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The EMF Values of Infrared Saunas: Low EMF and Low ELF


Did you know that Clearlight® Infrared Saunas pioneered low EMF carbon infrared sauna heaters? This patent-pending infrared heater technology can help to reduce the Electromagnetic Field (EMF) levels within the sauna to virtually zero. This offers sauna owners a safer experience. In fact, Clearlight® Infrared Saunas offer the lowest and safest EMF and ELF levels on any infrared sauna available to the market.

You might be wondering what ELF and EMF have to do with saunas. Our experts are here to break it down for you. So that you can confidently relax and enjoy your infrared sauna. To learn more about low EMF and ELF technology in our saunas and the exclusive manufacturing process behind it, read on.

What is Low EMF in Infrared Saunas?

Low EMF stands for low electromagnetic field. Electromagnetic Fields are measured in milligauss (mG). According to the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), human exposure should never exceed 3 milligauss. While inside an infrared sauna, the EMF levels are virtually undetectable.

With ultra-sensitive EMF testing equipment, each heater in Clearlight® Infrared Saunas is tested to ensure that the levels of EMF are safe for human use. This ensures that a person can enjoy many of the benefits of an infrared sauna, without the risk of exposure to EMF levels that exceed 3 milligauss.

To put things into perspective in regard to the overall safety of your Clearlight® Sauna, the EMF levels in your sauna will be below 1 mg for the most part when the heater is tested directly. For the rest of the sauna, the EMF levels are virtually 0mg.

What is Low ELF in Infrared Saunas?

Extremely low frequency, or ELF, radiation is at the low-energy end of the electromagnetic spectrum. ELF is generally referred to as the Electric Fields. In everyday life, the most common ELF field is radiated by utility power lines. But don’t let this intimidate you! You’re actually exposed to these fields when you are near or use an electrical appliance of any kind, from your oven to the toaster.

The question is, how does the strength of the electric field affect the human body? Well, it’s first important to note that this is defined as body voltage strength and is expressed in millivolts (mV). For example, while in nature and away from everyday sources of electricity, your natural body voltage will range close to 0mV.

As for how the electric field can affect humans, it has been found that a rise in body voltage can result in disturbed sleep patterns, irritating sensations and other ailments. This is generally found in more sensitive individuals and can differ from person to person. Levels can also vary for certain individuals, as they are more conductive due to the makeup of their body, such as higher salt content.

The threshold of concern level in humans for ELF is 1,000 mV. During the testing process for Clearlight® Saunas with low ELF technology, users test as low as 200 mV. This is five times below the threshold of concern, making our infrared saunas completely safe for regular human use.

Are Clearlight® Saunas Safe?

All Clearlight® Saunas proudly offer the lowest and safest EMF and ELF levels of any infrared sauna on the market. Not only that, but Clearlight® Infrared Saunas are also the only saunas that run all electrical wiring run through metal conduit. This ensures that both ELF and EMF levels are shielded, and the user is both safe and protected. During the manufacturing and electrical set-up, the wires are also twisted to further reduce the EMF and ELF levels.

In summary, canceling out both EMF and ELF levels in an infrared sauna can create a safer experience for you and your family. Shielding you from the negative effects that these fields and frequencies, when in an uncontrolled environment, can have on the human body.

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Did you find the information in this article helpful? Visit our online learning centre for more information. Stop by your nearest Wellness Shop showroom to get started. Our team of home and backyard leisure specialists would be more than happy to help you find the best sauna for your lifestyle. Once you experience the luxury, safety and wellness of a Clearlight® Infrared Sauna, you’ll wonder how you ever went without.


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