EMF DIY Protection

Which EMF Shielding Garments can Cause Toxic Heavy Metals to Accumulate in Your Body?

The Fabric that Your EMF Shielding Garments are Made From is Important

When our local Co-Op Electrical Utility installed smart meters on every house in our typical small lot suburban-density neighborhood, our home was suddenly within 150 ft of five neighboring wireless meters and our ambient EMF (radio/microwave field) exposure levels rose by  at that smart meter brand’s particular frequency by about 30%.    The levels were about the same inside and out, since the wood frame and stucco building materials that our home’s exterior was constructed from offers very little EMF shielding protection. 

That is when we “changed our underwear” so to speak.  We began wearing EMF shielding under garments, like the one you see in the photo, so as to reduce our daily now-unavoidable EMF exposure.

However, after six months of daily wear, we wondered if our RF Shielding T-shirts were causing other unexpected issues…. like a rise in metal loads for our bodies to deal with.

As demonstrated by the surprisingly long line that you can see in this Hair Analysis lab result (pictured above), the answer was yes,  

A tablespoon of hair and a $115 lab test like this one can be procured online at Direct Labs, and it can tell you, not only the metals your body has absorbed from your shielding garments, but other important metal loads that you should monitor regularly, such as mercury leaching into your system from dental work or fish consumption, which is toxic in even minuscule amounts.

Knowing your heavy metal burden so that you can take steps to help your body eliminate it safely, is of important for a several good reasons when it comes to EMF protection. For starters, all the metals used to fabricate EMF shielding garments,which are mainly silver, nickel, copper, tin, stainless steel (iron), but can include components of other metal alloys, are considered heavy metals, and each of these metals can have a big biological impact, each in its own various ways.

For example, mercury, which is a component of the metal amalgam used in dental fillings has been shown to be released into our system in greater amounts due to the presence of high exposure to electromagnetic fields, and government public reports, such as the USA National Library of Medicine, are warning pregnant women that perinatal exposure to mercury poses even greater risk.

In our case, this lab report revealed very high levels of silver and the source was obvious to us since the only silver we have been exposed to is this silver threaded shielding undershirt (pictured in the header above). Although silver is not one of the most toxic metals that various shielding garments are made of, high amounts of even low toxicity metals in your system can still have unwanted effects biologically, including allergies to the metal itself.

This AntiWave Tshirt, as its marketing description tells us, offers Intimate Protection against Microwave Radiation by shielding the body from radio microwave frequencies of 30 kHz to 3 Ghz up to 75% reduction (RF Smart Meters, most Cellphones, some WiFi, TV, AM/FM Radio, Satellite)

It is manufactured from 89% cotton, 9% nylon, 2% silver.  And the cost is about $100 USD, depending on size.   User Reviews report it can be somewhat itchy as shirt ages silver threads break, and that’s been my experience as well, even though the shirt has been washed gently by hand using a special non-corrosive laundry soap for metalized fabrics. 

We thought this product was a reasonable solution to reduce our EMF exposure from our new smart meters, but the lab results show the EMF protection comes with an unreasonable price in terms of heavy metal exposure.

So, what is my advice on Minimizing Your EMF Shielding Garment Metal Exposure?

For shielding garments that will touch against your skin anywhere stick with shielding fabric that is made with the shielding metal thread manufactured on the inside of a cotton or nylon encasement thread.

To clarify – there are two types of shielding fabric threads: those with metal on the outside and those with metal on the inside.

In other words, for safer shielding garments you will want to use metal threads that have been encased (on the inside) in a more typical clothing garment fabric such as cotton, as you see here.

Shielding fabric with threads that have metal on the outside encasing a thread such as nylon on the inside, is designed to give the metallic cloth a more draping fabric-like structure. These types of fabrics are best used for other shielding purposes such as window draperies or bed canopies, not shielded clothing garments worn against the skin.

If you are looking for an EMF undershirt, you’ll probably need to have a seamstress make it for you from Eco Cotton or other skin-friendly shielding material that is made especially for use in EMF shielding garments used against skin. Safe even for baby skin.

Or, even simpler, you can construct this little-or-no-sew EMF-Shielding Overshirt, which you can slip on over any street clothes. It is not only the least expensive EMF shielding solution, but also the least maintenance since wearing your shielding over your clothes also helps minimize laundering. We use it for casual wear around the house, and for driving in our car, where high fashion style is not an issue.

We hand-made these EMF shielding garment solutions using the fabrics found in Less EMF’s fabric sample booklet, which is the reference resource we use in our EMF detection and protection training.

You can find the free pattern and fabric requirements here: www.emf-experts.com/emf-clothing.html.


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Chris Young

Chris has been a licensed Professional Electrical Engineer for over 40 years, practicing in nearly half the States in the USA and serving as CEO of Executive Engineering Services for companies dedicated to making electrical power safer for people. His areas of professional expertise include utility, industrial, commercial and government entities, as well as private homes and work places. Though Chris was once an avid electronic technophile working in a corporate WiFi cloud, with constantly ringing cellphones holstered on each hip accommodating the 30 international engineering services offices reporting directly to him, his growing concern for Electrosmog, the consumer obliviousness to it, and the lack of expert understanding of biological hazards along with the lack of health-minded safety standards to deal with it, prompted him to retire early in order to devote his expertise to being part of the bigger solution - living with our technology safely and using it knowledgeably. Today, in addition to his highly respected training of worldwide Certified EMF Expert Consultants. Chris serves on the IEEE committees reviewing EMF safety standards, and he is a highly sought after leading authority on EMF Detection and Protection.
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