Wifi Dangers: What You Can’t See Can Hurt You

By Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.C.N., C.N.S., C.B.T.

Some threats to your health are obvious. For example, you probably won’t find many people picnicking under the smokestacks at an industrial plant. Most everyone knows that the smoke spewed into the air contains chemicals and particle matter that could endanger health.

Other health threats, however, are far less obvious.

We live in an increasingly technological world. Today’s children and teens are exposed to smart phones, tablets, gaming systems, and other wireless electronic devices at a young age. Most of the time, these gadgets and gizmos provide fleeting moments of entertainment (and some respite for mom and dad!). But science is starting to show that constant and continued exposure could do far more harm than we ever imagined.

One of my biggest concerns has to do with the ubiquitous nature of Wifi (“wireless fidelity”). Rather than connecting to the Internet using wires or cables, Wifi uses radiofrequency signals (also referred to as electromagnetic or nonionizing radiation).

The convenience of Wifi has led to its explosive use in most homes and offices, as well as in schools, airports, restaurants, and coffee shops. Cities themselves are now wireless via “hot spots.”

All this convenience, however, may come at a cost. The more research that’s released exposing very real and very significant Wifi dangers, the less comfortable I am with going wireless. And I’m even more concerned for the most vulnerable population at stake—our babies and children.

Why Is Wifi Harmful?

With the ever-growing prevalence of Wifi, electropollution becomes a big health concern. This is the collective term for unseen, unfelt, and unnatural electromagnetic radiation. We get it from our computers, TVs, microwaves, smart meters, outside power lines, and even the wiring in the walls of our homes. The worst culprits, though, are wireless devices that we tend to carry with us at all times. Up to 90% of Americans carry cell phones everywhere they go—they are like extra appendages.

Electropollution from Wifi and other sources is especially problematic for children because they don’t have defense mechanisms to fight the effects of this constant threat. In fact, kids are more vulnerable to Wifi health effects and other electropollution than adults because they’re smaller, their skulls are thinner, and their brain tissues are far more absorbent. Research shows that children’s brains absorb twice as much electromagnetic radiation as adult brains.

Even unborn babies are prone to Wifi dangers in utero. A Yale study using mice showed that fetuses exposed to electromagnetic radiation were more hyperactive and had impaired memory due to altered neuron development.

 And a study out of Korea that followed a group of 7- and 8-year-olds for five years found that those who used their cell phones for three or more minutes a day had a higher risk of ADHD.

The development of these and other neurological issues may be due to the deterioration of myelin, the insulating sheath around nerves. Myelin is vital for healthy nervous system functioning. Research suggests that overexposure to electromagnetic radiation could cause a breakdown of myelin or affect the proper firing of neurons in the brain. Fetuses and children (to at least their teen years) are most vulnerable.

In children and adolescents, constant exposure to electromagnetic radiation may also increase the risk of cancer. A Swedish study reported that when cell phone use began in the teen years or earlier, risk of brain cancer rose. Even more disturbing, these brain tumors often don’t show up until years—even decades—down the road.

Minimize Wifi Dangers

Given its questionable long-term safety, some school districts have started to forgo the use of Wifi in schools—a move I applaud. Think about it…Other than home, kids spend the majority of their time at school. That’s upwards of 30 to 40 hours a week they could potentially be exposed to unnecessary radiation!

In many other districts across the country (and even the world), parents, teachers, and other concerned administrators have called for a moratorium on Wifi. It takes time, determination, and a lot of support from the community and school boards, but this movement toward going Wifi-free is worth it to protect our children’s futures.

At home, there are several steps you can take to protect yourself from Wifi dangers.

I like to say “be productive without being self destructive.” By that, I mean that you can lessen your exposure to potential hazards without forcing yourself to live in the dark ages or “off the grid.”

Hold off giving your child a cell phone or other wireless devices as long as possible. My recommendation is around age 14. (I know this can be tough with peer pressure.) When your child does finally get that coveted phone, be sure to provide guidance on how to safely use it, and instill time limits for phone calls, games, and other apps. When not in use, have your child keep the phone in airplane mode; better yet, if he or she can keep it off most of the time.

Keep your landline. Many people are opting to ditch their landlines in favor of cell phones all the time. But old-fashioned phones with cords really are the safest bet if you plan to hold a phone to your ear for a long period of time. You can buy corded phones for as little as $6 these days! That’s what I’ve done in my own home. (Note that cordless phones emit a startling amount of radiation, so avoid them.)

Keep wireless devices away from your head. When chatting on your cell phone for more than a couple minutes, use the speaker function. If you need to hold the phone to your ear, switch sides consistently so that one side is not overexposed.

Get your computers wired. Having a bunch of Ethernet cables connected to your computer may not be the most visually appealing or convenient way to stay connected, but it’s the safer approach—and it also happens to be much faster and more secure than Wifi.

Text instead of call. Just checking in with your spouse or family member? Text rather than call for simple communications.

Keep laptops and tablets a good distance from your body. The general recommendation is about 8 inches away. This means no laptops on laps, especially for pregnant women! If you’re pregnant and have to use Wifi, I suggest using a belly blanket that protects your unborn child from the radiation – Belly Armor sells one that several members of my family have used.

To be clear, I am not shunning technology, and I don’t suggest you shun it either. I enjoy the convenience of modern devices as much as anyone, and I like being able to get in touch with my loved ones from any place and at any time. I am merely suggesting that, when it comes to the health of kids in particular, reducing exposure to electromagnetic radiation is a smart move. Until definitive science shows that wireless technology is totally safe and any published Wifi dangers have been overblown, I’d err on the side of caution.


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  1. Marg

    on October 6, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Why are we being subjected to dangerous radiation?
    Who will be responsible for the future cancer epidemic?

  2. Patricia

    on October 31, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Is it safe to wear a medical alert necklace that you can use to summon help wherever you are at home or away if you have A-Fib? I have a land line and a life-line attached to it, but it only works in the house.

  3. Rebecca Smith

    on January 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    What about cell towers and smart utility meters?

  4. Dania

    on June 16, 2019 at 3:17 am

    I keep my laptop connected via cable, I can feel wifi in my hands, and to a lesser extent, my chest.
    I had the bastards at Edison remove the smart meter they “deployed” without permission from my house and put back my nice, harmless analog meter. Smart meters cause insomnia, tinnitus and other problems. All that went away when they replaced the meter. It was worth it, even though they make me pay for the meter readings now.
    As for 5G? Build a giant Faraday cage around your house and become a hermit.

  5. John Pyle

    on March 25, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Good for you Dania. Truly they are bastards. I saw an advert on the web where you can buy a “tent” to cover your bed or whatever for 5G protection up to 40GHz (I expect we will need to go up much higher in time though). It’s called Blocsilver 3 (I am not sure if I am allowed to give you web address on this comment page otherwise I would. In fact, I am not sure if I am allowed to give you the name of the product! I have no connection at all with the makers)

  6. Mark

    on September 18, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    I corrected the previous post.
    I ran across your website and wanted to give you more information on this subject. I was warned of radio wave dangers back in 1979 while taking a college physics course.
    I lived near AM transmitters back in the 50’s and 60’s and experienced ADD, stuttering and tinnitus. After moving away these symptoms vanished.
    In the mid 1990’s I had many symptoms come back after getting a job in downtown Raleigh where I was exposed to magnetic flux from large motors, transformers, radio waves from Sheriff’s department transmitter, 1000’s of people carrying cell phones, ect…..

    I thought I had dementia or Alzheimer’s at 60 and retired. I worked out at a health club, ran, ate well, took vitamins and stilled suffered the effects of radio waves. It took heart arrhythmia to get my attention. I had watched a Barry Trower video on this subject 2 weeks earlier. I took his advice, left town, went to Stone Mountain Park and hiked around the mountains, the heart problem vanished! I had to move from my house, use shielding around my chest and head, enclosed my truck cab with aluminum screen, and quit having a social life with friend because they all have wifi and cell phones. However, all my weekly symptoms of migraine headaches, heart arrhythmia, sleep disorders of 0 to 4 hours of sleep, skin cancers, and more than 17 symptoms vanished!

    I felt like I was a hundred years old. Now I feel like I am in my 20’s again. I am looking for a house in the country away from all of this. If I get around transmitters I feel the effects in minutes. I use a Cornet meter to monitor radio waves, magnetic flux from power lines, fluorescent lighting, ect……

    The magnetic flux directly affects the voltage gated channels in our bodies causing more than a 100 symptoms.

    This has been known since the 1960’s and the FCC failed to protect us. The information below is where my 1979 physics class got the information. Type in jesuit oath to a search and read it for more information as to why this may have happened.

    The President and the US Congress should have protected all of us from this danger, They had full knowledge of these dangers over half a century ago.

    I wish you the best in helping people, but no one in our federal government cares about any of these people. Power and money is the name of this game not the health of anyone including themselves.

    I hope you will give your people the information below so they can download it and read it.

    Below is a list of the information I have described.

    List of Radio Wave danger studies and lectures: (Type into internet search engine)

    – Naval Medical Research Institute Project No. MF51.524.015 – 0030 September 1976.
    And Project No. MF12.524.015 – 0043 October 1971
    The list of symptoms in the 1976 version is missing the first page which is in the 1971 version.

    The lists of symptoms are at the end of the documents.

    Type the names below into a search engine.
    – Dr. Barrie Trower
    – Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe
    – Professor Martin Pall
    – Professor Andrew Goldsworthy
    – Maurice Cotterell (Leaky-Gut Syndrome)

    Proving the KJV Bible through Science: (Download a searchable KJV bible online for free.)

    – Dr. Walter Veith (also a Professor famous for his health studies) Find him at AmazingDiscoveries.com

    – Dr. Andrew Snelling A geologist that shows through science the Great Flood happened about 4400 years ago and that our schools teach “junk science”. Dr. Walter Veith also does a lecture on proving the flood.

    – Type in “Jesuit Oath” and read it to gain an understanding of history and the world events happening today. Dr. Walter Veith does lectures on the jesuits.

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