Wi-Fi Health Warnings
Is Your Broadband Harming Your Health?
The more research I read on the dangers of electromagnetic radiation (EMR), from mobile phones and especially from wireless networks (wLANs, otherwise known as Wi-Fi) installed at home, the more convinced I am of the importance of creating an electromagnetic free home environment.
The big problem with wLANs is that, unlike your mobile phone, they are on and broadcasting, 24 hours a day. The signal also has to be very strong, which is why you can often pick up a wireless network from two houses away, and it gives off radiation similar to emissions from mobile phones and phone masts. Recent research has linked radiation from mobiles to cancer and to brain damage, and many studies have found disturbing symptoms in people near masts. Just last week the dangers of Wi-Fi in schools made headlines when it was announced that Sir William Stewart, the chairman of the Health Protection Agency, wants pupils to be monitored for ill effects from the networks which are being installed in classrooms across the nation. Personally, I wouldn't want myself, or my children, to be permanently exposed to such signals.
Most people don't realise how easy it is to create an EMR free home, without losing any of the immediate broadband access that wLAN networks offer. Instead of wLAN you can use 'dLAN'. This safe alternative is simply a box that plugs into any mains socket, with a lead that plugs straight into your computer. In effect it turns your household mains wiring into a hi-speed network. You can plug the box (or buy two or three) into any socket and you are instantly on broadband with no invisible EMR zapping your family.
It's also very reasonably priced and takes only a minute to install. I've got three; one for my wife, my daughter and myself. It means that we can all be on hi-speed broadband at the same time in any room we choose simply by plugging a lead from our computer into the dLAN box that goes into the mains socket. This also means that any computer can 'see' any other device. For example, you could send something to print from anywhere in the house.
I'm now working on converting my neighbours, with their wireless networks, to convert to dLAN (Devolo is the best one) so we can create an EMR free street!
Although I still use a mobile phone as little as possible I turn it off, and route calls to my telephone line, as soon as I come home.
Click here to find out more about the devolo dLAN system or to order one today.
To find out more about the dangers of EMR and how you can reduce your exposure, read The Powerwatch Handbook, by Alasdair and Jean Philips, a simple no-nonsense guide to EMFs and how to reduce their harmful effect. Click here to order.
Wishing you and your family the best of health,