WiFi stands for Wireless Fidelity; it is a cableless way of connecting to the internet using your pc, smart phone or other device. The signal is generated using microwave radio frequencies which are damaging to our health. Many people do not realise that there is a safer and healthier way to access the internet in your home, workplace or school. If your broadband connection comes into your home using a phone line or fibre optic cable, then you can eliminate or reduce the need for wifi by connecting your computer, laptop, device to the internet using an ethernet cable. Not only is this better for your family’s health, but the wifi can be slower and not as secure as wired.
Public warnings and bans on WiFi in schools have been made by other Governments believing enough evidence exists now to implement precautionary measures.
Popular devices emitting wifi and wireless radiation in your home:
Mobile & Smart phones
Laptops & PCs using Wifi
Smart watches, gadgets & devices
Some home energy monitoring systems and some alarm systems
To reduce radiation from wifi in your home and work you can do the following:
Simply use a wired ethernet connection and turn off wifi option on your router/modem and PC/laptop. In some cases, you may need to contact your service provider to ask them to turn off the wifi facility if your router/modem does not have a on/off button.
Read more here on how to disable wifi and use the internet safely – Wifi Radiation – Escaping the Net
Disable wifi on your smart phone.
Speak to your children’s school about wifi if they have it. Ask them to switch to safer wired connections.
Wireless Broadband and WiMax
WiMax is described as “Wifi on Steroids”, and has the power of a wireless router for a whole town or city. WiMAX uses centrally placed masts (like mobile phone towers) to transmit high-speed internet across towns and the countryside. In order to transmit over a really large area of land, the WiMAX towers are allowed to operate at power levels way above those of WiFi transmitters. The Internet receiver units, which are inside your laptop or computer, emit microwaves at up to twice the power level of normal wifi.
Ireland is adhering to outdated ICNIRP safety guidelines created in the 1990s, before WiFi was widely adopted. They do not reflect the current collective power, scope and uptake of wireless technology by 5 billion users. Who is monitoring and measuring the radiation levels of wifi in your home, school, etc.