Frequent Questions And Answers
What is mobile phone radiation?
Many people refer to mobile phone radiation as electromagnetic field or EMF radiation. However, EMF radiation encompasses a very large spectrum of frequencies. This often leads to a lot of confusion. Cell phones emit multiple EMF frequencies, both to function as an electrical device and to transmit and receive signals from cellular towers. Virtually all the studies related to the negative health effects of cell phone use are in reference to the high-frequency RF band of EMF that your phone uses to transmit data to cell phone towers. This includes 5G, which is technically a microwave. All electronic devices, including your phone, will also emit some LFMs or low-level magnetic fields in order to operate. However, the amount of LFM that your phone emits is very small, especially in comparison to far more common sources such as powerlines. Again, LFMs are very different in terms of magnitude and health effects compared to high-frequency RF radiation. When you put your phone on airplane mode, you are essentially stopping all high-frequency RF, but it will still be producing negligible amounts of LFMs. In general, newer smartphones are emitting less and less LFMs as they use more efficient circuits and CPUs. However, newer smartphones are increasingly emitting higher levels of high-frequency RF and even microwave radiation to accommodate faster data transfer. This is evidenced by the new 5G standard, which can transmit up to 100 times more data than 4G. In order to transmit more data, the data must be compressed into smaller more powerful wave packets.
Is EMF Dangerous?
There have been numerous studies pointing to the dangers of excessive EMF exposure. Perhaps the most compelling is a report published in 2012 by the BioInitiative Working Group, an independent organization comprised of 29 scientists from over 10 different countries. The report concluded that:
“Bioeffects are clearly established and occur at very low levels of exposure to electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation. Bioeffects can occur in the first few minutes at levels associated with a cell and cordless phone use. Bioeffects can also occur from just minutes of exposure to mobile phone masts (cell towers), WI-FI, and wireless utility ‘smart’ meters that produce whole-body exposure. Chronic base station level exposures can result in illness.”
“Many of these bioeffects can reasonably be presumed to result in adverse health effects if the exposures are prolonged or chronic. This is because they interfere with normal body processes (disrupt homoeostasis), prevent the body from healing damaged DNA, produce immune system imbalances, metabolic disruption and lower resilience to disease across multiple pathways. Essential body processes can eventually be disabled by incessant external stresses (from system-wide electrophysiological interference) and lead to pervasive impairment of metabolic and reproductive functions. “
What can I do to protect myself from 5G and EMF radiation?
Since EMF exposure is cumulative, limiting your exposure as much as possible is advised. One of the best things you can do is to not keep your cell phone near your body and to use the speaker function when talking to someone. If you can’t use the speaker then holding your cell phone even a couple inches from your ear can lower EMF by more than half. Also, avoid using your cell phone in poor reception areas since your phone will emit stronger signals in order to maintain a proper connection to cell phone towers.
What are some of the symptoms of EMF exposure?
While some people seem to show little effect from chronic EMF exposure, others can have very dramatic effects, even to fairly low-level exposure. Below is a list of a few of the reported symptoms of EMF exposure.
• Stress, fatigue, and sleeplessness.
• Rashes, burning sensations on the skin, and facial prickling.
• Body pains and muscle ache.
• Burning sensations in the eyes.
• Hazy depression and thinking.
• Digestive disorders.
Are there products that can help protect me from 5G or EMF radiation?
Yes, but it’s important to be careful. There are many fake or deceptive products on the market. One of the biggest deceptive practices are EMF blocking stickers or pendants advertised as 99% EMF protection. This is highly misleading since this is NOT the protection to the user, it’s simply in reference to the material. An EMF blocking sticker offers no more protection from EMF than a waterproof sticker would protect you in the rain. In fact, in 2017 the California Department of Public Health issued a warning against products like these since they can often increase EMF exposure. This is because most phones are designed to emit more high-frequency RF through the back of your phone. Therefore, blocking EMF on the back of your phone will force your phone to work harder, channeling the EMF radiation out towards the front and sides of your phone, to the user. Other companies sell pendants and stickers, that supposedly “harmonize” EMF, however, there is zero scientific evidence to back this up. At RadiArmor, all our products are backed by scientific principles and designed to provide real protection to the user. For example, while all RadiArmor products use proprietary EMF blocking materials and fabrics that exceed 99%, we also post real EMF reduction levels to the user. Our cases and sleeves can reduce your EMF exposure by 91 to 96 percent, both while in use and in your pocket.
Do your cases and sleeves protect from 5G?
Yes, RadiArmor’s EMF blocking material offers the same protection to 5G as it does to 4G and other high-frequency RF radiation.
Will the anti-radiation membrane in your cell phone case lower my cell phone reception?
No. The anti-radiation membrane is only applied to the front cover. This design protects your head from EMF radiation but leaves the back portion to receive cell phone signals as designed.
Does your anti-radiation case provide EMF protection when it’s in my pocket?
Yes, the same EMF protection applies when the phone is in your pocket. To ensure that you receive this protection, always be sure to have the front cover, where the anti-radiation material is applied, facing your body. Your phone is constantly emitting EMF in order to maintain a signal with cell phone towers and the RadiArmor case will lower your exposure by 91%. However, whenever possible, consider turning off your phone or putting it in airplane mode when you know you don’t need it for the best EMF protection.
Why do you only make wallet style iPhone cases?
The best way to block EMF is to put the EMF blocking material between you and the source. Many companies who claim near 100% EMF protection are, in fact, referring to the EMF blocking material, not the actual protection that you receive. Even worse, many companies put their EMF blocking material on the back of the phone. This increases the user’s actual EMF exposure.
I’ve seen stickers and pendants that supposedly neutralize EMF, why don’t you make that?
These products have become very popular. They claim that wearing a pendant or putting a tiny sticker on your phone will harmonize or neutralize EMF. They are all over Amazon. However, none of these products are substantiated by any studies or even science for that matter. Some even cite awards from made-up organizations. If you read the reviews, they tell you that the only way to test their product is by doing a “muscle test.” If you are not familiar with muscle testing, this is when somebody holds an item close to their body and puts their arm out and has someone push down on their arm. If the item “resonates” with you in a positive way, then your resistance is strong. Unfortunately, the muscle test is nothing more than a placebo test. Here’s why: time and time again, the muscle test gives counter results when both the participant and the tester do not know what item is being held. The power of suggestion is extremely powerful. It’s why drug companies always do double-blind placebos when testing for new drugs. We’ve tested some of these products and they are often nothing more than plastic, but people are convinced that they’re being protected and feel better using it. Another common scam for these types of products is that they actually put a tiny amount of some EMF blocking material in their sticker or pendant. Then the talk about how their product blocks whatever percentage of EMF and even have the reports to prove it. Most people, of course, will assume that they are referring to the protection they’re receiving. This scam is particularly dangerous since putting EMF blocking material on the wrong place can actually increase your EMF exposure. Unfortunately, while unscrupulous companies are profiting from fake EMF products, the mounting research about the dangers of EMF are most certainly not fake. RadiArmor only sells products that are based on scientific principles and verified by an independent laboratory.
How can I test that my case is really blocking EMF?
There are many fake EMF protection products on the market today so we always encourage our customers to test our cases for themselves. To help with this, we have created a video called “How to test your RadiArmor case” in the video section. The most important thing in testing your case is to use a meter that can measure high-frequency RF (Radio Frequency) EMF and MW (Microwave radiation). A typical gauss or tesla meter, which is great for low-frequency EMF from sources like power lines, will typically not measure the more dangerous higher frequency EMF that your phone emits. (If you happen to have the commonly used TriField Meter, then you’ll want to make sure that you have it on Electric or Radio/Microwave setting). You’ll also want to make sure that you have an EMF reader that has a fairly large dynamic range. Your phone emits a lot of RF, so many digital readers that are calibrated towards sensitivity will easily max out, even at a 91% reduction. If you have any questions about testing your case, please reach out to us.
Does your case protect my hand while I am texting or watching videos?
RadiArmor cases are primarily designed to deflect EMF while talking on the phone or when your phone is in your pocket, helping protect major organs that are prone to cancer. When you are texting, you can fold the flip cover toward the backside of your phone. This will reduce EMF exposure to the hand that is holding your phone, but not the hand you’re texting with.