Measuring EMF at Home: Why It’s Important and How to Do It!

Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are a natural part of our environment, but with the increasing number of electronic devices in our homes, we are being exposed to more and more EMFs on a daily basis. While the health effects of EMF exposure are still being studied, some research has linked high levels of EMFs to certain health problems. That’s why it’s important to measure the EMF levels in your home and take steps to reduce your exposure. In this article, we will explore why it’s important to get an EMF survey done in your property and how to measure EMF in your home.

Why is it important to get an EMF survey done in your property?

An EMF survey is a comprehensive assessment of the EMF levels in your home or workplace.

It can identify sources of EMFs and measure their strength, giving you a better understanding of your exposure to EMFs. Here are some reasons why getting an EMF survey done in your property is important:

  1. To identify sources of EMFs

An EMF survey can identify sources of EMFs in your home that you may not be aware of. For example, you may not realize that your baby monitor or your Wi-Fi router is emitting high levels of EMFs. By identifying these sources, you can take steps to reduce your exposure.

  1. To measure the strength of EMFs

The strength of EMFs decreases as you move away from the source. An EMF survey can measure the strength of EMFs in different areas of your home, helping you to identify areas where you are exposed to high levels of EMFs.

  1. To reduce your exposure to EMFs

Once you have identified sources of EMFs and measured their strength, you can take steps to reduce your exposure. For example, you may decide to move your bed away from a power outlet or replace your Wi-Fi router with a wired connection.

  1. To protect your health

While the evidence linking EMFs to health problems is not yet conclusive, some studies have suggested a link between high levels of EMFs and certain health problems, including cancer, headaches, and sleep disorders. By reducing your exposure to EMFs, you can potentially reduce your risk of developing these health problems.

How to measure EMF in your home

There are two main types of EMF meters that you can use to measure the EMF levels in your home: a gauss meter and a radio frequency (RF) meter.

A gauss meter measures the strength of magnetic fields, while an RF meter measures the strength of radio waves. Here are some steps to follow when using an EMF meter to measure the EMF levels in your home:

  1. Decide which areas to measure

To get an accurate picture of the EMF levels in your home, you should measure the EMFs in different areas of your home, including your bedroom, living room, and kitchen.

  1. Turn off electronic devices

To get an accurate reading, turn off electronic devices in the area you are measuring. This includes mobile phones, laptops, and Wi-Fi routers.

  1. Follow the instructions for your EMF meter

EMF meters come with instructions for use. Follow these instructions carefully to ensure that you are using the meter correctly.

  1. Take readings at different heights

EMF levels can vary depending on the height at which you take the reading. For example, EMFs from power outlets are usually stronger closer to the floor. Take readings at different heights to get an accurate picture of the EMF levels in the area you are measuring.

  1. Record your readings

Record your readings so that you can compare them to the recommended levels for EMFs.

What are the recommended levels for EMFs?

The recommended levels for EMFs vary depending on the source and the country. In the UK, the recommended levels for EMFs are set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). The ICNIRP sets exposure limits for both static magnetic fields and radio frequency fields.

The ICNIRP’s exposure limits for static magnetic fields are:

  • For the general public: 100 microtesla (µT)
  • For occupational exposure: 360 µT

The ICNIRP’s exposure limits for radio frequency fields are:

  • For the general public: 61 V/m
  • For occupational exposure: 80 V/m

It’s worth noting that these exposure limits are based on a precautionary approach and take into account potential health effects. However, it’s important to note that the scientific evidence regarding the health effects of EMFs is still inconclusive, and further research is needed to determine the long-term effects of EMF exposure.

What can you do if your EMF levels are too high?

If your EMF levels are too high, there are several steps you can take to reduce your exposure. Here are some tips:

  1. Reduce your use of electronic devices

Reducing your use of electronic devices, such as mobile phones and laptops, can help reduce your exposure to EMFs.

  1. Use wired connections

Using wired connections, such as ethernet cables, instead of Wi-Fi can also help reduce your exposure to EMFs.

  1. Keep your distance

Keeping your distance from electronic devices and power lines can also help reduce your exposure to EMFs.

  1. Get an EMF survey done in your property

Getting an EMF survey done in your property can help identify sources of EMFs and measure their strength, allowing you to take steps to reduce your exposure.

In conclusion, measuring EMF levels in your home is an important step in reducing your exposure to EMFs and protecting your health. By identifying sources of EMFs and measuring their strength, you can take steps to reduce your exposure and potentially reduce your risk of developing certain health problems. If you’re concerned about your exposure to EMFs, consider getting an EMF survey done in your property to get a better understanding of your exposure levels. Remember to always follow the instructions for your EMF meter carefully to ensure that you are using it correctly.

For more information or a price quote for an EMF survey, please contact us at

info@emfinspections.co.uk

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Will
2024-01-13
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Chloe Poon
Chloe Poon
2023-12-16
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Debbie Frangello
2023-11-24
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Sriram Krishnakumar
2023-11-01
I had booked EMF inspection limited for checking low frequency in a property, Their response was timely and their reports were detailed and they took time to explain as well.
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Стоян Иванов
2023-10-25
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Peter Williamson
2023-09-20
We used this company because we had real concerns about some local physical assets. They were very prompt and reliable responding to all communications quickly and effectively. We were very pleased with their detailed reports which allayed all of our fears. Thank you for a very professional service.
Talya Ezrahi
Talya Ezrahi
2023-09-13
I had been in contact with EMF inspections LTd for the past few months while were were searching for a house to buy. They were incredibly professional and obliging and always happy to answer my questions. The survey itself was done in a very professional and friendly way. They have the option of next day booking. I received the report the following day, it was comprehensive and very informative and easy to understand. I would highly recommend their services to anyone. Thank you!
Etienne
Etienne
2023-06-03
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2023-03-29
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Daniella Taylor
Daniella Taylor
2023-03-23
Thank you EMF Inspectrions Ltd for doing our Low Frequency EMF Survey. We had Galin who came to do the survey and he was brilliant. Not only was he polite but very informative and knew his stuff. We were in the process of purchasing a propery next to an electrical sub-station and was worried that the EMF could be penetrating the property. Galin went round the entire property inside and out, down the alley and in the garden and took readings. He explained the different levels of readings and reassured us that all of our readings were below the government guidelines. We are so pleased with the service. We booked on a Monday and had the survey on Wednesday (we could of had Tuesday if we wanted). The report was with us on Thursday which is brillianty written out to explain the readings for people who are not "experts". Would highly recommend using EMF Inspections Ltd to anyone. Thank you again!