Monday, September 7, 2009

Wifi EMF: Dangers of a Modern Convenience.

These days, modern homes are going "wireless". It seems the in thing is having a home connected wireless. Interior wise, it creates a cable-free home. Neat. Clean. But is it worth that for the sake of our health?

Well, what which may seem a convenience to mankind, is now starting to be deemed a health hazard.

Let me tell you of an incident in my home in the not too distant few weeks ago..

My brother, the techie person at home, had returned not too long ago from Melbourne. Whilst he was here, he bought a wireless Belkin router for home use.

I was shouting with joy upon the installation of this new baby....

Fast forward a couple of weeks late... my parents begin to have headaches, and even my mom had watering rhino sessions. My dad went to see a doctor, who upon consultation informed him that he was of good health.

Finally, it dawned on him that it was the innocent looking wireless router that was sitting by the corner was the cause of the problem. Most routers are not that strong, but it seems that the one that we was quite a powerful little contraption.

With that knowledge in mind, we decided to limit the use of the Wifi Router at home to a number of hours in the evening, and turning it off when not in use.

I don't believe in astrology, but here is a site on the internet about the dangers of cellphones and wifi connection, and some tips on how to look after your modern home hazard.

Energy Doctor: Shutting Down Town & School Wifi.
Here are some recommendations from the site.
  • Do not sleep with a mobile phone or radio alarm clock near your head
  • Use your mobile or DECT (house portable) phone for texts or on speakerphone. Do not hold it for long periods against your ear. An old-fashioned, corded, non-DECT, phone is better.
  • Switch off a wireless router whenever you are not using it and especially at night
  • Do not let children under the age of 15 use a mobile phone except for emergencies (a 10 minute call scrambles a child's brain waves for the next two hours)
  • Use a wired LAN system in preference to a wireless internet connection
  • If you have a pacemaker, make yourself aware of wireless technology in libraries, community centres and other places you visit

1 comment:

Vonvon said...

Very informative! Thanks for sharing on this... We have the wired LAN but planning to ditch it for Streamyx hoping to wifi our home....something to ponder and consider now...

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