If you are suffering with symptoms of EHS, think electromagnetic and wireless exposure is contributing to ill health, or you wish to instigate precautionary measures for your family, then avoid EMF radiation as much as you can in the home and workplace. Doctors, specialists, experts and sufferers themselves all agree that the key requirement for dealing with EHS is AVOIDANCE of RF/EMF radiation. Every little bit of reduction counts with electromagnetic and microwave radiation exposure. Remember exposure is accumulative, so start at home.
IN THE HOME
Get a Professional Survey
In the first instance, we advise having a professional EMR Survey of your home. With specialist equipment and knowledge, an EMR Surveyor will be able to detect RF radiation, electric, magnetic fields and dirty electricity, and advise on ways to reduce your exposure. See Help page EMR Surveyors
Invest in your own detection meters to measure RF wireless radiation, electric and magnetic fields. Most are easy to use and relatively inexpensive. They are not as sensitive as professional detectors, but are invaluable tools to have – Check Help Page
Computer – Turn off WiFi
Do not use wifi – replace with hardwired ethernet connection. Connect to the internet using an CAT 7 shielded ethernet cable, and disable wifi on the router AND on your computer/device.
Unfortunately some modern routers do not allow for the wifi to be turned off easily, so you may need to ring your service provider to get wifi disabled. Some routers have been known to turn on wifi again, so keep on eye on that. This is why you would be wise to get an RF detection meter.
If you need to use wifi, ensure the router/modem is as far as possible from your body and turn it off when not in use, especially at night-time.
It is better to use a desktop computer or laptop (not on your lap!) than a tablet so that you can distance yourself from electric and magnetic fields.
If your printer has a wireless function, make sure to disable it.
Use a wired mouse and keyboard.
Even hardwired computers can emit high electric and magnetic fields, so please consult a professional about reducing these. Meters are also available to measure electric and magnetic fields See Help Page for details and suppliers
Keep laptops off your lap. Even if you are using a wired ethernet connection, the electric and magnetic fields from the laptop can be very strong.
Most modern routers now have 2 wireless signals (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz). Both can be disabled through your computer set up.
eg Virgin Media : Their routers have a third wifi signal which acts as a hotspot, continuously emitting radiation. Avoid Virgin Media at all costs – you can not disable this 3rd wifi signal yourself and will need to contact them to request this. However, we know of cases where this signal was disabled only to turn back on again.
Install https://justgetflux.com/ for evening and night time use of your computer/device. This reduces the damaging blue light effect. Blue light blocker glasses are also good.
Caution : using DLAN or Powerline Adaptors
Some people use wired internet by installing powerline adaptors, which allow internet access through the building electrical circuit. This method does eliminate the use of wifi, but are not recommended for anyone with EHS, children or vulnerable people, as they can create electromagnetic interference (EMI) and dirty electricity.
Use a Corded Landline
Replace cordless landline phones with corded phones. Most cordless (DECT) phones emit high microwave radiation all the time, even when not making a call, so a corded landline is the safer method.
Limit use of Mobile/Smart Phone
Do not use, or at least limit your use of a mobile/smart phone. Use a corded landline instead.
Disable wifi settings, bluetooth, gps, location tracking, apps, hotspots etc.
If you have to use a mobile phone – Text rather than call.
Use an air tube headset if you have to make calls or use the speaker phone facility – keeping the phone away from your head and body – AS OUTLINED IN THE FINE PRINT OF YOUR MOBILE PHONE MANUAL
Normal headsets or wireless headsets are not recommended as they increase the radiation directly into your head. An Airtube Headset is safer.
When not using your mobile phone, keep in airplane mode (with Wi-Fi, bluetooth, etc turned off) so you are exposed to less radiation.
Keep phone out of pockets and away from your body as much as possible. All mobiles emit radiation even on standby, and some smart phones even when turned off.
Keep mobile/smart phone out of and far away from your bedroom.
Don’t use a microwave oven. Most ovens are not sealed correctly and emit extremely high radiation when in use. It’s also damaging to your food.
Did you know that the frequency used for microwave ovens to cook food is 2.4GHZ, the same frequency as WiFi, just at a higher power!
“ECO”, CFL and LED Lighting
Replace CFL (eco-bulbs), fluorescent bulbs and LED lights with incandescent bulbs or halogen bulbs. They might use less energy, but they emit radiation and are extremely damaging to health. They also contribute to dirty electricity Dirty Electricity
Dimmer switches should also be replaced as they also create dirty electricity.
Wireless and Smart Devices and Appliances
Do not use any wireless devices in your home, including smart televisions, remote home energy systems, smart heating systems, virtual assistants, wireless alarms, wireless door bells etc.
Make sure that your TV is not a Smart TV. Disable all wifi and bluetooth connections if you can.
Refuse to have a Smart Meter installed – you can not turn if off.
Electric and Magnetic Fields
Distance yourself from sources of electric and magnetic fields in your home/workplace. Do not sit or sleep near large appliances, fuse boxes, electric wiring. Consult an EMF surveyor about this.
You may need to talk to your neighbours about their WiFi and cordless phones – they can have a range of up to 300m into your home, bedrooms etc.
To block radiation from nearby mobile phone masts, tetra, neighbouring wifi and cordless phones, we recommend looking at shielding options for your home, ie, shielding paint, wallpapers and fabrics. Bedroom canopies are also a good idea, as it is crucial to your health to protect your body from EMFs while sleeping. Contact an expert about your options. See suppliers on our Help Page
More Information on reducing EMFs in your home https://www.emfanalysis.com/
Outside the home, avoid as much as possible areas with wifi and mobile phone masts and antennae
In the Bedroom
- Keep Technology out of the bedroom.
- Do not use electric blankets.
- Remove electric clocks and other electrical devices from near your bed. Make sure the head of your bed is not near a socket.
- Turn Bedroom Power Off: Consider turning off the power (at the electrical panel) to your bedroom (and adjacent rooms) while you sleep. Alternatively you can use a demand switch, which needs to be fitted by a qualified electrician.
- Sleep on a non-metal sprung bed (the metal in spring beds can hold magnetic fields which act as antenna, exposing you to harmful EMF while you sleep).
In the Car or Travelling
- Do not use a phone or wireless device when you are in a moving vehicle. When you are in a bus, train, car etc the phone or wifi antenna is working at maximum radiation to maintain communication with many mobile phone towers on the journey. The metal enclosure traps most of the radiation inside the vehicle causing the Faraday cage effect.
- Avoid using your mobile phone even in a parked car. Your car is an enclosed metal container and as such when a phone or wireless device is used in the interior you are exposing yourself to what scientists call the Faraday cage effect. The Faraday cage effect works a bit like a microwave oven, the signals bouncing around the vehicle passing through your body (and passengers) several times.
- Have Bluetooth and wireless systems disabled if in your car.
Excellent and practical advice from Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe on how to reduce your exposure at home and at work, shield yourself and your home, hardwire your computer and protect yourself etc ….
Nutrition and Support
As with all illnesses, it is crucial to have a healthy diet and lifestyle to support your body and strengthen your immune system. Drink clean filtered water and avoid chemicals and additives in your diet. Eat organic foods when possible.
Wear clothing with natural fibres, not synthetics, to avoid static build up.
Try to avoid wearing metal jewellery as these can ask as a conductor for EMFs and increase radiation absorption into your body and head. https://ehtrust.org/wireless-braces-earrings-hip-replacements-metal-can-increase-wireless-radiation-absorption-body/
Research shows that some natural supplements and foods can support your body to reduce effects of radiation. Seek advice from a nutritionalist and environmental medical expert. Read more about nutritional support here
This website also provides helpful advice on treatment and for ES sufferers. EMFAnalysis.
Heavy Metals, Chemicals and Amagam Fillings
Heavy metals in some foods from pesticides and chemicals, as well as mercury in amalgam fillings, are linked to electrosensitivy. Detox your body from heavy metals (consult a specialist) and consider having any amalgam fillings removed.
This must be done by a specialist dentist using safe removal procedures and there are some in Ireland. Heavy Metals Toxicity & EMFs
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)
Many people with EHS also develop multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS) which means they are unable to tolerate fragrances, perfumes and chemicals from everyday items. This can be extremely difficult nowadays as manufacturers are adding more and stronger fragrances to products. http://www.ehs-mcs.org/en/
EHS Aware Practitioners in Ireland
Natural Health Clinic, Dublin http://www.natural-medicine.ie/
Ishsko Dental Centre, Mayo http://www.mercuryfreedentistry.eu/
Coping with EHS symptoms can be difficult and painful in itself, but having to deal with the ignorance and misunderstanding of others can lead to further isolation and depression. We recommend making contact with other EHS sufferers to get support and information, and see what other people may have found effective for them or not. YOU ARE NOT ALONE