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A Beginner’s Guide to Measuring EMF Exposure
As we continue to use more electronic devices, we are increasingly exposed to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) at home and in public spaces. Long-term exposure to EMFs has been linked to potential health risks, making it important to measure our exposure. It’s also important to realize there are numerous factors that affect your exposure on a day to day basis – read more here about the different levers you can pull. In this article, we will provide a beginner’s guide to measuring EMF exposure in your home, office, or any other environment. We will also discuss the different types of EMF measuring tools, including EMF meters and detectors.

Measuring EMF levels:
There are different ways to measure EMF levels in our environment. One of the most common ways is using an EMF meter. An EMF meter is a simple device that detects and measures the strength of electromagnetic fields. It can help identify areas where there may be higher levels of EMF radiation. There are different types of EMF meters available in the market today, ranging from basic to advanced models.

Using an EMF meter:
EMF meters are easy to use. First, turn on the device and hold it close to the objects you want to measure. Move around to different spots to ensure you get a complete picture of the EMF levels in the area. Be sure to record your measurements for future reference. It’s essential to take note of the maximum readings as they indicate areas where there may be high levels of EMF radiation.

Not convinced about the dangers of EMF radiation yet? Read more here about what the experts want you to know, here about EHS (electromagnetic sensitivity), and here about the wired & wireless debate when deciding on which device to use.  

Types of EMF meters:
EMF meters can be classified into three types, including:

  1. Electric Field Meters
    Electric field meters help detect and measure the strength of electric fields. These devices come with a variety of features, including audio warnings and advanced detection capabilities.
  2. Magnetic Field Meters (Gaussmeters)
    Magnetic field meters are used to detect and measure the strength of magnetic fields. These devices are commonly used to measure the levels of EMFs emitted by power lines.
  3. Radiofrequency (RF) Meters
    RF meters are used to measure the strength of radiofrequency radiation emitted by electronic devices. These meters are highly recommended for measuring the EMFs emitted by appliances such as Wi-Fi routers, mobile phones, and laptops.

Other methods to measure EMF levels:
Apart from using EMF meters, there are other methods that one can use to measure EMF levels. For example, you can check the EMF levels of your home appliances by going through their manuals or by visiting the manufacturer’s website. Additionally, you can contact an EMF professional who can perform an on-site reading of your home or any other environment.


EMF detectors are simple machines that can detect the presence of EMF radiation in the environment. These devices are perfect for detecting the levels of radiation emitted by electronic devices, such as mobile phones. There are different types of EMF detectors available, such as Gaussmeters, RF detectors, and AC/DC meters.

Interested in a deep dive on EMF meters? Read more here and here on how EMF radiation can affect your nervous system. And if you’re keen to learn about how to maximize your digital wellness, checkout this blog. 

Measuring EMF levels in our environment is essential to safeguarding our health. Fortunately, there are different tools available in the market today, including EMF meters and detectors, to help us measure the levels of electromagnetism in our environment. With this beginner’s guide, you should have a better understanding of how to measure EMF exposure and protect yourself and your loved ones from potential health risks.

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