This entry comes to us from Nick Pineault “the EMF guy”
His website is www.nontinfoilemf.com
He is the best EMF educator that I have found out there for non-technical people. You can Purchase classes from them that are great. You can also sign up for his informational emails where he answers questions. Below is one of these.
I have had a number of clients that have the EMF Sensitivities and worked to help them. I do keep a EMF meter with me and assure you that the new meters put off a ton of energy which creates problems for MANY people….including a client from this last week.
Today's question is this: "Nick... do those covers you put on your smart meter really block EMF radiation? Are they worth it?"
The short answer is: yes, some of those products do work.
The long answer is: they do help, but are definitely not a silver bullet solution to your smart meter radiation problems.
For months, I have been hesitant to recommend these covers since I had no idea if they really worked or not.
So I got in touch with several of the best EMF mitigation specialists I know, and so far all of them assured me that the covers did lead in a dramatic, measurable reduction in the RF signals emitted by smart meters. Good to know.
One company that kept showing up as top recommendations during my research was Smart Meter Covers, started by a guy from Arizona.
I got on the phone with Scott, the owner, and was very impressed by the depth of his knowledge and by his honesty.
So how do the covers work, and when should you consider using one?
First things first -- the BEST step you can take when it comes to taming your "smart" utility meter is to get rid of it. Call up your utility company and ask to opt-out of the smart meter program.
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Note: Smart utility meters generally have a digital display. The best way to know if your meter is a smart meter is to use a simple EMF meter like the ENV RD10 to verify if it's emitting RF signals.
Now, depending on your city, State or Country, one of these 3 things might happen:
1) The utility company has the right to refuse your opt-out demand, if the law enforces smart meters to be installed wherever you happen to live.
2) The utility company will remove your smart meter and install an analog meter instead, but charge you a monthly fee which acts as a "penalty" (completely ludicrous... but that's outside the scope of today's argument).
3) The utility company will replace your smart meter for free. Yay!
This is the #1 thing you can do about your smart meter -- get rid of it! Doing this will eliminate the many, many issues we're seeing with smart meters:
- 24/7 pulses of RF radiation inside and outside your home (some of the meters are extremely strong and pulse every couple seconds)
- Pollutes the entire electricity inside your home (creating what we call "dirty electricity"), which is associated with poor sleep, increased cancer risks, and elevation in blood sugar... just to name a few things...
- Fire hazard
- Surveillance and privacy issues
- And much, much more...
(Read my book "The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs" for a more thorough review of everything that's wrong with these smart meters -- you can find it on Amazon.)
But if you are "stuck" with a smart meter, then it’s smart (see what I did there?) to consider installing a Smart Meter Cover on it.
How does it work? This stainless steel mesh "traps" the RF signals and dramatically reduces how much RF radiation your smart meter emits (usually reduces it by around 98%).
You see, the back of a smart meter is usually made out of a stainless steel plate, which in itself blocks RF pretty decently. When you add this metal enclosure on top of your meter, you create a partial Faraday cage which greatly dampens the RF signals. (To engineers: I know it's a rather simplistic explanation, but I want to keep things simple.)
The key here is that this cover is almost blocking all RF radiation, but not ALL of it. That way, the meter is still able to connect to the utility company wirelessly, and you won't get into any trouble.
Sounds good? Here’s where you can invest in a Smart Meter Cover:
===> Smart Meter Cover: Reduces RF radiation by 98%