I am confused about electromagnetic fields (EMFs). How would you suggest I reduce health risks inside the home?

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I am confused about electromagnetic fields (EMFs). How would you suggest I reduce health risks inside the home?

Asked by Ilana Cohen

Right now I live in a rented apartment, so what I can do is limited, but I would like information for both rentals and houses as when I do eventually settle down and buy a house, I will still be concerned about this issue.

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Sarah Barnard's picture

Hi Ilana,

If you are interested in limiting your exposure to EMFs, a great place to start is in the bedroom! Since your body does most of its recovery while sleeping, EMFs in and around your bed are the most harmful.

  • Try unplugging EVERYTHING in your room before you turn in for the night.
  • Avoid electric blankets, and make sure your bed isn't up against a wall that has electric components in it or directly on the other side of it.

Once you're in a home you own, I recommend installing a "kill" switch that will cut all electric power to your bedroom suite. Then you can just flip the switch and head off to sweet dreams.

I've written a number of articles on this topic and you might find my blog helpful!

For more information:

Read Derrick Hoffman's Q&A "We need a cost-efficient way to reduce EMFs coming through the wall of our baby's nursery."

Also, readWilliam Janhonen's Q&A "How much are we affected by the EMF's coming from cell phones, microwaves and other electronic equipment? What statistics are there?"