Radiation-free at end-of-year sales

The advertisements are everywhere.

We’re almost at the end of the financial year and the June sales are now in full swing.

It’s a good time to buy things for your home or office but, if you, do there are a few things to keep in mind.

Don’t forget that many new products in the marketplace emit radiofrequency (wireless) radiation, whether you need them to or not.

That’s because so many manufacturers are jumping on the ‘smart’ home bandwagon, building appliances that emit wireless radiation so that they can connect to a WiFi router or a mobile phone.

So, whether you’re looking for a fridge or an oven, an airconditioner or a washing machine, a light globe or a children’s toy, there’s a chance that you could be getting a product that could expose you and your family to wireless radiation.

So shop carefully!

Here are some tips.

Look for

  • models of appliances that aren’t yet ‘smart’ – they’re still available;

  • mobile phones that accommodate jacks so you can attach airtube headsets that allow you to use the phone at a distance from your body and reduce your exposure;

  • laptops, PCs and tablets that accommodate ethernet cables (easier than using adapters) so they can be connected to a modem without wireless radiation;

  • TVs that accommodate ethernet cables where the wireless function can be turned off – yes, they’re still available, too.


  • products with words like ‘smart’, ‘GHz’ or ‘MHz’ on the packaging.


  • everything the sales staff tell you – and this is why.

Sad story of the airconditioner purchase

A young woman planned to purchase an airconditioner. She asked the sales staff for one that didn’t emit radiation and was sold a model that ‘definitely’ didn’t do this. The trouble was that, once it was installed, it did.

The sales staff hadn’t known it emitted radiation and neither had the installers. It was only by using our Acoustimeter that the customer found this out for herself.

The moral of the story is, don’t rely on the sales staff (who probably won’t know). You’ll need to check with the manufacturers instead.

What you can do

  • Invest in our radiation meters so that you can measure the fields of appliances before you purchase them and as they arrive in your home.

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