EMF RF Radiation Safety, Monitoring – Key Terminology

The digital age has been transformative for humans and our exposure to EMF RF radiation. In a time where there seems to be a new “smart” gadget or appliance daily – it’s no secret our exposure to RF radiation is skyrocketing.

I have measured the RF radiation density of many spaces, and can certainly confirm and attest to that. Working throughout Greater Vancouver I often find the density of RF is rising amongst all homes/ workplaces. The biological effects of our increased radiation exposure are drastic and we must take action to protect ourselves.

In this blog, I’ve broken down some of the key definitions to help you understand EMF RF radiation.


Common EMF RF radiation terminology

Broad Spectrum Meter

Broad-spectrum meters are leveraged to determine an overall measurement of radiation levels. They don’t provide information on individual sources, frequency, or amplitude. They offer a quick reading on the combined total of all high-frequency sources. 

Spectrum Analyzer 

A diagnostic tool used to test distinct frequency ranges, pinpoint independent frequency sources and provide information on signal strength and type. They can be used to get an exact frequency reading.

Electromagnetic Spectrum 

The range of frequencies of EM radiation produced by all sources of electromagnetic energy.


EMF RF Radiation Safety
This graphic illustrates where common equipment operates in a specific frequency range starting from a powerline, moving through the radiofrequency spectrum to phones, and ending with X-rays and gamma rays.



Non-ionizing energy does not break down the bonds between atoms and molecules, which means it does not break down chemical bonds within cells and tissues. Examples of non-ionizing energy include visible light and RF energy used in wireless communication.


Ionizing energy is an energy that can break down the bonds between atoms and molecules. Examples of ionizing energy include X-rays and gamma rays, which are both used in some medical treatments under medical supervision.

Power Density

Power density is the amount of electromagnetic energy in a given area. It is expressed in units of watts per square meter (W/m2).

RF Exposure Limits

Governments and organizations around the world have created standards and guidelines that limit exposure levels to protect the general public from harmful levels of RF exposure. Currently, regulations aren’t universal, and some countries have more stringent standards than others.


Electromagnetic-Sensitivity (ES) is intolerance to radiation from wireless technology and infrastructure such as cell phones, Wi-Fi, wireless utility “smart” meters, and cell towers and antennas. Symptoms experienced range from tingling in the hands and pain in the head when using a cell phone to severe and disabling illness. The most common symptoms are headaches, sleep disturbances, nausea, dizziness, cognitive and memory problems, a racing heart and heart palpitations, burning sensations, nose bleeds, and noise or light sensitivities.


To learn more about the equipment I use to measure EMF RF radiation, watch the video below. If you’re located in the Vancouver area and are looking to have testing done in your space, please  click here to book a free consultation with me.


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  • This is great information. Are you aware of any local or within Canada companies to add wearable bracelets ? Specific to for children. And information would be appreciated

    Thank you

    • Thanks Ania,

      I do not know of any companies that work with harmonizers. If you would like to chat more about it, give me a call at 7783846069

      • Are they turned on at a specific time in the morning? I do hear a sound after 6am for about 40 minutes or so. NOT impressed!!! I moved into a new place just after March 1, and it wasn’t here then.

        • Hi Sally,

          Yes, your home environment can change rapidly. With building biology we like to take a holistic approach and get to the bottem of any environmental issues you may be having. Feel free to contact me at your convenience: 7783846069

      • Hi there. I’m so concerned about the 5G. Is there anything that we can do to protect ourselves and our family from this? Thank you!

  • I’m interested in this special wifi you mentioned. I just recently moved into a new home. It was upgraded to 5g just a few days after I arrived and I’ve started to experience unusual symptoms. I’d like to know if the two are related.

    Thank you!

  • Are they turned on at a specific time in the morning? I do hear a sound after 6am for about 40 minutes or so. NOT impressed!!! I moved into a new place just after March 1, and it wasn’t here then.

  • Hey I live by the university around the Salton road area and we have bin experiencing weird symptoms Sewell wondering if it’s because of all this 5 stuff , and if it is… what can we do we have been experiencing nausea , kinda heat / tingling sensation s seems like it’s only happening late at night and or early morning ..weird stuff

    • Hi there, great question. All of those symptoms are very similar to EMF sensitivity. In building biology we like to take a holistic approach and it very well may not be EMF. Call me at your convenience 7783846069.

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