Review of the new TF2 Trifield EMF meter

The venerable Trifield meter

Updated November 5, 2019

The Trifield has now been phased out and replaced with the TF2 meter. Many of us started out with the original Triefield and remember it fondly.

This new meter is quite nice in many ways, but it is still just an entry-level unit.

According to Patrick van der Burght of the Geovital Academy, this is a good unit to go house-hunting with. It can give you the first impressions of whether a potential new home has EMF issues or not. The next step should be to contact a Geobiologist EMF inspector to do a more thorough consultation. This can still be quite affordable and can save you a life time of regret at having made an ill-advised decision.

Check out the video, an excellent review of the TF2 Trifield Meter …

We can help you go the next step with a professional EMF consultation.

Credentials & Services:

Paul Singer

    • 30 years of healthy life style and teaching others
    • 6 years experience in EMF inspections and mitigation
    • Ongoing training in Building Biology and Geobiology including upcoming EMF Radiation Assessment and Mitigation training from GEOVITAL ACADEMY, Austria (May 2018, and Sept. 2018)
    • Home and bedroom assessments for all forms of EMF radiation
    • Pre-purchase inspections
    • Workplace assessments
    • Electrosmog pollution and geopathic stress
    • Consultation on EMF protection and radiation shielding measures

In addition, the entire EMF Home Inspections team maintains a high level of ongoing training.

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We do EMF inspections in Toronto, Chicago, and all over the United States and Canada.

Using EMF meters to measure EMF levels in your home or office

Which EMF meter?

As EMF inspectors, we get a lot of questions about which meters people should buy to test their home or office. Unfortunately, there are no affordable consumer meters that are accurate enough to give you a useful reading. RFMeterThe best solution is simply to have a professional inspector come to you and do the measurements with professional meters that are calibrated and certified to be accurate. We’ve spent thousands of dollars on our meters and we’re happy to come to your place of residence or work to perform the testing. You’ll benefit by 100% accurate readings. Even that $150 model a lot of people buy from Amazon only covers one of the 3 EMF types you need to test, and in the higher ranges, it is often as much as 80% off in accuracy!

Here are a few additional things to think about when contemplating doing your own measurements:

  1. How to use the meter. They need to be held a certain way, and depending on the type, may need to be pointed in different directions. Then with several readings per location, what do you do with the numbers? Average them? Use the highest number?
  2. What do the numbers mean? They have to be compared with authoritative guidelines by trusted authorities. Which authorities do you trust? The Canadian or US government? No. Think again. Canada has outdated guidelines and the US has no guidelines at all. You have to go elsewhere for the best information.
  3. What are the remediation options? It’s a jungle of products out there. Which ones are effective?

In contrast, by working with a professional EMF inspector, you get:

  • Top of the line accurate EMF meters
  • The meters will be used properly
  • The results will be compared to the best guidelines
  • The benefit of years of experience with the most effective remediation options, such as filters, shielding, etc.

Notes:

You need at least 3 meters to do a proper job. The minimum cost for 3 useful meters would work out like this: 1 meter for magnetic and electric fields (5 hertz to 100,000 hertz) $500.00; 1 meter for radio frequencies with an extended frequency range of 200 MHz to 8.0 GHz minimum $480.00; 1 power line frequency tester $140.  Total: $1,120.00Prices in Canadian funds. These are very good meters. We’ll likely call upon even better ones, and have several additional meters available, should the situation warrant them.

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Call upon a professional to perform your EMF testing! We’re based in Toronto and Chicago. We cover most of Southern Ontario and much of the US Midwest. We also have inspectors in several other cities.

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by Paul Singer

Safe distance and power lines. What distance is safe?

EMF Radiation from living close to power lines

updated January 19, 2020

Electrical poles and high voltage transmission power lines are part of life. But let’s look a little closer. Are you considering buying a home near power lines?

What is a safe distance from power lines?

What is a safe distance from power lines?

Studies have indicated that living close to high voltage power lines & power transmission networks can cause cancer and a host of other health issues.

We’re EMF inspectors. We get a lot of questions about whether it’s safe to buy a home near high voltage power lines. How far away must you be to be safe?

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You should be concerned about living near or buying a home near power lines. The risks to health are far too great, particularly for children. Be concerned if the power lines are closer than 800 meters. We’ve been called upon countless times to measure the electrical and magnetic readings near power lines. Results vary, but a good rule of thumb is that the zone for potential concern is for homes less than 800 meters in distance. Testing results vary. Within that range, you might still have a viable home-purchase option. The only way to know for sure is to test the readings with a good EMF meter such as the ME 3030b. You should have magnetic readings below 0.75 mG and electric readings less than 5 V/m in our professional opinion. It should be understood that there are many nuances to doing the measurements properly and understanding the complexities of the big picture. It might be best to have a professional come out to do the readings or buy the 3030b meter we mention above and engage us to do a remote inspection for you by telephone. Then you can know for sure.

Professor Henshaw, a physicist with the University of Bristol, found that if a person spent 10 per cent of his time close to power lines, he would be subjected to up to twice the acceptable level of radioactivity. His study linked power lines to leukaemia. Henshaw says they also cause skin cancer, lung cancer, depression and 60 suicides a year.

Bristol University research from Professor Henshaw on safe distance from power lines
University of Bristol

In other research from Oxford University, it was discovered that children who had lived within 200 meters of high voltage lines at birth had a 70% higher risk of leukaemia than those 600 meters or more away.

Oxford University

So, what is a safe distance from power lines? Have us come and measure the magnetic and electrical radiation near the power lines you’re concerned about.

We are available to measure harmful EMF radiation near power lines and do EMF home inspections in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Markham, Burlington, Hamilton, Kitchener, Ontario, the GTA, and surrounding areas.

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Testing for EMF radiation before you purchase a new home or for your existing home. What you need to know.

Trifield EMF Meter
Trifield EMF Meter

In order to properly test for  electromagnetic fields (EMFs), you need a test meter to do the job. Actually, you need 2 or 3 of them. There are three types of EMF you need to measure:

Magnetic fields

This type of radiation is the one that’s linked to serious health effects most often. For example the connection that research has shown between power lines and childhood leukemia. Magnetic fields radiate from power lines, building wiring, lights, appliances — that is, things that are powered by electricity. For this, we measure in units called milligauss (mG). Our meter of choice for this type of EMF is the Trifield Meter Model 100XE. It is a proven leader for magnetic field testing. It is extremely sensitive and accurate. It measures down to 0.2 mG. Note: you want to see below 2 mG and ideally below 1 mG to avoid health problems. 0.5 and below are even better.

Electric fields

These are responsible for the other half of the electro-magnetic equation and also radiate from power lines, wiring, lights, appliances, etc. Electric fields can also affect optimal health in humans and animals. We measure them in units of volts (V), or volts per meter (V/M). For this type of EMF, we use the ESI 24 EMF meter, made in Germany. It tests for all 3 types of EMF fields, so we use it to corroborate our other meters’ readings, and rely on it heavily for the electric and RF readings.

A note about electrosmog: also known as electrical pollution or dirty electricity, we use the STETZERiZER® Microsurge Meter by Graham-Stetzer, which is designed to separate the power line frequency to detect and respond to low level high frequency voltages caused by transients and harmonics on power lines. This meter is plugged into wall outlets one by one to determine where dirty electricity exists. STETZERiZER® filters are installed in the outlets with the highest readings.

Radio frequency

“RF” for short, these are also referred to as High frequency. This includes microwaves coming from cell towers, cellular phones, microwave ovens,  TV, radio towers, cordless phones, WiFi, and electronic devices. RF is usually measured in units of microwatts per centimeter squared (μW/cm²).  For this type of EMF, we use the ESI 24 EMF meter.

What We Do

We can come to your home or office to do an EMF inspection. We use each of the meters described above when we test for harmful EMF fields. We can also rent these meters to you for subsequent needs. Studies are emerging that indicate EMF-caused damage to human tissue, cellular structure and the nervous system. We’re here to help you measure, identify and reduce the potential harms of electromagnetic fields.

We sell and install Stetzer filters and do EMF home inspections in Toronto Ontario and surrounding area.
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