Let’s not steal our eyes from the fact that all of us are addicted to technology in one way or another. The only way possible to save yourself from electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation is to disconnect power in your house or start living off the grid inside a cave.
There are tons of studies conducted by reputed researchers and scientists who warn us that there are potential health concerns connected to the use of technology. Perhaps the most affected area is our home where, for the sake of convenience, we try to bring in all technologies of the world.
WiFi is one type of EMF that is dubbed as radiofrequency (RF) and is emitted by routers for maintenance of a constant signal to all the devices that are connected to the internet. WiFi hardly goes off and that’s what makes it one of the biggest threats across the world. It tends to cover the whole house, and there is not a spot where the signals don’t reach. In fact, we say that the purpose of a WiFi connection has been fulfilled.
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Deciphering WiFi Radiation
WiFi is a form of EMF called radiofrequency that routers tend to emit to ensure a constant signal to the devices.
The concerns are growing that WiFi radiation is the cause of a wide range of health issues such as headaches, heart palpitations, muscle aches, depression, insomnia, brain fog, and a lot more.
Thankfully, we can cut down on the intensity of these radiations by taking some precautionary measures. You can install a WiFi router guard to protect yourself from lethal EMF radiations.
An Overview of WiFi Router Guards
A WiFi router guard is a kind of box that is made of metal mesh. It works as a Faraday cage, which means that you can put it in the box and shut down the cover. The mesh acts as a conductor that spreads the radiation and prevents a high quantity of the radiation from reaching you.
WiFi router guards can cut down on the intensity of the EMF emissions for up to 99%. You can install a router easily. The router guards are especially beneficial to those households in which routers are placed in proximity to the living areas such as TV lounges and bedrooms.
What Options Do You Have In Regards to WiFi Router Guards?
There are multiple ways by which you can add EMF protection to the router. Your choice can depend on the price that you want to pay on the router guard but read on for an inexpensive, no-tech solution.
Smart Meter Router Guard: This is considered as the classic Faraday cage that blocks around 95% of the EMF radiations that the routers emit. It generally comes in two sizes, is very easy to install and requires no assembly. The cage is large enough to contain most of the modems, which makes it the best Router Cover. The large size is a bit pricey but worth the money you have to spend.
Faraday Defense Router Shield: This one is considered a bit heavier version of the Faraday cage. Its size is standard and fits most routers. Faraday Defense claims that the unit tends to provide around 60 DB reduction that amounts to around 99.9%. The interior dimensions are: 3.5″ x 10.25″ x 12″.
SignalTamer: This is a kind of a mesh bag that used to work just like the WiFi Router Guards that I have mentioned above. You slip it over the router to cover it. They are available in 10” x 16” dimensions that fit most of the routers. According to the manufacturer, it offers a reduction in the EMF radiation about 90%- 94%. In addition, it cuts down on the range of the WiFi signal in a bid to reduce the radiation, but it works well within 20 feet from the router.
You Can Build Your Own Router Guard
If you know how to weld something or you know someone who does, it would be the best option for you to create your own EMF Router Guard with the help of metal mesh. Use some solder, and the router guard is ready for work. Apart from everything else, you should have time to do this task.
Alternatives to Router Guards
Router guard is not the only option in your hand to save yourself from dangerous EMF radiation. You can explore some other options as well. Let’s check them out.
You Can Change the Position of the Router
You can move the router to some space in the house that doesn’t remain in use. The farther the router will be placed from the living area, the less WiFi radiation you will soak up during the day and night if you must keep it turned on at night.
Turn the Router off During the Night
In today’s fast world, we cannot unplug the internet and sit back. It is just not possible, but we can minimize the risks of absorbing EMF radiation by turning off the router during the night. You don’t have to do that manually. There is an automatic setting that would put the router to sleep at a fixed time. You should check the user’s guide that you have received from your internet service provider.
By switching it off during the night, this option will provide relief to your body from the regular constant WiFi emissions during the time you are sleeping. This is a sizable reduction in the EMF radiation that you would otherwise absorb during a 24 hours a day.
This is always the most feasible option for cutting down the WiFi radiation. Remove the WiFi router from your house and replace it with an ethernet connection. It would be the best possible solution for reducing the WiFi EMF reduction. Most people know how feasible this solution is but they cannot adopt it because of the habit of remaining connected to the internet in all corners of the home.
The Non-Tech Solution
There is a simple and non-tech option to this problem, which is covering the router with the help of an upside-down wastebasket that is made of mesh. It won’t look nice in your home, but it is one of the cheapest options to consider. You can also put the router on beautiful furniture and hide the basket behind it. Find the most suitable corner of your home and place your router there.
One of the saddest facts about WiFi radiation is that no one can escape it if it is in your home. Also, most of us don’t want to escape it because we need wireless connectivity all the time. We cannot pause Netflix, video games such as Call of Duty or PubG, and cloud services like Alexa.
We cannot limit the use of WiFi; therefore, we need to regulate its use by taking concrete steps to protect ourselves and our family from the hazardous effects of EMF radiation. Therefore, the best choice to protect yourself and control the toxicity of the WiFi networks is to take some practical steps that I have mentioned above.