8 Tips to Help You Reduce Negative EMF Effects from Your Computer

Posted by on November 7, 2015 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 2 Comments

EMF AnaylsisBy Jeromy Johnson | EMFAnalysis.com

One of the most common questions I receive from people who have become electrically sensitive is “How can I use a computer without increasing my symptoms?”


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Some people experience headaches, brain fog, burning skin, chest pain, heart arrhythmia or other EHS symptoms when using a computer. Whether you already experience symptoms or simply want to use a computer in a healthier way, there are a number of practical things you can do to lower your EMF exposure.

Using a computer has often been a struggle for me since becoming electrically sensitive four years ago. I can have periods of high sensitivity that last for for weeks or months. During these times, being on a computer just 30 minutes a day can be a challenge for me.

However, through this process I have learned a lot about what works, and what does not when it comes to using a computer safely. My hope is that you can implement some of the solutions below to get back online or to simply prevent you and your family from experiencing the negative effects of EMFs.

Here are eight of my top low EMF computing solutions:

1.) Utilize the basic steps for safe computing. These are steps that you can use – even if you are not electrically sensitive. Read this article to learn a few quick modifications to your computer setup.


Low EMF Computing Headache2.) Heightened EMF sensitivity may come and go. As I mention above, I have had times when I could not tolerate using a computer. These times can be very discouraging. However, after some time, my symptoms would lessen and I could get back on the same machine that previously gave me intense headaches and/or heart palpitations. Overexposure will lead to downtime. Learn to pace yourself. You may be able to do 20 minutes per day and then work up to a couple hours or more per day. When you start to get a tension headache or that buzzing feeling in the head, back away and take a break for an hour or so. Taking a shower, running cold water on your hands and face or going for a walk in nature will help reduce the symptoms.

3.) Try an electronic keyboard. During times when your symptoms are intense, there are still ways to be productive. I typed this article on my AlphaSmart 3000. It is a battery powered electronic keyboard (with almost no EMFs!) that will allow you to type up to 100 pages that you can easily import into a computer. It’s amazing how productive and creative you can be without the distraction of the internet right in front of you! Many writers use these for their first drafts. Most of the material on this website was written on my AlphaSmart 3000 (pictured below). I recommend that you purchase the AlphaSmart Neo, which is a newer model than the 3000 that I have (Note: Get the Neo, rather than the Neo2). You can find a high quality model on ebay for $30. It is one of my favorite low EMF computing purchases and it will last you for years.

AlphaSmart 3000 Low EMF Computing

Your office can be anywhere with an AlphaSmart!

4.) Use your smart phone for communicating. This may sound antithetical to some, but hear me out. I have multiple EHS friends who have figured out that the least painful way for them to be connected to the world is through their smart phone. With the phone on Airplane mode, it is actually a very low EMF computer. You can type responses to your messages and then press “send”while the phone is on Airplane mode. The messages will be stored by the phone. Then, put the phone down on a table, turn off Airplane mode and walk away from the phone. Within a couple minutes, the phone will have sent all stored messages and downloaded any new messages.

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Low EMF Computing using Smart PhoneOther than a couple seconds of exposure after turning off Airplane mode (you could also have your spouse or a friend do this), this method is nearly EMF free and is a good option for those who need to stay connected for work or family reasons. The phone need not be off of Airplane mode more than 5 minutes a day, depending on how many times you need to check and send messages. Note that this method works for text messages, WhatsApp and most web based email like Gmail or Yahoo. It does not work for certain apps like Facebook Messenger or Google Hangout. This method works incredibly well for those who are too sensitized to EMFs to safely be on a computer.

5.) Not all computers are created equal. The severity of your symptoms may depend upon which computer you are using. I find that older systems with less processing power are easier to use without EHS symptoms. There is something about the newer, more powerful computer processors (especially solid state hard drives) that give me a headache and chest pain very quickly.

I have purposely tested many computers the past few years to see what works and what does not. The following is what I have found to work for me. Please note: We are all different and an electronic device that works for me may not work for you. However, in speaking to others who have experimented with various computer models and brands, the following is generally true for many people who are EHS.

Low(er) EMF computers that have given me fewer symptoms:

  • Low EMF Computing BadToshiba Satellite Laptop (Purchased 2015 – link to exact model here). This computer has minimal computing power, but works great for internet and word processing use. It is the only new computer I have tested where my headaches are manageable (likely due to the lower processing power). This computer is also very affordable (just $250) and you can still purchase it new on Amazon.
  • Dell Latitude E6510 Laptop (Purchased 2012) – An excellent computer with ample processing power that is very quiet and causes minimal symptoms for me.
  • Dell Inspirion M5010 Laptop (Purchased 2010) – Another low-EMF computer that I have used for years (pictured above). However, it may be hard to find a good used model online.
  • Many desktop computers (or laptops connected to a docking station) with separate monitors can also work well (Dell monitors from 2010-2011 work best for me). You can also use a screen magnifier so that you can sit farther back from the monitors. Desktop systems provide the ability to modify your work station in a way that lowers your EMF exposure (like moving the computer and screen farther away from your body).

The following are computers that I have reacted to very quickly (usually headaches and pressure in the chest within 10-20 minutes). I returned these computers and moved on.

  • MacBook Air Laptop (Purchased and returned 2012)
  • MacBook Laptop (Used 2013)
  • iMac Desktop (Used 2014)
  • Dell Inspirion 15 (Purchased and returned in 2014)
  • Dell Inspirion 15 3000 Series (Purchased and returned 2015)
  • HP Pavillion Laptop (Purchased 2013)

As a general rule, older Dell and new Toshiba laptops seem to work well for electrically sensitive people. Anything by Apple, along with HP’s and the newer Dell laptops tend to be high EMF machines. I have heard from many EHS people that Apple computers are the worst for them. It’s a shame because I really like Apple computer systems.

6.) Rotate Your Computers. If you happen to have a couple different computers (possibly one old computer and one new), it helps to limit the amount of time you spend on any one of them. I find that if I start reacting to one computer, it is best to not use it for a day or two. I usually cycle between 2-3 different laptops listed above, as well as my AlphaSmart. Every computer emits its own set of frequencies. By changing things often, it will help your body from becoming sensitized to any one computer.

7.) Work in a low EMF environment. You could have an ultra-low EMF computer, but if you are in a high EMF environment you may quickly develop symptoms. Here is a summary of how to measure and reduce the four types of EMFs in your home and/or work space.

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