Jean, I earn my living from the Internet and I sit by the PC most of the day. Only 2-3 feet from it! That is a safe distance? What about the fact that I juice a lot for fresh enzymes for my family. And I use the VitaMix for chopping and blending our food - eaten mostly raw. Are the EMF's in the blender causing harm to ME and the food? Seems as though no matter how hard I TRY to do right, it's still emiting something harmful for me. Sometimes this really gets discouraging!