Whether a new cell tower has recently been constructed near your residence or you’ve lived near one for years, you may be concerned about how to protect your home and family from the effects of constant radiation exposure. Fortunately, with the advent of cellular technology have come various ways to shield your home from its potentially harmful effects.

Read on to learn more about this type of shielding and the steps you can take to protect your home from exposure to radiation:

Why might you need to install radiation shielding?

Cell towers and other wireless receivers communicate through the use of electromagnetic frequencies, resulting in the creation of an electromagnetic field (EMF) surrounding these towers. These EMFs cover the entire surrounding area, and electromagnetic frequencies can penetrate any possible material — including your own body. Over time, close-range exposure to an EMF has been shown to lead to higher incidences of various types of cancer. EMF exposure can also weaken certain structural materials.

For this reason, if you live near a cell tower, it makes good sense to install radiation shielding on your home so that you and your family can minimize the long-term effects of EMF exposure.

What type of shielding should you install?

In general, you’ll want to concentrate your efforts on shielding the rooms in which you spend the most time — such as your living room, kitchen, and bedroom. If your bedroom has an attached bath, you’ll likely want to shield it as well.

The easiest place for radiation to seep into your home is around and through your windows, which provide nearly no resistance to EMFs. By purchasing shielding window film (available at some specialty hardware stores and online) you can easily cover your windows while still giving you the ability to open, close, and look through them. As a bonus, this film is somewhat insulating so can help lower your annual utility bills.

You may also want to paint the exterior of your home (particularly the sides of your home directly facing the tower and areas surrounding doors and windows) with special EMF-resistant paint. This paint is available in a variety of colors, as well as clear, and can reflect or stop EMFs so that they never have the opportunity to enter your home.

As a final shielding step, you should install grounding equipment. Over time, the EMF-resistant paint will build up an electrical current, which may raise your home’s electromagnetic frequency readings even higher than before. By installing equipment to flow this current to the ground, you’ll be able to significantly reduce the electromagnetic frequencies traveling through your home.

To learn more, contact a company like Nuclear Lead Co., Inc. with any questions or concerns you have.