with an EMF meter/s. If you're staying for a prolonged period, 3 weeks or more then it makes more sense. For shorter stays I'm against it. Providing you use your common sense, you'll already be able to minimize your exposure significantly. And even if the EMF exposures are relatively high where you are staying, long term a 1 or 2 week of higher than usual exposures will not make a big difference to your health situation.
- I don’t advise getting your EMF meter out during the flight, if the readings are high this will only panic you. And there’s nothing you can do about the EMFs, except get off the plane – which you don’t want to do!!
Additional Tips For Electrosensitives
- before you go request a letter from your doctor explaining your condition, useful for showing to the cabin crew if you need to change seats for any reason
- take a large EMF protection net made from canopy mesh fabric or similar so you can cover your entire body if needed to (its relatively inexpensive and gives reasonable protection even beyond 10Ghz)
- take a smaller EMF protection net, and an ordinary hat
- take a supply of melatonin tablets so you can induce sleep if needed
- prepare yourself by doing visualization and/or meditation exercises before leaving
Some Other Tips
If your vacation isn’t as low EMF as you’d have liked it to have been, keep your cool, enjoy anyway. Dealing with EMFs requires a long-term approach, a week or two of more elevated EMF exposures is going to make very little difference in the grand scheme of things.
Enjoying your vacation starts by deciding that you are going to enjoy your vacation. If dealing with your EMF exposures is a priority for you make it a priority before you take your vacation.
Effective EMF protection can only be achieved by adopting a holistic approach to your health. Your vacation, or a week or two before your vacation, is not the time to start fretting about this.
Happy low EMF hols!!