Everywhere we look these days there are signs announcing “Free WiFi”. In cafes, restaurants, hotels, airports and even department stores.
Up until recently, I thought this increasing WiFi access was great. I could literally use my devices anywhere, anytime.
But the more I learn about risk of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) (this is what our WiFi routers and Internet modems use to send signals to our computers and devices), the more that I realise that we need to adopt a very precautionary approach.
We don’t yet know the long-term health consequences of EMR exposure. Especially when it comes to our children. Their brains are so much more malleable and they’re much more susceptible to environmental risks (their skulls are thinner than adults’ skulls and their brain has more water, meaning they’re much more susceptible to possible environmental risks).
My friends call me ‘cautious Kristy’. I would much rather be safe than sorry when it comes to my children’s long-term health and safety.
What’s the impact of this constant WiFi exposure? Especially for our little ones?
I recently attended a seminar on Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) in Sydney. I heard internationally renowned experts on radiation health speak about the possible harmful effects of EMR. And I have to admit that I left feeling very concerned.
That’s why we’ve implemented some super-simple strategies that reduce our family’s EMR exposure.
3 Simple Tips to Reduce Our Family’s Wi Fi Exposure-
In the video below I share 3 simple strategies we’ve implemented to reduce our family’s WiFi exposure.
1. Plug in where possible- Dig out your good “old-fashioned” Ethernet cable. Wherever possible hardwire devices.
2. Limit exposure- Reduce the amount of time on mobile phones and tablets, switch to airplane mode, use SMS instead of calls, use a headset.
3. Create healthy technology habits- Switch on airplane mode and disable WiFi on device, keep devices as far away from your physical body. I generally recommend at least elbow to finger tips away from the physical body. Remember, no apps in laps!
I’d love to hear in the comments below. Were you aware that WiFi was possibly harmful? What steps are you going to implement to reduce you and your family’s exposure?
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