Hematite is one of the most abundantly natural occurring materials on the earth but does hematite protect from EMF radiation? With its hundreds of other industrial applications, people are associating it with EMF protection and protection from all sorts of other negative energies.
EMF protection is not a new concept and several specially developed tools are available for this.
This article is a comprehensive guide about Hematite and its possible association with EMF protection
What is Hematite?
Hematite is a naturally occurring mineral mostly found in the shallow earth crust in abundance. It can be mined throughout the world in sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks.
Hematite appearance is extremely variable and it can be found in many different colors and textures. It can be found in its earthy, submetallic, and metallic appearance.
Hematite can have a wide color range too. It can be red, brown, black, gray, and even sliver in color. In nature, it can have micaceous, crystalline, botryoidal, massive, and fibrous forms.
It’s a nonmagnetic material and it does not respond to the magnetic field. However, some naturally occurring specimens have mineral diversity which makes them magnetic enough to attract some common magnetic but at large its nonmagnetic material.
What benefit does Hematite have?
Uses as a Pigment
The best industrial use of Hematite is as a pigment. Its name came from the Greek word “Haimatitis” which means Blood red. This name was given to him due to its blood-like red appearance when it’s crushed to a fine powder.
Its use as pigment dates back 40,000 years to cave painting. As the pigment used by cavemen was Hematite.
Uses as a Gem Material
Due to its variety of appearances, colors, and textures, Hematite has been widely used as a Gemstone in many parts of the world. In all cases, it’s used as a minor gem and it’s not expensive at all.
Stones with multi pigment layers and excellent crystal-like appearance are more likely to be used as gems rather than a pigment.
Uses as a Healing Stone
Without any scientific study, experiment, and natural occurring ability people around the work consider Hematite a healing stone. They consider it has abilities to absorb so-called negative energy and kill bacteria.
People also consider it magical to recover you from mental illness and help you to recover faster from a lot of physical and mental-related problems.
Does Hematite block EMF radiation?
Yes, Hematite does block EMF radiations. It’s a dense and most common naturally occurring iron oxide. Due to its density and crystal-like internal structure it can block EMF radiation and stop them from passing through it.
A plus point of Hematite as an EMF blocking agent is that it can be used in its natural state meaning no purification or processing is required. The high Iron molecule present in it makes it a good EMF blocking agent.
To block EMF radiation using Hematite, just put a crystal of Hematite in front of the EMF source. Now record reading from the opposite end of the crystal and you will see a sharp decrease in EMF value as compared to normal reading.
How does Hematite Block EMF radiation?
Hematite is a naturally occurring mineral with a high density and naturally occurring crystal structure. Hematite blocks EMF radiation due to its high density and crystal-like structure. Unlike metals, which block EMF radiations by inducing resisting EMF, hematite does not allow EMF radiations to pass through them.
What type of EMF radiation can Hematite block?
Hematite is an excellent EMF blocking material that can block a wide variety of EMF radiations. It can block both man-made electromagnetic radiation and naturally occurring nuclear radiation.
Hematite can effectively block all EMF radiations coming from a distance or nearby EMF source when a Hematite shield of recommended thickness is used. In most of its applications, Hematite is used to block ionizing radiation, a type that is very dangerous for humans.
Ionizing radiation is life-threatening and even a very small uncontrolled dose of these radiations for a very small interval of time can kill or seriously ill a healthy person.
Hematite can block
- Proton radiations
- Nuclear radiations
- CT scan machine radiation
- Radiations of chemotherapy machine
- EMF radiations from high voltage electric lines
Can Hematite protect you from EMF radiation?
Yes, Hematite can protect you from EMF radiations. When taken scientifically, Hematite can protect you from EMF radiations. Some scientific studies and experiments involve Hematite with different regular materials to improve regular material ability to block EMF.
When we consider our daily life, and the use of hematite for protection against EMF radiations. No, Hematite cannot protect us from EMF radiations.
This is because Hematite can only protect us from EMF radiation when it completely covers an EMF source or the subject that needs protection.
We know better that our daily activities cannot happen if we cover ourselves with hematite. Hematite cannot cover us as a cloth because naturally, it does not have that flexibility in it.
Another thing is its density. It’s quite dense, five times denser than aluminum, more than ten times denser than plastic, and has no comparison with the fabric we use for clothing.
EMF sources like cell phones that are also really on EMF to work cannot work if they are enclosed completely with a hematite-made shield.
Uses of Hematite in different technologies
Hematite is an inexpensive material and due to its high density, it is used for different applications where there is a need of stopping radiations in certain directions. Following are some of the industrial applications where hematite is used for blocking EMF radiations.
Hematite is the basic material used in X-ray machines to stop the spread of X-rays (a type of EMF radiation) in all directions. Hematite being highly dense and cost-efficient is the ideal solution for X-ray blocking.
CT scan machine
CT scan machines use EMF radiations to penetrate a human body and provide images of internal organs like the brain. These radiations if not controlled will be very dangerous for its operator and others around it.
Hematite is mixed with glass to create a perfect transparent EMF shield for CT scan machine operators. Hematite mixed glass shield was successfully tested against the EMF radiations that have a power rating from 15 to 300 Klioelectronvolt KeV (unit to measure Kinetic energy of electron in an electric field) .
Nuclear Power Plants
The nuclear power plant is the biggest source of ionizing radiation during their operation and to stop those radiations from leaking into the atmosphere a shield made of concrete mixed with Hematite is used. Hematite mixed concrete is considered an ideal solution for blocking these extremely dangerous ionizing radiations .
High power electric lines
PVC (basic plastic-type) when mixed with Hematite can provide excellent protection from EMF radiations that are being emitted by a high voltage electric source like high power electric lines or machines that need high electric current for operations.
An experimental study has shown that when Hematite mineral was mixed in a normal PVC material. PVC’s ability to absorb EMF radiation has increased many folds .
Disadvantages of Hematite
- Hematite has high density, which can make Hematite EMF blocking products, if any, difficult to carry.
- It’s not easy to shape Hematite, it will fracture on hammering and pressing
- There is no Hematite product available that can provide effective personal EMF protection.
Stones like Shungite are considered to be an alternative of Hematite for EMF blocking but like Hematite they also cannot provide EMF protection.
Metal like silver, aluminum and iron are the best for blocking EMF radiations and thus the best alternative of Hematite. Metals are lighter than Hematite and can be shaped very easily as compared to Hematite.
Hematite is a naturally occurring mineral that has a wide range of appearances, colors, and textures. Other than this hematite can also be used to block EMF radiations. Hematite due to its high density and crystal-like internal structure can block a wide variety of ionizing radiations.
Hematite can block X-rays, gamma rays, nuclear radiations, and radiations of different radiations machines. To block EMF radiation from a particular source using Hematite, that source has to be completely covered by a shield made from Hematite.
As hematite has a dense crystal-like structure that cannot be shaped and used as fabric, it cannot protect us from EMF radiation. Any shield for a cell phone or laptop made from Hematite will be too heavy to use and carry.
So the conclusion is that Hematite can block some seriously dangerous ionizing EMF radiations but due to its blocking methods, density, and internal structure it cannot be used for personal protection against any EMF source in our daily life.
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