Updated: Jun 5
Mito Meter Measurement & Mitigation Methods
EMF/RF Basics - Magnetic Field Measurements.
Here's a quick checklist for measuring LFM, Low-Frequency Magnetic Field's.
1/ The Mito Meter is a single axis gauss meter. This means its sensor is directional and needs to be moved around like in RF mode to find which axis has the highest reading. When under a power line you will see that the readings vary when the meter is held upright, flat and on its side. Always note the highest reading.
2/ Do not measure too close to the source as you could potentially damage the sensors when measuring strong fields. As with RF, you need special near field kits to measure electronics in close proximity, otherwise, the readings taken will be greatly exaggerated, as we often see on Youtube videos.
3/ Measure the places you spend time in. Remember to move the meter around to cover the 3 axis's. In LFM Mode you can hold the meter wherever you want as the magnetic fields go straight through your hand.
4/ Turn off the power to your home at the power distribution board and note the background electrical magnetic field from the power grid. It's important to know what the grids A/C dynamic field is on your property, as this is the hardest or most expensive type of EMF to mitigate. Work off a 3m² grid layout stepping out your measurements every three meters around your property to check for any problematic areas that may need addressing.
5/ Measure your electrical grids A/C dynamic magnetic field on your property over 24 hours using the PC/Mac software. Set up the PC/Mac in the room closet to the power lines and position the Mito Meter on an axis that gives you the highest reading, then hit record. Or even better, measure the property over a week if you can. This way you can see if any peaks disrupt your sleep during the night or if there is unusual erratic behaviour in which the electrical utility provider may be able to address for you.
6/ Check your walls, floors and ceiling for strong fields. Make sure no ovens or appliances are up against any walls that may have occupants on the other side of the wall.
7/ Check incoming underground cables and around the ground stake of the electrical system as well as the plumbing/water pipes to make sure they are free of any A/C magnetic fields. If you do get readings off pipes, taps or a ground stake you need to get an electrician in as ASAP.
8/ Measure electronics that you spend extended time around like your laptop or MacBook. Note that laptops should not go on your lap as all laptops produce magnetic fields and this is why manufacturers legally shouldn't use this term. Make sure your bedhead isn't up against your power distribution board or near live electrical infrastructure.
9/ For optimal results you don't want any lights displayed on LFM Mode, especially for sleeping areas. Most homes will have one or two LED lights. The Mito Meter LED display goes down to 0.2 Gauss (20 NanoTeslas) which is the level you need to aim for. Below 0.2 Guass, no lights are the recommended Building Biology 'no concern' limit for sleeping areas. When the Mito Meter is connected to a PC/Mac or Andriod device you can very accurately measure the A/C power grid down to 0.01 Guass. (1 NanoTesla)
Note that erratic fluctuations in the electrical grid dynamic A/C field is biological disruptive at both low and high levels. You can't shield these far-reaching types of dynamic A/C fields, they go through everything and this is why it's the most important aspect to look at before considering a property.