Chapter 11: The Beginner’s Guide to
How to Test for EMFs:
DIY EMF Testing
Okay, so you’ve decided you’d like to do some or all of the EMF testing yourself.
In this chapter, we point you toward resources on our site that explain the EMF meters you’ll need and how to use many of the most common models.
Let’s get started:
DIY EMF Testing
DIY EMF testing is a three part process:
1 – Purchasing or Renting EMF Meters
When it comes to EMF meters you’ll want the most accurate meters that fit into your budget. Please see our chapter on the Best EMF Meters of 2021 that covers our recommended meters in every price range.
2 – The Testing
Below are some links to how to test with some of the more popular EMF meters on the market.
3 – Assessing Your Results
Please see our chapter on how to Understand Your EMF Testing Results to see domestic and international EMF standards.
A Note on Recording Your Tests
We always recommend recording your EMF levels when doing your testing with your meter. It gives you a record from which you can compare EMF levels from one day to the next and even the levels during a lone day.
For example, magnetic fields from external power lines can deviate a surprising amount during a day, due to demand.
One of the simplest ways to record your EMF levels for the “Four Fields to Forgo” is to get some graph paper and draw out the shape of each room in your home on the paper. Regular paper is obviously fine, too, but graphing paper sometimes helps keep the proportionality of the rooms intact.
We also provide blank, printable room templates with the purchase of our Kindle/eBook version of the Beginner’s Guide to EMFs. Learn more here.
There are several home inspection apps for Android and iOS that could be helpful if you’d prefer to do this on a phone or tablet (in airplane mode, of course).
Step 01 – Choosing an EMF Meter
Step 02 – Learn the Basics of How to Use Your EMF Meters
AC Magnetic Fields
How to use your gaussmeter to test for magnetic fields.
Radio Frequency Fields
How to use your RF meter to test for radio frequency fields.
5G RF Fields
How to use your meter to test for RF fields in the 5G frequencies.
Step 03 – Test Notes & Interpreting Your Test Results
Notes & Test Results
Some advice on note taking and standards on which to compare.
The Beginner's Guide to EMFs - Chapters
Preface - Homepage & Table of Contents
Introduction - Why I Wrote This
Ch. 01 - What are EMFs?
Ch. 02 - What are AC Magnetic Fields?
Ch. 03 - What are Radio Frequency Fields?
Ch. 04 - What is 5G?
Ch. 05 - What are AC Electric Fields?
Ch. 06 - What is Dirty Electricity?
Ch. 07 - The EMF Field Guides
Ch. 08 - Step-by-Step EMF Guides
Ch. 09 - EMF Testing; Hire an EMF Pro or DIY?
Ch. 10 - EMF Consultants Near You
Ch. 11 - DIY EMF Testing
Ch. 12 - EMF Meters for DIY Testing
Ch. 13 - DIY: The Best EMF Meters of 2021
Ch. 14 - What the EMF Test Results Mean
Ch. 15 - Taking Action
Ch. 16 - EMF Shielding Guides
Ch. 17 - Final Thoughts - Moving Forward
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