154: Understanding and Mitigating EMFs in the Home With Peter Sierck From EMFRF

154: Understanding and Mitigating EMFs in the Home With Peter Sierck From EMFRF

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Understanding and Mitigating EMFs in the Home With Peter Sierck From EMFRF

Do we need to be afraid of EMFs? I’ve asked this question on the podcast before, but today Peter Sierck of EMFRF.com weighs in. Peter is a consultant who uses his 30 years of experience in electromagnetic field surveys to design low EMF buildings for commercial and residential clients. His daily work involves measuring and testing EMF and RF frequencies and finding ways to reduce, direct, or shield them.

Sounds like the right person to ask! I can’t wait to hear his take on this tricky topic.

EMF-RF Shielding: Do We Need It?

With technology changing at the speed of light, it’s tough to keep up and figure out the best (and safest) ways to use it in our homes and everyday lives. The debate continues if there’s real reason to be concerned about the electromagnetic fields and radio frequencies our light bulbs, electric wiring, cell phones, computers, game stations, and now even some new “smart” appliances emit. But as this list grows, it pays to be aware.

I’ve tried things like EMF-blocking cell phone covers and laptop shields, and I’m interested to hear what Peter recommends for the rest of the house as well.

If you’ve ever worried about the health risks of cell phones, wireless routers, cell phone towers, or smart meters and wished you could get the facts without any hype, this episode is definitely for you!

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • what EMFs are and how they affect us in our daily lives
  • the difference between EMF (electromagnetic frequencies) and RF (radio frequencies)
  • why not all EMF/RFs are the same
  • the best types of meters to get an EMF reading on your house
  • what you need to know about smart meters
  • why wiring errors in your house could be a hidden health problem, and how to spot them
  • EMF/RF shielding materials and how to use them
  • the real reason you may want to turn off the video games
  • the potential problem with earthing and grounding
  • why you should spend a ton of time barefoot outside all year
  • tips for building a new home if you want to keep it EMF-safe

Resources We Mention:

Learn more about Peter Sierck and his work at EMFRF.com

For More on This Topic, See:

Have you ever felt affected by EMF “pollution”? Do you have questions we didn’t address? Let me know in a comment below, or leave me a review on iTunes. I read each and every one, and my guests often do too and might answer your questions!

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Reader Comments

  1. Is there a specific paint brand that Peter recommends?

  2. We have a Sleep Number bed. It wirelessly records my sleep information and sends the data to my cell phone. How can I protect myself from RF? Is it possible to shut off the wireless feature on the bed?

  3. It seems there are many companies and individuals that sell inferior shielding products. Can Peter or yourself provide recommendations on reputable online companies that have proven effectiveness in protecting from EMF and RF materials for purchase. Such as the copper wire mesh for walls, window shielding films, etc…

    Also, did you get an answer about LED lighting?

    Thanks for the podcast! I have been trying to research this because we had a Smart Meter installed two weeks ago and I am having effects from it and so is my dog who is already fighting an auto-immune disease. I was feeling very overwhelmed and Peter’s delivery of information definitely helped “ground” me.(haha) But really, I feel like I will be able to implement applications now.

    Thank you

  4. Wondering if there is any portable( maybe that is wearable )to protect us in the outside world.

  5. Peter talked about how some grounding products, his example was the bed mat, aren’t actually beneficial and worth our money. I recently met a BIE practitioner who recommended a necklace to wear all the time that grounds you so you are essentially grounded (like if you were outside barefoot) ALL the time. She likes it bc she can wear it on the go wherever she is but said they have a small plug in device that goes into an outlet and your entire house would be grounded like that now (so again is like you were outside barefoot) while in your house! Have you heard of this? Do you mind looking at this to give your input or asking Peter about them? I am very curious if these are real because they are expensive and do seem to real. I just think I’ve never heard you talk about these or anything like it before.

  6. This podcast was so helpful and encourgaging for a topic that quickly overwhelms me. Thank you! I do have one question that I’m having trouble in my research finding an answer to…I have an EMF blocking bed canopy. I’ve seen mentioned that while this blocks EMFs, it can aggravate ELFs. Is this true? I’m struggling to find true (non conflicting), concise information on the subject of bed canopies including if they need to be grounded. Are they even worth it? Thanks!

    • Yes, it is true. It can either have a positive or negative effect on the electric fields. The only way to know is to measure it, and if the electric field is high, then play around with grounding options and keep remeasuring. Sometimes if the grounding of the house is not done properly, or there are faults in the wiring of the house, the electric fields can get worse after shielding. But usually if things are done properly, the electric fields should get less after grounding the shielding.

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