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Finding ways to turn your home into an EMF free zone are difficult, if not impossible. However, one handy trick I’ve found is to focus on protecting yourself, rather than trying to block out EMF radiation from the whole room.
One of the best ways to do this is by using an EMF radiation shielding Faraday blanket. While these products aren’t necessarily the cheapest, they claim to block 99% (or more) of EMF radiation.
My top 3 picks (in no particular order) for EMF shielding blankets are shown below (clicking the links will take you to the corresponding company websites):
In this article, I offer an in-depth review of each product to help you make the most informed decision about which is right for your needs. First, however, I look at why EMF radiation shielding blankets are such an important thing to have in your home.
Why use an EMF radiation shielding blanket?
As most of us probably know by now, all electrical devices give out something called electromagnetic radiation. This covers all wavelengths of the EMF spectrum, including x-rays, microwaves, and visible light (read my related article).
While some types of EMF radiation are known to be more harmful than others (looking at you x-rays), most people don’t consider the fact that they’re constantly exposed to potentially harmful EMF radiation through contact with devices like computers, TVs, WiFi routers, and smartphones.
Studies into the long-term health impacts of EMF radiation are currently quite thin on the ground, but this is mainly because the devices haven’t been around for long enough yet. Also, without sounding like a conspiracy theorist, there are more people invested in labeling this technology as harmless than there are advocating for its dangers.
Either way, EMF radiation is believed to impact some big things, including:
- Proper development during pregnancy
- Behavior of children (such as ADHD)
- An increased risk of cancer
So, as you can see, there are plenty of reasons to be concerned about the dangers of EMF radiation, particularly for more vulnerable groups, such as pregnant women or couples looking to have a child.
This is where EMF radiation shielding Faraday blankets come in. These are specially designed to create an insulating “cage” around your body, which helps to block almost all EMF radiation.
Many of these blankets are designed specifically for babies or for use during pregnancy, as babies are much more sensitive to EMF radiation than adults. However, there’s nothing stopping you from using an EMF radiation shielding blanket for your own protection.
1. Belly Armor Belly Blankets
The first product on my list comes from Belly Armor, which is a branch of RadiaShield. These blankets are designed specifically for use during pregnancy, and are perfectly sized to fit over your baby bump!
Overall, there is a wide range of blankets to choose from, each with different textiles and finishes. They’re soft to the touch, easy to wear and offer peace of mind because you know they’re made with industry-leading technology.
What I liked about the Belly Armor blankets
The first thing worth noting about the Belly Armor blankets is what they’re made from. A Faraday Cage is essentially a frame made from conductive metal that draws the EMF radiation away and grounds it. Well, Belly Armor blankets do just that.
The main active product in the Belly Armor blankets is silver thread. This is a particularly good choice because silver is one of the most conductive metals going, and it also has anti-bacterial properties (making it ideal for clothing).
These silver threads still do a great job of blocking and reflecting up to 99.9% of EMF radiation, even though the whole garment isn’t made of them. This is because, providing the threads touch, they still make a conductive shield.
What’s more, Belly Armor blankets are perfect for use by pregnant women and with children because RadiaShield ensures it doesn’t use any toxic or harmful chemicals, or heavy metals, during production. This means you can rest assured knowing you’re getting the best protection without exposing yourself to anything harmful.
However, probably my favorite feature about the Belly Armor blankets is how durable they are. Each blanket or maternity top is machine washable (in cold water) and will never lose its effectiveness. Sure, the fabric will wear over time like any garment, but the silver threads won’t wear down.
Belly Armor produces 2 types of their main pregnancy band: the Belly Band and the Embrace Band 2.0. The Belly Band can be worn under or over clothing, and is slightly looser fitting, whereas the Embrace Band is tighter and designed to be worn under your clothes. It’s really easy to choose which is right for you, and both come in a wide range of sizes.
What I didn’t like about the Belly Armor blankets
There’s very little bad to say about the Belly Armor EMF radiation shielding blankets. My only real issue is the fact that the blankets themselves are quite small, as they’re only designed to cover your baby bump.
However, the fact that the company also does pregnancy tops means they should probably do bigger blankets too. Realistically, this range is aimed at pregnant women, but even pregnant women probably want the option of bigger blankets.
That said, the range of EMF shielding blankets the company offers is quite extensive, and they definitely do exactly what they’re meant to. Also, if you do want a full-size EMF shielding blanket, then there are plenty of these on the market elsewhere.
- Belly Armor produces their blankets and pregnancy tops in a range of colors and styles, meaning you’ll be sure to find one that suits.
- All products use silver thread, which is very effective and blocks up to 99.9% of EMF radiation.
- Completely machine washable, and won’t lose efficacy over time.
- While they’re not particularly cheap, Belly Armor blankets are worth the investment because of how long they’ll keep working.
- Belly Armor could do with producing a greater range of sizes for their Belly Blankets in order to appeal to a wider audience.
2. Shield Your Body Baby Blanket
This EMF radiation shielding blanket from SYB is probably one of the best on the market. Not only is it made with hypoallergenic materials (perfect for baby), but it’s also versatile enough to be used both during and after pregnancy.
What’s more, this is the largest EMF radiation shielding blanket available on the market. Considering my one major issue with the Belly Blanket above is its size, this one solves that issue.
What I liked about the SYB baby blanket
The SYB EMF shielding baby blanket is made from hypoallergenic cotton flannel, which is incredibly soft and snuggly. Also, it’s completely fine to use around babies of all ages, including newborns. However, if you have any concerns, just pop it in the wash before first use.
As I mentioned above, this is actually the largest EMF shielding baby blanket on the market, and measures 40” x 32”. This makes it large enough for you to wrap baby in, or to use yourself when near sources of EMF radiation (this blanket is perfect for using while on a laptop, for example).
What’s more, this baby blanket uses one of the best materials for EMF radiation protection: silver thread. The blanket is made of approximately 18% silver thread, which might not sound like much, but it’s still enough to block up to 99.9% of EMF radiation.
Much like the Belly Armor blanket above, this seemingly small amount of silver thread is enough to form a protective “cage” around you or baby, so it will block out EMF radiation, meaning you can feel much safer regardless of where you are.
On that note, one thing I love about the SYB blanket is that, while it’s the largest on the market, it can still be folded up very small because it’s such a soft material. This means it’s really easy to slip into your handbag or baby bag, so you can take it with you everywhere.
The size of this blanket, and its portability, make it suitable not just for pregnant women and babies, but for anyone concerned above EMF radiation exposure. For example, I’d have absolutely no issue taking this blanket into work with me (it even comes in styles suitable for the office).
On the subject of colors, this EMF shielding blanket comes in plenty. There are more baby-focused ones (with polka dots), or even one aimed at adult users (which is just plain gray I’m afraid). Also, there are no harmful chemicals used during production, so there shouldn’t be any concerns using it around the baby.
The blanket is made of 3 layers, and it’s the middle one that contains the active silver thread. While there’s no concern about coming into contact with silver, it’s helpful to know that you’ll only ever be in contact with the super soft cotton flannel exterior.
What I didn’t like about the SYB baby blanket
Much like the Belly Armor blanket above, there’s very little negative to say about the SYB blanket. However, my only real critique is that it doesn’t come in loads of colors or finishes. There are 5 colorways available, which is fine, but compared to some others on the market, this isn’t loads.
That said, the lack of colors is made up for by the price of the blanket. It might look expensive at first glance, but when you compare it to others on the market and take into consideration the size, it’s actually pretty good value for money.
- This is the largest EMF radiation shielding blanket on the market, making it suitable for babies and adults alike.
- The super soft cotton fabric is hypoallergenic, so is perfect for baby.
- The silver thread blocks up to 99.9% of EMF radiation, giving you peace of mind in your safety.
- Completely machine washable, and won’t lose effectiveness over time.
- Although price might seem high initially, this blanket is actually surprisingly good value.
- Not really enough variety in colors and finishes when compared to some other EMF blankets on the market.
3, Defendershield EMF Protection Blanket
Defendershield is an industry leader when it comes to EMF radiation protection products, so you know that by choosing this one you’ll be getting years of experience.
While this might be the most expensive EMF protection blanket on this list, it’s probably also my favorite. This is mainly because it comes from such a reputable company, but I also think it’s the nicest feeling blanket, even if it’s not the most colorful.
What I liked about the Defendershield blanket
This blanket from Defendershield is pretty big, measuring 36” x 35”. While this isn’t as big as the SYB blanket above, it should still be big enough for most adults to use comfortably. After all, it’s most important to protect your torso when blocking EMF radiation.
Unlike the other blankets listed here, which are made from cotton, this blanket is made from bamboo fibers with a silver thread interior sheet. Bamboo is an excellent material because not only is it incredibly sustainable (fasting growing plant on the planet, after all), but is also has its own anti-bacterial and moisture-wicking properties.
This basically makes it an excellent choice for a blanket because it keeps you warm while drawing moisture away, and is suitable for use around babies because you don’t have to worry about it harboring dangerous microbes.
What’s more, Defendershield claims this blanket blocks 100% of EMF radiation, and while this is only 0.1% more than the others, that’s enough to make a difference. If I was to use one of these blankets around my children, it would be this one.
How the company does this, however, is a mystery, and a closely-guarded industry secret. However, after testing it myself, I can confirm this is true. This, along with its size, makes it the perfect choice for adults, pregnant women, and babies too. It’s an ideal size for wrapping your baby in and will create the ultimate EMF shield.
The bamboo cloth the blanket is made from is also hypoallergenic (another plus) and is completely non-toxic. This is also true of the production process, so you won’t worry about washing it before first use, although you still can if you want to be on the safe side.
On the subject of washing, this blanket is fine to be put in the machine, and won’t lose its protective ability. Bamboo cloth is really easy to wash and is actually much more durable than cotton, meaning you’ll get plenty of years of use out of this blanket. Hopefully, this should make it worth the investment.
However, all of this efficacy comes at a price, and it’s a pretty hefty one. I’m not including this point in the negatives though, as I feel that it’s not necessarily one. After all, if you’re looking for the ultimate EMF radiation, surely that can’t come with a price tag? Particularly when it comes to your children.
So, the way I look at it is this: Yes, this blanket is quite expensive, but you’re guaranteed to get 100% EMF radiation protection, and it’s made from completely sustainable materials. In this age, this is a particular selling point that’ll definitely attract plenty of interested buyers.
What I didn’t like about the Defendershield blanket
While it’s not the most important thing, one thing I am disappointed in is that this blanket only comes in gray. Sure, color doesn’t always matter, but gray is of course a bit drab. So if you’re looking for an exciting baby blanket, I’d consider a different brand.
Also, while I said I wouldn’t mention the price as a negative, it’s still worth mentioning here. This is an expensive EMF protection blanket, and is the priciest on this list. However, I feel it’s completely justified by the quality of the product.
- This blanket blocks 100% of EMF radiation, making it the ultimate protection tool.
- It’s made of bamboo fabric, which comes with its own range of benefits.
- This blanket is large enough to be used by adults but is also ideal as a baby blanket or for use by pregnant women.
- Easily one of the best EMF protection products on the market, and is well worth the investment because it’ll last for years.
- Only comes in gray, which is a bit boring.
- The price is pretty high, especially compared to the others on this list.
When it comes to choosing the right EMF protection blanket, it entirely depends on your needs. However, for the most part I’d probably avoid a specific pregnancy blanket, unless you want one to wear under your clothes.
The only reason I say this is because larger ones obviously have a longer usage life because they can be used by adults and children. And, considering how much some of these go for, it’s worth getting the most use out of it. So, here you have my top 3 EMF shielding blankets to help you make the decision about which is right for you.
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