10 tips to reduce radiation at home
People who are electrosensitive suffer from health problems when exposed to electromagnetic fields (EMF). All objects with electrical voltage or with current flowing through them radiate these fields. Think of cell phones, masts and computers, but also washing machines and energy-saving lamps.
Do you have vague health problems or do you sleep poorly or do you want to limit radiation exposure as a precaution?
Below 10 tips to reduce radiation (at home).
- Switch off the cordless home telephone (DECT telephone) at night. Or replace it with an Eco-DECT with an Ecomodus Plus option. This type only shines when a call is made. A landline telephone with a wired connection is even better.
- Turn off the wireless internet (Wi-Fi). Only turn on the Wi-Fi when you use the internet. Sometimes there is a button for this on the router (Wi-Fi / WLAN) or it can be set by software (with time schedule). You can also unplug the router from the power outlet or put a timer in between. If you also call via the modem, keep in mind that the telephone is also switched off at that time. The solution for this is to purchase a separate Wi-Fi router and to disable the Wi-Fi function of the combi modem. There is an Eco-Wi-Fi router on the market, which emits much less radiation. A PC on a wire gives by far the least radiation.
- Do not use the mobile phone, or as little as possible. Do not wear a mobile phone on your body. Call the speakerphone position or an earpiece. Or send an SMS. Switch off your mobile, smartphone and tablet at home completely at night. Need the mobile phone? Set your cellphone to airplane mode, turn on the alarm and put it away from your bed (a cell phone "never sleeps," so it always shines).
- Use electrical devices as short as possible. This applies to eg television, brush cutter, sewing machine, drill, iron, mixer, vacuum cleaner, el. oven and el. hob etc. as short as possible. Unplug after use or stay away, such as with a running washer or dryer.
- Turn off equipment around your bed at night. Eg water beds, electrically adjustable beds and electric blankets at night (pull the plug out).
- Do not use energy-saving lamps or fluorescent lamps, but light bulbs. Today there are incandescent bulbs with halogen in them. A 230V ECO halogen is fine and even more economical. LED lamps are still not recommended due to network pollution.
- Turn (light) dimmers fully on or off. In all other positions they give many interference signals on the mains.
- Do not use a 230V alarm clock (radio). Use an alarm clock that works on a battery.
- Make sure your PC or laptop is grounded If there is a grounded plug on your PC or laptop (round plug with slots), also use a grounded socket. Do you not have a grounded plug or socket? Have an electrical installer install this. Your body and safety will benefit.
- Switch for a week at night, and possibly. during the day, all electrical groups off. They are located in the meter cupboard at the front door. Without electrical voltage, all devices in the house are switched off and EMV drops out. An average freezer can last 8 hours without electricity. Do you have balance ventilation at home? Do not switch off this electricity group unless you can arrange alternative ventilation (preferred).
Stay at least a long weekend to a week at a low-radiation guest address where there is no Wi-Fi range (inquire with the owner) and which is at least 500 meters from a radio tower. At least 2 km from a C2000 mast. This can be checked on www.GSMmasten.nl and www.LTEmasten.nl. Switch off the power groups in the house, if that is possible to minimize EMV load.