I knew what did I do wrong, right at that moment itself – An unhealthy decision.
During my grad, I was always interested in RF and Networking. And now even as part of my daily job, I understand how things in software and networks can bring different kinds of illness to humans.
Not many people know that continued exposure to powerful 802.11 WiFi or any other RF signals might cause damage that could result in memory loss or other serious neurological harm. What’s worst is, this is more amplified in case of children.
Scientifically, this has never been proved but few researches has yielded results that people having similar kind of Radiation exposure – by their daily habits – WiFi, excessive cellular phone usage, etc. yielded similar symptoms. Ont he contrary, some scientists condemn the blame.
“A professor called it Compulsive Risk Assessment Psychosis, otherwise known as CRAP,'” said Rod Read of ElectroSensitivity-UK. “He says everyone is deluded. It insults and abuses people who are sick. I thought that went out with the Victorian era.”
But it`s more than CRAP. It can actually result in short term memory, dizziness, eye burns, headaches, over prolonged exposures.
Sufferers have reported headaches, nausea, stomach upsets, tinnitus, brain fog and short-term memory, to name a few. Skeptics, however, suspect that blaming EMF sensitivity for their ills amounts to an easy answer to almost any medical problem.
“There is no known mechanism by which EMF from any source — power lines, cell phones or Wi-Fi networks — can cause health problems of any kind,” said Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic magazine. “In fact, there is nothing that even needs explaining.”
While some groups focus on non-specific symptoms, others claim links to more severe conditions such as cancer.
Scientists recognize the dangers of high-frequency ionizing radiation, such as gamma rays unleashed by nuclear fallout. Non-ionizing radiation, however, such as Wi-Fi signals, cellular networks (mobiles), television broadcasts (satellites), GPS and visible light, cannot break down atomic bonds and has long been considered safe.
“The fields that are induced by Wi-Fi transmissions are well below those that could cause problems to humans,” said Chris Guy, head of The University of Reading’s School of Systems Engineering. “The maximum power that is allowed to be transmitted by any Wi-Fi unit is one-tenth of a watt.”
But what about cellphones? GSM cellphone’s peek power, when the signal is low, can be as high as 2 watts as per the specification. Such a High power of radiation can cause tissue breakage.
EMF sensitivity advocates believe studies reveal that even these low-frequency, low-power fields can cause subtle damage to human tissue, citing evidence of cell death, faster-growing tumors and DNA damage.
What side are you? The one who ignores the ill effects? Or the one who already started getting those symptoms?
Whatever the case is, Prevention is much slicker than Cure. These technologies are sweet poisons we can’t live without.
Here are few things you can do to Avoid any possible harms of WiFi :
- Keep WiFi AP (Access Point) away from the bedroom or the place where you sit frequently.
- At all times, there should be a distance of 5 feet, at least.
- Turn WiFi off when not in use.
- Use Ethernet (wired) when possible.
Here are few tips for Cell Phones:
- Use Handsfree kit or Bluetooth headset for making long calls. (BT headsets use much lower power than cell phone’s RF)
- Locate the phone internal antenna, and hold the phone from a different location. (e.g. for iPhone 2g, the antenna lies in the bottom black section. Holding the phone from top will help as body will not absorb these RF waves while they try to reach the tower (BTS).)
- Keep it away from head and chest, even when not in use.
- Never keep it beside your pillow while sleeping.
Did you have any experience with prolonged exposure to RF? Do you have any comments? Let us know.