In our modern world technology is providing us with numerous electronic devices that give us time saving conveniences. Not only are these devices helpful but they are also very fun to use. However to keep the cost down the trend is towards connecting these devices wirelessly rather than by hard wiring them. But is WiFi safe?
WiFi is not safe because scientific studies show that it:
- Is Carcinogenic (meaning it causes cancer)
- Causes DNA Damage (especially in infants and fetuses)
- Can Cause Crib Death
- Causes Male Infertility
The type of Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation that WiFi routers emit, is the exact same radiation that things like cellphones, cordless phones, Bluetooth, baby monitors and other wireless devices emit. Although the frequencies may vary slightly they are all within the same range. And within the radio frequency portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, the higher the frequency the more potentially harmful it is.
As we progress through this article I am going to take you through each of the above health problems that the Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation that WiFi emits causes and show you the documentation for each. I am limited in what I can go over however in this article. So for the serious student of this subject see the Scientific Studies page of this website and you links to many of these studies.
Does WiFi Cause Cancer?
Yes it does. For example on May 31, 2011 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a part of the World Health Organization, said the following in a press release “The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer , associated with wireless phone use.” Here is a link to the document so you can read it for yourself: IARC
The word “carcinogenic” means “having the potential to cause cancer”. Many are surprised that the IARC came out with as plain of a statement as they did given the enormous bias and technology industry pressure and influence affecting these global agencies. Here is a review of the 2011 findings by the IARC where they describe the tremendous conflicts of interest in the IARC and WHO. The article is called “World Health Organization, radiofrequency radiation and health – a hard nut to crack (Review)“. If nothing else it is a very interesting read. It reads like something you would expect out of a banana republic rather than the organizations it is talking about.
Increase In Frontal Lobe Brain Tumors
In an article on Microwave News entitled “Location, Location, Location Aggressive Brain Tumors Tell a Story” they show some graphs by a scientist by the name of Alasdair Philips who did a study that showed an increase in aggressive brain tumors in the frontal lobe, the area where cellphones are the closest to.
In the article other scientists try to argue that the increase was due to “improved diagnosis” rather than any environmental factor. But Phillips points out that there is no reason to believe that diagnosis would improve in one part of the brain over another. Phillips states that he cannot be 100% certain that cellphone radiation was the cause, but given the increase in the use of cellphones during the study and the fact that cellphones are held to that portion of the head, makes it a very strong possibility.
Cellphones Found To Increase Cancer Risk
Here is a link to a “Pooled analysis of two case-control studies” on the US National Library of Medicine’s website. These two studies showed an increase risk of cancer caused by both cellular and cordless phones. Now the point I want to make here is I could go on and on and on. There are literally hundreds of peer reviewed scientific studies that link various types of EMF (electromagnetic field) Radiation to cancer.
It seems to me that the only studies that do not show this are the ones that have an industry bias. I am not a scientist, and I certainly have not read all of the studies on this subject. So I cannot make a statement like that with any kind of authority. All I can say is that I have been researching this topic now for 3 years or so, and this is my impression. At the very least I can say that there are literally hundreds of studies showing links from this type of radiation to cancer.
Does WiFi Radiation Cause DNA Damage?
Mitochondrial DNA Damage: In the research report from ScienceDirect.com entitled “Exposure to 1800 MHz radiofrequency radiation induces oxidative damage to mitochondrial DNA in primary cultured neurons” it takes a look at RF Radiation and how it stresses the tissues of the body, particularly neurological tissue such as the brain. The report describes how oxidative stress happens to the mitochondrial DNA reducing their ability to rebuild and repair and even causing mutations in the DNA which causes a variety of neurological symptoms, such as migraine, dementia, and ataxia.
DNA & Lipid Damage In Infant Rabbits: The results of this study entitled “The effect of radiofrequency radiation on DNA and lipid damage in female and male infant rabbits” states “Lipid peroxidation levels in the liver tissues of female and male infant rabbits increased under RF radiation exposure. Liver 8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) levels of female rabbits exposed to RF radiation were also found to increase when compared with the levels of non-exposed infants. However, there were no changes in liver 8-OHdG levels of male rabbits under RF exposure.”
Then the conclusion of this study stated “Consequently, it can be concluded that GSM-like RF radiation may induce biochemical changes by increasing free radical attacks to structural biomolecules in the rabbit as an experimental animal model.”
Does WiFi Radiation Cause Male Infertility?
In the research article entitled “Mobile Phone Radiation Induces Reactive Oxygen Species Production and DNA Damage in Human Spermatozoa In Vitro” it talks about how RF Radiation can cause DNA damage to male sperm causing male infertility.
The conclusion of this study reads as follows: “RF-EMR in both the power density and frequency range of mobile phones enhances mitochondrial reactive oxygen species generation by human spermatozoa, decreasing the motility and vitality of these cells while stimulating DNA base adduct formation and, ultimately DNA fragmentation. These findings have clear implications for the safety of extensive mobile phone use by males of reproductive age, potentially affecting both their fertility and the health and wellbeing of their offspring.”
Does WiFi Radiation Cause Crib Death (SIDS)?
Well there is a world renown British Physicist who has spent his whole career studying WiFi (or microwave) Radiation, who is insists it does. In this below video Barrie Trower first describes his lifelong experience in studying and working with microwave radiation. He talks about the military uses for this form of radiation. And then finally he describes the diseases and health problems he saw it causing.
The first five or six minutes of this video Barrie Trower just gives you a feel for what his career was like, and in what ways he studied microwave radiation. At about the six minute mark in the video is where he begins to get into the specific health problems he has seen WiFi radiation cause.
WiFi Radiation Dangers
The first part of this article was pretty scientific going over a few of the hundreds of scientific studies that show that WiFi (RF) Radiation causes things like cancer, DNA damage (especially in infants and fetuses), crib death and male infertility.
On this website as I find new studies on this subject I add them to my running list which is on the Scientific Studies page of this website. This is where you want to go if you really want to dive in and do a thorough study of this subject by reading actual scientific studies. This is a page that people bookmark and come back to again and again as they are doing their own research into this subject.
Ways To Protect Yourself From WiFi Radiation
By far the safest WiFi radiation is no WiFi radiation. If you can hard wire the internet throughout your house using low emf computer cables, this is the safest route. Even if you like the convenience of smart devices and want to turn your home into a “smart home”, this can all be done without using any WiFi whatsoever. You just have to hard wire your house with internet.
If hard wiring your home is not practical, it can get pricey, then there are some other things that you can do to reduce the WiFi radiation down to a minimum. To start with commit to having the fewest amount of WiFi devices in your home as possible. This is one of those times when less is more, or better.
Get A WiFi Router Guard
A Wifi Router Guard is a steel metal mesh box made of highly conductive metal. A metal mesh box like this will block 90% to 95% of the harmful RF Radiation that WiFi routers emit. And they do so without blocking all of the WiFi signal either.
In my small 3 bedroom home I have my 5 GHz router in one of these WiFi Router Guards in my upstairs office. I am sure it is most likely blocking most of the 5 GHz signal, and mostly what I am getting is the 2.4 GHz frequency coming to the different parts of my home. However I still have good strong WiFi signal throughout my home.
Sometimes when I have too many people in the house on WiFi, I may have to open the WiFi Router Guard to speed it up for everyone. But most of the time we do just fine with the WiFi Router Guard closed. And what I like is it gives me the ability to choose when I am exposed to more radiation, and when I am not. 95% of the time I am hardly exposed to any.
In the below video it shows me testing by 5 GHz WiFi router with a meter both before and after putting it in the WiFi Router Guard so that you can see how much of the RF Radiation the Router Guard blocks. If you are interested at all in lowering your exposure to WiFi radiation, this will be an important short video for you to watch.
Turn Your WiFi Router Off At Night
For this subject you may want to also read my other article entitled “Should I Turn My WiFi Off At Night? – Get The Facts!“. Turning your WiFi devices off at night eliminates a third to half of the WiFi radiation you are exposed to, depending on how long you sleep. Why keep radiating yourself and your family when you don’t need to. And you will sleep a lot better and more soundly.
In that article I linked to above I go through a couple of ways that you can automate your WiFi router so that it shuts off automatically at night so you don’t have to remember to manually turn it off. But even if you just made the rounds each night before going to bed, it is not that difficult, and the health benefits are very much worth it!
Put Other WiFi & Wireless Devices Into Steel Mesh Containers
Things like your Alexa, cordless phone extensions, baby monitors and other small wireless or Bluetooth devices can be placed in aesthetically pleasing steel mesh baskets to reduce their RF Radiation emittance. In the below video I test several of these devices that I bought on Amazon so that you can see how they work, and which ones work the best.
You can find links to where you can get all of these steel mesh containers on Amazon on the “WiFi Radiation Protection Items” page of this website. I also go through each one in a bit more detail for you and explain what I recommend using each one of them for, should you get them.
Reduce Harm From WiFi Radiation With Aulterra Technology
There is another amazing technology that I recommend to make sure that the RF Radiation that you are still getting exposed to is as harmless to you as possible. There are minerals that have been shown to put magnetic fields around electronic devices and convert them to a more natural form of radiation that is less harmful to our bodies (particularly our DNA).
This is the type of product I thought just gave you the placebo effect until I actually read the science behind it. They use this same technology to lessen the effects of nuclear radiation on dumpsites and storage facilities as well.
The way that these products work is the para-magnetic minerals are placed inside stickers that you place on your WiFi devices as shown in the image in the above left. For more information on these products, and the science behind them, see my article entitled “Aulterra EMF Neutralizer Products Review” on this website.
A word of caution: I do have a lot of confidence in these stickers, but I do not use them as my only form of protection. I use the WiFi Router Guard and the other steel mesh baskets as well. I still want to reduce the amount of RF Radiation I, and my family, are exposed to, as well as condition the radiation to being a safer form. And that is the philosophy I recommend that you adopt as well.
It is important to remember that any electronic device that transmits wirelessly is doing so via RF Radiation. If they use low frequency analog signals to communicate, these are harmless. But if the frequency start approaching close to 1 GHz or greater, they are getting into the dangerous microwave radiation part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
So things like cordless phones, (most) baby monitors, cellphones, and anything Bluetooth are all emitting this harmful type of RF Radiation. If you correct your WiFi router by putting an Aulterra sticker on it and putting it in a WiFi Router Guard for example, but you don’t do anything about these other sources of WiFi Radiation in your home, you have only solved a part of the problem.
That is exactly why I have created this website, so that you can know which items are a problem, and what to do to fix them. A good place to start is to read the article on the home page of this website entitled “The 7 Worst Radiation Dangers In Your Home“. That article will take you through all of the possible sources of radiation you may be inadvertently exposing yourself to.
Then to find out how to correct the various problems you identify you will want to check out the “Recommended Protections” page of this website. This page will show you what products are available out there that can help protect you. I also tell you my recommendations and which ones I think you should stay away from.
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