#1 By: Akemi Iwaya, February 20th, 2014 16:00
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/183031/could-wi-fi-be-harmful-to-a-newborn-baby/
Wi-Fi has become such an ingrained part of our everyday lives, that we tend not to give it much thought unless it has stopped working. But what if your family has a newborn baby in the house? Are there any dangers that new parents should be aware of?
#2 By: afuhnk, February 20th, 2014 16:09
Newborn or not, some people are feeling the effects of wi-fi (and other radio-frequencies).
This subject is highly controversial, as carriers and governments are quick to refute such effects, but 'victims' (those that suffer from hypersensitivity) will tell you otherwise.
A good friend of mine is 'Hypersensitive'. He has to wear a protective hat anytime he leaves the house and had to move to a remote location, far from any cell station, in order to reduce the pain. Here he is, trying to explain how that whole thing works and how he's trying to deal with it. Unfortunately, the video if in French (Canadian).. but that's just to show you that, yes, there are people that suffer from frequencies.
#3 By: Tom Wilson, February 20th, 2014 20:50
You mean they think they're suffering from the effects of WiFi.
I have yet to see an EHS sufferer who's not a crackpot. I suffer the same symptoms on a regular basis, but I know that the headaches are from my sinuses, the skin rash is from the dry air, and the fatigue is from not getting enough sleep.
I haven't seen any rigorous scientific studies that support EHS as a legitimate thing. In fact, some of the people "suffering" from the syndrome complain about the effects even when the nearby transmitters are turned off or when they're near a receiving antenna.
And do any of these people own microwave ovens? My microwave leaks 20-30 times more energy while cooking than my WiFi gear radiates on purpose. (WiFi is limited to something like 100 milliwatts. A microwave can leak 5mw per square centimeter.)
So is WiFi going to harm a baby? Considering the fact that the FCC has a century of well-documented radio science, the answer is no.
As to your friend... does he wear the hat in the house, too? Radio waves don't stop at your front door. I'm sorry, but he's not suffering from EHS. If he gets regular headaches, It's far more likely he's simply got sinus problems, mild diabetes, or a thousand other things that have exactly the same symptoms as EHS "sufferers" describe.
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#5 By: Jeff Atwood, February 21st, 2014 00:11
Yeah, I had an otherwise nice neighbor of ours suddenly start ranting about the health dangers of WiFi. I just smiled and nodded and changed the subject...
#6 By: Michael, February 21st, 2014 03:51
Wi-Fi has microwave-frequency?
Wi-Fi does not harm humans?
I think it does. Here is why:
Try that for once:
Take two plants of the same kind.
Water one of them with regular water, the other one with microwaved water (let it cool down before watering).
See what happens after two weeks.
Here are pictures:
So if microwaved water affects plants in like a dying-way, do you really think it does not affect you and your body? I think only snobbish people think that way.
You can also do that "experiment" with animals. Just feed them microwaved food, if you want to make them sick and kill them. I do not recommend that for any living being.
I Think Hot-To-Geek has a lot of Knowhow when it comes to IT. And I like the way you explain it to the people. But in my oppinion health including healthy living, healthy food and most of all the effects of wireless radiation on humans is just not the expertise of How-To-Geek.
Why do you have so many headaches?
Why do people look old and are fatigued all the time?
I can't say it is because of wireless radiation. But it sure does contribute to that.
#7 By: John Chorley, February 21st, 2014 05:38
As long as it doesn't turn your baby into a mini version of the hulk, you should be fine.
#8 By: Tom Wilson, February 21st, 2014 11:26
@Michael1 you have got to be kidding me... your "proof" is a Snopes article that disproves your claim? That article goes on to prove the exact opposite.
Come on, you created that account just to troll us, right?
I got headaches nearly every day long before WiFi was a thing. People looking old and haggard? Let me clue you in: people looked a lot more haggard in the days before technology made our lives easier.
In fact, hospitals are FULL of wireless devices. The hospitals around me have WiFi access points every 100 feet or so, and many of the medical devices use WiFi to connect to the hospital's network. The doctors all carry WiFi phones, and patients can bring in their laptops and connect to the Internet through the hospital's guest network.
Don't you think that if WiFi was dangerous, that a hospital would ban its use?
Yes, EM radiation can harm people, but only at high levels of exposure. Fields of a milliwatt or less, which is what you're exposed to regularly under normal use, do not and can not harm you.
#9 By: Jeremiah Klein, February 21st, 2014 12:43
Holy cow?! Do people really worry about this? I"m guessing those people that do live in very densely populated areas and still have no friends or much of a life to speak of. For land sakes, sun light will do you more harm than wifi. Complete darkness will also do you more harm than wifi. Picking your nose will do you more harm than wifi. Is it possible that those exposed to lots of wifi don't get enough sun light? Quite. Is it possible those exposed to a lot of wifi don't get enough sleep? Certainly! It's their lifestyle and their choices, and an occasional real illness needing a cause.
Dang - !
I need to quickly patent a Faraday line of clothing!
All this boils down to one thing: Paranoia. It's the complaint of all time, "it can't be me" sort of nonsense. Someone else did this to me and they need to pay me.
If moving out of the city gives you less headaches - then it's got to be the lack of wifi/EMF radiation. Or maybe something else? Less jerks, less taxis, less noise, less smog... What about reading about this nonsense? Is it possible that nonsense like this gives people headaches?
So, who will be the first "you gave me a headache and brain tumor" victim? Netgear? Cisco? Verizon? Lawyers are drafting their court proceedings already - I'm sure of it. Welcome to these United States! (puke)
#10 By: Michael, February 21st, 2014 12:59
i created this account to tell my oppinion.
I research health deseases for 5 years.
Everyone can do the experiment with plants for themself to proof it.
If you do not believe me, do not.
It's true that Wifi does harm to living creatures.
And i understand that it is very unfortunate that such a convinient invention like Wifi is harmfull.
Life is easier with it, right?
Every one has to decide for himself.
The ones who are hypersensitiv to radiation are just the beginning. More will come. Much more.
#11 By: Tom Wilson, February 21st, 2014 13:56
@Michael1, did you read the Snopes article?
It demonstrated that microwaved water has no effect on plant growth. You have to read past the "myth" part to get to the truth.
Although the big, red FALSE at the top should have been a clue.
#12 By: Straspey, February 21st, 2014 14:42
The microwave makes water hot,
Much faster than it does in the pot.
I water my plants,
'till they do a death dance,
and then I just watch as they rot.
#13 By: David Ruhmann, February 21st, 2014 17:13
These type of discussions always make me think of this:
The Nocebo effect & Electrosensitivity:
#14 By: Michael McLeod, February 26th, 2014 17:40
Light is an electromagnetic wave albeit a much higher frequency, should we live in the dark? Some people get depressed in the winter months due to a lack of light and the application of light makes them feel better. Without light most plants won't live. I think we need electromagnetic energy.
#15 By: system, March 2nd, 2014 16:00
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