Here's the deal: I totally understand that you like a WiFi router in your home. In this blog post, I discuss the JRS Eco-100 Low Radiation WiFi router.
That router dramatically lowers your EMF exposure.
(I'll use the terms "router" and "modem" interchangeably in this blog post)
But let's first consider what EMFs are:
"EMFs" stand for Electro-Magnetic Frequencies - which are emitted by electronic devices. Examples of such devices are magnetic fields from your refrigerator, radio waves from your smartphone, and dirty electricity from the electric grid in your home.
Why would you want to lower EMF?
Well, let me give a little background on the topic:
You probably know that EMFs are not as safe as many people think they are. If you thought otherwise, then here's a wake-up call:
A study from the National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded that in 2018, for instance, claiming that even 2g and 3g exposure of telephones is associated with several organs in rats (1).
These organs are the brain, heart, and adrenals.
That landmark study - which wasn't paid for by industry insiders - was one of the most important examples showing that EMF exposure is not safe - even though the topic has been studied for a long time.
The crazy part?
Even one of the best magazines of popular science today, the Scientific American, writes that 5g exposure might not be safe (4)! I agree with that assessment. Reason? Even though I'm oversimplifying a bit, if lower exposure levels from 2g and 3g are damaging, then 5g certainly is.
So what's the solution?
Lower your exposure level as much as possible! You use your phone on airplane mode, you avoid living near a cell tower, and more.
Oh yeah, and get the JRS 100 Eco Low-Radiation WiFi router. Why? Let's explore that option in great detail:
Interested to learn more?
Below you can read the lessons I learned after using this JRS router for a couple of weeks. Also, if you're more interested in watching a video review of my experience, watch the one below:
Hopefully, I got you curious!
Let's start with the beginning:
I'm a pretty tech-savvy guy, and it took me about 30 minutes to set up this router. If you're no tech-savvy, then there's a 30-page manual helping you every step of the way.
In principle, the router is set up in the same way you would set up an ordinary router
In this section, I describe what the JRS router unique by analyzing all of its features:
After setting up the JRS Eco 100 router, you'll have access to the firmware and "modem page". "The modem page" allows you to change many settings regarding the JRS eco router.
Here's a visual display of that page:
I know it's very hard to see what's displayed on that picture, so let me cover these topics one by one:
(No need to remember these, I just include the list because tech-savvy people might want to learn more about potential manual configurations of the modem!)
Then, there are advanced settings:
Basically, these are most of the standard functions that you will be able to find in a regular modem/router.
Again, fortunately, the modem also contains an extremely extensive 30-page manual. That manual helps you set up specific configurations if you're not tech-savvy!
The manual truly is in-depth and a huge add-on to this product.
The JRS router has an "eco timeout" function/setting. This setting, which can be configured in the firmware of the router, allows you the router to disconnect from WiFi once you've no longer got any devices connected to the router.
Let's say you're using your phone through WiFi until 9 PM. In that case, you can configure the router to no longer send out WiFi signals (EMF radio waves) after 20 seconds, or 100 seconds, or 5 minutes.
The benefit of this options it that it allows you to dramatically lower your daily EMF exposure.
Well, not everyone is using WiFi 24-7! In fact, you might only use your WiFi through your phone or a tablet for 20% of the day. During that 80% that is left, you will be exposed to EMF.
Of course, there's no benefit to that EMF exposure you have during that 80% as you'll only lower your health while not getting any benefit in return.
This option is a game-changer, I find, personally, because there are many times of the day me or my family doesn't use their smartphone or tablet, and therefore doesn't benefit from WiFi that is turned on.
But is that difference in EMF exposure really worth it? Let's find out:
I've measured the radio wave exposure of the Eco function. Here's the reading before I disconnected my laptop from the WiFi (so, both modem and WiFi are connected here still):
As you can see on the EMF meter, exposure is about 1.7 and is found in the red area.
I've set up the Cornet meter according to the Building Biology EMF Safety Standards.
The meter uses "traffic lights" - green, yellow, and red, as a measure of EMF safety. Green is safe exposure, yellow is unsafe, and red signifies dangerous exposure levels. During both day and night, it's not recommended to spend much time in the yellow zone even!
So, you'll want to remain in the green area as much as possible so your health isn't harmed...
(Sidenote: if you understand EMF a bit more, the unit of account used for microwaves is mW/m2).
Also, in the picture above, I get a red reading, which signifies hazardous EMF exposure levels.
Then, after disconnecting for 20 seconds (my default setup), I get this result:
So, levels have basically dropped to almost 0, with only very low background radiation levels left!
Then, what's also very important, is that if you turn WiFi back on on the laptop, the router will receive the signal and turn WiFi on as well.
Hence, you don't have to move to your router to re-activate it. You simply activate WiFi on any device and the router turns its WiFi back on as well...
Of course, these functions only work after you've set the entire system up. But: if you're at least a little tech-savvy, it's possible to do this...
Moving on to the next section: comparing the EMF exposure using my old router to the new JRS version:
Of course, you'll also want to know what difference you get from using the Eco 100 router compared to the router I used previously.
Let's find out...
First up, here's my original router:
Nothing special, just a regular router that allows you to browse the internet through both an ethernet connection as well as WiFi.
The brand is Slingshot...
And, my measurement of the EMF exposure, in microwaves (radio waves) of that old Slingshot router can be viewed here:
This measurement was made 4-5 meters away from the WiFi router. As you can see, the exposure level is about 0.03 mw/m2.
Next up, the moment of truth has arrived. Here's the outcome with the JRS Eco 100 router, when my laptop's WiFi, and the older router are disconnected, at the same distance:
An amazing outcome: my exposure levels have basically decreased 10-fold!
So, it does look that lowering the pulse frequency of routers dramatically decreases EMF exposure!
The difference I got was that of falling in the green zone while using the JRS router, or the yellow zone, with the older router.
So that's great!
There's one caveat though:
I haven't tested this setup with both my router activated and my laptop connected to it through WiFi. A common conception of EMF exposure is that if you lower the EMF levels emitted by the router, the laptop might have to subsequently increase its output in turn.
Here's what I get measuring the EMF level when I'm using the WiFi from the laptop combined with the JRS router:
So, WiFi from the laptop does give me very high exposure, which is why I still use the ethernet cable.
I will test this option more specifically in the future.
Let's move on to the first to last section, regarding who specifically should buy this router:
First up, let's talk price:
These routers cost around $300-$330, based upon the current EUR-USD valuation of 1.20. The next question therefore is: should you buy one?
Well, I recommend this product to almost anyone who wants to live a better life.
Of course, the best option to completely remove all EMF exposure is to live in the middle of nowhere, not using a smartphone, and only connecting devices in your home with an ethernet connection to the router.
But, that strategy isn't too exciting to many people, to put it mildly.
So, for many, the solution is to manage your exposure instead. This JRS Eco 100 router allows you to manage those EMF exposure levels a lot better:
Keep in mind that you've got:
Of course, if the $300 is a hefty price for you, then I certainly wouldn't recommend this product. But just assuming you've got a middle-class salary in the developed world (which includes most of my readers), the router is probably an excellent investment!
All you need to know. My finishing touch? Here's my conclusion:
Wireless technology can progressively be found in your and my home. From smart fridges to thermostats to robots, more and more sources of EMF exposure are added over time.
Fortunately, JRS shows that this trend doesn't necessarily have to result in compromises of your health. In fact, the combined features of the JRS 100 Eco router have allowed me to cut my EMF exposure by more than 10-fold!
And yes, you cannot immediately notice health effects from cutting down on EMF exposure - although some people with electro-hypersensitivity certainly do. Just like drinking filtered water or no longer eating food that's sprayed by glyphosate, the effects of cutting out EMF aren't immediately noticable.
Yet, over time, removing EMF exposure should make you healthier, as the NTP study proved in the introduction of this blog pots.
This blog post was written by Alex Fergus. Alex is a ISSN Sports Nutrition Specialist, Fitness Professional and certified Superhuman Coach who continues to expand his knowledge base and help people across the world with their health and wellness. Alex is recognized as the National Record Holder in Powerlifting and Indoor Rowing and has earned the title of the Australian National Natural Bodybuilding Champion. Having worked as a health coach and personal trainer for over a decade, Alex now researches all things health and wellness and shares his findings on this blog. Learn more about Alex's Credentials HERE.
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