EMF Protection Scams Exposed

There’s not a week that goes by when I’m not asked about the many scam ‘EMF protection’ products for sale. “Which plug-in EMF neutralizer should I buy”.. “Is the sticker on my phone protecting me?”.

As an electromagnetic radiation specialist trained in electromagnetics and EMR mitigation, every time I’m asked these questions I cringe.. Why? Well, to understand the complete picture it requires a bit of explaining.

It also goes against what you truly want…

Just plug it in, problem solved

So what do you want…? You want the ‘one product to solve all your EMF concerns’ – right?. Well, sorry to be the bearer of bad news but it simply does not exist.

There is something you can do though and I’ll tell you in a bit.

Let’s just stop and think for a moment.. We’re dealing with physics and radiation traveling at almost the speed of light. So how is a hologram sticker on your phone going to protect you? It’s going to have to defy the laws of physics – that’s how.

With even the most basic knowledge in science and physics the red flags start popping up – fast.

Still, thousands of dollars are siphoned off each and every year from naive consumers simply believing the claims of those promoting such products.

These scam products are extremely successful at robbing people of their money (and health) because:

  1. They know you desire a quick fix. A ‘miracle solution’ that you simply plug-in, wear or stick-on and all your EMF problems are solved.
  2. They’re hoping you know very little about how physics and electromagnetic fields actually work.
emf sticker
Physics defying sticker technology

No reduction in radiation

The real nail in the coffin for these misleading products is that they don’t reduce your exposure to EMFs in any way. The radiation is still hitting and penetrating your body. The damage is still being done. We can very easily measure this using our professional equipment – the best available from Germany.

So what’s their claim? That the devices emit frequencies to make your body able to ‘handle the radiation’. Therefore not affecting your health. They ‘smooth’ out the fields so it has less impact on your body.

By what mechanisms exactly? They won’t tell you because they don’t know. And what % of protection does it offer? Again they can’t tell you.

They also claim to “protect you from EMFs”. That would imply protecting you from microwave radiation, high frequency voltage transients, electric fields and magnetic fields. This is laughable for anyone qualified in the field.

This is no different to a health supplement claiming to ‘protect you from cigarette smoke’. Don’t worry, “just keep breathing the smoke in and you’ll be fine because you’re taking our supplement..”.

This exactly what the creators of these sham products are proposing.

So what would you rather? To remove the smoke completely (ie the cigarettes) or something to keep you breathing the toxic smoke in and telling you “don’t worry it’s eliminating all harm”.

“You can trust us…”.

Hey!! Don’t look inside!!

Now for the real test.. What is this incredible physics-defying technology being used? There’s only one way to find out – to open these products up!

With many of these so called EMF protections costing up to $1,000. The last thing you’re going to do is open it up and ruin its magical powers right?

Well that’s just what a bunch of people have done. Let’s have a look at what they found.

Here’s two different wall plug ins, the first with a ceramic epoxy and well… nothing else. The second has nothing but some ‘magical clay inside’.

This is what one customer had to say:

“So with this thing in hand, I wanted to see the amazing technology that negates physics; to discern what the learned scholars (who no doubt would earn a Nobel Prize for their efforts) discovered! The answer: goop.

Yup. The physics-defying technology involved appears to be little more than a dollop of cheap ceramic epoxy crammed over the ends of a $0.58 outlet plug!”

And here’s another – the popular ‘Blushield’, with nothing but some radiation busting LED lights inside. Groundbreaking technology right there folks! I guess they thought at the extortion price they’re selling these for that no one would dare open it to see what’s inside!

Here’s what an electrical engineer had to say:

“I’m an electrical engineer with a PhD and over 30 years of R&D experience with RF, analog, and digital circuitry and decades of design experience on a variety of products. A friend of mine had purchased one of these devices and said he felt like it might be helping him. Being highly skeptical of the whole premise advertised by the manufacturer, I asked him if I could open it to examine the insides and he obliged me.

Upon opening, it was immediately obvious that there is nothing contained in these units that will do anything more than blink the LEDs. Once I explained that to my friend, it wasn’t long before he admitted it was doing nothing for him. But he said he was embarrassed for paying all that money and had been trying to convince himself that it actually worked.

As another commenter said, the people selling this scam should be ashamed of themselves. As P.T. Barnum said, “There’s a sucker born every minute” and these people are cashing in.”

Endangering peoples lives

Reality is, these products are assisting in destroying peoples health by giving them a false sense of security. Those being exposed to high levels of EMR could now think they’re completely safe.

This is extremely dangerous and the people selling these products should be held responsible for the damage they’re doing.

So what can you do?

Seek a professional

If you require legal advice who would you talk to? Just some stranger off the street? Likely not! You’d seek a lawyer.

The same goes for electromagnetic radiation. Would you entirely trust someone who has no qualifications in the field who is trying to sell you so-called ‘protection’?

Or would you trust the certified EMR specialist who has no protection to sell you but can offer you their completely unbiased advice?

As qualified electromagnetic radiation specialists, in our professional opinion, we do not endorse the use of any plug-in devices, pendants, stickers etc claiming to reduce radiation exposures or the harmful effects of EMFs. If no reduction can be measured, it’s not reducing your risk.

It’s important to understand that we’re dealing with many types of EMFs (RF, DE, electric fields, magnetic fields) coming from hundreds of different sources (radar, stray currents, wiring errors etc). Each requiring very different methods for protection and mitigation.

The only real way to get properly protected from EMFs and lower your exposure is by having your home carefully assessed by a certified EMR specialist or building biologist in your area. Not for just wireless radiation but for all EMFs of concern.

If anyone tells you otherwise, they are clearly not qualified in the field and I would be running the other way!

Designed in Australia by our certified  EMR specialist
Designed in Australia by our certified EMR specialist

Matt Cossey conducts EMF assessments all over Australia. He also hosts the Invisible EMF Podcast.

  1. Hi Matt,
    Thank you for your article. I live very close to the power lines.
    I panned to install wire mesh in my attic and paint my rooms with the black pain advertised as a protector against the EMF. Can you please tell me what do you think about this expense?
    Thank you,

    1. Hi Dumitru, you’d want to get out an electromagnetic radiation specialist or building biologist to properly assess the home before implementing anything like that. Paint is going to do nothing in relation to the ‘shielding’ of EMR from power lines.

  2. Hi Matt. Thank you for your article. I have a neighbor who wants to put a special EMF cover on our Smart Meter. I was going to just let her do it, but it may affect our billing by only giving us an estimate of usage. What are your thoughts on Smart Meters and their dangers? She thinks it’s causing headaches, etc.

    1. They emit high levels of microwave radiation and also pollute the homes electricals so you have RF coming off your wiring. They are a health hazard in my view.

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