From using cell phones and computers to watching movies online, wireless technology has certainly made life easier. But there is a serious downside and many claim that exposure to wi-fi is making people sick, and some people don't even know it.
More health experts are advising that it is important that all of us, and especially children, to limit exposure to background levels of Wi-Fi, and that government and industry discover ways in which to allow use of wireless devices without such elevated risk of serious disease. We need to educate decision-makers that ‘business as usual' is unacceptable. The importance of this public health issue can not be underestimated," said Dr. David Carpenter, Dean at the School of Public Health, State University of New York.
Since Wi-Fi is so recent, no studies have yet been done on the long-term health effects of Wi-Fi. However, thousands of studies have been done on the health effects of mobile phones and mobile phone masts. These studies have found that mobile phone radiation can cause cancer!
Five ninth-grade young women from Denmark recently created a science experiment that caused a stir in the scientific community. They found that when garden cress seeds are placed near Wi-Fi, they simply will not grow.
"Brain fog. That's my worst problem. A brain fog," Suzanne Hoyt said.
Hoyt said that nothing prepared her for the rush of symptoms that she suddenly developed.
"Headaches, perspiration, pain in my jaws and my heart. It's like physical expansion of the heart," she said.
Hoyt said it all started when she installed wi-fi throughout her apartment.
"I started to be very uncomfortable, and I didn't know what it was," she said.
With wi-fi everywhere, from parks to restaurants and taxis it turns out Hoyt is not alone.
"It was like a deep burning sensation in my face, in my nose, my jaw, it was like a deep burning sensation," she said.
It's called wi-fi sensitivity, and doctors say it's a very real condition with serious consequences.
Dr. Carpenter said the scientific link between wi-fi and health is clearly emerging.
"There is a body of evidence that is strong. it's not 100 percent understood, but it's strong evidence that this is a real syndrome that causes real harm to real people," he said.
Other doctors counter that the evidence connecting wi-fi to illness just isn't there.
"It's a psychological phenomenon," neuropsychologist Dr. William Barr said.
Dr. Barr said some people may have symptoms, but what causes them is something else altogether. He said the power of suggestion may play a role.
"They essentially establish a belief that something has the potential to cause a symptom, and then when they come in contact with the cause they develop those symptoms," he explained.
Hoyt said it's real and she is hopeful that her life will someday return to normal.
"We are going to find another solution. It should be safer. There must be a better way," she said.
Wi-Fi radiation penetrates the body, affects cell membranes and over time cells to lose their ability to function properly. It disturbs the body's natural energy field causing stress, fatigue and a weakened immune system. It can also cause headaches, concentration problems, dizziness, anxiety, memory loss, depression, hyperactivity, abnormal heart rates, seizures, epilepsy, nausea, skin rashes, insomnia, ringing ears, high blood pressure, brain damage, autism, diabetes, fibromyalgia, infertility, birth defects, DNA damage, leukemia, cancer, etc. (Source)
Marco Torres is a research specialist, writer and consumer advocate for healthy lifestyles. He holds degrees in Public Health and Environmental Science and is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, environmental toxins and health policy.
Some of the most concerning conclusions result from the fact that the weakest exposure levels to wireless radiation caused the greatest effect in causing the blood brain barrier to leak.
After decades of corporately-funded, biased research being held up as "industry-standard", there are hundreds of independent peer-reviewed scientific studies now showing there is a clear health hazard with technology emitting wireless radiation in the range that "smart meters" do. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people with a "smart meter" installed, have contracted illness, insomnia, rashes, headaches, and worse. And many have been forced to leave their homes entirely, due to health effects. What's more, in apartment buildings where 30+ "smart meters" are installed in a single electrical room, the dangers are even higher. There have been no long-term health studies done on this high level of Electromagnetic Radiation.