For this post, I wanted to look at the effects of being exposed to WiFi. It seems that WiFi is everywhere now and that means we are constantly under the exposure. Can too much exposure be dangerous?
Internet routers send electromagnetic radiation that can pass through walls of your house. These electromagnetic radiation are emitted at the gigahertz frequency which is considered potentially dangerous by scientists and health experts. These frequencies are similar in strength as the frequencies from the microwave oven.
There are many factors to consider when determining the harmfulness of WiFi:
Duration – Many of us leave our internet modems and routers on 24/7. This is like having your microwave oven cooking at all times
Layers – When we search for a network, we often see more than one. This means that we are surrounded by harmful radiation
Signal Strength – When we have full bars of internet, it means the electromagnetic radiation is strong
What are the effects of exposure?
Slows cell growth – Experiments were conducted where plants are placed in two environments, one without WiFi and one with. The results showed that the plants with the WiFi exposure did not grow
Contributes to insomnia – Studies have shown that sleeping with WiFi signals interfere with sleeping patterns resulting in the inability to sleep or the feeling of being more awake
Affects cardiac stress – long exposures to WiFi signals can increase the heart rate, putting more stress on the heart
How to reduce risk?
Keep devices away from you body when not using them
Turn your devices and router off at night
Try to use internet cables (Ethernet) instead of wireless internet
In conclusion, there are many risks to being exposed to WiFi, therefore, exposure can be dangerous. Being exposed is inevitable. No matter where we go, there is going to be WiFi. However, you can reduce your risks and lower your exposure if you take the corrects steps. I hope you learned a little bit more and understood the effects of WiFi exposure from reading this post. See you next time 🙂