wifi

Nowadays, it is rare to get caught up in cable clutches that drag on the floor with wireless technology. Televisions, printers, kettles and even baby phones have wireless connections. Not to mention the phones and laptops connected to the famous wifi that no one can do without today.

Wifi is one of the most common forms of wireless technology that is now part of our daily lives. Very beneficial and practical for everyday life, it raises many questions about its effects on the health of young and old.

The effects of wifi

In Denmark, 5 students conducted a study to try to highlight the effects of wifi on plants. They placed six trays containing watercress seeds in a room with no wifi connection and six other trays in a room containing a router. After 12 days, it turned out that the seeds present in the connected part did not push contrary to those that were in the other room.

The frequency of wifi broadcasts is approximately 2450 megahertz (MHz). It is identical to that emitted by microwaves and accentuates the stimulation of water molecules. The human body is composed mainly of water (80% for a child and 60% for an adult), so it could be affected by the effects of this frequency. In addition, cells need bioelectric signals and electromagnetic fields to communicate with each other, wifi waves disrupt their magnetic fields resulting in migraines, insomnia and even cancers.

Some scientists have demonstrated that exposure to long-term wavelength waves could have the following health effects:
  • Melatonin production disturbance
  • Genetic damage
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • cancers
  • Memory loss

Sensitivity to waves varies from person to person, some are more sensitive than others, and harmful effects are felt quickly, including fatigue, itching and tingling of the skin and heart problems. It is precisely the electromagnetic sensitivity felt by these people that challenges scientists about the consequences of prolonged exposure to waves.

Children's exposure to wifi

Montessori School in Oakville, Ontario, Canada requires children to use cables for Internet connections and limits the duration of wifi usage for older children, in order to limit the exposure of younger students to radio frequencies emitted By the routers.

According to Professor Anthony B. Miller, a researcher at the University of Toronto and former Director of the Division of Epidemiology at the National Cancer Institute, it is highly likely that these radiations are carcinogenic, which is why Children must absolutely limit their use of wifi.

Unfortunately, very few schools implement these guidelines and are far from the ideal exposure level of 10 microwatts per square meter. When a child is placed near a modem or device connected to the wifi, the exposure level reaches up to 50,000 microwatts per square meter, which may weaken the immune system.

Professor Miller argues that cable connections should be favored in order to minimize the harmful effects of radiofrequencies, especially since they have been classified as "possibly carcinogenic" by the International Agency for Research on Cancer . Prolonged exposure to waves could therefore have serious consequences.

Intervention of the authorities

Unlike scientists, authorities say that exposure to radiofrequencies poses no health risk to both children and adults. According to them, the fact that the modems are located far from the head (unlike mobile phones), considerably limits the exposure and makes it harmless.

The Sanitary Protection Agency says that a one-year exposure to wifi is equivalent to a call made by a mobile phone that lasted twenty minutes.

Even if the deleterious effects of wifi are not yet 100% proven, scientists continue to address the issue. However, it is recommended to avoid it as much as possible by replacing it with an Ethernet cable that is more stable and reliable. If this is not possible, it is imperative that the router is placed outside a bedroom, without forgetting to disable it as soon as its use is not necessary.

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