With WiFi now becoming a way of life that is increasingly becoming more difficult to avoid, it is good to know the dangers associated with this technology, and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from these hazards.
The Global Healing Center has identified the following health hazards associated with WiFi.
1. WiFi Can Cause Insomnia
If you are struggling to get to sleep, or suffer from disturbed sleep during the night, chances are your WiFi may be to blame.
People who use WiFi before going to bed frequently complain that they suffer from insomnia. Studies have shown that exposure to EMF radiation from WiFi networks can significantly affect sleep patterns, and long-term exposure could lead to further problems associated with lack of sleep, including hypertension and depression.
2. WiFi Can Affect Childhood Development
Studies have shown that radiation emitted from WiFi networks, including cell phones, can negatively affect the developing fetus in the mother’s womb, and can also impair development in young children.
Safety standards typically do not take into account the impact that EMF radiation has on a developing fetus in the womb.
3. WiFi Can Compromise Child Health
Fetal EMF exposure has been associated with childhood asthma and childhood obesity — both of which can compromise the health of a child. There are many studies linking EMF radiation in children to behavioral and neurological problems, that deal with focus (ADHD), memory, and cognitive impairment.
A study by Swedish researchers concluded that children who began using mobile phones regularly before age 20 had more than a fourfold increased brain tumor risk.
4. WiFi Can Impair Cellular Growth
A school science experiment conducted in Denmark recently revealed that WiFi radiation prevents plants from growing.
The students grew plants in a room where there was no WiFi radiation (control), and compared their growth to that of another set of plants that they grew in a room where they were exposed to WiFi radiation emitted from two modems.
Their results were alarming — while the plants in the WiFi-free room flourished, the plants that were exposed to radiation emitted by the routers simply didn’t grow at all.
Scientific studies have also shown how EMF radiation can damage cells.
5. WiFi Can Impair Brain Functioning
Scientific research has shown that exposure to EMF radiation can reduce brain activity.
6. WiFi Can Reduce Male Fertility
Exposure to EMFs emitted from WiFi can cause DNA defragmentation in sperm cells and slow sperm motility, while heat emitted from laptops can even kill sperm cells outright, all of which negatively affect male fertility.
7. WiFi Can Reduce Female Fertility
Studies conducted on female animals show that EMF radiation can also prevent eggs from being implanted in the womb or can cause abnormal pregnancies. EMF exposure during pregnancy has also been linked to a three times higher risk of miscarriage.
A study that exposed female mice to Extremely Low frequency, or ELF, magnetic fields throughout their pregnancy, showed the exposed mice had less offspring, spontaneous abortions and fetal deformities. Slowed development was also observed in the offspring that did survive.
8. WiFi Can Cause Cancer
EMF radiation from WiFi and cell phones has been linked to cancer.
While people exposed to high levels of EMFs may have a short latency period for cancer development, for most of us that are exposed to EMFs at lower doses, this risk is still high, but may only manifest after years of constant long-term exposure.
9. WiFi Can Promote Cardiac Stress
Exposure to EMFs emitted by WiFi can raise the heart rate or cause an erratic heart rate in sensitive individuals, which of course can be fatal.
10. You Can Protect Yourself from WiFi
The good news is that it is not all doom and gloom — you can take steps to reduce your exposure to EMF radiation from WiFi or to protect yourself from it. For example, by using a laptop radiation shield, tablet radiation shield, or a cell phone radiation shield, you can cut down your exposure significantly.