Protect Your Family from EMFs
Manage WiFi and Reduce Electro-Smog
in the New Year
by Rebeca Ramm
Wireless "WiFi" technology was released for home use in 1999. Industry advancements in 2003 and 2009 increased capabilities and made WiFi speed a serious competitor for wired Ethernet connections. Over the past ten years, the increase in wireless technology has arrived with some considerable health risks. WiFi is the broadcasting of Radio Frequencies (RF), including microwaves, classified as non-ionizing waves on the electromagnetic frequency (EMF) spectrum.
RF waves have potential 'thermal' effects, meaning that they heat biological tissue and raise body temperature. Relatively low level amounts of exposure are considered less harmful. Current peer-reviewed scientific studies show a strong correlation between prolonged, routine exposure and adverse biological health effects. WiFi exposure levels are in review throughout the world due to resulting allergy-like symptoms and disease, especially for children and those who suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome (EHS).
Oregon State legislators recently passed bill S.B. 283 in order to address the need for a law enforcing strict regulations on RF (including WiFi) exposure in and around state schools. Many scientific studies have shown that the amount of EMF's being broadcast into our environment are harmful for local ecosystems, interfering with the instinctual behaviors of insects and birds.
WiFi routers are openly broadcasting these RF waves into local surroundings with incredible power and range. Here are steps you can take to reduce RF exposure, protect your environment and health. Make it your New Years resolution to reduce your EMF pollution!
1. Login online to manage WiFi router settings for your broadcast parameters. Log into the online router setting page of your WiFi router. Many routers are set to factory default settings that project RF's into yards and neighboring homes causing an undesired accumulative load of RF's on the neighborhood.
2. Purchase an internet router that has a Wi-Fi on and off switch and Ethernet LAN ports in the backside. Being able to turn your WiFi off at night or during the daytime while you use a wired Ethernet LAN connection is an environmental health feature that is worth the cost of a new router.
3. Plug your desktops, laptops, and mobile devices into the Ethernet LAN ports on the back of the router. This way you can enjoy the luxury of fast connection and less radiation exposure during long periods of time spent online. Long cords of 50 feet or more in length will permit you the ability to be mobile with your device throughout your home.
4. Search online for the proper Ethernet adapter for your laptop, mobile phone or tablet. Many cellular phones can be adapted to WiFi call settings, enabling the ability to send and receive texts, VOIP, video chat, apps, email and internet access without the need of WiFi or cellular service. This is a wonderful option for anyone's health, especially for reducing the EMF exposure to children who like to spend time on mobile devices.
Rebeca Ramm is an organizational leader, creative arts and health practitioner. She is currently living in Ashland while building her small business, Pollinator People, to raise awareness about environmental concerns and share her love for pollinators.