Computers are one of the main sources of electromagnetic fields (EMF) that we are exposed to today. Most of us have to use computers in today’s society, which can be a significant health risk. This can be especially problematic for those who use a computer for their work or for extended periods of time. Fortunately, there are simple and inexpensive strategies that can reduce or eliminate EMFs from computers.

The first and most important step is to eliminate wireless internet. This means turning of WIFI on your router AND on your computer. Some routers have a manual button to turn off WIFI, but most don’t and require turning it off online through your router’s settings page. There are many tutorials online for how to do this for whichever internet provider you use. If you have successfully turned off WIFI, the blinking lights next to the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz labels on your router will be off. Turning off the wireless signal from your computer is as simple as clicking the WIFI icon at the top of your screen and selecting “WIFI off.” Bluetooth should be turned off as well.

To actually connect to the internet, your computer must now be hardwired with an ethernet cable. Most laptops and computers no longer have ethernet ports, so a USB-to-ethernet or Thunderbolt-to-ethernet adapter is required. Simply plug one end of the Ethernet cable into your router, and the other end into your computer via the adapter. If you need to connect to the internet in a room far away from your router, powerline adapters can be used. Powerline adaptors work by sending the signal through the electrical wiring in your home through a standard electrical outlet, but they are not ideal because this creates dirty electricity. It is best to just use a really long ethernet cable, or have ethernet ports installed in the walls of your house.

Blue blocking software like F.Lux or IRIS should be used at all times to protect your eyes, not just after sunset as they are preprogrammed. They need to be manually set to run 24 hours a day. Blue blocking software can be deactivated temporarily when doing something such as graphic design where seeing true colors is needed, but other than that blue blocking should be enabled whenever possible.

Since computers have a lot of processing power, they also create a lot of stray voltage. This can be easily mitigated by grounding the computer. Putting a grounding pad under the computer will not work. The actually circuitry inside the computer needs to be grounded via a USB cable. Luckily, USB grounding cables are inexpensive and can be purchased online. The cable must be connected to the computer itself, not an external device like keyboard, and the other end plugs into the grounding plug (a three-pronged plug) in a regular electrical outlet in the wall. If you are going to connect yourself to an earthing mat while using a computer, the computer itself MUST be grounded. If the computer is not grounded, all of the stray voltage will just go through your own body to the ground, which is not good. You want the voltage to safely go from the computer to the ground, and not through your body. It is also best not to use a laptop while it’s charging since it increases the amount of voltage.

Body voltage measured before and after connecting a USB grounding cable.

Computers also create a large magnetic field, which is why laptops should never be used on your lap without protection. Laptop shields like Defendershield or Harapad are very effective at shielding this magnetic field from below, though it is still best to use laptops on a desk whenever possible. The magnetic field from the top of the keyboard is also a problem, which is why electrically sensitive people can feel a burning or tingling sensation when typing on a laptop. This can be avoided by using a wired external keyboard and mouse. Bluetooth keyboards and mouses should not be used because they create unnecessary radiation. There is also a product called a WrapTop that shields both the top and bottom of the laptop when using an external keyboard.

This laptop shield reduced the magnetic field of the laptop to 0.8 milligauss, well under the safety limit of 4 milligauss.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: If I put a Hedron harmonizer by my computer, will that neutralize the EMFs?
A: No

Q: What If I use a Vivobase instead? Will that work?
A: No

Q: What about Memon?
A: No

Q: Q-link?
A: Nope

Q: What about (insert name of harmonizer)?
A: No. None of the products that are supposed to “harmonize,” “neutralize,” or otherwise mitigate the negative effects of EMFs work. They may reduce symptoms caused by EMFs, but they do not protect you from the damage of EMFs. If you use these products, you are still getting 100% of the exposure and damage caused by EMFs. You can’t put a magic pendant on your desk and expect it to protect you. That’s just silly.

 

By Bryant Rubright