If you’ve noticed more and more cell phone towers or radio towers popping up in your area, you may be wondering about the cumulative effect of the electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) penetrating your own home. While you may not have control over the erection of a cell phone tower near your home, you can control the amount of EMFs to which you’re exposed as a result. Read on to learn more about how radiation shielding may be able to provide some protection.
How do you know whether your home would benefit from the installation of nuclear shielding?
Although EMFs are completely invisible to the naked eye — colorless, odorless, and transparent — they immediately penetrate through any non-shielded material, from human flesh to steel-reinforced concrete blocks. The closer you’re located to a source of EMFs, like a cell tower, radio tower, or nuclear generating plant, the stronger the electromagnetic fields in your immediate vicinity. While EMFs aren’t harmful per se, the jury is still out on the long-term effects of high EMF exposure. In addition, those who are especially sensitive to electromagnetic frequencies may find that they develop headaches, stomach pain, or other unpleasant physical symptoms after spending much time near a cell tower.
While there are a number of benefits that can be realized by shielding your home from EMFs, it’s important to first take into account the EMFs already present in your home. If each of your household members has a cell phone that is constantly sending and receiving data, or if you have wireless internet, you’re already essentially bathing your home in EMFs from the inside out. Shielding your home can protect you from the EMFs coming from outside, but will also essentially “trap” your self-generated EMFs inside with you. You may want to switch to wired internet or designate some rooms “cell-free rooms” in order to minimize the EMF volume within your home before investing in shielding materials.
What are the most cost-effective ways to shield your home from the EMFs emanating from nearby cell towers?
EMFs can penetrate just about anything, but this doesn’t mean that the shielding process must be expensive or onerous. In many cases, the majority of EMFs permeating a home’s windows and walls can be deflected with a simple layer of aluminum foil inside your walls, a composite metal mesh placed above your bed like a mosquito net, or special clear film that affixes to your windows. Because windows and doors are the most vulnerable points of entry, you’ll want to concentrate your efforts on these areas, as well as the parts of your home in which you spend the most time (like the living room or bedroom).
For more information about shielding your home from various forms of radiation, contact a company like Nuclear Lead Co., Inc.