Unless you are in a convertible or soft-top, your car will act as a Faraday Cage – trapping and magnifying all EMF sources inside of it.
Did you know that your car is an EMF hotspot? There are many sources of EMF in cars that you might not be aware of. There are also differences in EMF levels in different types of cars: gas, electric, or hybrid. If you are shopping for a new car, or whether you want to reduce exposure in a car you already own, there are many steps that you can take to lower the EMF inside your car.
Gone are the days when a car came with just a radio – they are now fitted with complicated computer systems and wireless technology. With more high-tech features comes more EMF. An obvious one is the communication systems that come standard with most new cars. Radios and Bluetooth connections exponentially increase EMF levels. Think of everything in your car that uses electrical components: air conditioning, parking sensors, motorised windows, heated seats – all of these come with electrical wiring carrying an electric field, and therefore EMF exposure.
With so many variables and so many different types of cars, including brand new ones with updated technology and cars that are decades old with little to no technology, EMF levels vary dramatically car by car. As a general rule of thumb, electric or hybrid vehicles are higher in EMF than cars that run on petrol. Electric vehicles obviously have further electric wiring and bigger batteries which translates to more chances of EMF exposure.
If you are able to purchase an older vehicle with the least amount of features, for example manual windows and locks and no radio, this will dramatically reduce the electrical wiring and components in your car. If this is not an option for you, make sure to turn off satellite and radio frequency devices (such as Bluetooth) in the car whenever possible. We previously spoke about why your phone EMF is amplified while in use inside a car, so make sure to not use cellphones inside your car too. As a reminder – EMF is amplified within the metal cage of the car, and while you are travelling between antennas your phone increases its power output to maintain signal. Make sure that all devices are in airplane mode while inside the car.
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