Does the Wi-Fi signal really pollute the environment?

What is wifi?

First, it is necessary to define the Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) technology, which has become so popular in the last decade, and which offers the user the possibility of fast connections through radio signals, without cables or plugs.

These wireless technologies, both the Bluetooth type (about 10 meters in range) and WIFI internet, with a longer range (between 15 and 100 meters depending on the router and the environment), they have gained a lot of space in recent years, as they allow us to be connected at all times. However, to make this possible, they emit pulsating microwave electromagnetic fields.

In the same vein, we find the devices that connect to these wireless networks – cell phones, laptops and tablets – which have become so ubiquitous that life without them is unimaginable.

While it’s true that all of this has a good side, which is the evolution in the way we communicate, it also brings bad news, these devices create electromagnetic fields – Non-ionizing radiation – which, when emitted at very high levels, can heat biological tissues, according to several studies carried out and recognizes the European Union (EU).

Several environmental experts and even citizen associations and organizations that have to do with ecology started to demand more caution with the use of Wi-Fi and new technologies, especially in public spaces such as schools and hospitals, since these devices Wireless devices – laptops, tablets and cell phones – also become emitters of electromagnetic waves and affect people.

Assessed, the wi-fi routers emit a maximum of 100mW, but represent a risk for the school population due to their proximity to children, especially the head, in pediatric age, when the brain and nervous system are developing. Wi-Fi should be used as a last resort when a cable connection cannot be established and if absolutely necessary. It must not be installed in or near children’s rooms.

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About non-ionizing radiation

Its effects can be classified into two types:

-Thermal effects: For science, if the body temperature increases by at least 1 degree, it is considered a thermal effect which causes an increase in blood pressure, in addition to nausea, severe headaches (headache) and vision may suffer cataracts.

– Non-thermal effects: There is still no scientific consensus on them, but the following examples were evaluated, sleep interruption, restless sleep, with startlements, cases of male sterility, people with Alzheimer’s were also detected, and there were pathologies such as cardiac arrhythmias or autoimmune diseases such as electrosensitivity , which is a syndrome of intolerance to electromagnetic fields and produces, among other effects, fatigue, pain, headache, dizziness, burning sensation, spasms, nausea and palpitations.

What causes non-ionizing radiation

– At low frequencies, ‘non-ionizing’ radiation occurs with low, medium and high voltage power lines, electrical transformers and substations.

– At high frequencies, ‘non-ionizing’ radiation occurs with cell phone antennas, microwave ovens, cordless phones, baby monitoring devices and WiFi routers.

How Wi-Fi Affects Wildlife

It seems reasonable to think that if WiFi and cell phone radiation negatively affect humans, it must also affect animals and plants.

Electromagnetic radiation, such as from (Wi-Fi or cell phones), affects cetaceans that use terrestrial electromagnetic fields for their orientation and can get stuck on beaches because they don’t know where they are. This product of the radio frequencies of undersea radars and other ships.

It is also evaluated whether these electromagnetic radiations are not responsible for the great mortality of birds or also for the mysterious disappearance of bees around the world.

In addition to hindering the orientation of animals, it can also affect the metabolic health of plants, according to analysts.

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