Since I spend many hours in front of my computer doing research and communicating with women around the globe, I was curious about the potential effects of the daily exposure of Wi Fi on my health. Our society is advancing technologically at an incredible rate. Just go back a mere 50 years. There were no cellphones, no smartphones, no smart TVs, no tablets, no laptops, in fact, no internet at all! And very little threat of Electro-pollution.
We can’t turn back the clock. We can, however, understand the risks of living in the 21st century and take necessary, deliberate and logical measures to protect ourselves and our families. Like GMOs and air pollution, electro-pollution generated by EMF’s (Electromagnetic frequencies) is real and it can affect your health. In 2011, the World Health Organization classified EMF’s as Class 2B carcinogen, which is the same classification as DDT.
Wi-Fi Exposure and Breast Cancer
In nature, only the tiniest amounts of microwave radiation exists and most is blocked by the atmosphere. In recent years, however, these levels have exploded. A lot of the
increase has to do with Wi-Fi and the devices that use it.
Wi-Fi uses Radio Frequency microwave radiation to transmit information back and forth through the air. It operates at a frequency of 2.4 GHz, about the same as a microwave oven.
The research that has been done on the adverse effects of Wi-Fi points to:
1.) the “layering effect” caused by not only Wi-Fi signals but also other devices that are using it as well
2.) daily, long-term exposure as the main causes for concern.
Since Wi-Fi uses the same kind of frequency as cellphones and the duration of exposure is significantly higher, it makes sense that Wi-Fi could present a greater cancer risk than cell phones or any other electronic medium.
According to recent study published in the Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine Journal, low-intensity RFR (emitted by cell phones and WI FI) is an expressive oxidative agent for living cells with a high pathogenic potential. In other words, EMF’s cause oxidative stress and damage to your cells that can lead to pathology or dis-ease.
Consider the following as it pertains to Wi-Fi in your home or office:
Where is the Wi-Fi router located in relation to where you spend most of your time?
How many hours a day is your Wi-Fi router and its corresponding devices on while you or others are in area?
How many hours a day do you spend in front of your laptop, tablet or desktop computer?
For how many years has the exposure you just described been going on?
Clear evidence exists that there is a relationship between EMF’s and serious health issues. The BioInitiative Report, clearly outlines the following conclusions after examining years of data.
1.) Bioeffects are clearly established and occur at very low levels of exposure to electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation.
2.) Bioeffects can also occur from just minutes of exposure to mobile phone masts (cell towers), WI-FI, and wireless utility ‘smart’ meters that produce whole-body exposure. Chronic base station level exposures can result in illness.
3.) Researchers report headaches, concentration difficulties and behavioral problems in children and adolescents; and sleep disturbances, headaches and concentration problems in adults.
4.) There is a veritable flood of new studies reporting sperm damage in humans and animals, leading to substantial concerns for fertility.
5.) Fetal (in-utero) and early childhood exposures to cell phone radiation and wireless technologies in general may be a risk factor for hyperactivity, learning disorders and behavioral problems in school.
6.) The Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) is a protective barrier that prevents the flow of toxins into sensitive brain tissue. Damage to the BBB caused by cell phone RFR may result in neuronal damage.
7.) Human Stem cell DNA does NOT repair or adapt to exposure to EMF’s.
8.) Weakened or impaired Immune System.
9.) Decreased Melatonin production and increased risk of Breast Cancer.
EMF exposure in general directly affects the breast tissue by inhibiting the production and utilization of melatonin. Melatonin, a cytotoxic hormone, inhibits cancer cell growth. According to a study done through UC-Berkeley, 12 mG (60Hz) of EMF exposure, which you get from a computer, can prevent melatonin from being produced in the body. EMFs also disrupt the signaling system of melatonin. Without this signalling system, cancer cells will continue to grow.
What You Can Do
Here are a few steps you can take to reduce your exposure:
- Before you go to bed, turn off all computers, wireless routers and cell phones
- Move the router to a place where it is at least 15 feet away from where you other others work
- Don’t put your laptop on your lap. Contrary to what the name implies, this is the most dangerous position for it to be, especially for the reproductive areas in both men and women
- Consider installing a hard-wired modem that connects directly to your lap top.
- Protect your electronic devices with patented, scientifically validated products. The guards that I personally use and recommend specifically for computers, laptops, WI-FI routers and the like are the GIA Wellness EMF Universal Guards.
Is Convenience Worth the EMF Risk?
Wi-Fi is extremely convenient, and as a result, we tend to overlook the harm it may be doing to our bodies every day. Afterall, we don’t really “feel” or “see” the effects.
According to a study published in Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, however, it is estimated that by next year (2017), 50% of the world’s population will be adversely affected in some way by EMF’s.
Essential # 2 of the 7 Essentials System™ is about Reducing Your Toxic Exposure. Do the right thing for your health and that of your loved ones. Limit Wi-Fi exposure and take precautions when you do have to use it. This wired world may be here to stay, but its effect on your health because of lack of information and precautions doesn’t have to be.