How Can I Tell If There’s an RFID Transponder in My Body?

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Lee Walker asked 3 weeks ago
I believe a chip has been put inside me. How can I detect it and turn it off?

—Lee

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Lee,

It is extremely unlikely that someone has put an RFID transponder inside you. RFID transponders that can be inserted under the skin can only be read from a few inches away. This makes them completely useless for tracking people. In addition, you would have had a small wound where the transponder was inserted, and you would be able to feel the glass ampule under your skin. Transponders that can be put under skin are used mainly to identify animals (and sometimes people—but, again, see above). In any case, they do not broadcast a signal; the only way to detect one would be with an X-ray.

Mark Roberti
Founder and Editor
RFID Journal

 

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