Should you worry about radiation from your WiFi?
Before diving straight into the answer to this question, I should first clarify some basic notions like: “What is WiFi radiation?”
So, that’s it.
WiFi radiation: what you need to know
Most WiFi devices emit RF (radio frequency) radiation (or microwaves) 24 hours a day. This radiation is more or less the same type used by microwave ovens for cooking food.
A microwave oven bombards your food container with microwave radiation. This produces a molecular friction that heats the contents of the container. Such a phenomenon is known as the thermal effect or the heating effect.
WiFi devices, including wireless PCs and routers, are equipped with transmitters using microwave radiation to transmit information in the air. Bluetooth speakers and headphones rely on the use of RF signals to play music. Even smartwatches use the radio frequency to connect to your phone.
So, should you worry about that? It turns out that you should.
RF radiation from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices: what is known and what is unknown
Radio frequency signals from Bluetooth, WiFi and cell phones, in general, are considered a form of non-ionizing radiation.
Which means, unlike ionizing forms of radiation, say, UV light from the sun, or medical tests like x-rays or CT scans, they do not carry a lot of energy to alter or break your DNA which is the One of the possible forms of cancer.
However, some research suggests that non-ionizing radiation can have perceptible effects on living things. Just how serious they are is the question.
Some of the possible biological effects associated with WiFi are:
- Disruption of glucose metabolism in the brain.
- Increased permeability of the blood-brain barrier.
- Disturbance of the metabolism in the cell.
- Breaks in the chains of DNA.
So, what to do?
Do not worry too much about wireless networks because of the biological effects highlighted above.
After all, remember that only are linked to non-ionized WiFi waves; there is no real evidence to back them up. And it has also been said that the exposure of a single router in your business or your home can be very small. The risk can be considerably higher in places where dozens of routers and laptops work at the same time.
Be that as it may, here are some precautionary measures to be taken so that you are on the right side:
1. Opt for an Eco-WiFi Router
Because it offers a safer alternative to a standard WiFi connection.
The JRS Eco-WiFi router comes with two things:
- A conventional Asus router, and
- Eco-WiFI software approved by JRS.
The software gives the router its unique ability to operate at low EMF. This short video below can bring more light to the subject.
2. If possible, keep your phone or tablet away from your head or body
Now, this is especially true in areas where cellular signals are weak. for example, when your cell has only one bar. This is because in such situations your phone would increase its functional power to make up for the lack of coverage.
Carrying your phone in a bag instead of keeping it in your pocket can do wonders. You should not rest your tablet on your body for an extended period of time either.
And then, when you go to bed, remember to have your phone away from where you sleep. Put it in “flight” mode, or disable it entirely.
3. Pay special attention to Ethernet cable
Your Ethernet cable is the one that connects your router or modem to your PC.
Most people do not usually think about this cable. If you are one of them, you make a huge mistake.
The cable may be a source of EF radiation and must therefore be shielded as a precautionary measure. You will find many categories of cables – labeled 5, 6, 7, etc. – available for purchase. My recommendation would be to opt for a Cat6a Snagless Shielded Ethernet Cable. It’s safer and more efficient.
Do not forget to turn off your Wi-Fi when your device is not in use. The less exposure is important, the better. With that, I will finally sign for the day. I hope you have read well.
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