We can’t seem to live without it these days, and our worst fear seems to be ending up in a place that doesn’t support wireless connections. However, at the same time, it seems any concerns associated with Wi-Fi use have disappeared into thin air.
Several sources cite studies that show home or business wireless routers as well as cell networks themselves can pose a health risk, and some world leaders are trying to raise awareness about these risks. Cell signals fall into the radio-frequency electromagnetic fields category, something the World Health Organization boldly declared a “possible carcinogenic”. Here are seven ways you may be receiving more than just text messages from your wireless device…
An article in Reader’s Digest’s Best Health magazine quotes two experts in the electromagnetic field (no pun intended), and one notes that Wi-Fi networks are on a 2.4 GHz frequency. This frequency is the same as a microwave, and perhaps more concerning, “that is the optimum frequency for vibrating molecules (boiling water).”
While the electromagnetic fields from Wi-Fi are not as intense as a microwave, that means it may just take longer to affect someone with electrosensitivity, explains the article. It may even lead to “genetic damage”, adds the source.