EMF Radiation Health and Safety Blog

Do Cell Phones Emit Radiation that is Actually Harmful?

Do cell phones emit radiation?

There is growing concern among health officials regarding the health hazards posed by EMF radiation from cell phones and its effect on the human body. EMF radiation is known to pose a high risk to human health, and has been linked to various health issues, including cancer, infertility, sleep disorders, and developmental problems, to name […]

Are Video Games Bad for You? Effects of Blue Light, EMFs & Why Kids Are More at Risk

Health Effects of Blue Light & EMF Radiation from Video Games

According to the Entertainment Software Association, 60 percent of Americans play video games daily—which is upwards of 200 million people. And because of advances in technology, gaming is no longer restricted to stationary consoles like Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Wii. Video games are now accessible in the home and on-the-go, thanks to computers, laptops, tablets, […]

Does Grounding or Earthing Protect from EMF Radiation?

Does Grounding & Earthing protect from EMF radiation?

From unending work emails and hours spent scrolling through social media, to the constant barrage of non-stop media coverage, now more than ever before, we are overwhelmed by the constant distractions of technology. Our electronic mobile devices have become more of a necessity than a luxury. Although they have many benefits, this technology can interfere […]

Are Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Safe? Healthy Alternatives Include EMF-Free Air Tube Headsets

Are Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Safe?

The Rise in Popularity of Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds In 2017, over 368 million headphones and headsets were sold worldwide. Back in 2016, sales of wireless Bluetooth headphones surpassed that of wired headphones for the first time in history, amounting to 54% of revenue and 17% of total headphone sales. That was the year Apple released […]

Pregnant Women Exposed to EMFs Have 3X the Risk Miscarriage

If you have a baby on the way or are planning to conceive, you’re probably in the process of educating yourself on the “do’s and don’ts” of pregnancy. We all know that giving children the best possible start to life begins in the womb–their health outcomes are deeply intertwined with your lifestyle choices and environment. […]

10 Facts About the Health Dangers of WiFi

WiFi Health Dangers

With WiFi now becoming a way of life that is increasingly becoming more difficult to avoid, it is good to know the dangers associated with this technology, and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from these hazards. The Global Healing Center has identified the following health hazards associated with WiFi. 1. WiFi […]

How Airplane Mode Helps Reduce Your EMF Radiation Exposure

We’ve all been on an airplane daydreaming about our weekend getaway when the customary in-flight announcement comes on requesting for us turn our electronic devices of or into airplane mode. But what actually happens when you turn your cell phone into airplane mode? Hence the name, airplane mode was originally created for use while flying. […]

How to Reduce Your Child’s EMF & Blue Light Exposure During the Holidays

DefenderShield emf safe toys gifts

As the holiday and gift giving season sneaks up on us, safety might not be the first thing on parents’ minds. Yet now is the perfect time to think about safety since December brings lots of holiday shopping, travel, and family time. Whether parents want to admit it or not, sometimes allowing your child to […]

Protect the Tatas: Breast Cancer Awareness & EMF Radiation Exposure

EMF Radiation Exposure and Breast Cancer

The level of research and volunteer work surrounding breast cancer is incredible, and with countless people knowing someone with cancer, or having experienced cancer themselves, this topic is truly universal. Awareness levels are heightened like never before with this disease, and people are becoming more and more aware of risks and preventative measures. Knowledge is […]

Top 3 Areas of the Body Most at Risk from EMFs

EMF Effects on the Body

Think back to the last time you spoke on your cell phone for more than a few minutes. If you didn’t use hands-free headphones or put the phone on speaker, did you notice its surface gradually growing warmer against your ear? That warmth is caused by the transfer of radio frequency (RF) energy (a form […]

Blue Light Glasses for Kids & Other Ways to Protect Children from Blue Light

Blue Light Glasses for Kids May be a Necessary Precaution

There are few things that children of the 21st century like to hear less than being told they need to put the phone or tablet away. The average American kid (or teenager) would happily scroll or click away until the moments before they go to sleep, if left to their own devices (see what happened […]

Can Cell Phones Cause Cancer? Recent Studies Show Possibility

Can Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

As the prevalence of cell phones and wireless technology only continues to become more widespread, scientists are recognizing the need to explore the role of electromagnetic radiation (EMFs) and cell phone radiation in particular, in the development of certain cancers. Over the past decade, evidence has shown that habitually making calls on a cell phone […]

The Effects of Cell Phone Radiation on Children

Cell Phone Radiation and Children

All electronic devices—laptops, tablets, and cell phones—emit Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Field (RF EMF) radiation, an invisible form of energy which can cause damaging health effects if left uncontrolled. Common sense dictates that this is especially true for children, whose brains are fragile and still developing. Indeed, in this case, the science matches common sense. In […]

Keep Your Cell Phone Out of Bed + Other Natural Ways For Better Sleep

Keep Your Cell Phone Out of Bed

We all know how necessary sleep is to human health. A good night’s sleep paves the way for a productive day, while lack thereof results in grogginess, irritability, difficulty maintaining focus, and compensation with energy “quick-fixes”. Consistent sleep deprivation can lead to a host of issues, from increased risk for chronic illnesses like diabetes and […]

5 Ways to Protect from Blue Light Effects on Sleep & Eyes

Blue light effects on sleep, eyes and melatonin

We’ve all experienced that feeling when our eyes have been focused on the blue light of a brightly-lit smartphone or tablet screen a little too long. Our eyes feel strained and tired, and we may even get a headache if we stay at it long enough. We might feel mentally exhausted, yet too stimulated to […]

What is 5G Wireless Technology? Is 5G Dangerous?

What is 5G technology?

Perhaps you’ve already noticed the first wave of ads from cellphone carriers touting the new 5G networks. What are they talking about? What is 5G? 5G stands for “fifth-generation.” Roughly every 10 years the Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance releases a new set of standards for wireless communication. Most Americans are already accustomed to 4G’s […]

Studies Link Mobile Tower Radiation with Rare Forms of Cancer

Mobile Phone Radiation Linked to Cancer

If you were told that there were plans underway to build a cluster of cell towers less than a mile from your home, would you relocate? Though uprooting your life may seem like a dramatic reaction, the potential consequences of staying put are far less appealing. Mobile towers are a constant source of high-frequency wireless […]

What Are Safe Levels of Electromagnetic Radiation?

Electromagnetic Spectrum

In modern civilization, everywhere you go there are electronic devices, emitting Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR). Radiation emitting devices include electronic products, such as medical and non-medical equipment, lasers, x-ray systems, ultrasound equipment, microwave ovens, color TVs, laptops, tablets and PDAs. According to the FDA, a radiation-emitting devices is any product that uses electricity to power an […]

Disappearing Bees & EMFs: Dire Effects of EMF Saturation

Disappearing Bees Due to EMF Radiation Saturation

Being human, it’s easy to forget that we are entirely dependent on our environment and the many forms of life within it. After all, we are (as far as we know) the most intelligent species around, and we’ve used this brainpower to exert a lot of control on our surroundings. Yet underneath all the progress […]

Is 5G Safe? Are EMF Radiation Emissions Harmful at this Level?

What is 5G? Are EMF radiation emissions safe at this level?

The excited buzz from the tech world is steadily growing: the arrival of 5G is nearly upon us, with major telecommunication companies planning to launch the first ever networks over the course of 2018. Equally important, though, is what we haven’t been hearing about: the unknown effects that 5G EMF radiation emissions will have on […]

Computer Radiation: Excessive Exposure to Computer Radiation and Heat

The Dangers of Computer Radiation

The amount of time the average person spends in contact with electronic devices is growing every day. The majority of middle-class Americans own a computer and a cellphone not to mention a myriad of other devices such as tablets, microwaves, and televisions, etc. In fact, according to the New York Times, 54% of Americans aged […]

Electrosensitivity: Why Are Some People More Sensitive to EMFs than Others?

Electrosensitivity to EMF Radiation

Food allergies and genetic predispositions reveal an important truth about our physiology. As humans, our physical bodies all generally function in the same way. We have the same organs, we carry out the same cellular processes, we require the same basic needs to continue living. Yet despite this surface-level uniformity, no two human bodies are […]

My Digital Detox: 6 Things I Learned Disconnecting from Technology

Digital Detox Experience

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where something you enjoy on a daily basis is suddenly not available to you? For several weeks I volunteered on an off-the-grid, organic farm on the big island of Hawaii. My purpose in doing so: to learn how to grow my own food in a sustainable way, […]

How EMF Exposure May Cause Depression, Anxiety & Other Mental Health Issues

EMF Linked to Mental Health Issues Such as Depression & Anxiety

From time to time, even the healthiest and happiest of us have periods when we feel anxious or depressed. Stress, the most common trigger of these emotions, has always been an inherent part of the human experience, and this holds true today. In fact, statistics suggest that stressors are more abundant than ever; nearly 1 […]

How Millennials Use Technology: Why They Need to Know About EMFs

Millennials and EMF awareness

We all know that the younger generations of today love their mobile devices! A quick look around any public place will show this to be true. Teens on their smartphones Snapchatting back and forth to each other. Young women taking selfies and posting to social media. A businessman working away on his laptop. A young […]

Benefits of Yoga in the Wireless & EMF Saturated World

Benefits of Yoga in Modern Digital World

Over the last 15 years, we’ve truly become a high-tech society, constantly connected through our mobile devices such tablets and cell phones, as well as the internet and especially social media. And while all of this has had its incredible advantages, there have been inevitable downsides, to the point where we have become dependent on […]

Koya Webb & Elise Joan on Yoga Girls Reality Show Features DefenderShield

'Yoga Girl' Elise Joan with DefenderShield

Since we look at health holistically here at DefenderShield, we believe that yoga can be an important part of healthy lifestyle and practice yoga ourselves. So we couldn’t be more excited when DefenderShield was featured on an episode of Yoga Girls, the hit reality show airing on the Z Living network.  Yoga Girls follows two […]

Smartphone Addiction & the Dark Side of Being Constantly ‘Connected’

Smartphone Addiction

It’s Monday morning and you’re running late to an appointment. You grab your bag or briefcase, get yourself out the door and are en route to your destination when you realize you left something at home – your smartphone, of all things. The result of this moment of forgetfulness is a day that will likely […]

Possible Health Risks of 5G Mobile Networks and ‘Internet of Things’

Health Risks of 5G & the Internet of Things

5G will change everything, everywhere, forever. Lots of “evers” there, aren’t there? If not forever, at least until 6G rolls out… At any rate, 5G (stands for “fifth generation”) is the latest in wireless internet technology and promises lightning-fast download speeds as well as the new “Internet of Things.” Any kind of new technology that […]

Fertility Crisis: How Cell Phones & EMFs Impact Dropping Sperm Counts

You may not have heard, but according to new research, we are currently witnessing sharp declines in male fertility worldwide. In fact, in the past fifty years, fertility rates have dropped by almost half in up to all developed countries. In some first-world countries, such as the US and Dubai, fertility rates have dropped 30% […]

Technology in Education: EMF Radiation Safety Information for Parents

Children using iPads in school

As technology in education continues to advance at an increasing rate, more and more schools are beginning to incorporate technology into their students’ curriculum. More specifically, the usage of Google Chromebooks in schools, as well as Apple iPads and other tablets in the classroom, has become a rapidly growing trend. According to Futuresource, tech companies […]

Falling Asleep on the Phone? The Effects of Mobile EMF Radiation on Sleep

Mobile radiation effects on sleep

The need for sleep, as we all know, is extremely important. And today, the talk isn’t about just getting enough hours, but also getting “quality” sleep. “Quality” sleep, as studies suggest, is deep sleep that allows us to experience enough REM. REM sleep doesn’t occur right away when you fall asleep; it can take time […]

Link Between ADHD in Children and EMF Radiation from Mobile Devices

ADHD EMF Radiation

EMFs (electromagnetic radiation) emitted by electronic devices such as laptops, cell phones, tablets are being linked to serious health conditions of all kinds today, from fertility issues to cancer. Recently, we even learned of women who kept cell phones in their bra developing cancerous tumors on the breast. But did you know that children are […]

Harmful Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF)

Harmful Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation

For most people, it is impossible to go even a day without coming into contact with electronic devices such as laptops, tablets and cell phones. Most people rely on these technological tools for work, communicating with friends and family, school, and personal enjoyment. What most people don’t seem to realize, however, is that all of […]

Radiation Nation: The Complete Guidebook to EMF Safety & Protection

Radiation Nation Book Cover

Written by the founders of DefenderShield, Radiation Nation: The Fallout of Modern Technology Sheds Light on Global Health Issue You eat organic and non-GMO food. You only drink purified water. You take care of yourself and your family’s health. But could there be a silent, invisible danger causing potential harm to you and your loved […]

Protecting Your Children or Unborn Child from EMF Radiation

Baby Safe Month EMF Radiation

EMF radiation emitted from tablets, cell phones, baby monitors and other electronic devices is one such environmental toxin. EMF radiation is not always on the top of a parent’s list of things to worry about, yet is it essential limit its exposure to fetuses as well as babies and young children. Science is still actively studying the effects of […]

ConcealShield: Protection from Identity Theft and Digital Pick-Pocketing

ConcealShield Privacy Identity Theft Protection

Do you travel business or pleasure? Ever work or relax at a coffee shop? How about just running errands or attending local events? With all of these activities, at least one thing that is always guaranteed. You will have your cell phone and credit cards with you. And why is this an issue? Because it leaves you open to […]

Government Studies Show EMF Health Risks Going Back Decades

Government emf radiation research

There is a common misconception that if something were truly harmful, the government would take measures to protect us against it. In an ideal world, where governments are omnipotent and efficient, scientists generate data and legislators enact laws to protect our health and safety. In the real world however, scientific research and subsequent regulations can […]

US Study Shows How Cell Phone Radiation May Lead to Cancer Tumors

National Toxicology Program Study Finds How Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer

We’ve heard it before. “Cell phone radiation causes cancer.” It seems like the newsflash that keeps on re-occurring every few years with a fresh wave of headlines. Today is no exception, yet this time there is a difference. A multi-million dollar government-funded study conducted by the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) shows how cell phone radiation […]

Pregnancy Risks of EMF Radiation Exposure

Harmful Effects of Prenatal EMF Radiation Exposure

Over one hundred physicians, scientists and public health professionals have joined together under The BabySafe Wireless Project to voice their concern regarding the risk of exposure to wireless radiation during pregnancy and to urge pregnant women to limit their exposure. Dr. Hugh Taylor, chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University […]

Damaging Effects of EMF Exposure on a Cell

Cancer cell from EMF

In the scientific community, it is common knowledge that the human body is controlled by a series of electrical impulses sent out by the brain. Through an elaborate network of nerve endings, synapses or junctions, electrical potentials are used by your body’s cells to communicate. In fact, recently researchers have found that cells’ bioelectrical communication […]

Do You Suffer from Electrical Sensitivity?

Phone radiation

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome (EHS) or Electrical Sensitivity (ES) for short, is characterized by a variety of non-specific symptoms caused by the exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR), otherwise known as Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs). The illness is poorly understood and highly controversial, because its symptoms can differ from person to person and vary widely in severity. Electrical Sensitivity has long been recognized […]

Cell Phone Radiation Debate: Why the Controversy?

Ever since cell phones were first linked to brain cancer, a debate has ensued. Is it a direct link? Does correlation equal causation? Many in the scientific community and media maintain there is not enough proof, while others have taken the opposite stance. Generally speaking, the proponents are usually associated with the mobile industry, issuing well-funded studies that indicate […]

Why You Shouldn’t Keep Your Cell Phone in Your Bra

Cell phone radiation linked to breast cancer.

As a woman, it may seem impossible to you that your cell phone could give you breast cancer. Cell phone may seem harmless, yet recent research shows there may be a link between non-ionizing cell phone radiation and tumor growth in the breast. This connection has prompted a proliferation in research on cell phone radiation […]

Tablet Computer Radiation: More Than You Bargained For?

Tablet Radiation

Tablets seem like the perfect gift. Not too expensive, extremely useful and very convenient. Tablets come in all shapes and sizes. There is the Samsung Galaxy, Apple iPad, Google Nexus and even the Amazon Fire. And don’t forget the e-Readers: Barnes and Noble Nooks, Kobo Touches, and, of course, the amazing Amazon Kindles. Because of supply […]

Hidden Health Costs of the Wireless Age

The Wireless Age

Our world is becoming increasingly connected wirelessly. More and more cities are becoming WiFi-enabled and stores boast free mobile hotspots to attract tourists and consumers, seeking easy connectivity. For busy professionals and those enjoying leisure, anything “free” and “easy” seems like a great perk. But with the rush to build towers and the high profit […]

Radiation from Cell Phones: A Growing Health Concern

Radiation from Cell Phones

Everyone Has a Cell Phone According to the latest Pew Research, cell phone ownership among adults has exceeded 90%. The cell phone has become the most quickly adopted consumer technology in the history of the world. With the advent of smart phones, enabling everything from teleconferences to video games, cell phones are becoming more and more […]

IPad Radiation: Ways to Protect Yourself

iPad radiation

IPads have become so sought after, that a boy in China once got in trouble for selling his kidney on the black market just so he could get his hands on one. It sounds like a horrible, joke but it’s true. Although this is a really extreme case, it gives an indication of how far […]

Tablet Radiation: Can a Tablet Computer Affect Your Health?

Tablet Radiation

We all take tablets (pills) at some time or another when we are sick, as they are designed to cure our ills and boost our health. But what about tablets of the electronic variety — just how good are they for our health? There is growing concern with about the Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) emitted by […]

iPads in Schools: Is it Really a Good Idea?

iPads in Schools

iPads in schools provide a wonderful educational tool – they let students access a wealth of online information, participate in citizen science projects, and they reduce the demand for paper resources; but with all these benefits, they also pose certain health risks. Learn more about these risks and how to minimize them. iPads in schools […]

Are Cell Phones Dangerous?

Are cell phones dangerous?

With the number of cell phones worldwide estimated to be around the same number as the global human population, there is reason to raise an eyebrow, especially considering that these devices potentially pose a hazard to human health. The big question is: Are cell phones dangerous, and if so, what needs to be done to […]

WiFi – Now Coming to a Stadium Near You

WiFi in sports stadiums.

Stadiums by their very nature attract large crowds — with anywhere between thirty to one hundred thousand fans crowded into a venue, all using their portable devices to communicate with each other and the outside world while watching the action below. This puts pressure on existing networks, so the stadiums have come up with a plan […]

Insurance Company Warns of Losses Due to EMF Radiation Health Claims

Cell phone lawsuit

According to a recently released insurance risk report published by a leading insurance firm, ‘unforeseen consequences of electromagnetic fields’ could result in a flood of insurance claims that  would translate into significant liability losses for the industry. The report, titled Swiss Re SONAR — Emerging Risk Insights, released by Swiss Reinsurance in June 2013, addresses […]

What are Potential EMF Health Risks of Smart Technology?

Smart Technology EMF Risks

Smart phones are now considered the standard by which all cell phones are measured. This followed by smart homes, smart appliances, smart TVs, and now even smart meters. But is it really so smart to surround yourself with all this ‘smart’ technology? According to a recent Financial Times report, leaders in smart phone, tablet and […]

How EMF Radiation from Electronics Affect Children

Child using a cell phone

In science and medicine, it is widely accepted that children are not just miniature adults. Children’s bodies are different than adults’ on a physical, chemical, and biological level. This is because children are not mature and their bodies are still developing. Their hormones, enzymes, tissues, and cellular responses to environmental toxins are all different from […]

Although Common, Electromagnetic Radiation May Not Be Safe

Cigarettes and Cellphone

Cell phones, tablets, laptops and other electronics are everywhere. Even small children use phones as part of their family plan. As a society, we started to feel comfortable with electronics because they so common now and we see people use it daily seemingly without harm. But, we must take care to remember that we know […]

How Cell Phone Radiation May Affect Brain Activity

cell phone radiation effect on brain activity

Preliminary research has shown that just 50 minutes of cell phone use is linked to an increase in brain activity in the area closest to the phone’s antenna according to a report. The dramatic increase in cell phone use all over the world has sparked concern in medical circles, particularly with regards to the potential for harmful […]

Cancer in Workers Exposed to Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)

Cancer in Workers Exposed to EMFs

We are slowly beginning to understand the health risks associated with exposure to non-ionizing Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs), such as those emitted by communication equipment, microwaves and laptops. More concerning is that these health risks can manifest over a much shorter latency period than previously thought. Research undertaken by scientists from Hebrew University, Israel, have shown […]

Why are EMF Radiation Health Studies So Conflicting?


We are an increasingly technology driven society. Everywhere, electronic devices surround us. If the Terminator were real, we might think that Judgment Day is upon us. Skynet could really take over the world, the way we are wired. Our homes, schools, and workplaces house computers, laptops, and tablets and PDAs. Our libraries, hospitals, and academic […]

EMFs Linked to Higher Risk of Childhood Obesity

EMFs Linked to Higher Risk of Childhood Obesity

Research linking increased in-utero Electromagnetic Field (EMF) exposure to childhood obesity suggests that limiting EMF exposure while pregnant can reduce the risk of your child being overweight or obese. Magnetic fields are known to pose a health risk to unborn children; consequently, pregnant women are advised to take precautions to limit their exposure in order […]

EMF Exposure During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Asthma in Children

EMF exposure during Pregnancy increases risk of asthma in chidren

A study linking EMF exposure to pregnant women and asthma in their offspring suggests taking precautionary measures to ensure the health of their children. Pregnant women who are exposed to high levels of Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) may face a greater risk of their children suffering from asthma, according to a study published in the Archives […]

Laptops and WiFi: A Concern for Male Fertility

EMF radiation from laptops and wifi can cause male infertility

If you are looking to start a family or want to have children one day, you might want to re-think how often you use your laptop and how close you sit next to it. Male infertility is a common concern, which affects about 1 in 20 adults. In many cases, the male produces a sufficient number […]

BioInitiative Report Warns of EMF Health Dangers from Wireless Devices

BioInitiative Report 2012

As use of electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets and laptops grows and we scramble to get connected to the internet, wireless networks are popping up all around the world, and are increasingly becoming part of our everyday lives. This is a concern for experts and medical doctors, who believe that Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) can […]

Toasted Skin Syndrome: Limit Laptop Use on Bare Skin

Businesswoman using a laptop on bare skin.

You might not think it’s possible to get bad skin from your laptop but research is beginning to show increasing cases of net-like hyperpigmentation caused by prolonged laptop use on skin. The medical condition is called laptop-induced erythema ab igne. According to a report by the University of Texas, Houston-Medical, and Tulane, erythema ab igne […]

Toasted Skin Syndrome: Are Your Thighs Getting Toasted by Your Laptop?

Toasted Skin Syndrome

Working, reading, or playing computer games with your laptop resting on your lap or knees could lead to permanent discoloration of the skin – a condition known as toasted skin syndrome – on the upper legs following prolonged use, and in a worse case scenario could even cause cancer, according to a case study published […]

What is Electromagnetic Radiation and Why Should You Care?

How Electronics Create EMFs

From watching the news, you are probably aware that radiation exposure is likely bad for you in the long run. It can give you cancer. It can deform babies. It can make men sterile. Perhaps, even the word “radiation” is enough to form horrific mental images of nuclear power plant explosions or giant mushroom clouds in […]

Why Protect Yourself from Laptop Radiation?

Woman under a tree using a laptop.

You wouldn’t stick your head in a microwave, so why would you use a laptop right in your lap? Because it called a “lap” top right!? Despite the name, did you know that laptops were not originally designed to be used in the lap? The first laptop actually weighed 24 pounds and was created to be […]

Using Laptops and Tablets During Pregnancy

Using Laptops and Tablets While Pregnant

If you are always sitting on your couch with a laptop or tablet resting on your lap, you’re not alone. It seems like all of us are using our devices the same way and for extended periods of time and this is prompting many researchers to investigate if there many be any potential health issues […]

Thinking Twice About WiFi in Schools

WiFi in Schools

From coffee shops to airports and even McDonald’s, WiFi is everywhere. WiFi has quickly become one of the easiest and most convenient ways to connect to the Internet and in recent years, putting WiFi in schools has become increasingly popular. And why not? On the surface, putting WiFi in schools seems like a terrific idea to aid […]

Why Every Laptop User Needs Laptop Radiation Shield

The DefenderPad Laptop Shield

The development of communication technology has rapidly increased in the past decade, so much so that the landscape of modern communication is unrecognizable even to that of just a few years ago. The areas of social media and transnational online networks are forever expanding to be seamless in all ways but physical proximity. As a […]

New Trend In Office Ergonomics: A Computer Radiation Shield

Computer Radiation Shield

The vast majority of the corporate world spends at least 40 hours a week in the office. With companies like Google constantly raising the bar on workspace satisfaction, human engineering has become big business. Taking employee welfare far beyond the basics like good ventilation and a solid emergency evacuation route, the most sought after employers […]

How to Prevent Health Issues from EMF Radiation

Preventing Health Issues of EMF Radiation

When it comes to your health, prevention is always better than the cure. The “shoot first, ask questions later” approach to healthcare is manifesting itself as billions of dollars spent on chronic diseases each year. We treat our bodies with a sense of entitled indifference when they are functioning smoothly and then sprint to the […]

EMF Shields Necessary for Protecting Our Children

EMF shields for children

We use many different types of electronic devices every day. Cell phones, tablets and laptops are among the top technologies that we are using all the time. While they may seem harmless on the outside, these devices actually emit radiation, even when they’re just lying dormant. Because these devices are used within close proximity to […]

Laptop EMF Shields Become Essential as Laptop Use Grows

Laptop shield

The pace of communication technology development has increased immensely in the past decade, so much so that the landscape of modern communication is unrecognizable to that of even a few years ago. The areas of social media and worldwide online networks are forever expanding to be seamless in all ways but physical proximity. As a […]

How EMF Protection Works

EMF Protection for Mobile Devices

In the second decade of the 21st century, we carry around all sorts of electronic mobile devices not knowing exactly what kind of damage they may be causing us over extended periods of use. Whether it’s laptops, tablets, or cell phones – all of these emit various forms of energy called EMF radiation. “EMF” stands […]

How Do I Know if an Laptop EMF Shield is Effective?

Laptop EMF Shields

With the ever-increasing presence of modern mobile devices around the world, the incidence of harmful side effects from these technologies is also on the rise. One of the most prominent concerns is of electromagnetic radiation exposure from laptop computers, tablets and cellphones as well as other portable electronic devices. The threat of EMF radiation to […]

Cell Phone Health Risks: Why You’re Not Told You Need EMF Protection

EMF Protection Warning

The explosive use of laptops, tablets and cell phones over the last 10-15 years has been astounding, and continues to increase at an unprecedented rate. This rapid growth has triggered important research designed to better understand the relationship between their use and possible laptop, tablet, and cell phone health risks. Much attention is focused on […]

Hidden Cell Phone Radiation Dangers Mirror Those of Laptops, Tablets

Cell Phone Radiation

In recent years, scientific evidence identifying potential cell phone health risks from radiation has begun to emerge. It seems almost every week we hear of a new study showing cell phone radiation harms the body, or in some cases, even causing cancer. Lesser known is that laptops and even tablets emit the very same Radio […]

EMF Protection Devices: The Straight Facts of EMFs on your Health

EMF Protection

Public concern grows in waves and recedes suddenly, only to be replaced by some other mass fear. This is true over EMF radiation emitted from cell phones where a few years ago it was a non-issue but today, there is public alarm. Don’t wait for the next wave of hysteria about EMF radiation and learn […]

EMF Shields in the Workplace

EMF Shields in the Workplace

While people are exposed to Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) in their homes, employees are regularly in contact with EMFs in the workplace. Their day-to-day schedule includes working with devices or around systems that all emit radiation to some degree. Who is Most Vulnerable to Electromagnetic Fields? Workers in high-concentration EMF industry environments must be extra careful when […]

Laptop Heat Radiation Causes Erythema Ab Igne

Erythema Ab Igne

In June of 2012, the Dermatology Online Journal printed an report about laptop heat radiation that can reach up to 50° Celsius (122° Fahrenheit). This level of heat can cause permanent patchy dark skin called erythema ab igne. Erythema ab igne, otherwise known as “Toasted Skin Syndrome”, is a hyperpigmentation of skin from a heat […]

Radiation from Computer(s): Steps to Minimize Exposure

Computer Radiation Exposure

Radiation is produced when electrically charged waves move through space, transmitting a signal to a device and setting up an electromagnetic field around a source. The energy or radiation within the magnetic field varies according to the frequency of the waves. Longer waves produce less radiation because they operate at a lower frequency. Low frequency […]

Laptop Radiation Shield: Protection Against Radiation and Heat

Laptop radiation shield

More and more people are turning to laptops as their portal online, with as much as 55% of US households presently owning at least one. Today’s laptops are sleek in design and allow for portable Internet on the go. Instead of a large modem, laptops have the modem or hard drive built right into a […]

The Sun & Laptop Radiation: More in Common Than You Think

Electromagnetic Radiation

Question:  What does the Sun and laptops have in common? Answer:  Both the Sun and laptops emit waves of pulsing energy within the Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) spectrum and both may require protective shielding. The good news is that health risks from the Sun and our laptops can both be avoided. Medical organizations recommend patients protect […]

Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) and Our Health

EMR exposure risks on children

With today’s technology comes enormous power at our fingertips. We can call a friend living on the other side of the world from anywhere, at any time. From our laps, we can see who is in our house from 1,000 miles away. All of these incredible communications capabilities use devices that are zero distance to […]

Why Do We Need EMF Protection?

Electromagnetic spectrum

“Radiation” is not the most comfortable word. When we hear that word, we think of radiation therapy for cancer patients, weaponry or other negative connotations. Add “electromagnetic” to the mix and the concept can be even more confusing. What we find confusing is also alarming. But, just what are Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) or EMF radiation […]

Protecting Yourself from Laptop Radiation

Defenderpad Laptop Radiation Heat Shield

Laptop radiation can be a serious issue that needs to be addressed by those who use a laptop computer, or even a tablet in their laps, for several hours at a time on a consistent basis. Laptops and tablet computers are technological miracles. They are computers that are so light-weight that they can be, and […]

The Importance of EMF Protection

The Importance of EMF Protection

Electronic devices surround us almost everywhere we go. Whether we are sitting at home watching television, in the car listening to the radio, at work using a computer, or in a public building on our cell phone or tablet, we are surrounded by electronic devices. There are many great benefits to electronic devices, and the […]

Avoid Radiation Exposure with an EMF Shield

Avoid Radiation Exposure with an EMF Shield

Concern for the effects of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) first began in the 1960s with the introduction of high voltage power lines. These large electrical lines were greeted with hesitation due to their destruction of natural land and the proximity to residential homes. EMFServices.com cites Epidemiologist, Nancy Wertheimer, as the first scientist to draw interest to the […]

Protect Against Low Frequency Computer Radiation

Protect Against Low Frequency Computer Radiation

Computer radiation is low frequency radiation defined by long wavelengths with frequencies up to 10 Gigahertz (GHz). It can also be referred to as non-ionizing radiation, which means that the energy can move or vibrate atoms, but does not have the power to extract the electrons from atoms. Frequency relates to the number of cycles […]

Staying Safe with EMF Protection Shields

EMF Protection Shields for Father and Daughter

Electronic devices give off Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) as waves that travel through the air creating an Electromagnetic Field (EMF). The sources of this radiation can include anything from television sets to x-ray machines. Regular exposure to radiation is harmful and can lead to a plethora of negative health effects. Low frequency waves, such as those […]

Tips on Protecting Yourself from Electromagnetic Radiation

Protecting yourself from Electromagnetic Radiation

Technology has improved our lives in many ways. We have information at our fingertips. We can talk to and communicate with people from all around the world. For all of technology’s wonders, however, there invisible downsides. These invisible problems include Electromagnetic Radiation–also known as EMF radiation, and its negative effects could easily be prevented with […]

Explosive Use of WiFi Creates Increases Our EMF Radiation Exposure

Family laptop wireless radiation protection

Enter a home with WiFi, and you are immediately exposed to an invisible, odorless and untouchable Radio Frequency (RF) Electromagnetic Field (EMF). Go into a school, office building or a coffee shop and you are exposed to even more radiation from multiple WiFi routers and repeater antenna sources. Some say the ambient exposure in these […]

Expert: WiFi in Classrooms as Dangerous as Microwave Weapons

WiFi Radiation in Our Classrooms

There continues to be controversy about the use of WiFi in classrooms. To add to the confusion, over the past year or so, we are learning that WiFi transmitters emit Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) similar to the microwave radiation used in the design of microwave weaponry. Barrie Trower, a British physicist and microwave weapons expert has […]

Growing Concern of the WiFi Radiation Impact on Children

WiFi Radiation Impact on Children

Dr. David O. Carpenter, M.D is the Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany and an Electromagnetic Field (EMF) subject matter expert. In December 2011, Dr. Carpenter authored an amended declaration on behalf of the plaintiff in Morrison v. Portland Public Schools documenting his view of the impact WiFi radiation has […]

Study Exposes Health Risks from Laptop Radiation, Particularly During Pregnancy

Laptop radiation risks during pregnancy

Laptop computer Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs), also known as Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR), are harmful to users and a particular health risk to pregnant women and their unborn fetuses. In 2012, a European journal released a study that links radiation emissions from laptop computers to low currents in the human body thus, increasing the potential for health […]

Radiation from Laptop: Dangers and Guidelines

Laptop Radiation Dangers

In recent years, we have grown more aware that dangerous laptop radiation is a health risk to our bodies. Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) that include lower frequency, Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) radiation and higher frequency, Radio Frequency (RF) radiation can harm our bodies in different ways. The following are laptop radiation dangers and guidelines to decrease the dangers, with the […]

EMF Protection in Our Modern & Mobile Lives

EMF protection for electronic mobile devcies

An Electromagnetic Field, or EMF, refers to the physical field that is created when electrically charged objects are moved. Electronic devices such as laptops and tablets emit high amounts of EMFs, and since we use devices daily, the importance of EMF protection is becoming clear. Health Dangers of EMFs The health dangers of Electromagnetic Fields are […]

Why Haven’t We Been Told the Facts About Laptop Radiation?

Laptop Radiation Facts

We smoked for many, many years before we realized the dangers of cigarettes and the risks of lung cancer. Only in relatively recent times have cigarette packs been required to be labeled as dangerous. Lead was used in paint until we found it made people sick and caused cancer. How long did it take for us to […]

History of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) Studies

Electromagnetic Radiation

Over the centuries technology has slowly evolved, but in recent years, it has developed at an accelerated pace. With the rabid development of technology, we gain great benefits, but sometimes at the cost to our health. In the past 20 years, we have witnessed electronic devices that once filled large rooms, shrink to sizes that fit […]

Laptop Radiation: The Invisible Threat

Woman using notebook computer

Laptop radiation cannot be seen by the naked eye, but it can pose real dangers to our health. This exposure danger is not new. Many other electronic devices and appliances such as desktop computers, televisions and microwave ovens all emit similar radiation, but there are certain aspects that makes radiation from laptops unique. Forms of […]

Toasted Skin Syndrome from Laptop Heat & EMF Radiation

toasted skin syndrome

You may have noticed that when you have a laptop computer on your lap, your legs can get very warm. This could be a warning sign. If your laptop is hot enough and you use it over a long period of time, the radiating heat can cause a strange discoloring mottled skin condition called ‘Toasted Skin Syndrome‘. Under […]

DefenderPad: Best Lap Desk Alternative for Blocking EMFs


Many modern electronic devices like laptop computers and tablets are used directly in our laps. Sometimes you may notice your lap getting warm from the heat radiating from the device, but did you know that possibly harmful Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) may also be coming from the device? Can a laptop cooling pad, laptop tray, lap […]

Simple EMF Protection Tips for Today’s World

EMF Protection

What is an EMF? EMF stands for “Electromagnetic Field”, which includes Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) and Radio Frequency (RF) radiation. ELF Electromagnetic Radiation is emitted from electronic sources all around us. Radio Frequency (RF) radiation emits from devices that communicate using WiFi or cellular communications. We are usually safe from radiation sources like power lines, cell towers and […]

Laptop Radiation Effects on Children

Laptop EMF Radiation Effects on Children

Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) radiation and Radio Frequency (RF) radiation are all around us. These forms of radiation are referred to Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs). EMF radiation exposure to humans has been on the rise over the last 50 years from sources such as house desktop computers, cellphones, tablets and laptops just to name a few. […]

What is SAR and What are SAR Limits?

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

About SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) is the measure of the amount of Radio Frequency (RF) Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) absorbed by the human body when using an electronic device. This rate is measured as the power absorbed within a defined area of body tissue in a standard measurement of watts per kilogram (W/kg).  […]

How to Test Laptop EMF Radiation

Testing Laptop EMF Radiation

Laptop computers, tablet computers and other electronic devices that rest on our laps all emit two forms of potentially harmful radiation: Heat radiation and Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs). Heat radiation can be tested for by measuring the heat emanating from the bottom of the electronic device using a thermometer. On the other hand, Electromagnetic Field (EMF) radiation […]

Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Health Dangers

Electromagnetic Field (EMF) health dangers.

Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs), also referred to as Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR), are all around us. An Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) can come from power lines, household wiring, and electronic devices such as laptop computers and cell phones. Many health concerns have been identified as a result of exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation, particularly when the radiation is very […]

Prolonged Use of Laptops Can Cause Toasted Skin Syndrome

Toasted Skin Syndrome from Laptops

The bottom of laptops can get very hot can’t they? This heat comes from operating hard drives, processors, batteries, and other internal electronic mechanisms. Studies have shown that prolonged exposure to heat on the upper legs can cause ‘Toasted Skin Syndrome,’ a brownish discoloration of the skin. In some cases, this skin darkening can become […]

Protecting Yourself from Unsafe Levels of Laptop WiFi Radiation

Using a Laptop with a Wireless Router Can Harmful

When used directly in your lap, laptops computers connected to the internet via WifI can be dangerous to your health. It’s recommended that you use a laptop shield for protection such as the DefenderPad. Laptops and other electronic devices are manufactured to meet safety standards to keep electronic emissions low enough to insure the safety of […]

Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) Threats to Health

Electromagnetic Radiation Health Threats

Our environment poses heath threats from the very things that are supposed to make our lives easier. Electronic devices like laptop computers, cell phones, WiFi networks, microwave ovens, and even the power used by the wires in our walls and ceilings are so important in modern lives, yet their Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) also known as Electromagnetic […]

Laptop Radiation from WiFi Harmful to Sperm and Fertility

Laptop Radiation WiFi Sperm Reduction

The medical journal Fertility and Sterility recently published a laptop radiation study in which Argentinian scientists researched the effect laptop Radio Frequency (RF) radiation and WiFi on human male sperm. In their study, sperm samples from healthy men were placed under a laptop connected to the internet via WiFi. Testing was conducted over a four hour […]

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) from Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

There is a growing awareness that Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) consisting of Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) and higher frequency Radio Frequency (RF) radiation found in our environment can be less tolerated by some than others. The intolerance can be identified by medical symptoms, even when exposures of Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) are at low […]

Health Risks From Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF)

Electromagnetic radiation health risks

An Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) is classified as either ionizing or non-ionizing radiation based on the radiation’s capacity to ionize atoms and interfere with chemical bonds. Very high frequency radiation like X-rays and gamma rays pose these hazards. Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) radiation, and higher frequency Radio Frequency (RF) radiation from laptops, for example, are non-ionizing radiations that present […]

Why is Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF) Dangerous?

Electromagnetic Radiation

Electromagnetic Radiation (also known as Electromagnetic Fields or EMF) is the generated byproduct of electricity traveling through electronic devices. Modern electronic devices, such as laptops, develop a field of radiation or, an Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) field that is strongest when closest to the source and reduces in intensity when moving away from the source. Increasing […]

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