The Best EMF Meters (for keeping your family safe)

Looking for the best emf meter to measure harmful RF radiation or magnetic fields emanating from your home? In this article, I discuss the emf meters I own, which ones work best for homeowners trying to learn about emf mitigation techniques without spending a fortune, and which meters NOT to buy if you want to be able to test all types of EMF accurately. By the end of this article, you’ll have a good idea of which emf meter is right for you. As always, if you have questions about EMF’s or any of the meters listed below, ask away in the comment section at the bottom of this page.

Summary: EMF Meter Top Picks

  • Best EMF Meter For Checking Wifi, Bluetooth, Etc… (RF Radiation):  AM-10
  • The Easiest EMF Meter To Use For Checking Magnetic & Electric Fields (like saunas): TF2
  • The Best Triple Axis Magnetic Field Meter On The Market: UHS-2
  • The 2nd Best All Around Meter That Tests Everything: 88T Plus
  • Body Voltage Kit To Find Hiding Electric Fields: BVK
  • 2nd Best Electric & Magnetic Field Meter: 3030B

The meters mentioned in the video:

For most people, these are the 2 best emf meters for home use:

1) Cornett ED 88t https://amzn.to/2JCg0GW

2) Trifield TF2 https://amzn.to/2Q4djiv

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(not recommended) Trifield 100 XE https://amzn.to/2W1reLG
Trifield TF2 https://amzn.to/2Q4djiv
Cornett ED 88t https://amzn.to/2JCg0GW
Acoustimeter Am-10 https://amzn.to/2HiNVmC
Gigahertz Solutions https://amzn.to/2PY1lXC
Meterk https://amzn.to/2Hfn6iU
Alpha Labs UHS-2 https://amzn.to/2VgKqkc

DO NOT BUY THIS ONE BY MISTAKE!!! – https://amzn.to/2E78pMT


Your Guide to Finding (And Buying) the Best EMF Meters out There

Here’s a little introduction for those of you who have no clue what we are talking about. You’ve seen those scary movies in which a ghost hunter is walking around with a little electronic device in their hands. That device which looks like a giant cell phone is an electro-magnetic field (EMF) meter.

On a daily basis, we are exposed to a lot of electromagnetic radiation. Don’t freak out just because of the word radiation. Not all of it is dangerous. But more on that a little later. This radiation coming from alternating current, the kind of electricity we use at home, can be measured using EMF meters.

The reason ghost hunters seem to use it is because according to Professor Johnjoe McFadden from the School of Biomedical and Life Sciences at the University of Surrey, conscious minds emit a certain amount of EMF which does not go away even after death. And although there is no scientific proof of it, ghosthunters who believe in that theory use EMF meters to look for electric current to determine the presence of a spirit.

EMF Meters: Not Just for Ghost Hunters

But EMF meters are not just for those who are interested in paranormal activity. It is actually an everyday device that can be useful around the house in detecting problems with electrical wiring and power lines of functional electronic appliances. We are surrounded by such appliances and all of them are sources of electromagnetic radiation. They are at an acceptable level and that is how we haven’t all ended up with radiation poisoning or cancer.

What Are EMF Meters and How Do They Work?

So what is their purpose in our houses? To understand that, you need to know a couple of things about electromagnetism. It is the combination of electric and magnetic forces and occurs when electric current moves or changes. Stronger the current, higher the reading on an EMF meter. Devices like cell phones, laptops, microwaves and even television sets are man-made sources of EMF.

With the onset of modern technology, more and more people were able to afford these devices. That boom led to conversations about exposure to the radiation from such devices. And what happens when everyone in the house has a cell phone, there is a microwave and of course, a television in the house? Getting an EMF meter to see if the house is under hazardous levels is probably how these little machines entered the average household. Otherwise, they were devices for those fixing busted power lines and electronics.

Now that you know what they are for, operating them and reading the data is going to be rather easy. Every EMF meter has an on/off switch for obvious reasons, an antenna to detect the presence of AC or DC current and an analog or digital display where you can see the reading. If there is no electromagnetic field in the vicinity, the needle of an analog meter stays at zero and digital meters display a zero.

There are two types of EMF meters in the market: single-axis and tri-axis. A single-axis EMF meter measures readings only in one direction. So you need to move around, pointing the device in different directions for readings from all three axes (X, Y, Z).

You have seen ghost hunters do this.

Single-axis meters are commonly bought because they are cheaper, their readings are basic and easy to understand and they have LED lights. And for most people who are not professional, this is enough because they just want to use it in their homes.

Tri-axis meters give you a lot more detailed data about the X, Y and Z axis. They are slightly more expensive than single-axis EMF meters. The readings are displayed in milligauss, gauss or micro-tesla and they can be used from one spot to detect electromagnetic fields on all three axes. Many of them can even provide low-level magnetic fields with good accuracy.

ELF-EMF meters: You will often also see the letters ‘ELF-EMF’ in the name or specifications of some devices. ELF stands for extremely low-frequency fields. These devices are used to check the levels of EMFs coming from sources like power lines and sockets. These devices work on a battery and come with:

  • Antenna, which is used to find the EMF.
  • Detector, which shows radio frequency (RF), electric field (EF), magnetic field (MF), depending on the model.
  • Indicator, which displays the readings.

Some of these devices show the readings in Gauss and Tesla.

Now, there is another way to do this. There are loads of free or cheap apps that can give you EMF readings using your phone, just the way you have compass apps. But these readings are not accurate and hence, unreliable. They may be okay to use if you are just fooling around.

Features: How to Pick a Good EMF Meter?

Now, the way to pick a good EMF meter is to know the specific purposes of the purchase. Like mentioned above, if you are just fooling around you can get a free app on your phone. But if you want to buy it because periodically, you want to check the overall EMF levels in your house or to detect and fix electrical issues in a house (for personal or professional reasons). Or maybe you are a ghost hunter. Once you know the reason, it is easy to pick and choose the features and find the model that is perfect for you. So, let’s look at some features.

You can also make that decision based on the different kinds of radiation you want to measure. Do you want to measure the electric field from monitors and extension cords? Or do you want to check the magnetic field from power lines and other appliances? Or are you concerned by the radio waves emitted by cell phones and microwaves? You can find an EMF meter depending on what you want to measure. Don’t worry, you don’t have to buy one device for each of these readings. Many of them come in combinations.

  • Sensor Accuracy: If you are going to spend money and buy an EMF meter, the most important thing to know is if the sensor is accurate and actually sensitive. You might think that you want to detect the faintest of changes but while measuring electromagnetic fields, external factors like traffic outside the window and the weather should also be taken into account. Sometimes the most sensitive EMF meter is not helpful because the reading constantly fluctuates. But sometimes depending on why you are using it, that is exactly what you want. If you know the answer to “why,” this becomes an easy choice. Also, the more accuracy you chase, the more expensive your device will get. Be prepared for that.
  • User Interface: This is another crucial feature to look for in an EMF meter. Even if your device gives you all the readings you need, what is the point if it is too complicated and you don’t understand a thing? After deciding why you want to buy an EMF meter, this is the thing to look for. You can start the process with deciding between analog and digital devices. Both types are equally sought after. If it is digital, check to see if the screen is big enough and the readings are easily readable? Is it clear enough? Such small details decide whether your work with the device is breezy or turns into a chore.
  • Portability and Durability: This is a device that you want to buy and use without worrying about things like maintenance and servicing. There are enough other products in our daily life that make us go through that dance with the manufacturer. You want a device that you can carry around and adapts just fine to any weather. Considering that this is a handheld device, you also want to make sure that it doesn’t get shattered into a million pieces if it accidentally slips through your fingers.

What Are My Options?

Once you have decided the “why,” the “what” and understand the core features of an EMF meter, your choice of products will be a considerably small pool. Hopefully, to just a handful of companies. You might even know which one to buy the moment you see it. Let’s venture into the market.

#1 EMF Meter TF2 by Trifield

The TriField TF2 EMF meter comes highly recommended. It is an AC gaussmeter, an AC electric field meter and a radio power density meter. It is popular for its fast and accurate measurements. The device is 1.5 x 2.8 x 5.2 inches and weighs about 12 ounces. It has a 2.4 x 3 inch LCD screen for display.

Now, this is important. It has a special frequency weighted mode which measures electric current from the EMF coming from the human body. That has a small impact on your readings. You can choose standard or weighted magnetic field mode (Standard MAG/Weighted MAG) with the turn of a knob. In a typical space with low EMF levels, living areas read less than 3.0 milligauss on Standard MAG and 5.0 milligauss or less on Weighter MAG.

This is a tri-axis meter, which means how you orient the device doesn’t matter. It shows electric and magnetic readings of wherever you are standing on all three axes. It also doesn’t matter if you are blocking it with your hand.

This device also has a radio frequency or RF detector which can be used to check up on your cell phones and Wi-Fi connections etc. RF signals are pulsing, like the readings of an ECG machine. So you will see the bars go up and down as and when your EMF meter detects digital radio frequency signals. The sensors for this feature work well when the top of the meter is pointed towards the source. Your hand can block digital radio frequency signals. So hold the meter at the bottom.

For context, here’s what you need to know. Your Wi-Fi router pulses more than once a second. Microwave ovens are not digital pulses but more continuous. Radio frequencies can be shielded well with any metal sheet like an aluminum foil or a metal mesh. They work the way mirrors do with light. If you want to check it, wrap your EMF meter in foil and see what happens to the readings.

Both electric and radio frequencies are stronger when the machine is closer to the human body because we are electrically conductive. An EMF meter in your hands is likely to have a higher reading than the one placed on the floor or a table.

Product Specifications

  • The T2 EMF meter by Trifield detects all three types of EMF pollution: AC magnetic, AC electric, and RF/microwave.
  • It has a special frequency weighting mode to measure electric current in the human body.
  • The AC Magnetic Mode covers 40 Hertz (Hz)–100 kiloHertz (kHz) with a range of 0.1–100.0 milligauss (mG).
  • The AC Electric Mode covers 40 Hertz (Hz)–100 kiloHertz (kHz) with a range of 1–1000 volts per meter (V/m).
  • The RF Mode covers 20 MegaHertz (MHz) – 6 GigaHertz (GHz) with a range of 0.001–19.999 milliwatts per square meter (mW/m2).
  • It runs on a 9V battery.

Pros

  • The interface is user friendly and the price is quite competitive for all that it offers.
  • The AC magnetic measurements are 3-axis, which allows for quick readings, regardless of how the meter is oriented.
  • It has a sensitive RF mode which helps you measure electromagnetic fields in mobile phones and Wi-Fi routers.
  • Does both standard AC and weighted readings.
  • It has a large LCD display for clear and accurate readings.
  • It has an adjustable backlight.
  • It has an audio indicator which emits a sound. It is helpful in pinpointing EMF sources.
  • It has a peak hold which captures fast pulses and helps measure fast digital signals.
  • It is easy to use. Just turn the knob to get the kind of measurements you want.
  • The battery can live for more than 20 hours.

Cons

  • With the backlight on, the battery lasts only 12 hours.
  • You can access the audio and backlight buttons by removing the battery cover. That can be annoying.
  • The average user does not need the weighted mode. In fact, it is too much information.

Conclusion

The fact that it has a long list of pros should tell you that this is one of the best EMF meters out there, no matter what your purpose of buying this device is. It comes highly recommended and is easy to use. Go for it.

#2 Advanced GQ EMF-390

The Advanced GQ EMF-390 is a portable device designed for industrial, commercial, research and evaluation purposes. The company takes pride in making a device for universities, research labs and repair shops. But it has the simplicity that is required for a novice to use it at home.

It is a tri-axis device that can measure electromagnetic fields on all three axes. It gives readings of electric field, radio frequency and radio spectrum power analyzer. It can be used to measure any of these readings both indoors and outdoors.

And here’s where it gets user friendly. It has a safety suggestion indicator with audio and visual alarms to indicate overall radiation risk.

The data can be stored using the on-board flash memory and downloaded into .csv format file with free software EMF-PRO for further analysis. It has a black and white LCD module and a front LCD indicator to read the data. It also has a gyroscope which helps you read the data upside down.

The GQ RF Browser can be used to monitor radiation from cell phones, cell phone towers, smart meters and Wi-Fi routers. And a real-time clock enables time-related data measurement. The device also has a USB port that can be used for power supply other than the rechargeable Li-Ion battery.

Product Specifications

  • It can detect radio frequencies up to 10 Ghz.
  • It can detect electromagnetic fields on all three axes up to 400 Khz.
  • It has a range from 0.0 to 500 mG and a resolution of 0.1/1 mG.
  • Its electric field has a range of 0 V/m to 1000V/m and a resolution of 0.1 V/m.
  • It has an audible alarm in the form of a beep or a siren.
  • It has a visual alarm in the form of green and red LEDs.
  • It can operate in 41-104 degrees Fahrenheit and below 80% relative humidity.
  • It has a built-in RF spectrum analyzer and a GQ RF browser for real-time monitoring.
  • It has multiple high sensitivity sensors to detect readings from power lines, smart meters, cell phones and microwaves, etc.
  • It has an LCD dot matrix display with a backlight.
  • It consumes 25 mW to 125 mW power.
  • It requires a 3.7V Li-Ion battery or USB power.
  • Dimensions 5.25” x 3” x 1”

Pros

  • It can display an impressive amount of data while it is still taking readings.
  • It has a built-in flash memory to store all that data.
  • The stored data can be downloaded using free software.
  • It displays all three readings at the same time.
  • It comes with a safety suggestion that tells you the level of danger based on the readings.

Cons

  • All three readings at the same time can be overwhelming if you are not a professional.
  • It gets into too many specifics even with individual data.
  • Detects and displays reading from multiple devices at the same time. That can be confusing if you are not a pro.

Conclusion

If you get used to the enormous amounts of data it shows, this device can be useful and fun too. And that is perhaps one of these reasons it is quickly becoming a popular purchase. And that fact that it has pros like the safety suggestion makes it easy to ignore all the readings that you don’t understand. So maybe it acquired taste and you can learn to love it.

#3 Acoustimeter RF Meter Model AM-10

This is a simple, reliable and user-friendly radio frequency meter. It is almost perfect to check on the devices at home and understand your immediate environment.

The device measures radio frequency only and not electric field or magnetic field like the earlier models. It comes equipped with two LED lights and an LCD display. The readings are updated slowly so that you have time to take note of them.

It displays peak hold and average levels of the RF electromagnetic fields with a range that covers most modern communication systems. It also lets out a little sound when it identifies an EMF source. And to make this easy, the device has a speaker and an output socket where you can plug-in your headphones. Although it is a rough guide, an acoustimeter provides sound samples for different sources so that you can easily identify them when your device identifies them. This is particularly helpful if you are among multiple RF-emitting devices.

The antenna is right on top of the device. It identifies the sources best when they are behind the device but is also quite good with sources on either side of the EMF meter.

The batteries typically run for 25 hours.

Product Specifications

  • It measures electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones, Wi-Fi, base stations, most TV towers, etc.
  • Its sensors are extra sensitive, measuring from 0.01 to 6.0 V/m.
  • Its wide frequency range covers 200 MHz to 8 GHz.
  • It has a short PCB monopole antenna.
  • It has a digital read-out down to 0.02 V/m or 1uW/m2.
  • It has an accuracy of ±6 dB and its dimensions are 7.4” x 4” x 1.2”.
  • It runs on two 1.2-1.5V rechargeable AA batteries that draw 105 mA at 3 volts.
  • Its battery operates up to 20 hours.

Pros

  • Its user interface is probably the easiest of all such devices.
  • It has an extended frequency range. It measures radio frequency/microwave radiation (200 MHz – 8.0 GHz) with Audio Signal Analysis.
  • The LCD displays peak and average values.
  • The LED indicators display a quick visual of RF intensity.
  • There are instructions to help you on the back of the device.
  • It is extremely accurate and sturdy.
  • It is easy to use and small enough to carry in a pocket or a bag.
  • The company offers a 2-year warranty.

Cons

  • It does not give magnetic or electric field readings. This is only Radio Frequencies.
  • It does not read signals well if the source is in front of the EMF meter because the LCD display acts as an RF screen.
  • The included batteries aren’t great. You might want to have extras ready.
  • A bit overpriced for the features it offers.
  • It is a bit bulky and is not a looker.

Conclusion

If you know what you are looking for, this might just be the device you want. Not everyone is looking for an EMF meter with EF and MF readings. So it can be value for money if you use it vigorously and make life changes based on the readings. That said, this is a bit pricey for just one set of readings.

#4 Cornet ED-88T

The Cornet ED-88T is another 3-in-1 in the market that measures all three types of EMF pollution: electric field, magnetic field and radio frequency. And it is good too. It also measures low frequency electric and magnetic fields so you are likely to see “ELF-EMF meter” in its title and description.

The manufacturer takes pride in making a device that will help you understand your home or office environment easily based on the RF readings from this EMF meter. With this device, it is easy to identify sources of EMF pollution and rectify it as you see fit.

You can use this EMF meter to check things like radiation in your space because of cell phone towers, other telecommunication devices, Wi-Fi routers, spycams and wireless bug finders. This, of course, is apart from the usual readings from microwave oven leaks, AC power lines, transformer radiation, etc.

Product Specifications

  • It has a broad frequency range from 100 MHz to 8 GHz.
  • It has a wide radio frequency detection range from 100 MHz to 8 GHz.
  • It can measure low frequency magnetic fields from 50 Hz to 10 kHz.
  • It can measure low frequency electric fields from 50 Hz to 50 kHz.
  • The signal power levels are displayed on the LCD in the form of a moving histogram.
  • It has a color LED with 8 segment level display with audio output.
  • It has a super wide dynamic range of 60 dB.
  • It can measure three types of EMF pollution: radio frequency, low Frequency Gauss, low frequency electric field.
  • It measures analog radio frequency (AM and FM) and digital burst radio frequency (GSM, TDMA, CDMA, DECT, ZigBee, Bluetooth, UWB, Wi-Fi, Wi-MAX) at 2.4GHz.
  • It automatically logs and records the data up to 1000 measured readings.
  • It has a USB interface to connect to a computer.

Pros

  • It measures all types of EMF radiations.
  • Instead of just signal strength, this Cornet EMF meter gives you the actual readings that it is picking up.
  • Its radio frequency sensors are very sensitive and extremely accurate.
  • It has a sound output when the radio frequency gets into hazardous levels.
  • The Histogram feature allows you to look back at the readings and really register what happened. Because with some devices, the spike comes and goes very quickly making it easy for you to miss. With this feature, you won’t.
  • It is an easy-to-use device that is great for the evaluation of personal Electrosmog exposure.

Cons

  • It does not have too many buttons making the operation a bit limiting and even confusing. The user manual is not very helpful either.
  • The primary readings displayed in big are in Tesla and you can’t change it either.

Conclusion

It is a pretty good EMF meter and is quite up there with TriField in demand, especially by professionals. Some of its unique functions explain why. It is a high quality meter and is priced accordingly. When you have a machine like this, it is hard to go wrong. And once again, it passes the layman’s test for a good product. It has more pros than cons and that has got to mean something.

#5 Latnex HF-B3G

The Latnex HF-B3G is not a bad product. It promises to do a limited number of jobs and does them well. It can measure and monitor radio frequencies in an electromagnetic space. It has a range of 50 MHz to 3.5 GHz. You can use this device to measure high frequency RF wave field strength.

Like Cornet, this too is a good product to check on radiation coming from the nearest cell phone base station antenna, spy cameras and wireless bug finders. It is a preferred product by beginners and advanced users. When the environment is safe, the readings should be under 0.0003 µW/cm2.

The company offers free technical support with every purchase. The Latnex HF-B3G comes with a user manual and beginner’s guide.

Product Specifications

  • It measures all three axes and has a digital display.
  • It has a frequency range that covers 50 MHz to 3.5 GHz.
  • Its RF range covers 38mV to 20V/M.
  • It comes with an LCD display.
  • It can read and store data up to 200 sets.
  • It has a buzzer audio output system.
  • It has a sample rate of 1.5 times per second.
  • It requires one 9V battery that has a life of approximately 15 hours.
  • It has an auto power off facility which is adjustable. The default time is 15 minutes.
  • It can operate between 25 to 75% relative humidity. And can be stored at 0 to 80% relative humidity.
  • It is 6.3 x 2.36 x 7.69 inches and weighs .044 pounds.

Pros

  • It measures all three axes.
  • Manufacturer ships it with a battery.
  • It can store up to 200 data sets.
  • It has an audio output when in hazardous spaces.
  • It is extremely lightweight.
  • It has an auto power off facility with an adjustable time frame.

Cons

  • It measures only radio frequency.
  • This product is relatively new in the market so not much research can be done.
  • A bit too pricey for only one EMF reading.

Conclusion

It has not been around for too long and offers only one reading and is priced in the TriField range. So honestly this is not my favorite product. But if you are not looking to measure electric field and magnetic field then maybe you want to take a look at this. It is, after all, easy to use and utilitarian.

#6 TACKLife EMF Meter

Now this is one EMF meter with cool looks. This is the one you’ve often seen in movies, being used by ghost hunters. Unfortunately, it’s not the ideal device if you want to check radiation levels from appliances like cell phones and microwaves.

That’s right. I’m sorry to tell you that it doesn’t give radio frequency readings. But it can detect High Frequency electric and magnetic fields. But you can check the readings and lock them for storage and review purposes in the device itself. You don’t have to wait till you can transfer it to a computer and analyze it. It has a sound and light alarm when you are in unsafe environments. It is rather accurate and, might I say, playful about it. But the sound can be switched off so it doesn’t turn into a nuisance. It is a good device to test television sets, induction cooktops, refrigerators, computers and other low-frequency home appliances.

It is rather cheap and that is just one of the reasons why it is quite popular. It measures the ambient temperature while getting you the radiation numbers. It comes with a huge LCD display and shuts down after 15 minutes of inactivity.

Product Specifications

  • It can measure large frequencies from 5 HZ-3500 MHz.
  • It cannot detect RF value directly.
  • It can test magnetic field radiation with optional units mg/µt and electric field with unit v/m.
  • It measures ambient temperature with two units (Celsius and Fahrenheit).
  • Specific values and high values can be locked for review purposes.
  • It has an LCD display that can be turned on and off.
  • You can connect a tripod to the back of the tester.
  • It has an alarm with light and audio. The sound frequency gets stronger as the radiation increases and the light turns from green to red. Green (mute): Less than 4mG; Yellow (low sound frequency): 4mG – 40mG; Red (high sound frequency): More than 40mG

Pros

  • It has a huge LCD for display with a backlight.
  • It has a power and sound alarm button for hazardous environments.
  • It can switch the temperature to Fahrenheit from Celsius.
  • It enables switching the unit of measurement for electromagnetic field strength (mG and μT) and electric field strength (V/M).
  • It allows the user to turn off the backlight and flashlight.
  • It is cheap.

Cons

  • No radio frequency readings.
  • Cannot disassemble the meter or change internal wiring.
  • Does not work well in high temperature or highly humid environments.

Conclusion

Except for the fact that it cannot radio frequency (which is what most people buying it for home use want) it is a pretty good product. It looks sleek and has an operational module. For what it does, it is quite utilitarian and cheap.

#7 Meterk EMF Meter

This EMF Meter can test electric field and magnetic field radiation and gives optimal test results. It is widely used not only for testing but also for learning about electromagnetic radiation, both indoors and outdoors. It is equipped with a built-in electromagnetic sensor and the readings are displayed on a large LCD digital display. The data is processed by a control microchip.

It can test electric field and magnetic field radiation at the same time. This device is typically used to measure radiation emitted by television sets, rice cookers, refrigerators, and electrical wires. It has a sound and light alarm system which is triggered in unsafe environments. The Meterk EMF meter also comes with a data hold and lock feature which can be used to store the highest radiation value along with any other reading the user deems fit for storage. It measures the environmental temperature and can display it in two units: Celsius and Fahrenheit.

Product Specifications

  • It records electric field readings with a range of 0~2000mG and magnetic field readings with a range of 0~200μT.
  • It has an alarm threshold of 40mG (for electric field) and 0.4μT (for magnetic field). When you cross over, it sounds danger.
  • Its test bandwidth covers a range of 30Hz to 300Hz.
  • It measures a single axis at a sampling rate of 0.5 Seconds
  • The LCD display goes up to four digits and when it goes over the range it simply displays “HI”. (That is not a hello.)
  • It operates well at a temperature range of 32 to 122 degree Fahrenheit and a relative humidity of 0 to 80%.
  • It has an accuracy of ±5% (50μT to 200μT)μT at 50Hz or 60Hz.
  • It requires three 1.5V AAA batteries, which the manufacturer provides at the time of shipping.
  • It is approximately 5.12 x 1.97 x 1.06 inches and weighs about 3.78 ounces.

Pros

  • It is easy to operate and easy to carry.
  • Records ambient temperature and displays it in two units.
  • Large LCD screen to display data.
  • The design is sleek.
  • It is cheap and affordable by all.

Cons

  • It does not give radio frequency readings.
  • It does not measure all three axes.
  • Quality cannot be vouched for and hence, accuracy is likely to be less reliable.

 

Conclusion

This is a good budget EMF meter if you don’t want RF readings. It doesn’t have the quality of the others (which is why it is last on the list) but it is a decent one to buy if this is your first EMF meter.

About Radiation

As promised in the introduction, here’s the crash course on radiation. The word itself is not something to be worried about. The sun emits radiation and at an acceptable frequency and wavelength, it is called visible light.

Is It All Lethal?

No. There are two types of radiation: ionising and non-ionising.

Ionising radiation can break chemical bonds. It can break electrons from atoms in water and even living tissue like the ones we have. High doses of this kind of radiation can cause damage to us because they are possibly carcinogenic. It is found in gamma rays and is often used in treating cancer.

Non-ionising radiation is nothing to worry about. It is found at acceptable levels in a lot of communication devices and microwaves. It is also present in UV rays used in tanning beds and infrared rays in heat lamps.

How to Protect Yourself

But there is no need to get all worked up. It is not catastrophic to use your cell phone while standing next to an oven. The levels are almost too low to cause any damage.

But as always, there are some precautions that you can take. Do not over-expose yourself to X-rays and sunlight. Do it in moderation. Put your phone away at night and whenever you are not using it. Use its speakers and earphones so that the device stays as far away as possible.

Unplug electronic devices whenever you can and go out once in a while. That’s good not just for your body but also for your mind.

We hope this detailed guide on EMF meters has helped you understand EMF meters better and also helped you select the right EMF meter. Don’t forget to take into account your specific use case and then choose the device from the list we’ve reviewed above!

11 thoughts on “The Best EMF Meters (for keeping your family safe)”

  1. Please finish the article! This is exactly the help we need. It’s so great that someone else has been there and done that and can give some advice. Here in Australia they are charging $500-$1500 for an emf meter from EMF websites. I don’t believe we should have to pay that for a meter! Looking forward to hearing your recommended meters.

  2. Please finish this article. No links or details just headings to be finished. Want to cut to the chase. And what are your selection factors. Need info on which meter for all aspects you discuss to check, and budget is better since I have lyme and cancer.

  3. Nice vidro you did of emf/etc evaluation of the Radiant Health sauna, with all your meters… Thanks! You did the hassle and meter cost for me. Convinced me on which sauna too, which I had dithered a while and was leaning SaunaRay due to no toxic finish, hypoallergenic basswood, Klinghardt’s recommendation mention, etc. But now you have convinced me on the Radiant Health… features, heating, build, plus amazing test results.

  4. Any idea as to when the videos with your updated recommendations for the various emf meters will be available? Or if you could list your recommendations?

  5. Hello Matt. I am looking for a way to test electrical fields, magnetic fields RF and body voltage. I am looking to test an infrared sauna and also use around the house to mitigate Emf exposure.

    Could you advise of any options . Are there affordable options that are still accurate? Or do I have to get more expensive metres to be accurate?

    Thanks very much for all of the information you have been providing it had been eye opening to say the least.

    Regards,
    Zach

    • Hi Crystal,

      Not sure how to answer this. A neutralization device that doesn’t reduce or remove the source, is usually quantified differently that most of the testing I do. Some people report that by introducing resonant frequencies and other things do help them, so I don’t want to take away from that. But as a general rule, said devices are not removing or reducing the source of EMF in the environment itself. Does that make sense?

      Funny you mention orgone… when I went to the Wilhelm Reich museum in Maine, some of the experiments he used to do with orgone energy boxes were pretty fascinating. I’m thinking about building one.

  6. A relative has a smart meter on the other side of her inner (thin) bedroom wall. I am intending to get a meter and demonstrate how dangerous that is; she will take some convincing.
    I understand you can shield them with metal gauze around them (and some kind of metal shielding inside the bedroom on the wall), but if you wrapped the smart meter with gauze, surely it would not work, and would be able to send readings, so the Utility Company wouldn’t allow it?

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