Health Risks Wifi
A significant new factor in our environment that has the potential to impact our health over the past decade is wireless technology and microwave frequency radiation.
This field has literally exploded in the past two decades and its use is growing at an alarming rate. Coupled with the massive increase in mobile phone usage, we have a major new health risk that has been rolled out with absolutely no public health testing before hand.
Despite this independent researchers are continually examining this technology and finding serious impacts on human health and wellbeing. Mobile phones and wifi are classified as low frequency microwave radiation. The original understanding of the negative potential of mobile phones was in relation to the thermal effects (or heating) of cell tissue, much like a microwave cooks food. These thermal effects were minimal for mobile phones in most normal usage.
However new understanding shows that microwave frequency radiation has the potential to disrupt cell signalling and cause changes in cell function which can lead to physical signs and symptoms. Free radical damage (also known as reactive oxygen species) is created by the low frequency radiation and can harm cells, cause DNA damage and dysfunction and promote cancer.
When reviewing this data in 2011 the World Health Organisation (WHO) listed microwave frequency radiation as a Class 2B ‘possible’ carcinogen. Many researchers believed this to be a bit conservative and really there was enough data to state that it was a ‘known’ carcinogen.
Research shows that significant increase in the occurrence of various tumours among long-term and users of cellular phones:
- brain tumors
- acoustic neuromas
- tumors of parotid glands
- testicular seminomas
- Blurry vision & dizziness
- Headaches, Neck Pain
- Impaired Brain Function
- Memory Loss
- Autism, ADHD
- sperm count & quality
- fertility and birth defects
- Immune issues including autoimmunity and allergies.
One of the most important things to know is that children are at a much greater risk of damage, due to their smaller size, thinner skulls and ongoing development.
Avoiding or minimising your child’s use of mobile phones, tablets, ipods and games is essential to avoid the potential harmful effects of these devices. Advocate to have wifi removed from your children’s school. See Wifi In Schools Website for more information.
Watch my recent webinar Wifi Time Bomb to learn all about this topic:
I have also put together a Wifi & Mobile Safety Sheet which you can download to get more specific strategies.
See also below for specific research papers and websites for more technical information on this topic.
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