How to Choose an EMF Testing and Consulting Service Company That Does Not Have a Certified Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist™ (EMRS) on Staff
The short answer is: Don’t waste your time and money on hiring someone who is not an EMRS."
“The Building Biology® Institute’s EMRS Certification has become universally recognized as the sole criteria for hiring an EMF Expert. Until this standard of competence is insisted on by the general public, EMF Health Services will have difficulty moving forward into the mainstream as an identified NEED rather than a WANT.” - James Finn
We often get calls requesting a residential EMF Testing in a region of the USA or Canada that we don’t cover. By default, we recommend a local certified EMRS. If they do not have one nearby and can’t afford one to be flown in, we suggest the caller rent equipment and we can walk them through a basic testing. If they are in the San Francisco Bay - Santa Rosa area, we recommend Michael Neuert.
The final alternative is that you can try their luck with someone who does not have an EMRS certification. Of course, the latter usually turns out to be a bad idea.
Here are some suggestions, if you so choose to hire an EMF Company who does not have an EMRS on staff:
1) Always choose a company whose website includes the name, biography, and photo of the person who will be coming to your home. Insist on transparency for your own safety and protection. (Warning: We have knowledge of one anonymous New Jersey grifter claiming to be state licensed and court certified for EMF Testing. He is a possible ex-con hiding behind multiple unregistered business EMF websites in the NY, NJ, CT, PA, DE, VA, DC area. He utilizes amateur EMF meters and parroted information from the internet to grift of naive consumers. This person shows up at your home, is there for less than an hour, tells you everything is fine, charges top-dollar, and leaves you with a potentially EMF toxic home or property. His business model is to launch internet attacks at reputable “EMF Consultants” and “EMF Professionals.” If this person ever used his energy to do good deeds, he could be a real asset to society.)
2) Google Ads will sell an ad to anyone without vetting their veracity or truthfulness. Because of this, you can’t trust EMF products or EMF companies who use Google Ads.
A. The EMF industry is infested with scam artists selling all kinds of nonsense promoting themselves with Google Ads, Yahoo Ads, YouTube Ads, etc. Often, we will see a client bring out shopping bags filled with expensive “EMF paper-weights” that do absolutely nothing to mitigate EMF. Some products will even worsen the EMF environment!
B. Like any other home service company, you need to hire a company that is professional, trustworthy, and honest. If an “EMF Expert” claims to have a state license or court certification for EMF testing, then you should know that you are dealing with someone who is dishonest and has a pathological disregard for the law. Insist he/she email you a PDF of their invented documents and forward them to your local state licensing board and local court for review.
3) A BBEC Environmental Consultant is not authorized by the Building Biology® Institute to conduct EMF Testing work. These persons learn in General 101 that a “BBEC is not qualified to do EMF testing.” So, then why are there BBEC’s without the EMRS certification providing EMF Testing and Consulting? Go to the Building Biology Institute’s website to see if there is an EMRS after the EMF Expert’s name. Click: EMRS
This all said, a BBEC would still be better to hire than enlisting a self-appointed “EMF Expert.” Proceed with caution.
4) One national EMF company claims that they have a “Desk Certified” EMF technician on staff. What?!
5) If you are trying to decide on which EMF Services company to hire, look to see what you are getting for your dollar. Do not use cost as the only criteria. No two EMF Service Companies are the same. The lowest bid inspection is probably worthless.
If an EMF assessment does not include:
a baseline testing,
a skin-body voltage test,
an electric fields survey,
an electromagnetic interference analysis, or
locate wiring errors and stray current
…then the EMF Testing Consultation was almost worthless.
Often, we see this same mistake being made when it comes to hiring an electrician. It takes more time and knowledge to wire a building correctly to National Electrical Code (NEC.) If an electrician follows the NEC, then there will not be any wiring errors; therefore very low AC Magnetic Fields and less of a chance for a house or apartment fire from any wiring issues. Just like anything else, you usually get what you pay for.
5) Ask the company what hand-held meters they use for testing. If they are not using Gigahertz Solutions Meters, then you are most likely speaking to a fake EMF Expert. You would be surprised how many people are buying meters on Amazon and calling themselves EMF Experts. It doesn’t matter how long someone tells you they been testing, if they don’t have an EMRS certification, then they are most likely phonies.
6) Does the EMF company have any affiliates? You need to watch out for these “lone wolf” companies. If not, then YOU may become the next dinner.
Other Important Factors to Consider:
1) What is the cost if a poor EMF testing overlooks a significant electromagnetic field? We see so many EMF inspectors/experts who do not even measure the electric fields in the air! If they show up with only an RF Meter and a Gauss Meter then you know you are not getting a professional assessment.
2) What is the cost if the wrong EMF service company sells you something that you not only overpaid for, but don’t even need? Or, this product then causes you to become ill? We see this with certain grounding pads and clothing.
3) What is the cost if you believed that certain measured EMF levels were harmful or safe, but the levels were measured using an amateur’s meter, or the meter was not certified-calibrated? Are they using a Gigahertz Solutions Monitor or some cheap toy purchased on Amazon?
4) What is the cost if the technician has an uninformed and uneducated bias on what is considered a safe level? Does this tech even abide by a specific set of safety level limits?
5) What is the cost if you are given incorrect information on how to remediate?