WiFi and EMR Safety
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WiFi is the name of a popular wireless networking technology that uses radio waves to provide wireless high-speed Internet and network connections. Radio waves, microwaves, visible light, and x rays are all examples of electromagnetic waves (EMR or electromagnetic radiation) that differ from each other in wavelength. The potential risks of EMR are still being debated.
Wireless technologies, including cell phones and cordless phones, aren't totally safe for everybody says Dr. Stephen Sinatra. Some people "are being adversely impacted" by electromagnetic frequency (EMF, the fields emitted from household wiring and appliances) and radio frequency (RF, the fields emitted by microwaves and wireless technology).
Many people are still unperturbed by the possible consequences of exposure to mobile phones, wireless networks and other radiation producing apparatuses. With the exception, of course, of those people who have acute complaints and are quite aware of their effects. That is, however, a small group. Ultimately no living being escapes the influence of unnatural radiation on the cell structures of the body.
Human bodies are more sensitive than wireless devices, so if your laptop, cordless phone or mobile phone can pick up a signal, your body and brain cells are receiving those waves as well. Many hundreds of studies strongly support the view that this type of radiation is responsible for a range of adverse health effects.
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