WiFi, a.k.a wireless fidelity, or WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network), is a wireless network in which electronic devices can connect to each other without the use of cables. WiFi works by using Gigahertz radio frequencies to send signals between devices. WiFi is a great invention in modern society. Nowadays WiFi is found everywhere. The mobiles phones, wireless internet benefit mostly from it.
However, the radio radiation from WiFi does have some health concerns. A recent study from International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC) suggests WiFi exposure more dangerous to kids than we might think..
WiFi: a silent killer that kills us slowly
For our WiFi to work at home for our phones and tablets, there need to be a router, which emits WiFi signals. Long-term exposure to the WiFi signal, especially close to the router, can cause damage to our body. We ignore this fact as we are not aware of it. Given time, these radio radiation harm our health. A study conducted by the British Health Agency has shown that radio radiation from routers hinder the growth of plants and animals.
Consequences of WiFi exposure:
- chronic fatigue
- pain in the ears
- lack of concentration
- frequent headaches
- sleeping issues
Nowadays we can not live without modern technology. But we need to understand the consequences of the technologies we are using and learn how to protect ourselves from its harmful effects. Here are some advice on how to use a router safer or at least reduce the harmful impact, especially on our next generation.
How to protect children from WiFi radio radiation:
- Disconnect Wi-Fi before bedtime
- Turn off Wi-Fi when it is not used
- Replace wireless phones with cable phones if you can
- keep wireless router away from kitchen, bedroom, or living room