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EMF Blanket Guide:

Do you have concerns about EMF exposure?  The best place to start shielding yourself from EMF radiation is the room you spend one-third of your time, the bedroom.  Buying a quality EMF Blanket is the first big step in protection.

What is EMF?

Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as Radiation, that are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of natural and man-made lighting. (National Institute of Environmental Health Services, 2020

EMFs are usually put in one of these two categories by identifying their frequency.

  • Non-ionizing: low-level radiation which is generally perceived as harmless to humans
  • Ionizing: high-level radiation which has the potential for cellular and DNA damage

 

What are common sources of EMFs?

According to the National Cancer Institute the follow list are common areas that emit EMF radiation. (National Cancer Institute, 2019)

  • Radio & TV
  • Radar, satellite stations, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices, and industrial equipment.
  • Microwave ovens
  • Cordless Telephones
  • Cell phone base stations
  • Computer screens
  • Smart Meters
  • Household appliances

Here are other sources of EMFs to list according to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). (NIOSH, 2014)

  • RF (radio frequencies)—including broadcast antennas, induction heaters, and cell telephones
  • ELF (extremely low frequencies)—including AC electricity and video display terminals (VDTs)
  • Static Magnetic Fields—including DC electricity.

 

Why should we be concerned about EMFs?

 

This subject has been debated for the last five decades with plenty of scientists on both side of the fence as to whether or not EMFs are dangerous to our health.

The fact you are here reading this article demonstrates you are concerned about EMFs and in my opinion it is something we should all be concerned about.

Iowa State University stated in this article that Public concern regarding these effects has grown, and many countries have requested regulatory and scientific advisory groups to investigate these possible effects. (Electromagnetic Fields Fact Sheet, 2018)

As you can see from the above sources there are growing concerns in many countries that more investigation and regulatory efforts are needed. 

Risks:

There are studies on both side of this debate as to the risk of EMFs and their affect on the human body.  As I have gotten older my health as become my priority and also my biggest asset.

With that in mind I tend to error on the side of caution and weigh all evidence by looking at the data and how reliable the source that the information or data came from.

Look at this article posted in the Scientific American about a new “Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer.” 

The evidence advanced by the studies shows prolonged exposure to even very low levels of RF radiation, perhaps by mechanisms other than heating that remain unknown, makes rats uniquely prone to a rare tumor called a schwannoma, which affects a type of neuron (or nerve cell) called a Schwann cell. (SCHMIDT, 2018)

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The DefenderShield EMF Blanket

The DefenderShield EMF blanket offers protection from 99% of wireless EMF radiation and 5G frequencies. 

This blanket uses multi layers of EMF shielding to provide you with the best protection from harmful EMFs.

We are going to cover the pros and cons of this EMF blanket, the advertised features and our expert review and opinion.

Advertised Features:

  • EMF radiation protection blanket uses multiple layers of shielding to block up to 99% of wireless (RF) radiation from cell phones, tablets, laptops, WiFi routers and other electronic devices, and ambient emissions in the environment.
  • Hypoallergenic and Non-Toxic Organic Bamboo exterior with multiple layers of wireless radiation shielding inside.
  • When using mobile devices, just cover yourself with the DefenderShield Blanket as you work, watch, listen, or play. Also great for use by pregnant women to help reduce wireless EMF.
  • Easy to use at home or while traveling.
  • Reduce exposure to EMFs from cell phones, tablets, laptops, WiFi, other electronic devices, and ambient emissions in the environment

 

Expert Review:

As mentioned in this article there are experts on both sides of the debate on whether or not EMF radiation is a hazard to my health. 

You can find credible sources on this subject on both sides of this debate.  Chances are since you are reading this article then you are as concerned about EMF radiation.

My health is my greatest asset and therefore I choose to error more on the cautious side of things and that is why we make the choice of shielding my family from EMFs.

DefenderShield:

This is a well constructed EMF blanket that offers two layers of shielding protection and covered with a high quality bamboo fabric layers on both sides.

The Defender shields radiation from 0-10 GHz at 99% effectiveness.  We ran our own testing with a GQ-EMF Radiation Detector 3-in-1 RF meter (follow this link to check out the quality of this meter).

We were satisfied with the reduction levels that we observed under different conditions.  If you are serious about reducing EMF in your home then I would recommend buying the above meter.

The DefenderShield is a quality blanket I would recommend to my family, friends and our readers.  The company offers free returns so this is a no risk purchase.

Quality of the Blanket:

The DefenderShield EMF blanket has a organic bamboo fabric exterior on both side of the blanket and provides a super soft feel.

Depending on what use you have for this blanket there are several sizes available from a throw to a Queen size.

Cleaning:

The manufacturer recommends dry cleaning or hand washing followed by hang drying to best care for this quality blanket.

Pros:

  • Blocks 99% of EMF radiation 0-10 GHz
  • Orgranic Bamboo fabric on both sides – very soft
  • Comes in 3 sizes
  • Great protection from wireless and 5G
  • Easy to use – just cover yourself up
  • The standard size comes with hooded corner for children or adults
  • Free Returns

Cons:

  • Price
  • Is not machine washable

Buying Advice:

From my experience I recommend buying an EMF meter and the blanket.  But only buy a meter and blanket that offers free returns.

Then run your own test with the EMF meter to see if the blanket truly blocks out the EMFs as advertised.  This method provides piece of mind and allows you to see the data for yourself.

If it doesn’t work to your satisfaction return the blanket for your money back, this is a full proof way to ensure you get a blanket that works without risking your hard earned money.

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GQ-EMF Radiation Detector 3-in-1 RF meter

Are you looking to buy an EMF meter?  Don’t buy a cheap EMF meter that only detects one source of electromagnet fields.

We are going to dig into this GQ-EMF radiation detector and review with you the advertised features, our expert review and opinion, and last some buying advice.

Don’t have time to read the full review, no worries this is an excellent meter and the company offers free returns, so go check it out now.   New full review please read on.

Advertised Features:

  • Multiple high sensitivity sensors installed for detecting Power line, Smart meter, Cell phone, Microwave etc.
  • Identify/recognize the common possible sources, such as Power line, Cell Tower, Microwave, Static etc.
  • Safety suggestion lets you understand current situation instantly.
  • Detects 2G,3G,4G and 5G cell tower signal level and RF radiation up to 10Ghz
  • Built-in RF Spectrum analyzer and GQ RF Browser for real time RF monitoring.

 

Our Expert Review:

This portable meter is packed full of features and measured up to our extensive testing.   We used it to detect power lines, cell phone signals all the way thru 5G, smart meters, microwaves and radio frequencies up 10 Ghz.

One of the best features I love about this meter is the data logging feature, where you can record data every second with a time stamp and store on the flash memory.

The manufacture provides free software you can download to view the historical data log.

Screen:

The all in one display allows you to view all three sensor readings at once (EMF, RF, & EF) which is great when you are looking for hot spots and don’t have to bounce back and forth between screens.

Safety Suggestions:

Another great feature that I found extremely useful is the safety suggestion that warns you of high levels.

Data Geeks:

For all you data geeks like I, this meter provides real time EMF EF graphs, RF Spectrum Analyzer, RF Browser, and power distribution histogram.

Experiments that you can run:

This meter is great for checking out all those shielding type products that are sold. You can use this for checking EMF blankets, clothing, fabric, cell phone covers, faraday boxes and tons of other uses.

Checking is easy, using the EMF blanket as an example, simple put an active device such as a cell phone (while on a call) under the EMF blanket and use meter to take reading.

Now pull of the phone from under blanket and get a reading and compare the two reading to see how much of the EMFs are being blocked by the blanket.

Use can test use this before and after method to test numerous products not to mention just checking rooms of your house or devices to see what radiation they are putting out.

Tips on buying shielding products:

Only buy shielding products from companies that offer free returns.  Do your testing of those products with your meter and only keep the products that work as advertised.

Send any product back that fails the test and please be sure to post reviews on the site you purchased items to ensure we can all benefit from your testing as well.

The EMF meter is a must have if you are serious about reducing your EMF exposure.

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DIY EMF Blanket

 

A high quality EMF blanket can be a major purchase and some of you may be searching for a lower cost option.

Here are some simple instructions on how to create your own full size DIY EMF blanket for a faction of the cost of buying one from a manufacturer.

Here is an easy option for making your own EMF blanket that only requires some basic sewing skills (a sewing machine is very helpful).

DIY EMF Blanket Instructions:

Take an existing quilt and take the back off and install a layer of the faraday fabric.  You could remove the quilt batting if you desire of just add the faraday fabric.

This is the lowest cost option and you can make a very attractive DIY EMF blanket depending on the quilt you have to work with.

List of materials needed for this project is:

  • Quilt
  • Faraday Fabric

Don’t have a quilt you are willing to take apart for this project, then visit your local second hand shop or even yard sales and find an attractive quilt at a low price.

Follow our link to buy low priced Faraday fabric.

Works Cited:

Electromagnetic Fields Fact Sheet. (2018). Retrieved June 9, 2021, from Iowa State University of Science & Technology: 

National Cancer Institute. (2019, January 3). Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer. Retrieved June 12, 2021, from National Cancer Institue: 

National Institute of Environmental Health Services. (2020, May 14). Electric and Magnetic Fields. Retrieved June 12, 2021, from National Institute of Environmental Health Services: 

NIOSH. (2014, April 14). EMF (ELECTRIC AND MAGNETIC FIELDS). Retrieved June 12, 2021, from The National Institue for Occupational Safety: 

SCHMIDT, C. (2018, March 29). New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer. Retrieved June 05, 2021, from Scientific American: 

Robert Frontier

Robert Frontier

Getting quality sleep is important to people of all ages and is just one of many areas of our health we need to be maintaining. When I was younger, I didn’t understand that my health was my greatest asset and took it for granted. I have spent the last twenty years of my life in the pursuit of a healthier life style. I am a parent, grandparent, author, and entrepreneur. My desire is for you and your family to get the best possible sleep and that starts with quality sleep products. Welcome to VJ Pillow.

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