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Welcome to the web version chapter on “Little things you can do yourself to reduce EMF” from the book HOLISTIC EMF PROTECTION MADE EASY

Little things you can do yourself to reduce EMF

I’m glad you’re here and are taking steps to safeguard yourself and your family from EMF radiation exposure. In this Chapter, I’ll share several strategies you can implement immediately to reduce EMF radiation in your home and from your phone.

It’s important to understand that while these tips can help lower your exposure, they alone cannot create a completely healthy environment. To achieve a truly restful and restorative space, you’ll need the assistance of an experienced, qualified professional. This expert can use specialized meters to assess your home’s EMF impact on your body, not just the air, and then work with you to implement comprehensive mitigation measures.

As you read through these initial tips, remember that they are a good starting point, but further action will be required to address EMF exposure in your living space fully—especially the sleeping area, which is the most important room for your health.

This section provides helpful tips and practical, simple steps for most common situations. You can understand their application more deeply from many of the other chapters in this book and by contacting any of our colleagues published here.

Let’s dive into the steps you can take right now to reduce your EMF levels.
Why are we concerned about EMF Radiation?

Emf’s exist within a range of frequencies, with higher frequencies having shorter wavelengths and lower frequencies having longer wavelengths. Some of the familiar EMF sources we are concerned with are classified as non-ionizing radiation, with most of our exposure being from electronics. Although non-ionizing radiation (radiation with a lower frequency than visible light) is considered safe by government bodies and the tech/telecoms industries, IARC, a body of the WHO, does classify low-frequency EMFs as a “possible human carcinogen.” Emerging research has found that our cells’ proteins (VGCCs) are disrupted, leading to oxidative stress, DNA damage, and apoptosis (cell death). As well the INTERPHONE study points to brain cancer linked to the high use of cell phones.

Most of us are precautionary here; if you want to familiarize yourself with more scientific research that critiques our established assumptions, start with the BioInitiative Report and the work of Dr. Martin L Pall, Martin Blank, Ph.D., Dr. Olle Johansson, and Dr.Magda Havas, Ph.D. But for now, let’s move on to our main objective for practical and preventative solutions.

Understanding Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS)

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is becoming a modern-day health concern experienced by many people. This is driving increased awareness about the potential health impacts of electromagnetic radiation (EMR). As a result, many individuals are now seeking ways to reduce their exposure to EMR and lead a healthier life.

Symptoms of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

EHS is a recognized medical diagnosis that is becoming more prevalent each year. Some of the commonly reported symptoms associated with exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation are:

  • Fatigue, Stress, agitation, anxiety, irritability 
  • Insomnia, sleep problems
  • Headaches/migraines, memory or learning problems 
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Tinnitus (ringing in ears)
  • Visual disruption/light sensitivity
  • Heart palpitations/dizziness

We all want to avoid these unwanted health impacts, so let’s go through a few easy precautions and a good starting point for cleaning up EMFs in your home.

As a general rule in the home, take these steps:

  • Eliminate, Reduce, and Distance yourself from any source that’s emitting EMFs
  • Don’t use Microwave ovens, or leave the room when you do! Surprisingly, Microwaves that heat food can travel well over 40 feet or more into your living areas when they are in operation.
  • Replace your Microwave oven with safer conventional appliances such as a toaster oven or a traditional range.
  • To lessen electric fields from energized electrical appliances, add timers or manual switches to turn off lights, TVs, or entertainment centers at your power outlets and switch them off when unnecessary.
  • Check all power outlets in your home for proper grounding with a ground tester. Outlet testers have color-coded guides to confirm if they are properly grounded. If the tester shows they are not grounded correctly, get a licensed electrician to fix them.
  • Avoid dimmer switches or any dimmable device, as they may produce transient voltage and can create magnetic fields. You can easily hear the “noise” with an AM radio placed close by. Regular on-off switches are preferred, as they do not have this problem. Laptop chargers, solar inverters, and smart meters have similar issues.
  • Replace DECT / digital cordless phones (they emit high RF radiation at all times) with corded landlines.
  • Unplug electric appliances, such as radios/alarm clocks, stereos, heating pads, and electric blankets, to cease electric and magnetic field emissions. 
  • Avoid using compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and low-voltage lighting technologies. They emit high levels of potentially harmful electromagnetic radiation. For safer lighting options, use incandescent bulbs or 120-volt halogen bulbs instead.

Protecting Children from EMF Exposure

Children, in particular, are more vulnerable due to their young bodies’ smaller size and bone density. For instance, the Agency for Research on Cancer states that children can absorb up to 10 times more wireless radiation in the bone marrow of their skull compared to adults. Studies also link childhood Leukemia to nearby radio stations, high-voltage power lines, and high-EMF environments. 

Limit your child’s internet use to Ethernet-wired devices; you can achieve this with “dongles” that adapt to Ethernet connections. Any device should have its WiFI and Bluetooth settings disabled until you need the connection. Ensure your kids use a laptop or computer on a table, not on their laps or resting on any part of their bodies.  

Please set up a dedicated Children’s desk with Ethernet connectivity where they can be observed. Keep those power cords (use three-pronged) away from their feet, just as you should do in your own home office. Use an external wired keyboard/mouse when possible.

Set limits for their screen time to a specific time of day and not for at least 1 1/2 hours before bedtime. Place more importance on other activities that are not digitally available, such as board games, building model cars, sports, and other outdoor activities with you, the parent, such as nature walks and gardening.

Choose a Low-EMF Baby Monitor

Suppose you have a child and use a baby monitor. In that case, there are some essential steps you can take to minimize their exposure to EMF radiation.

Instead of a wireless connection, connect the baby monitor to your home network using an Ethernet cable. This wired setup will significantly reduce the EMF emissions compared to a wireless system. If you are unwilling to move away from being connected via WiFi, place the baby monitor as far away from your child’s crib or bed as possible. Maximizing the distance between the device and your child’s sleeping area can help minimize their exposure. Even placing an aluminum foil barrier between the bedroom unit and the child can reduce its impact.

It’s important to note that babies and children are even more vulnerable to the potential health effects of EMFs than adults. The WHO also puts radiofrequency radiation in the same category as exhaust fumes. Please take these precautions to protect your little one from unnecessary EMF exposure.

Tips Summary:

  • Avoid all “Smart” toys that incorporate WiFi or Bluetooth.
  • Always choose wired options when possible.
  • Please only give your child a smartphone at an appropriate age, then set rules for their use.
  • Limit screen time and use wired Ethernet connections with Ethernet adapters and dongles on your tablets and computers.
  • Seek helpful organizations like the Baby Safe Project and Healthy Tech Home for guidance on tech and kids.

When minimizing your exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from wireless devices, your WiFi router is an important consideration. Here are some tips to help you reduce your EMR exposure from your home WiFi setup:

Position Your Router Strategically

Please ensure your WiFi router is as far from your living, working, and sleeping spaces as possible. The strength of RF radiation decreases with distance, so the further you can be from the router, the better; place WiFi-enabled routers as far away as possible from the areas where you and your family spend the most time.

Switch to a Wired Home Network
Switching from wireless to wired connections is one of the most effective ways to reduce RF radiation exposure in your home. Here’s how you can create a high-speed, wired home network:

Use Wired Ethernet Connections

Replace wireless connections with wired Ethernet wherever possible. Gigabit Ethernet switches and shielded CAT-7 cables can help you build a robust wired network infrastructure in your home.

Invest in Wired Network Equipment

When it’s time to upgrade your internet equipment, consider purchasing a compatible modem or wired non-WiFi router rather than relying on the all-in-one devices provided by your cable company. A “wired-first” approach will give you more control over your home network.

Turn Off the WiFi when sleeping

If you use WiFI, consider turning off your router while sleeping for an even better night’s sleep. You can accomplish this in several ways:

  • Physically unplug the router before bed and plug it back in when you wake up. This is a free and straightforward solution.
  • Remote-Controlled Switch: To turn the router off and on, use an infrared outlet switch (not a WiFi or Bluetooth-controlled switch).
  • Outlet Timer: Install an outlet timer that switches the WiFi router off at bedtime and back on in the morning.

Implementing one of these shutdown methods and strategically positioning your WiFi router can significantly reduce your EMR exposure from WiFi.

To recap, here are some of the top tips;

  • Do not use WiFi; use Ethernet cable only. Network your home; it will be worth it in the end.
  • If WiFi is enabled, turn off your internet routers at night when not in use (use a timer or power switch)
  • If using WiFi, reduce the power density with your router settings or cover the router with RF shielding fabric.
  • Use shielded and grounded cabling when possible and three-prong plugs on all your computers and devices.
  • Use external wired keyboards and mice on your computers. 

Being “Smart” about your Smart Home

When selecting new smart home devices, security systems, appliances, and other electronics, vital considerations include reducing RF radiation exposure in your living space. Prioritizing wired connections and strategic placement can create a healthier environment with reduced EMF exposure.

Opt for Non-Wireless Models

Choose appliances and devices that do not have built-in WiFi or Bluetooth connectivity. Choose devices that support wired Ethernet connections (use shielded Ethernet cables to connect these devices) instead of wireless. If those wireless features are present, inquire about the ability to disable them if you don’t plan on using them.

Entertainment systems

To avoid the EMF emissions from their wireless radios, use wired speakers only or speakers connected via Ethernet instead of Bluetooth or WiFi.

Strategic Placement of Wireless Devices

If you have wireless devices like a WiFi router, place them as far away as possible from the areas where you and your family spend the most time. This helps minimize your exposure to the high EMF levels these devices can produce.

Implement Automatic Shutoffs

Consider using timers or switches to automatically turn off wireless devices like traditional WiFi routers and smart speakers when they are not in use, especially overnight.

Mobile Phones and Radiation Harms

Keep this in mind when using your mobile phone; it’s from Apple’s own iPhone manual:

“When using an iPhone near your body for voice calls or wireless data transmission over a cellular network, keep the iPhone at least 15 mm (5/8 inch) away from the body, and only use carrying cases, belt clips, or holders that do not have metal parts and that maintain at least 15 mm (5/8 inch) separation between the iPhone and the body.”

They probably didn’t tell you that when you purchased your phone at an Apple Store.

Next, I would like you to learn how your phone is tested for what they call “safety” on a plastic dummy that is a 6ft 2in 220lb male model. Unfortunately, there is no SAM “Phantom” for pregnant women or children.

You can learn more about SAM at this advocacy website.
We Are Not Sam at

You may recall if you’re of a certain age that back in the day when smoking in public was an acceptable practice, the Tobacco industry claimed there was no linkage to cancer from smoking. Over time and with millions of dollars spent in tobacco lawsuits, the linkage to cancer has been established, and not only from smoking tobacco itself but secondhand exposure as well.

Now, please consider that radiofrequency radiation from Telecom facilities, mobile phones, and WiFi is the new secondhand smoke.

Every phone model has a SAR (specific absorption rate) ranking, which results from testing using the “SAM Phantom.” The higher the SAR rating, the more radiation is absorbed into your body. Knowing this, you may choose a phone with the lowest possible SAR rating. However, the best option is not to use or limit the use of your cell phone and maintain a safe distance from the device when in use.

Remember that The FCC guidelines for SAR testing allow for a separation distance (remember the iPhone manual warning?) between the phone and the user that may not reflect how most people use their devices.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) puts it into perspective here:

“The FCC’s cell phone radiation standards closely follow the 1992 recommendations of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (FCC 1997). These standards allow 20 times more radiation to penetrate the head than the rest of the body and do not account for risks to children.”

The Environmental Working Group (EWG)

So, let’s be honest about industry and government standards: Sadly, they are outdated and do not accurately reflect real-world conditions.
 Reducing EMF Exposure from Your Smartphone

Knowing that your smartphone can be a significant EMF radiation source, here are several steps you can take to minimize your exposure: 

  •  Use Airplane Mode and disable Bluetooth and Wifi
  • When you’re not actively using your phone for calls or data, enable the “Airplane Mode” feature. This will shut off the cellular, WiFi, and Bluetooth radios, significantly reducing your device’s EMF emissions.
  • Check your phone settings to ensure Bluetooth and WiFi are genuinely off. Consider changing your default Bluetooth and WiFi settings to “off” and only enable it when needed. The quick-access Bluetooth control on iPhones doesn’t entirely turn off the Bluetooth radio, so you’ll need to go into your phone’s settings to toggle it off completely.
  • Remember to check your settings after software updates, as they may turn Bluetooth back on.

Optimize Call Habits

  • Keep the device as far from your head when making phone calls.
  • Use the speakerphone or a set of “air tube” headphones to create distance between the phone and your body.
  •  Avoid making calls when you have a weak signal. Your phone will need to work harder to maintain the connection, increasing EMF output.

These simple adjustments can significantly reduce your overall EMF exposure and create a less harmful relationship with your mobile technology. But keep in mind: It’s not a panacea.

Additional Tips

In light of what you have just learned, consider these preventative measures as well:

  • Always keep your phone off your body; no direct contact with the skin.
  • Don’t store your phone in your pockets. Even in flight mode, it remains an electrical device.
  • Only power on your phone when needed. Your phone emits radiation as long as it’s on, so reduce use and increase distance.
  • Use a headset (“Air Tube’ recommended); never place the phone against your head.
  • Don’t use Airpods; Airpods and wireless earbuds also emit wireless radiofrequency radiation.
  • Keep your phone off the body in an RF reduction phone case or pouch. Exposure to RF-EMR has been linked to lower sperm count in men and could compromise women’s ability to conceive.
  • Use airplane mode when not using your phone, then enable it when you want to collect messages or place a call.
  • Keep your phone off the nightstand where you sleep and away from you when charging.
  • Use a phone VIOP service from your internet provider or services like Google Voice to forward calls to your computer when you’re home, so you don’t have to use your mobile.
  • DECT or cordless phones, like cell phones, have radiation risks, too. Use an actual landline or try a VOIP phone service instead from your internet provider. Services like Google Voice can also forward calls to your computer when you’re home, so you don’t have to use your mobile. 

Sleeping areas

Sleeping areas are critical for your health. For eight hours a day, for your entire life, you are in a room that should be all about rest and restoration; keeping that environment as protected as possible with low to no EMFs should be your number one goal.

  • Be mindful of charging stations. Do not place clocks or radios on the nightstand, as they give off surprisingly strong EMF as long as they are plugged in. Move them further away or convert them to battery power.
  • In our experience, the electric fields on the bedroom wall are likely too high (your EMF consultant can help you determine if that’s the case). It would be best to deal with this exposure by properly investigating which circuits are responsible and terminating those during sleep time. 
  • You can turn off the room’s circuit at the fuse box with an adequately installed circuit cut-off switch (electrician installation required). Switching circuit breakers off manually is a safety concern and is not recommended.
  • Consider RF shielding paint for the entire bedroom or an RF or shielding canopy for the bed. For more information, refer to Chapters 7 and 8.

Home office

  • Home offices usually contain power cords, computers, printers, and phones. It’s tough to get it all under control, so tackle one thing at a time.
  • Arrange power station charger locations for your phones and devices away from the body.
  • Use RF shielding pads for laptops and RF shielding pouches for cell phones.
  • Remove, disable, or turn off devices (printers, scanners, fax machines) that use Bluetooth signals when not needed (that’s also RF).
  • Keep all office equipment and computers powered by grounded three-pronged cables.
  • Ethernet everything instead of WiFi.


  • When traveling, we are often surrounded by many RF signals and Wi-Fi networks, which can be overwhelming. To make things easier, try implementing some of these tips to lighten the load.
  • Hotels–Unplug those nightstand alarm clocks and bring a piece of shielding fabric to make a temporary canopy over the bed for sleeping in your room.
  • Cars–Of course, never use your mobile while driving, but check your car’s instrumentation settings to turn off Bluetooth; chances are it’s always on.
  • Limit Cell Phone use in cars– the car’s metal surfaces intensify the RF radiation through multiple reflections.
  • Navigation–If you’re using maps on your mobile, you can gather the data for your trip in the map app and then put your phone in airplane mode, and it will work just fine.

Evaluating a new property or living place

Before putting money down on an apartment or home, ensure your EMF requirements are met!

  •  When buying property or renting a new home, be aware of where smart meters and circuit breaker panels are placed (not against your bedroom), where power lines or transformers are located (not on your side of the street), and have no mobile towers within your line of sight, and as far away as possible. 
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  • The most indispensable recommendation when buying property or renting a new living place is to ensure your magnetic field readings are well below 1mG, with 0.3 or less preferred for sleeping at night. You can detect this with a TriField TF2 meter. See Chapter 4. 
  • If you’re buying property, buy a TriField TF2 meter and go to the property to get readings at different times of the day and night (!) before you decide. Once you have decided the magnetic field readings are acceptable, contact one of our qualified consultants for a more extensive property evaluation.

Now that you have some basic strategies to lighten the EMF burden, use the free checklist (link below) to take a survey of your home. Again, these tips alone do not completely get you out of harm’s way. Remember that the biggest priority for EMF radiation for you and your family is to get the sleeping environment right, which you will need assistance with; if I can assist you with that, let me know.

To help you on your way, follow the QR code for links to many of the sources mentioned in this chapter and download a free EMF checklist.

Jason R King

BIO – Jason R King

Jason R. King’s journey into EMF awareness and mitigation commenced when he encountered health issues potentially linked to his IT profession, working in Tampa, Florida. Constant exposure to computer monitors, electric fields from office equipment, and always-on WiFi in his work environment prompted a deep dive into researching the potentially harmful effects of EMFs on human health, particularly with the emergence of 5G technology.

As the telecoms industry rolled out the 5G infrastructure in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and nationwide, Jason began engaging actively with advocacy groups such as Americans for Safe Technology and The US Brain Tumor Association, co-founding and producing the informative platform This initiative aimed to raise awareness about EMFs and address public safety concerns. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in organizing concerned citizens in Florida, uniting electrically sensitive individuals, Florida residents, and EMF practitioners for collaborative efforts.

Driven by a quest for solutions, Jason pursued training at the renowned GEOVITAL Academy in Melbourne, Australia, and the GEOVITAL Akademie für Naturheilkunde und Strahlenschutz in Austria. These institutions, with over 40 years of experience in environmental health, equipped him with the expertise to establish an EMF mitigation practice.

Transitioning from his wellness challenges to public advocacy, Jason founded his consultancy at Through this platform, he provides guidance and practical solutions to individuals interested in understanding EMF exposure, who are concerned about its impacts, or who are suffering from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS).

Before his EMF consultancy, Jason had a rich background spanning over three decades in the IT sector, focusing on Design, Marketing, and Visual Communications, where he contracted with companies like IBM, Lotus Software, Verizon, and others across many diverse markets.

Now, as the owner of EMFGEO dba / KingGroup Solutions LLC, Jason serves as an EMF consultant in the Tampa Bay area of Florida, USA. Jason can be reached at for those seeking assistance in navigating EMF concerns or exploring protective measures for their living spaces.
Jason’s dedication to promoting EMF awareness and providing practical solutions underscores his commitment to enhancing public health and safety in an increasingly digital world.


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