Average EMFR levels in Infrared Saunas=
Peak: 81 mG Average: 55 mG (see test results)
Average EMFR levels in a Far North Wellness Sauna=
Peak : 2.4 mG Average: 1.3 mG (see test results)
Many experts and public officials, as well as the few governments that have made an effort to offer public protection, have adopted the 3 mG cutoff point. The EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) has proposed a safety standard of 3 mG. Sweden has also set a recommended safety limit of 3 mG.
Many studies have been done on the effect of high levels of EMFR (Electromagnetic Field Radiation) on humans and animals. The following highlights some interesting evidence to warrant limiting your exposure to EMFR.
EMF is short for electromagnetic fields or sometimes known as electromagnetic radiation (EMR) or electromagnetic energy (EME). Electromagnetic fields are created when electric current flows, such as using a hair dryer, microwave or cell phone.
To test and compare the EMF levels in infrared saunas made by several different manufacturers both from China and North America.
Several manufacturers of infrared saunas were contacted and told the consultant was researching saunas for home use. They wanted to confirm that the EMF levels of their infrared saunas were safe. The consultant was provided public display or trial locations and the recommendation to test the units for EMF levels. Each company assured the consultant that their units were protected from EMF using metal shielding over the wires and fell within acceptable standards and they had nothing to worry about.
The consultant traveled to each location and tested each sauna as recommended by the dealer or manufacturer of each unit. The following results were recorded in table format.
All testing was done by the same consulting firm using the same very high quality EMF testing unit manufactured out of the USA by Alpha Lab Inc. called the Tri Field Meter. This is the same unit used by numerous doctors specializing in Environmental Science to help their patients avoid high levels of EMF exposure. Testing was done by a certified journeyman electrician in each case. Readings were taken at the following locations.
1) Directly in front of each heater against the backrest in the center of each heater. (Where your body is likely to be)
2) Center of the bench, against the back rest.
3) Center of the sauna. (Half width, depth and height) This is not a very meaningful measurement as nobody stands in the center of their sauna; they sit on the bench. This does tend to be however the spot most manufacturers give as a reference if they will give you readings at all. *Note the reading diminishes exponentially with the distance away from the source so this can be a very misleading reading.
4) Peak- The sauna is tested all over to find the peak EMF level existing in each unit.