Is Your WiFi Too Close for Comfort? Smart Tips for Safe Use

Is WiFi Dangerous? What's the Safest Distance From WiFi?

Today, WiFi is virtually everywhere —and these units are much stronger than they have ever been. Telecos compete with each other to deliver the 'best, fastest, and widest coverage!! If only they would consider putting as much energy into producing the SAFEST WiFi unit. In fact, stop right now and consider how far away your WiFi router is from you. The chances are high that you are within three meters of a WiFi router right now! Next, check your phone; how many signals are surrounding you right now? It might not have occurred to you before, but more and more these days, even our appliances are putting out a WiFi signal of some strength. It could be your solar system, your fridge or even your toaster. In this modern world of endless data, we accept these into our lives without ever really considering the potential downside.

Consequently, questions about WiFi radiation safety are becoming increasingly prevalent, especially regarding its potential health impacts and what precautions can be taken to mitigate those risks. To me, I believe it's better to act preventively to prevent harm than it is to wait until it's too late.

What exactly Is WiFi Radiation?

Your wireless WiFi router uses RF (radio frequency) energy to connect you to the internet. Whether you have a 5G router, a high-powered WiFi router, or an Eco-Low Power router, all routers emit high-frequency radio waves, a form of non-ionizing radiation. This is the same type of radiation that emanates from cell phones, smart meters, laptops, baby monitors, tablets, and computers.

Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are classified into two categories: ionizing (e.g., X-rays) and non-ionizing (e.g., RF radiation). While ionizing radiation has enough energy to remove tightly bound electrons from atoms, thus creating ions, non-ionizing radiation is considered to have insufficient energy to cause ionization in human tissue. However, the absence of ionizing capability does not automatically mean it's entirely safe. With the ever-increasing amount of these non-ioniing frequencies, do you even think to yourself that we are the subjects of an experiment? One in which we won't know the outcome for ourselves and that of our children for many years. Heck, even smoking was once considered 'good for you'.

Is the radiation from WiFi Safe?

The safety of WiFi is a matter of ongoing scientific debate. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified RF radiation as a Group 2B 'possible carcinogen'. This implies that there is some evidence that it could potentially cause cancer! This category also includes other substances like lead and chloroform!! Now if you ask me, I try to not have these substances in my life either!

Research also suggests that exposure to WiFi radiation can have many other adverse health effects. Dr. George Carlo's research, for instance, indicates that non-ionizing radiation from WiFi and other wireless devices can elicit biochemical stress responses in the body. This hypothesis is supported by various anecdotal reports of individuals experiencing symptoms such as insomnia, headaches, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), fatigue, memory fog, and cognitive issues. We here at Grounded Kiwi are receiving calls and emails on a weekly basis from our community, who are paying they are 'allergic' to EMF now. It's as if their bodies have just had enough of it and are rebelling.

What are the Health Concerns

While conclusive evidence is currently lacking, some studies have linked potential health issues associated with extened WiFi exposure:

Male Fertility: A 2018 study from the Reproductive Medicine Research Centre in Japan demonstrated that WiFi exposure negatively impacted male fertility. Male sperm samples placed near a pocket WiFi router experienced a significant reduction in motility and an increase in sperm death rate compared to samples not exposed to the WiFi radiation. Sperm rates are dropping in '1st world' countries around the world. Could this increase in EMF exposure at least be partly to blame?

Sleep Disruption: EMF exposure has been linked to disturbances in sleep patterns. A study conducted at the University of Melbourne found that individuals exposed to EMFs experienced more difficulty falling and staying asleep. This can be detrimental to health over the long term, affecting mental wellness and increasing the risk of chronic conditions. This is why Earthing is so important when you sleep. Grab an Earthing mat from Grounded Kiwi. It doesn't just help you get better sleep but will also help reduce the damage from constant EMF bombardment. Sleep is the most important part of your day! It may not seem like it, but when you are asleep, your body is hard at work cleaing, repairing and rebuilding. You need to get quality sleep to allow these systems to work at their best.

Oxidative Stress and DNA Damage: Some research points to the possibility that extended exposure to RF radiation may contribute to oxidative stress, a condition characterized by an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body. This oxidative stress could potentially lead to cellular damage, including DNA damage, which is a known precursor to various cancers. Scary!!

Time, Distance, and Shielding Protocol

This is the same protocol that as a firefighter, we trained to use in the event of a radiation emergency. Our safety was top priority and was based around understanding three critical principles: time, distance, and shielding.

Time: The duration of exposure to RF radiation directly impacts its potential effects on your health. Reducing the amount of time you spend near your WiFi router can significantly lower your overall radiation dose. For example, turning off the WiFi when it's not in use, especially overnight, can substantially limit your exposure. How much time are we being exposed to WiFi EMF when we are getting no benefit from it?

Distance: Distance yourself from the source of radiation significantly reduces your exposure. The general rule of thumb is that radiation intensity decreases dramatically as you move away from the source. Ideally, maintaining at least three to six meters of distance from your WiFi router can significantly reduce your exposure to RF radiation. This principle leverages the inverse-square law, where the intensity of the radiation diminishes rapidly as you move further away from the source. Do not place routers or extenders in the bedroom, but if you absolutely must, ensure you turn it off before you go off to sleep.

Shielding: Shielding involves using materials or devices to block or reduce radiation. One effective way to reduce exposure is by using a WiFi Router Tamer. This device can help reduce the signal strength of your router by lowering the output power, thereby decreasing the radiation levels. Grounded Kiwi provides a range of solutions designed for this purpose. Understand that in an effort to provide a 'boundless connection', telecoms deliver these WiFi routers to you on MAX power, and there is no way to turn them down easily. This is where the WiFi signal tamer will significantly reduce the danger level and still allow for connection to your devices.



    Use Shungite to Reduce WiFi Radiation Exposure

    Shungite is a carbon-based mineral that has garnered attention for its unique properties, particularly in the realm of EMF protection. It is composed largely of carbon and contains fullerenes, which have been suggested to neutralize harmful electromagnetic fields, including those emitted by WiFi routers.

    Application for WiFi Protection

    1. Shungite Pyramids: Place Shungite pyramids near your WiFi router to create an energy field that reduces radiation. These pyramids are often touted for their ability to turn harmful EMF into a vibration that is more compatible with our body's own vibration.
    2. Shungite Plates: Attach Shungite plates directly to your router or other wireless devices. These plates can act as a buffer, reducing the direct emission of EMFs.
    3. Room Placement: Distribute Shungite stones or objects in different parts of a room to create a protective grid. This can help in creating an overall reduced EMF environment. Shungite Pyramids are particularly good for this as there shapes design allows a greater range of protection

    Practical Example

    To implement Shungite in your home, you might start by placing a Shungite pyramid (or several) around your main WiFi router. Additionally, consider adding Shungite plates to other wireless devices such as laptops and smartphones. This multi-faceted approach can enhance the overall effectiveness of your EMF protection strategy.

    While Shungite's efficacy in reducing EMF exposure is still subject to ongoing scientific research, many users report anecdotal benefits. Including Shungite as part of a broader EMF protection strategy that also considers time, distance, and shielding principles can add an additional layer of defense.

    EMF Protection - Shielding yourself

    For those especially sensitive to EMF or concerned about potential health risks, numerous EMF protection products are available. For example, Grounded Kiwi offers a range of solutions designed to shield against various sources of EMF, including clothing, faraday bags, Anti-radiation laptop pads, etc. By making a few simple lifestyle changes, you can significantly reduce exposure, and hopefully, your body will thank you for it.

    The Hard-Wired Solution - Eliminate the WiFi all together.

    The most effective way to minimize your exposure to WiFi radiation is to replace wireless connections with wired alternatives. A hard-wired internet system completely eliminates the need for a WiFi router, thereby reducing your household RF exposure. This method ensures robust internet connectivity without the downsides of EMF exposure.

    Integrative Health Practices

    For a holistic approach to EMF protection, consider integrating grounding (earthing) practices into your lifestyle. These practices involve making direct contact with the Earth to neutralize internal electrical imbalances caused by EMF exposure. Products like grounding mats and sheets from Grounded Kiwi can facilitate this practice even indoors.

    The theory behind grounding is that the Earth has its own natural charge, and direct contact with it can help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation within the body.

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