Don’t Use Your Laptop On Your Lap!


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I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Mark Kramer, co-owner of HARApad.

HARApad stands for “Heat and Radiation Attenuating”…and in a nut shell, Mark’s company makes products that protect you from harmful EMF”s and radiation.  I called to buy my own protection products awhile back and when Mark himself answered the phone, and more than answered all of my EMF-related questions, I knew I had to get back with him and share the knowledge he has with my health conscious audience.

Mark’s background is that he has undergraduate degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Product Design, along with a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering.   Thanks to his mothers’ health conscious & intuitive nature, he understood early on that our exposure to cell phones, laptops, tablets and the like may not be such a good thing.

In 2006, a colleagues mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.  His colleague researched suspected causes of cancer, and found a recurring topic – electromagnetic radiation (EMR). Also an engineer by trade, he assembled a team of two additional engineers (including Mark) to further his research in finding which devices were producing this EMR. They began meeting in their spare time, several times a week, poring over research and testing.

Armed with a gaussmeter and pages of doctoral reports, they found that a significant amount of EMR is generated from laptops. The idea to develop a product to reduce radiation grew into an actual design, and the design turned into a verified product. After two years of extensive testing, idea conceptualizing, result verification and design optimization, the Heat And Radiation Attenuating pad, or HARApad, was born.

HARApad is the industry standard and has become the benchmark for laptop electromagnetic radiation protection. Since its original laptop product, HARApad has continued research and development to provide more solutions for people around the world.

Mark’s company makes:

Based in West Michigan, HARApad, is a homegrown and family-run business dedicated to helping people use their electronic devices safely.  If you call, you WON’T get an automated system and one of the co-founders will take your call!  Mark himself took my call and not only did I have enough confidence to buy their products, I arranged this interview!

If, after listening to this interview, you wish to buy your own EMF protection devices, Mark has graciously set up a coupon code for you.  You can find them at  Enter “healthylifestylesmt” as a coupon and save!

If you liked this, you might also like my downloadable audio entitled “The Truth About Wireless Devices & Your Health“.  It is ~ 50 minutes long and dives into information about routers, cordless phones, head sets, baby monitors, and safe options for you and your family!  You can find more information HERE.   


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 About Tracy Konoske, MS, RDN

meet_tracyTracy Konoske is an eclectic clinician and uses a blend of natural, integrative, functional, and personalized medicine to help her patients feel their best.  Tracy understands that there are 4 drivers of chronic disease:  Toxins, Infections, Stress, and Diet.  And it's often a combination of all 4 that lead to a chronic health condition, and thus it takes a treatment plan addressing each of the 4 to resolve and reclaim good health.  Tracy has recovered from 2 "perfect storm" situations which had drastic effects on her health and led to multiple mystery illnesses and diagnosis including Lyme.

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