Are EMFs Real?

You can’t see them. Can’t hear them. Can’t smell them. Most people can’t feel them. So are EMFs actually a thing?

Well, I just rented a couple meters, so in this video and post, we’ll find out.

Before we start – a special gift for you

Want to protect your family from harmful EMF exposure? Download my cheat sheet on 10 Easy Ways to Reduce your Family’s EMF Exposure.

Are EMFs Real? See what you think in this video

What are EMFs?

The acronym stands for electromagnetic frequencies and they are literally all around us… even the earth has a natural voltage that can be measured.

Not all EMFs are harmful per se. But because we live in such a connected and electrified world, we are literally bathing in electromagnetic fields all day long.

And EMF exposure can have consequences.

Let me be clear. I am not an expert.

I’m simply sharing things that I learn. I’m also a mom who wants the best for my family.

Recently I rented a couple meters

My husband and I are in the process of buying a lot to build a house. Before buying, I wanted to be sure the lot wasn’t sitting on top of power lines or too close to a WiFi tower, so I rented these two very sophisticated meters from

Yes, you can buy cheaper meters on Amazon. But the meters I rented are way more sensitive and sophisticated, and renting them was fairly affordable. Oh, and I made the most out of my week’s rental, even going to my son’s school with my meters. Ha!

Here are the two meters I rented

Acoustimeter AM 10 EMF RF meter Acoustimeter AM 10

This meter measures Radio Frequencies including microwaves from 200 MHz up to 8 GHz. This is important because some RF meters can only detect up to about 3 GHz, completely missing the 5.0+ GHz frequencies of newer cordless phones and Wi-Fi routers.

Radio Frequency Fields have been linked to various types of cancer, tumors and health effects. This is usually what sensitive people feel… for example, feeling dizzy or weird while talking on cell phone or standing near a wi fi tower.

Radio Frequency Fields come from all cell towers and cell phones, all cordless phones, all microwave ovens, all Wi-Fi routers, Bluetooth, smart meters, TV channels 12 and up, and most other digital devices in the modern wireless world.


Alpha UHS Gaussmeter ELF VLF meter

Alpha UHS Gaussmeter

This meter measures ELF (Extremely Low-Frequency) and VLF (Very Low Frequency) Magnetic Fields.

These are most often linked to serious health issues like childhood leukemia and other cancers in research studies.

ELF and VLF are found in power lines, electrical panels, transformers, electrical wiring, lighting, refrigerators, appliances, computers, electronics and most other electrical sources. You simply turn the Alpha UHS meter on, hold it where you want to test, and read the number on the display.

“How can I offset EMF, ELF, VLF, RF, etc?”

The good news is, unless your house is literally on top of power lines, you are able to offset almost all of these EMFs with various tricks and tools.

This is such a passion point of mine that I’ve put together a FREE download for you with more simple tips to reduce your and your family’s EMF exposure.

Click the image below to get it and be sure to share with loved ones!

You don’t have to live in a bubble

We live in a digital world and that ain’t gonna change. But there is plenty of opportunity to be proactive and protective. Here’s more information on how to reduce your EMF exposure (and why you’d want to).

How about you?

Are you concerned about EMFs? What do you do to limit your exposure? Share with us in the comments below!

About the Author

Genevieve Howland is a childbirth educator and breastfeeding advocate. She is the bestselling author of The Mama Natural Week-by-Week Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth and creator of the Mama Natural Birth Course. A mother of three, graduate of the University of Colorado, and YouTuber with over 75,000,000 views, she helps mothers and moms-to-be lead healthier and more natural lives.


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  1. As you know 5G is coming and I would recommend to be aware why should you be considered about it.
    “5G is a paradigm shift in technology and infrastructure. According to the FCC it is focused on making additional multiple-band spectrum available for 5G services.
    This will not only utilise the existing 4G infrastructure but will bring in controversial millimetre wave spectrum for 5G terrestrial use with likely spectrum auctions in the 28 and 24 GHz bands. Then even up to 76 GHz and beyond.”
    You can read more about it here:

  2. The Owlet foot/sock baby monitor is gaining popularity. I did not want to use it as it’s a wireless device connected to the baby’s body. This just must be tons of EMF. Could you do a test on this or post about it?

  3. Can you tell me if a child ID tag (with bluetooth) is risky? My son is 3 years old. We are going out of the country. I found an ID tag with bluetooth that notifies me on my smartphone. Its for two weeks. Ill feel so much better if he has this. But are there health risks? TIA

  4. Hey Genevieve! Do you know anything about the EMFs that fitness trackers, like fit bits or bella beat give off?

  5. Really interesting thanks!

    On a separate note, just wondering if you guys are still doing a weekly show type thing? I used to love watching it! Think it went from irl to soul food? Anyway have had some time away from internet browsing and now find the site quite different and so far a little tricky to navagate in terms of specifics and knowing what is from when time line wise, if that’s the aim that’s cool, just wondered if I was missing some obvious navigation tool! I fancied a binge watch of your food hauls etc (haha my idea of relaxing!)

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