15 Smart Wi-Fi TIPS

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Wi-Fi TIPS to be smarter than your smart phone for a better future

OzShots image of Melbourne | Wi-Fi waves created by Angel from Fiverr

Would you choose to get a daily dose of radiation?

Smart phones and smart devices emit electromagnetic fields (EMF) and radio frequencies (RF) which are in fact electromagnetic radiation.

We have embraced wireless communication with gusto because of the convenience and simplicity of use. Any form of data transfer like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, hotspot sharing, electrical smart meters, and cordless phone transmission such as cordless DECT telephones (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) use the same type of transmission signal.

All of these devices use a man-made pulsed radio wave, which has evolved over time from the early discovery of radio transmissions in the late 1900’s (Marconi 1897). All radio waves sit on the spectrum from extra low frequencies to high frequencies.

It’s time to smarten up!

Beware the humble microwave!

When they discovered microwaves heated food, and the oven was invented they called it a radioactive oven. The inventors didn’t think people would buy a radioactive oven so they changed the name to microwave oven. It didn’t change the fact a microwave is a light wave which is a radioactive wave. It doesn’t heat food through a thermal process it injects a radioactive wave into the food cells and explodes them. It only works when water or fluid is present and if you have ever overdone an egg in the microwave you will know it has the power to explode if you overdo it, even by a little amount. We (our bodies) are 70% water and microwaves heat us up.

Surely they wouldn’t use RF if they knew it would hurt you? Prepare to be alarmed.

Wi-Fi is a microwave packed with data. Microwaves are low frequency waves as opposed to high frequency waves like X-Rays or Gama Rays that can do serious harm instantly. Experts have known for years microwaves are dangerous but they still produce microwave ovens, probably because there is money to be made. $$$. Wi-Fi is another form of light wave on the radio frequency (RF) spectrum. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Smart Meters emit a man-made frequency which is not something we as electrical beings have evolved with. The greatest concern I believe is with our children and growing brains, not to mention our eggs, sperm and embryo which are more susceptible to electro-pollution than grown adults who have thicker skulls and bigger bodies or choose to do nothing about it. We have choice, our littlest beings don’t. Most people don’t know their kids are being exposed and don’t know their kids kids are being exposed. That is not a typo, your kids eggs/sperm are in your kids when they are born.

The telecommunications industry wants you to believe Wi-Fi is not a problem. Probably because you may stop using it…there’s those $$$ signs again.

Brain washing is a concern however it is brain damage that poses the biggest problem worldwide.

If you search for information about Electro-pollution on Google, this is what you will find:

Noun (name) for nonionizing electromagnetic radiation propagated through the atmosphere by broadcast towers, radar installations and microwave appliances, and the magnetic fields surrounding electrical appliances and power lines, which is believed to have polluting effects on people and the environment: also called electromagnetic smog.

We are electrical beings. Death is even defined as the end of electrical activity in the brain.

It makes sense to protect the most vital organ we have for well-being, our brain and ensure our reproductive system is protected for procreation.

Here are some HEALTHY TIPS to remember or HABITS to get into when using smart phones, smart devices or Wi-Fi (Why Fry).

            1. Do not carry your smart phone near vital organs, e.g., top pocket near your heart or in your front pocket near reproductive organs.

            2. Do not use shielding cases on your phone, as they may increase the power output and consequently increase the EMF and RF.

            3. Charge all devices away from where you sleep or spend the most time.

            4. Do not use mobile phones as alarm clocks, and definitely do not keep near your pillow. If you do use your phone as an alarm clock, keep it in another room like the ensuite or room next to you (not with a body in it), that way it isn’t going to be as dangerous and it may be a benefit when you have to get up to turn it off.

            5. It is a good idea to switch mobile phones to airplane mode when not required. For example in meetings, at events or at work if you do not use them for work.

            6. Always keep smart devices a safe distance from your body. Not on your body. Keeping them in a hand bag or brief case is ideal.

            7. It is best to use your mobile phone where you receive a strong signal, as the phone will transmit at a much lower power level if the signal is strong (coming from the telephone tower). Remember to use it on loud-speak or with earphones (the wired kind, Bluetooth devices also use a radio frequency).

            8. Try to avoid using your mobile phone in a car, lifts, or other moving vehicles like trams, trains and airplanes. Any enclosure made of metal increases your exposure to RF. The radio frequency bounces off metal as your phone continually searches for a signal.

            9. If you have a DECT cordless home phone, change it to an original wired analogue phone and definitely do not keep the base station near your bed. The EMF and RF is high from these devices.

            10. Keep calls short on a mobile or DECT phone (if you haven’t got rid of it). You will save money on your phone plan as well as save yourself from EMF and RF exposure.

            11. Download apps, games or movies on iPads, iPhones, then turn to airplane mode or turn off Wi-Fi and play games or watch movies from the device, not while streaming.

            12. Use wired internet to smart TVs and computers as opposed to streaming through Wi-Fi. There are also benefits to changing to fibre optic as there is no electric field around fibre optic cables.

            13. Do not assume any device is safe. Switch off Wi-Fi at night in your home and turn Wi-Fi off on your computer when you have cable plugged in. Your devices will continue to search for signals whenever turned on. There is a little button on the top row of most laptops or available in settings.

            14. Baby monitors using a Wi-fi signal are definitely a NO NO.

            15. Distance will not save you from RF because it goes through everything even concrete.

There is a reason why they put a safety alert in the phone user manual, such as; when using your smart phone keep it at least one inch from your body. That message is probably lost in a bundle of other jargon. I would assume this is a legal requirement so it is less likely anyone could sue for medical costs when they (you) get sick.

It turns out smart devices are not so smart. If you can remember these little tips you will definitely be the smartest person around. And you will probably be around for a lot longer than not so smart people. It turns out you need to be smarter than your smart phone.

Another form of electrical energy with potential to harm you is an Electromagnetic Field (EMF) from electrical equipment.

All electrical equipment, including your computer, computer AC Adaptor, DECT phone, and household appliances emit electromagnetic fields. This is an energy field produced by the  electrical circuit or wiring in the appliance or wiring in the home or workplace and can be significant when coming from equipment in office buildings or electricity grid.

EMF is an energy field which is detected in close proximity to the electrical equipment when turned on or connected to a power source, an AC adaptor, or electric cable can emit EMF. Some people are electrically sensitive and have severe health effects from spending time in this energy field.

Some very concerning side effects can be heart palpitations or cardiac arrhythmias, lowered or raised blood pressure or erratic high blood pressure, miscarriages and even respiratory problems like cough and throat irritations, pneumonia and asthma. Sleep problems have been associated to sleeping next to your electricity meter along with a long list of other serious adverse (chronic) health effects. More health effects are listed below.

Distance is your friend when it comes to EMF as they are different to RF.

AC Magnetic Fields, which are energy fields, travel through walls but reduces greatly away from the source.

Tips to be smarter in your home:

  1. To reduce EMF exposure increase the distance from electrical equipment, especially where you sleep or spend the most time. Sleeping in a bedroom with the smart meter on the other side of the wall is not smart.

  2. Electric floor heating is not good for your health, especially for children as they spend time on the floor where the electrical field is greatest. Please read the Conclusion presented by Victor Leach further down the article to explain more.

  3. If you live in an apartment, try to find out what is on the other side of the wall, floor or ceiling. If you cannot do that, call me. I’m a Building Biologist and have equipment to test the strength and location of EMF and RF. Building Biology  also offer solutions for other environmental health problems.

The roll-out of Wi-Fi in cities, schools and public places such as trains and buses is getting a little scary. Jeromy Johnson presented a TEDx Talk ‘Wireless Wake-Up Call’ in 2016 which is well worth watching. Jeromy became affected because of exposure.

Jeromy Johnson at TEDx Berkeley. Image courtesy of Jeromy Johnson

Often the place we spend the most time, the built environment, is not a healthy environment.

How do you know if you are affected by EMF or RF?

Electrical sensitivity also known as Electrical Hypersensitivity (EHS) is a condition of the 20th Century. Prior to modern times we were not exposed to electromagnetic fields or radio frequencies.

People who suffer from EHS experience symptoms such as:

  • Skin; tingling, or biting sensation on the skin similar to a small electric shock, prickling that intensifies when close to electrical equipment.

  • Insomnia, fatigue, nausea and headaches

  • Heart: palpitations, blood pressure changes, increased heart rate and chest pain

  • Musculoskeletal: joint pain, body aches, numbness or tingling sensations and more

  • Immune system response: flu like symptoms that do not eventuate, coughs, runny nose or sinus and respiratory inflammation

There are many more symptoms but I mentioned these because I experience most of them. Not only am I sensitive to EMF and RF, I am chemically sensitive and EMF and RF increase my susceptibility to environmental toxins such as cleaning chemicals, air fresheners, paint, glue and dust containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Not only do I react to VOCs I now have intolerance to wheat, which may well have been brought on by exposure to heavy metals and chemical exposure. Wow! The things you learn along the way to becoming a Building Biologist.

What you need to know:

EMF is an energy field coming from electrical equipment at varying intensity.

Radio Frequencies are also energy in the form of a white light. When you sleep  it affects the pineal gland (in your brain). The pineal gland produces melatonin when you sleep which is required for cellular recovery in the body. This white light can affect your natural immune system function because it reduces your bodies ability to produce melatonin. We are natural beings and designed to heal naturally. We (humans) evolved in a natural world, and have existed for 70,000 years. Only in the past 100 years has electricity and man made radio frequencies existed.

Conclusions taken from a training event with Victor Leach a Wireless Radiation Expert:

  • Microwave radiation can interact with the organism to create a range of effects that involve the central nervous system, endocrine (reproductive) system, cardiovascular system, immune system (our regeneration system), and hematopoietic (blood) systems. Hematopoiesis explained

  • The epidemiological case-studies with mobile and cordless phone exposure show strongest evidence for effect when it comes to brain cancer types Glioblastoma Multiforme and meningioma, particularly amongst heavy users (more than one hour per day) while no association is found amongst casual users.

  • There is enough evidence to take a precautionary approach with respect to these wireless devices and to use them in a safe manner.

Want to know what you can do to if you think you are affected?

There is very little a doctor can do about EMF as treatment is problematic (Tresidder MD 2012). Essentially avoidance of EMF is recommended. Knowing how to avoid or manage EMF is essential to live a healthy life. Information and education is the best medicine that’s why I’ve added links to more information and references it you wish to know more.

EMF and RF is harmful to health, and is especially harmful to our little people, the foetus and embryo. Adverse health effects from Wi-Fi have been clearly established (BioInitiative Report 2012). Prolonged exposure to non-ionizing radiation interferes with normal body processes.

Our children will inherit the world we create, AND it is imperative we create a world worth inheriting.

The most precious beings of all are little beings

Please, please look after precious little people and the people that matter to you.

Not many will give up smart devices or connectivity, including me, but there are ways we can be safe if we adopt smart practices. That is why it is critical to be smarter than your smart phone.

What is Building Biology?

Building Biology is an amazing science focused on naturally healthy, no-toxic living, smarter environments and safer workplaces. Building Biologists aim to create a more natural habitat to ensure you live (sleep) or work in the most sustainable environment possible.

Building Biologists are trained to assess, test, shield and build or remodel to ensure EMF is not a problem for you.

The saying “you don’t know what you don’t know and you don’t know you don’t know what you don’t know” says it all. It pays to know what can harm you and it pays to get expert help to ensure your environment is safe. Your future health depends on it.

If you intend to build or renovate planning for safe electrical wiring and safer selection of products is recommended if good health is on your list of must haves in life.

To find out more contact:

CheryL Mead | Building Biologist | FOUNDER Wicked Homes Australia | Ph: 0487 633 771








Credit, Links & References:

Main Photo Image: Thanks to Alex from OzShots for the image of Melbourne and Angel from Fiverr for rendering with Wi-Fi waves

Australian College of Environmental Studies, what is Building Biology:

ACES/Building Biology/What is itACES/Building Biology/What is it

Bevington, M. 2013. Electromagnetic Sensitivity and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: A Summary. Capability Books UK.

Bijlsma, N. (2017) Electromagnetic Fields – we live in a sea of radiation: http://www.buildingbiology.com.au/index.php/Biology/Electromagnetic-Fields.html

BioInitiative Report 2012 provides scientific research and more comprehensive information: 2012 BioInitiative short version

Change Your Life Radio. Lucinda Curran interview with Michael Bevington:

Lucinda Curran interviews Michael Bevington

Environmental causes of cancer: CancerActive.com http://www.canceractive.com/cancer-active-page-link.aspx?n=980

Electro sensitivity UK: http://www.es-uk.info/

Guglielmo Marconi, (1897) Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guglielmo_Marconi

Jeromy Johnson, TEDx Talk: Jeromy Johnson TEDxBerkley.

Wicked Homes Australia; How to Take Charge of Your Life: blog


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