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Those with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity or EHS claim to be sensitive to electromagnetic fields or EMF’s.
Although EHS has no scientific basis and is not recognized as a medical diagnosis, those who claim to have EHS have described symptoms like headache, fatigue, stress, sleep disturbances, skin prickling, burning sensation, muscle aches and pains, and more.
Those with EHS can find themselves struggling in the workplace because they are around electronic devices that emit EMF radiation such as: laptops, computers, and cell phones.
These devices require direct contact with hands and fingers which can cause pain and uncomfortable tingling sensations as well as the other symptoms mentioned above.
EMF Radiation Protection Gloves – How do they work?
Typically made from materials that help absorb and protect from radiation such as copper, silver, aluminum mesh or other metals, these gloves are said to help ease symptoms of EMH.
Although they do not fully block 100% of EMF radiation, they can decrease the amount that you are exposed to.
This process is called attenuation and it is the gradual loss of force as energy passes through the material.
A simple example of this is when you go to the dentist or doctor for x-rays and they require you wear an x-ray vest. The vest “attenuates” the radiation from the x-rays.
EMF Radiation Protection gloves work in the same manner as an x-ray vest.
The main use of these gloves is to create a physical barrier between you and the electronic device and it works because it covers your entire hand and fingers.
Wearing EMF Protection necklaces doesn’t work because they do not cover the area that is closest or in direct contact with the device that is emitting EMF radiation.
If you still feel like EMF gloves are not enough, there are lower EMF keyboards available as well to double up on the protection if you are really sensitive.
Why You Need EMF Protection Gloves
Did you know that brands like Apple have verbiage in their manual that says they recommend keeping your device at least 5 millimeters away from your body?
There is obviously a reason why they included this verbiage in their manual, and this alone is one reason why you should consider wearing EMF protection gloves, even if you are not sensitive.
Purchasing a pair of EMF gloves will just keep you safe from overexposure and prolonged exposure to radiation from your electronic device.
If you work in industries where you are coming in contact or working with higher EMF radiation devices other than computers and phones, you have even more reason to wear protective gloves.
Here is a great diagram to help you see where your device is on EMF Spectrum:
The higher on the spectrum, the more harmful to our health!
DIY EMF Protection Gloves
If you don’t want to spend the money, need multiple pairs, or you are a DIY kind of person, you can quickly and easily make your own EMF Protection Gloves at home.
To make these gloves you will need: a marker or chalk, scissors, a sewing machine, and an EMF blocking fabric such as Titan RF Faraday Fabric, Copper EMF Blocking Fabric, or Faraday EMI FRID Shielding Fabric.
Lay out two layers of EMF protection fabric and trace your hand. Make sure you do not trace inward or the gloves will be small and too tight.
Next you want to sew along the line that you drew. If you do not have a sewing machine, you can do this by hand but it will take much longer and most likely will not be as tight.
Cut out the gloves and turn them inside out.
Best EMF Protective Gloves to Purchase
We’ve looked at a lot of different EMF protection glove options and kept coming back to the Faraday Cage Shielding Gloves.
There are several reasons we love these gloves:
- They work with touch screens making them ideal for tablets and smartphones.
- Shield against radio-frequency and electric field including microwave and cellular phone frequencies.
- Make with polyester fibers that are twisted with pure silver.
- Lightweight, soft and have a ribbed cuff which provides comfort and flexibility for daily use.
- Fully hand washable for up to 50 wash cycles with no loss of conductivity.
- Made in the US.
The Faraday Cage Shielding Gloves are an ideal product for individuals struggling with EHS symptoms from frequent use of a laptop, keyboard, and cell phone or for those that simply want to protect themselves from the exposure of EMF radiation.
To learn more about EMF radiation and other ways that you can protect yourself, read our article on EMF Protection and what products really work.