Let’s be honest, the majority of the population is addicted to technology. Unless you are roughing it off the grid, you are constantly being exposed to electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation.
The countless studies done by very intelligent respected scientists and researchers warn us about the potential health risks associated with EMF.
Even in our own homes, we are surrounded by harmful EMF radiation.
Wi-Fi is a type of EMF radiation that may pose the biggest threat. It covers the entire house in most homes, and it’s always on, so your potential EMF exposure is 24/7.
What is Wi-Fi Radiation?
Wi-Fi radiation is a type of EMF called radio frequency radiation (RF) that routers emit to maintain a constant signal to your devices.
There is growing concern that Wi-Fi radiation causes health issues, even severe conditions in some people.
These conditions may include headaches, muscle aches, heart palpitations, brain fog, fatigue, insomnia, and many more.
There are things we can do to lower our risk of serious health problems from Wi-Fi radiation exposure.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to protect ourselves is to install a Wi-Fi router guard.
You may be asking, “What the heck is a Wi-Fi router guard?”
I’m glad you asked…
What is a Wi-Fi Router Guard?
A Wi-Fi router guard is a box made of metal mesh that works as a Faraday cage. You simply place your router in the box and close the cover.
The mesh then acts as a conductor, which spreads the radiation throughout the mesh and prevents most of it from reaching you.
A router guard can attenuate (or reduce) your Wi-Fi’s EMF emission up to 99%.
Installing a router guard is one easy and effective EMF reduction strategy. It’s especially beneficial for families who have their router placed close to areas where they spend a lot of time.
Router Guard Options
There are several ways you can go to add EMF protection to your router. Some are pricey, but read on for an inexpensive, no-tech solution.
Smart Meter Router Guard – This is the classic Faraday cage. Smart Meter claims this guard blocks 95% of the EMF your router emits. It comes in two sizes: small (12” x 9” x 3” inches) and large (12-3/8” x 12-5/8” x 5-1/2”). The price of the small is $52.95. It’s large enough for most modems. The large is $72.50.
Faraday Defense Router Shield- This is a heavy-duty version of the Faraday cage. Interior dimensions are 3.5" x 10.25" x 12", which fits most routers. Faraday Defense claims that this unit provides 60 dB attenuation (or signal reduction), which translates to a 99.9% reduction. This model is a bit pricier at $190.00.
SignalTamer - This is a mesh bag that works like the router guards above. You just slip it over your router. The dimensions are 10” x 16”, which fits most routers. The manufacturer claims that it provides attenuation of 90% to 95%. However, it also decreases the range of the Wi-Fi signal. The manufacturer says you should still get a good signal within 20 feet from the router. The cost is around $50.00.
Build Your Own Router Guard
If you’re a skilled welder or know someone who is, building a router guard is pretty easy, and all it takes is some metal mesh and solder.
Alternatives to Router Guards
Move Your Router
I recommend moving your router to a space in your house that isn’t used much. The farther we are from the router source, the less Wi-Fi radiation we absorb.
Turn Your Router Off at Night
You can significantly reduce the risks of Wi-Fi radiation by simply turning off your router at night. You can even change your router settings to do that automatically. (Check your router user’s guide for instructions.)
I know that this may not be an option for everyone, because nowadays most of the electronics use the router’s Wi-Fi signal such as Security Cameras, Video Streaming Devices, Laptops, Cell Phones, and other smart devices.
However, if you are able to turn your router off at night, these options will give your body relief from the constant onslaught of Wi-Fi emissions for the hours you sleep, every night a significant reduction in the EMF radiation that you absorb in a 24-hour period.
This may be a last resort for some folks, but replacing your Wi-Fi with Ethernet would be the best possible solution for Wi-Fi EMF reduction.
Some of the newly constructed homes come pre-wired with Ethernet, which would make it easier to hard-wire your devices.
The No-Tech Solution
Simply cover your router with an upside-down mesh wastebasket. It’s not pretty, but is no doubt, cheap.
You could place your router on a nice piece of furniture and hide the wastebasket behind it. (A corner would work great!)
Before I close this article out, I’d like briefly discuss EMF Detectors…
At this point you probably understand just how dangerous the EMF radiation that surrounds us on a daily basis is.
At the very least, it's something to try and cut back on, which is why an EMF meter can come in handy.
EMF meters help you figure out which devices in your home are putting out dangerous levels of EMF radiation.
If you're trying to reduce your family's exposure to harmful EMF radiation, the first step is to find a good EMF detector in your price range.
A good EMF detector is a useful tool to have when it comes to protecting your family against EMF radiation.
No matter what your budget, there is an EMF detector out there for you.
The sad truth about Wi-Fi radiation is that we can’t completely escape it, and most of us aren’t even aware that this is really a thing.
On top of that, we believe we couldn’t live without the countless movie and video game streaming services.
The situation is unlikely to improve, so it’s becoming increasingly important to take steps to protect ourselves.
Controlling the toxicity from your household Wi-Fi is a huge leap in the right direction.
Continue to educate yourself on the effects of Wi-Fi radiation so that you can become empowered to protect those in your household.