You probably already know about EMF radiation’s negative effects on the human body and how it is crucial to find ways to protect ourselves. Aluminum foil is effective in blocking harmful EMF radiation.
Aluminum is so effective because it is a very good conductor of electrical currents. The external field causes the electrical charges in the aluminum to align themselves in such a way that cancels out the EMF’s effect on anything that is behind it.
The thickness of the aluminum doesn’t matter. The thin aluminum foil protects from EMF radiation just as a heavier piece would. Also, a sheet of aluminum mesh would also work to block EMF radiation. The gaps in the mesh must be smaller than the smallest wavelength, so you might want to just go with regular sheets of aluminum to stay protected.
It is important to know that aluminum does not absorb the EMF it just blocks it. The aluminum needs to be between you and the EMF-producing device (WiFi router, cell phone, etc.), or your cells may still be affected by EMF radiation.
This principle is illustrated by the famous scientific creation called the “Faraday Cage”. The scientist Michael Faraday designed and built the Faraday cage to demonstrate how some materials, like aluminum, can block EMF radiation. It is used to protect sensitive materials from harmful waves.
By Antoine Taveneaux [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], from Wikimedia Commons
In summation; the Faraday cage is scientific proof that aluminum blocks EMF radiation.
3 Practical Ways to Block EMF Radiation
Now that we know aluminum foil blocks EMF radiation we can discuss some practical ways to utilize this principle for your benefit.
Use it to Block WiFi
The WiFi in your home or office is one of the biggest producers of EMF radiation. Ideally, eliminating it from your home would drastically reduce the level of harmful radiation in your environment.
This probably sounds like a ridiculous idea, so a possible compromise is to create a ‘Faraday cage’ out of aluminum foil to envelope it during the night hours or other times in which WiFi isn’t in use. The Faraday cage will block the EMF from escaping and attacking your body.
A Faraday cage can easily be constructed from normal, household, materials. Wood, cardboard, tape, and aluminum foil are the only materials that you will need.
Store Home Electronics in an Aluminum Foil Lined Box
Cellular phones, tablets, and other personal devices also produce a lot of EMF. A good way to reduce this is to store them in a cardboard box that is lined with aluminum foil. This uses the same principle as the Faraday cage to block the EMF radiation.
This doesn’t have to be a big deal. You can even turn it into a fun weekend project where you create an aluminum cage or a special aluminum box for all your electronics.
Install a Radiant Barrier
This suggestion is only practical if you are going to renovate or build a new home. These barriers can be placed under drywall and they can be very effective at blocking radiation. They are made of a very tough, virtually tearproof, aluminum foil. It will not completely shield you but it will go a long way in reducing your exposure to EMF radiation.
EMF radiation is a very serious concern that needs more attention. Long-term, low exposure, to EMF radiation has been linked to a variety of health issues ranging from headaches to cancer. Modern technology such as WiFi routers, cell phones, computers, etc. increases the amount of EMF in your home or office building.
Michael Faraday’s 19th-century invention, the Faraday Cage, proves that aluminum foil can function as an EMF blocker. Its unique characteristics prevent the EMF energy waves from penetrating it and reflecting it back. There are multiple ways to use aluminum foil to protect yourself from EMF radiation.
Reducing and blocking your exposure to EMF radiation should be a serious concern for your home. Research the subject further and take steps to reduce and prevent EMF radiation from reaching your body. Consider using aluminum foil as a weapon against EMF radiation exposure.
Our world of cutting-edge technology does not come without a price. Modern electronics create more Electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation. This radiation can be very harmful to living things and it is perhaps linked to an increase in certain sicknesses in recent decades. Since technology will keep advancing our best bet is to find a way to protect ourselves from EMF radiation.
It is a popular belief that tin foil may protect our systems from EMF radiation and prevent the resulting illnesses. In this text we will discuss EMF and if tin foil can protect us from harm.
Ali copr thickness of sheet is proportional to attenuation. So sheet metal will deflect end better than foil, as far as I understand frequency penetration physics. Will have to test on wifi router n neter n let u know.
Robert Moorman says
I took a sheet of Sheet Metal and wrapped it around my cellphone and tested it. My meter dropped down to .5, so far its working.