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How To Block Radiation: Key Steps You Can Take Now

How To Block Radiation
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I know that living with radiation exposure is simply a part of modern life. Whether it’s from natural sources like the sun or man-made sources like my WiFi signal, radiation is everywhere. But I can understand if you’re uncomfortable with the idea of living with potential sources of radiation nearby. After all, there are numerous studies that have shown that high levels of radiation can have serious health consequences.

It’s understandable to feel uncomfortable with the idea of living with potential sources of radiation nearby. However, the truth is, eliminating all sources of radiation from our homes is not entirely realistic. Even if we do manage to do so, there are many external sources of radiation that we cannot eliminate entirely.

So, how can we block radiation to minimize our exposure? Well, the good news is that there are steps we can take to reduce our exposure to radiation. Keep reading to find out how.

Radiation 101

To block radiation, it’s important to know exactly what type of radiation we’re dealing with. The thing is, radiation is a pretty wide-ranging term. There are actually many different forms, each with their own place on the electromagnetic spectrum.

Electromagnetic Spectrum

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Let me explain the two primary categories of radiation: ionizing and non-ionizing, and how they relate to the human visible light spectrum. Imagine this spectrum as a dividing point between the two categories. Ionizing radiation consists of the frequencies to the left of the visible spectrum, starting with ultraviolet light. On the other hand, non-ionizing radiation encompasses those to the right, starting with infrared light.

Ionizing radiation consists of tightly wound waves, such as x-rays, gamma rays, and cosmic background radiation. These waves have enough energy to displace an electron from its orbit.

Non-ionizing radiation, on the other hand, includes radio waves, microwaves, and extremely low-frequency waves. These waves are more spaced out, and they don’t have the energy required to make direct changes to an atom’s electrons.

As you can see, the two types of radiation have different properties due to their energy levels. Therefore, a blocking method that works against one may not work against the other.

For our purposes today, this is all you need to know about the types of radiation. However, if you’re interested in learning more, we delve deeper into this topic in our guide, EMF Radiation: Everything You Need To Know.

Blocking Ionizing Radiation

I’ve learned that blocking ionizing radiation involves using dense materials that prevent the waves from passing through. However, the density required depends on the type of ionizing wave, meaning that different types of radiation require different blocking measures. For instance, an alpha ray can be stopped by a simple piece of paper, while x-rays require much thicker materials like lead.

With this in mind, it’s important to understand the different types of ionizing radiation and the measures that can be taken to block them. From the infamous gamma rays to the more common x-rays, there are various types of radiation that can have harmful effects on our health. To prevent exposure to these waves, we need to take active measures to block them.

Ultraviolet light

When it comes to sunlight and UV rays, there is often confusion between the two terms. However, I would like to note that sunlight is composed of many different types of waves, only a small percentage of which fall within the ultraviolet frequency range. In fact, the majority of sunlight consists of infrared light and visible light.

Despite this, ultraviolet light is still a major factor in the development of conditions such as sunburns and skin cancer, so protecting ourselves from UV rays is crucial. Thankfully, there are many ways to do this. One effective method is by using high SPF sunscreen, with a minimum of 50 SPF being recommended. It’s important to apply sunscreen regularly, especially when engaging in activities like swimming or sweating.

BALEAF Women’s Long Sleeve Half-Zip Sun Protection Rashguard for women, or the Hanes Men’s Long Sleeve Cool Dri T-Shirt for men

Another option is to use a sun guard, which covers up most of your visible skin and can even have cooling properties. There are many great sun guards available, such as the BALEAF Women’s Long Sleeve Half-Zip Sun Protection Rashguard for women, or the Hanes Men’s Long Sleeve Cool Dri T-Shirt for men, which provides a 50+ SPF barrier between your skin and the sun’s harmful rays.

X-Rays and other forms of ionizing radiation

As I mentioned earlier, knowing the type of ionizing radiation you’re dealing with is important when it comes to blocking it. For example, dental x-rays are usually blocked by a lead vest or a thyroid collar to keep exposure levels low. Dense materials like lead can be effective against ionizing radiation, but unless you work in a profession that exposes you to it, you may not need to worry about it too much. Our daily exposure to ionizing radiation is typically so low that there’s no need for extra protection. When we are exposed in a medical or professional setting, the necessary equipment is usually provided to keep us safe.

dental xray

Blocking non-ionizing radiation

When it comes to non-ionizing radiation, things work a bit differently. The low waves of this type of radiation can easily pass through materials that would block ionizing radiation. To protect against EMFs and other non-ionizing radiation, the key is to find conductive metals instead.

So, let’s dive into some of the more common types of non-ionizing EMF radiation and how we can prevent them from affecting us.


DefenderShield's EMF Radiation Protection BlanketLet’s talk about 5G. There are three types of 5G waves: low band, mid-band, and high band. The first two operate similarly to 4G, which we’ll discuss later. Here, we’re interested in high-band, or “millimeter wave” 5G radiation, which runs between 24GHz and 39GHz. To block high-band 5G effectively, you need a material that can deflect or absorb those wavelengths. While most EMF protection products can’t tackle frequencies that high, there are some designed to handle the task, like DefenderShield’s EMF Radiation Protection Blanket.

This blanket can reportedly block up to 99% of nearby RF radiation, including 5G frequencies. It’s an excellent choice for anyone who often uses their phone or laptop near their body, or for an expectant mother looking to protect her belly from nearby radiation. To learn more about 5G radiation, check out our collection of articles on the topic.

Smart meters

5. Smart Meter Guard EMF ShieldSmart meters are devices that emit RF-EMF radiation, as they transmit data to and from your utility company. The radiation from the smart meter radiates in all directions, meaning it can increase the EMF levels in your yard and around the interior wall on the other side of the meter.

To minimize the amount of radiation emitted, you can use a smart meter cover. These covers work like a Faraday cage and are made of conductive metal mesh that prevents radiation from escaping, while still allowing the meter’s signals to pass through. One great option is Smart Meter Guard‘s mesh cover, which attaches securely over the meter’s glass and can reduce the device’s EMF output by up to 98%.

If you want to learn more about smart meter radiation, check out our comprehensive guide on the topic here.

Cell phones

SafeSleeve’s Anti Radiation Cell Phone CaseWhen we use our cell phones, they emit RF-EMF radiation, which can potentially be harmful to our health. While we can reduce this radiation by putting the phone in airplane mode, it’s not always practical. So, to stay safe, we can invest in an EMF protective case like SafeSleeve’s Anti Radiation Cell Phone Case.

It can block up to 99% of the phone’s EMF emissions, and it has been lab-tested to verify its effectiveness. This case is particularly useful when we’re on the go or want to keep our phone powered on and nearby.

To learn more about cell phone radiation and how to protect ourselves, you can check out our detailed guide on Cell Phone Radiation Protection: Everything You Need To Know.


JJ Care's WiFi Router CoverIf you have a WiFi router at home, it is important to know that its signal emits radio frequency waves, also known as RF-EMF radiation. While the ideal solution would be to switch to wired internet, it may not be practical for everyone. In this case, you can reduce the amount of radiation by installing a WiFi router guard. A metal mesh cage like JJ Care’s WiFi Router Cover

 can enclose your router and block about 95% of the EMF radiation from leaving the cage.

If you’d like to learn more about the effects of WiFi radiation and how to protect yourself from it, see our guide here.

Parting Thoughts

As someone who is concerned about radiation exposure, I understand that blocking radiation depends on the type of radiation that needs to be blocked. UV light and EMF radiation require different approaches to shielding. Thankfully, there are various products available that make blocking radiation a lot easier.

When it comes to UV radiation, I prefer using products like sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to block it. These products are specially designed to filter out harmful UV rays that can cause skin damage and cancer. Additionally, clothing made from tightly woven fabrics or those specifically designed for UV protection can also provide adequate shielding.

On the other hand, EMF radiation requires a different approach to blocking. Products such as EMF shielding fabric, window film, and radiation-blocking phone cases are available for reducing EMF exposure. One can also use shielding paint or fabric to create a Faraday cage to protect against EMF radiation from Wi-Fi signals.

It’s worth noting that not all radiation can be blocked entirely, but steps can be taken to minimize exposure. Understanding the type of radiation and the products available for blocking it can help one take proactive measures to reduce radiation exposure and live a healthier life.


What started out as an intention to protect my family from the dangers of EMF radiation has turned into a mission to share my research with as many people as possible. Despite the ever-increasing threat of EMF, there are many ways to keep ourselves protected. Knowledge is power!

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