Since I discovered the forum, maybe 2 months ago, I keep coming to check for ideas. Thank you all for posting and helping others.
Please note that the only reason I found the forum was because I started using DuckDuckGo for searching! And oh my, oh my, I found so many things that gg has buried. If you are not already using DDG, i totally recommend it!
My journey starts in 2015 when i got pretty sick (will share more later on).
Fast forward to 2022.
I just placed an order for 2 of my favorite shielding materials, and I thought I should share. I love them because they are effective ( as measured by Acoustimeter), and are not as expensive as most.
Of course, you can always get space blankets! That was my first shielding material - trying to buy bulk space blanket found these:
1) Vivosun highly reflective Mylar – you can get a roll 4’ x 100 ft for $46 my whole house floor is cover with this material – it does have shortcomings and after 3 years certain areas where heavy desks were placed are leaking. I will have to lift the floor and replace with item below. This is slippery to be left by itself on the floor. More like underneath for carpet or planks, etc. It does work wonders on walls and Inside cabinets and closets.
2) Vivosun diamond 6 mil Mylar film – this is thicker, not as flexible, but, boy It does take a lot to make it fail. I had covered some areas of my flooring on top of the plank, for at least 6 months now, with no problems. It is not slippery and you can walk over it. You can get at 4’ x100 ft roll for $85. I am going to use this one to replace the leaking flooring in my office space. I have these one on top for now, and even a rolling chair does not make it break!
What would the long term effects of having all this Mylar material all over my home. I have no idea. But the first one have saved my life. The second one is just prettier and more durable.
Unfortunately, I have seen reports that DuckDuckGo is also now censoring what they deem misinformation. So some folks (including me) have recently switched search engines. Now "Brave Search" is my default, and I only go to DuckDuckGo and Google for a 2nd/3rd opinion.
Hello Crazy Journey (great user name!) and thank you for sharing the mylar info.
Sadly, I've also found google to no longer be a reliable search engine. I'll have to give Brave a try. Tor Browser is another a good one. There's another I've heard of but haven't tried yet called ghostery.com
Mylar is commonly used for emergency blankets, which should be skin-safe. Check with the company that made the stuff then let us all know on this thread, I would advise. I often use mylar sleeping blankets to reflect stuff and find that multiple layers of the really thin emergency blankets reflects okay and doesn't seem to hold a static charge.
kinda makes me feel uneasy that the stuff is made of aluminum. i used some aluminum screening for shielding but i think i was making myself worse in the process. :(
right now as far as sleep is concerned Im having success covering my windows with black plastic bags in order to eliminate as much artificial crappy light as possible. helps me get deep sleep. just sucks now that neighbors are too addicted to comfort and are now starting to run their air conditioners ALL DAY!!!...makes things worse and the trash bags dont help much for that :(
@MarcMartin, thanks for the input. I will check Brave - I have to tell you, I was so happy to find the forum- I actually cried, felt as if I was home. damn gg, kept it from me for a long time.
@emf_sensitive, it has been crazy for sure! And many friends and family still think I am crazy! 😊 Is all in my head.
@davidrsnell, I already tried. I asked them for the SDS, they said they do not have them. So, I asked what the VOC levels were, and they said they did not know. I thought that every material has to have that information. So far, I have not reacted to either material and I am super sensitive to chemicals. The material is sold for horticulture purposes.
@welcomekoa, I hear you. My body seems okay with it. It might be because is not touching me? But, like the shielding clothing, some makes me feel really bad. I test yearly for toxic metals (that is part of my journey-I have Uranium). With all the material in my house, I was expecting Aluminum to show up at one point, still nothing since the metal detox I did in 2015/2016.
I do not remember exactly what it was. The first kit was with a Functional Medicine doctor and nothing really happened, Mercury, Cadmium, Arsenic and Aluminum were all high and stayed high. I think because I was still getting exposed to the U.
Second time was with a dr. that just does detox for mold and metals, and etc. and she gave me some drops and had to remove certain foods from my diet for a period of time. Keep in mind, at this time i was no longer exposed to U. All metals were gone after this treatment, with the exception of U. But, she knew that U was not going to be impacted.
I wish I remember more specifics..