In the light of the growing concerns expressed by international advisory bodies, including the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, which called on European member states to reduce exposures to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (Wi-Fi, Cordless phones), particularly of children and young people, who are the most at risk, I find it most alarming that we are now being offered BT Complete - wall to wall wifi in every room!
This, in my view, is total neglegence. When will companies such as BT provide the public with proof that Wi-Fi is safe for our children?
These announcements have followed calls from the German Government for wired computer connections to be used in schools and workplaces, the Israeli Parliament for schools to use wired networks, the Austrian Medical Associations for schools not to use Wi-Fi or cordless phones, and the International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety for young people to limit their use of wireless technologies. The French Government have banned the use of Wi-Fi in schools.
Cyprus has removed Wi-Fi from elementary schools and supported a strong educational initiative to educate children and families about cell phones and wireless radiation. They have developed comprehensive brochures for public health and video public service announcements regarding the issue.
SO why is it OK to have wall to wall Wi-Fi in our homes, as if one Wi-Fi router isn't enough!
Even though I continue to be a BT customer for now, I have replaced the BT router to one with a Wi-fi off switch!
Hi. Unless you live in a faraday cage there will still be plenty of WiFi and all manner of radio frequencys floating around your house.
No need for a Faraday cage, I find a tinfoil hat works just as well :smileywink:
I presume that you do not use any wireless devices or have a mobile phone given that they are so dangerous.
Hi Dave, interesting term that: 'hot spot' 🙂
I am fortunate enough to work from home now on a wired network. Occasionally I have meetings in hotels, and to be honest after an hour I do begin to feel the effects - this is what got me into the research really. A tech client of mine who recently featured in a double page spread in the Mirror newspaper on an article about Smart Cities (my worst nightmare) told me that they have reverted back to a wired network because he was sick of the headaches! And since.. no more headaches. So I looked at this further due to my own sympoms of dizzyness, feelings of anxiety (continuous) and insomnia.. immediately after making these changes at home all symotoms have ceased and I sleep right through.. and my kids no longer climb into bed with us at 4am.. the dramatic change was obvious.
And I agree with you totally, 100%.. Wi-Fi is pretty much everywhere, it is hard to escape it.. but at least give the body some respite and switch it off at home, if only at night when your body can really do without the interference when it's trying to rejuvinate - here's a good reason to switch of Wi-Fi at night: https://emfacademy.com/turn-off-wifi-at-night/
And those who are interested, here is a really great presentation by Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe on the subject: https://youtu.be/7HJcH_ZP-y0
A worthy campaign, perhaps.
After years at work dealing with electromagnetic compatibility, (a growth topic in my day), I'll stick with my wireless weather station - 868 MHz, ~ 13 inch full wavelength, at 0.8 milliwatts. This is sufficient to cover the whole house.
Or better still, the trusty Stormglass, of which many theories have been presented, and queried: e.g. local earth's magnetic fields. It's just as good as the professional weather station though.