Testing for EMF in Real Estate Transactions is Skyrocketing


A real estate transaction can be exciting but also overwhelming at times with factors such as dealing with the bank, coordinating inspections, planning and expectations, and even sales pressure.  Typically, Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Testing has not been part of the inspection process when one does their due diligence, however this has drastically changed in the last few years.  Concerns about potential impacts have brought up questions about significant EMF and radio frequency (RF) sources at the property, building or in its proximity. Many indoor environmental and public health research professionals feel that EMF/RF evaluations and measurements should be part of a healthy building inspection. While the scientific community is still divided, many scientists and institutions recommend prudent avoidance as the safest approach. An EMF/RF evaluation at the start of the Real Estate Transactions, before remodeling begins is the best and most cost effective time to implement possible shielding methods.

Only trained and experienced professionals with the appropriate and calibrated equipment can determine the exposure in the areas of concerns. AC magnetic fields commonly referred to as EMF, can be hidden and only detected using appropriate EMF testing services protocols and professional equipment.  Certain electrical installations and lighting features or wiring areas that are code violations can cause elevated AC magnetic fields. These elevated EMF fields and the possible code violations often go undetected in regular home inspections that solely focus on functionality.


Our indoor environment has changed dramatically in the past ten years.  Many wireless devices are impacting our indoor environment such as cellular antennas, TV and radio broadcasting transmitter, radar, wireless router and access points. Many are added all the time, such as video game systems, wireless printers, baby monitors, security systems, wireless devices and appliances controlled with the latest mobile phone app. This trend will only continue. Do you believe that our recently and dramatically changed indoor environment has no effect on our health and development of our children or performance and wellbeing of employees?

Or do you feel that we should be cautious and choose to limit our personal exposure in areas where we spend a lot of time such as sleeping areas, children’s play areas and our work areas. Many organizations and countries outside the US recommend long term exposure limits and precautionary action levels. Why is this so? Are they more sensitive individuals or are we unaware of the potential dangers? At EMF Quality Solutions, we don’t speculate.  We assess an area using scientific methods to provide you with the information to make an educated decision and exercise your right to choose what you want to be exposed to in your own home, building or office.

We can help create a low EMF and RF environment in your future building or home. The recipe to a successful outcome is following a systematic protocol in assessment, designing the mitigation plan if necessary and verifying the achievement of the design goals. The steps for a low EMF/RF assessment, consultation and possible development of a mitigation plan consist of:

  • Assessment of low and high frequency background levels present on the property
  • Assessment of low and high frequency levels present in the building
  • Develop and design of a possible mitigation according to your benchmarks for sensitive areas
  • Consult on prudent placement in all sensitive
  • Design shielding concepts as indicated
  • Retain a qualified electrician to verify proper electrical installation and grounding system if indicated
  • Shielding implementation by qualified craftsman
  • Measurements to confirm compliance to your benchmarks
  • Certification of the site or building

If you would like us to help you in the assessment or design of a low EMF/RF in home or Real Estate transaction, please email us at EMFQualitySolutions@gmail.com

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