It’s everywhere. On every corner, street and business in your neighborhood. Your neighbors have it. You have it. It’s even at the local orthodontist office. WiFi is the wave of the future. Thanks to WiFi we never have to go without access to the world wide web. But at what cost?
There are literally hundreds of scientific studies showing both thermal and non-thermal negative biological affects caused by this type of Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation. A few years ago even the World Health Organization (WHO) classified RF Radiation as a possible “carcinogen”. A carcinogen means “cancer causing”. The biggest problem unique to WiFi routers is that they blast this radiation out constantly 24 hours a day seven days a week, if they are turned on. Conversely cell phones, which put out the same type of radiation, only do so at full strength when sending or receiving a call or when accessing GPS or internet data.
To see some of the scientific studies mentioned above, please see the “Scientific Studies” page of this website.
The video below is an important watch because in it I explain about something called a WiFi Router Guard. It is a device you can place your WiFi Router in. It blocks 90% to 95% of the radiation, but still allows you to use your WiFi. I test the router to show how much radiation it is putting off, and then test it again once it is put inside the router guard.
You should really watch both videos. On the Recommended Protections page of this website I have a link to where you can purchase the WiFi Router Guard should you want to. I highly recommend it if you choose to keep your WiFi Router.
WiFi is a wireless connection that allows people to access internet anywhere they go. It operates mush like other wireless devices. Encyclopedia Britannica does a great job of breaking down how WiFi works in layman’s terms:
“WiFi uses radio waves to transmit information between your device and a router via frequencies. Two radio-wave frequencies can be used, depending on the amount of data being sent: 2.4 gigahertz and 5 gigahertz. What does that mean, though? Well, a hertz is just a measurement of frequency. For example, let’s say you’re sitting on a beach, watching the waves crash to shore.
If you measured the time between each wave crash, you’d be measuring the frequency of the waves. One hertz is a frequency of one wave per second. One gigahertz, on the other hand, is one billion waves per second. (Thank goodness beaches aren’t like that—it probably wouldn’t be too relaxing.) The higher the frequency, the greater the amount of data transmitted per second,” -Encyclopedia Britannica.
Okay, so now you know how WiFi works. So who cares? Well, turns out a lot of people do. In fact, all those wireless signals emit radiation, also known as electromagnetic radiation. Researches and well known prestigious doctors believe low doses of radiation exposure over a long period of time can cause major health problems:
“Wireless routers – as well as Bluetooth and similar wireless systems – give off electromagnetic radiation in the low-gigahertz frequency. This level is considered potentially dangerous to people. And the danger is compounded by several factors:
- Just like the wireless signals themselves, the EMFs can pass through walls.
- Most routers are not turned off at night, so you are exposed 24/7.
- You are not only exposed to EMFs from your own router. Did you ever search for a wireless signal and see not only your wireless network, but also your neighbor’s and the one from the business down the street? All of them emit EMFs.
Increasingly, scientists and researchers are uncovering the health risks of EMFs. Depending on the level and the length of exposure, those risks can range from insomnia and headaches to tumors,” safespaceprotection.com
Really though, is WiFi radiation dangerous? I mean you can’t see it. We know the amount of radiation from a WiFi router is as much if not more than that of cell phone. Plus WiFi blasts all the time 24/7 whereas a cell phone is only its strongest when it is in a phone call. But I’m not comfortable with any exposure. How about you?
We also know the World Health Organization has classified cell phones as a possible carcinogenic in humans. An article in Time Magazine recently tackled the debate surrounding WiFi dangers. Some experts believe it’s perfectly safe, others however think we should take a deeper look at the technology.
“But some experts have grave concerns about the types of low-intensity radiation our wireless devices produce. “We have animal studies suggesting even low-level exposures to the kind of radio wave radiation associated with WiFi could have a variety of negative health effects,” says Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California, Berkeley. (Moskowitz has collected much of that research here.)
He mentions neurodevelopmental issues, cancer, and reproductive harm—in both men and women—as some of those potential health concerns, especially for pregnant women and young children. Earlier this year, a rodent study found heavy exposures to cell phone radiation increased rats’ risks for some brain and heart tumors. More rodent research has tied high levels of WiFi and cell exposure to hormonal shifts and oxidative stress—the kind of shifts that could promote cancer or brain diseases,” -Time Magazine
Did I read that correctly? WiFi could ‘promote cancer and brain diseases’? That’s terrifying. So, what does this mean for the most vulnerable- our children? According to the Global Healing Center, WiFi exposure can cause developmental delays, insomnia, cardiac stress and affect cell growth.
“When a group of Danish ninth graders experienced difficulty concentrating after sleeping with their cell phones by their head, they performed an experiment to test the effect of wireless WiFi routers on garden cress. One set of plants was grown in a room free of wireless radiation; the other group grew next to two routers that released the same amount of radiation as a cell phone. The results?
The plants nearest the radiation didn’t grow. . . Just as the Danish high schooler noticed problems with concentration, scientists have begun to look at the impact of 4G radiation on brain function. Using MRI technology, research performed just last year found that persons exposed to 4G radiation had several areas of reduced brain activity,” Global Healing Center.
So, what’s a person to do? WiFi is everywhere. Even if you turn off your WiFi router, your neighbor still has his on. Never go inside a coffee shop again? Not a chance. At least not for me. The good news is you can take simple steps to protect you and your family from WiFi exposure. Turn of your WiFi when you’re not using it. If you can’t turn it off for work, purchase a guard for it.
You can find these devices on Amazon. A WiFi router guard is typically made of metal and limits your radiation exposure. Also, don’t use Bluetooth wireless devices. Bluetooth headsets and other wireless devices emit high levels of radiation too. Now, go enjoy that cup of coffee. Hold the WiFi. To learn more information on this subject please see our article called Does Wifi Cause Health Problems?