From the article: Is Wireless a Health Hazard?
Some people speculate that prolonged exposure to wireless network devices can cause memory loss or other brain damage. A few schools have even banned use of Wi-Fi networking due to health concerns. Scientific studies, however, have been inconclusive. Is it some kind of conspiracy by the wireless industry to keep basic research from being done? Or is there no real problem to be found. One thing is for certain: Many people have strong opinions on both sides. What Do You Think?
If wireless are harmful... then why?
- If wireless are harmful, then why do we use them at hospitals all over the country... even in patient areas.. and also as a guest to keep you entertained? I work at a major hospital and see them all over the place as well other hospitals... and we are one of the biggest hospitals within USA with over 30,000 employees.
- —Guest Willie
Wi-Fi is harmful
- Wireless is hazardous to our health. I believe all devices that have WiFi can cause cancer due to massive radiation. We use them daily so its very easy to have cancer. The manufacturer does (?) tell the all truth.
- —Guest josphat
So many different kinds of transmissions
- Man is surrounded all around by different types of radiations of different frequencies at different power. Moreover, man stands as a transmitter of various radiations generated within human body ranging from thermal radiations, Infra red, microwave, bio luminescence , mental modes etc. Man interact with external world sometimes through these radiations, some times through power as well as data acquired from external world. Man takes data in the forms what his five sense organs ear, skin, eye, tongue, nose) can collect . Truly speaking, man is a like a browser client with Nature as the server. Regarding the effects of radiation, it depends on the frequency range and its actual power. Mobile is uses low power transmitters and the user is far away from the source. Radiations from hand set is more. Broadcasting uses HPT and user is far away . The television set generated powerful electron beams. The computer screen generates more power and user is very close to it.
- —Guest Lokanath M.P.
Why only cell phones?
- If wireless cell phones are a hazard to the health, why aren't land line phones that are wireless (cordless phones)?
- —Guest Glenn Lego
Everyone is a research scientist
- Everyone saying there is no harm from this low level radiation must be research cell biologists and scientific researchers. Look at the Bioinitiative 2012 report. Lots of reports showing damage to proteins and damage on a cellular level. This info doesn't get much play because it is being suppressed by the big bucks of the wireless communication industry. Cigarettes, asbestos, thalidomide, nearly every new drug and medical procedure--all safe-- oh, wait--NO THEY WEREN'T. How many people are going to be damaged--now and future generations because the morons in this country don't read scientific journals where real info is published. They read the information sheet that comes with their new phone in which the phone manufacturer says everything's just great--no worries! We are such an uneducated society that we believe if we can't see it--it can't harm us. If the government says it is OK, then it must be OK. Maybe we all need a lesson in biology, medicine, physic,...and less Angry Birds.
- —Guest SADFORU
Until it happens to you
- I would have erred on the side of thinking the 'experts' were making sure no damage was being done to us regarding RF's until I started having a problem myself. Moved into a new home with two smartmeters and developed electromagnetic hypersensitivity or electromagnetic injury. Became highly sensitized to frequencies. I also can 'feel' a phone turn on or off, transmissions from phones, wifi, signals from phone towers as I drive past them. My life is a mess due to this. I never had this problem before. Can't even live in my own home or go to a restaurant that has wifi. To all those naysayers out there--I wouldn't have believed it but certainly do now since it happened to me. I can only use a computer that doesn't have wifi and only for about 5 minutes before I can feel the effects. My utility company won't change out my meters. I am going to attempt this myself. Don't judge how other feel just because you don't feel it. It is real and, if it happens to you, you will be suffering.
- —Guest veronica
Targets or victims?
- Cavemen lived under EM fields. But I think telecommunication fields are stoked at specific times of the day, most probably at night, routed through neighborhood complex trunks. I watch wiring go up, curiously fortified equipment through even the most mundane of neighborhoods. If the average family isn't being targeted, I wouldn't doubt they're collateral victims of new technologies. And I'm the first to admit I love my WiFi and cell phone.
- —Guest kandiamo
A scientific approach
- I love wireless. But that being said, as a scientist I never doubt biological effects. At the molecular level, cells permit entry of substances and shaping of enzymes for reaction based entirely on electro-chemical environment. Enzymes and cell membrane channels have to be in a very specific configuration to permit normal activities to continue. Usually, cells buffer their own water to create this environment, but it is possible for external fields to rearrange ions in such a way as to make these essential reactions ineffective or nonexistent. When I experienced 'restless legs' I wondered if it was result of ambient EM field from the wires running along my apartment window just 20 feet away. The experiment was simple: Use mylar (plastic impregnated with aluminum) to 'shield' my legs under a sort of Faraday cage. I used a backpacking emergency blanket, tossing it carelessly over my legs when I woke in pain, resulting in a cooling sensation enabling me to sleep again.
- —Guest kandiamo
- I have read several studies, one from Germany where a number of children at a Wi-Fi'd school started having sleep and attention issues post-installation. My old cell, which had a SAR rating of .59 or something I now use an iPhone4 (2 x the W/kg). The side of my head was getting hot after just a few minutes! It used to be more like ~30. So I got an anti-radiation case by Pong, is indi verified to reduce cell radiation, and now it takes about twice as long with the iPhone4 to get as hot (~8 minutes). But the old cell was still much less than half the effect. I'm talking temperature, not feeling! Something another person can come up and touch, and say "wow" b/c the other side of my head is not hot! Old Cordless 2.4GHz, some Microwaves 2.4GHz, much Wifi is still 2.4 GHz. 1) they can (and do) interfere with each other 2) stand 3' away from microwave 3) strength of Wifi depends on standard, frequency, and OUTPUT POWER of ANTENNA! You think there's no difference or effect based on this?
- —Guest Re: responses
Going back to direct connection
- I was given a wireless mouse a couple of years ago and became progressively more sensitive to it over a period of three months, until every time I touched it, I would get a pain (not RSI) in either wrist. When I got rid of the mouse and went back to analogue, the pain went away, but I am now highly sensitive to mobile phones and have just sold my smart phone as I can no longer use it or even touch it without getting a headache. I replaced it with one of the lowest rating of SAR that I could find, but this is still causing me discomfort. I am now going back to old school hand sets. There is huge amounts of money involved in the proliferation of these technologies. Don't expect government or industry to be protecting your health any time soon.
- —Guest Auckland
Wi-Fi is going to give us cancer
- Dear Guest Henrietta, Your story is identical to mine. Our Smart meter did me in too. The peak was when I woke up one day screaming because my head wanted to explode. I had to have it replaced. For about a week I felt numbness on the left side of my head. I couldn't speak properly, I was so scared. Now I have no tolerance for Wi-Fi. I feel pressure in my head along with a burning sensation on top of my head. I have permanent retainers on and I get a metal taste in my mouth when there's a wireless connection near me. I now feel my skin burning. I am very concerned!
Yes - wireless makes me sick!
- I used to use wireless laptops, Wii, DECT cordless phones, wireless printer, cell phones and on and on. That is until a smart meter was placed on my house and the transmitters were turned on. It took months to figure out what in the world was causing the headaches, dizziness, burning skin, ringing in the ears. The smart meter did me in, and now I cannot tolerate wireless devices. Even walking through Walmart's doorway scanners gets me. It's become an absolute nightmare of trying to find a place to live and function without feeling assaulted by cell tower and all the other wireless signals.
- —Guest Henrietta
Something out of Star Wars
- @"Guest at" : it appears "the Force" is strong in you my friend.
- —Guest Guest jedi
Feeling heat waves
- I have been feeling hot from the inside and wondering what the cause could be, until I heard that someone connected this with wifi waves. Also headaches and insomnia. I gather some other people have these things too. That everyone does not is no surprise as everyone has different sensitivities. For example, I really couldn't understand dyslexia until I had a child with the condition. I am very interested in hearing other people's experiences with wifi.
Back in the day...
- when i started as a tv apprentice in 1952, all the line output transformers were shielded with warnings about operating with the cover off. We were talking about a mere 10kh. I wonder why much higher frequencies don't seem to matter now. -John Methven
- —Guest methven
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