After learning about the hazards of wireless radiation our family has transitioned from a wireless to a wired home environment. It was a painful process but well worth the effort!
The wireless revolution has come upon us quickly. We now have more mobile-connected devices than people! (See Cisco Visual Networking Index.)
However, this level of unnatural radiation comes with a price. Dr. Paul J. Rosch, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at New York Medical College believes the cost may take years to manifest.
All communication in the body eventually takes place via very subtle electromagnetic signaling between cells that is now being disrupted by artificial electropollution we have not had time to adapt to.
As Alvin Toffler emphasized in Future Shock, too much change in too short a time produces severe stress due to adaptational failure. The adverse effects of electrosmog may take decades to be appreciated, although some, like carcinogenicity, are already starting to surface. This gigantic experiment on our children and grandchildren could result in massive damage to mind and body with the potential to produce a disaster of unprecedented proportions, unless proper precautions are immediately implemented.
(There are a number of expert opinions on the wireless revolution at Electromagnetic Health’s Quotes from Experts.)
The more I have studied, the more convinced I am that cutting back on wireless devices in the home is critical. Since these fields are invisible one of the best ways to “see” them is with a meter. I like the Cornet Electrosmog meter. (Find a great selection of combination meters at Less EMF.). Once you choose your meter check out the Shield Your Body app which offers help for interpreting your numbers.
Note the dramatic decrease in radio frequency (RF) after turning off our Wi-Fi.
The video below offers an even more compelling contrast between wireless and wired. Note the pulsing of the Wi-Fi in the high school library vs. my son’s wired computer at home.
Our plan of attack has included removing our DECT cordless phones, switching our light bulbs from compact fluorescent (CFL) to incandescent, replacing ionizing smoke alarms with photoelectric, and reducing or eliminating Wi-Fi. See these previous posts:
- Is Your Smoke Alarm a Biohazard?
- The Health Effects of Cordless Phones
- Sleep, Melatonin and Electronic Devices
From Wireless to Wired
We have been turning off the Wi-Fi and all computer connectivity at night for several years. (An immediate and straightforward change.) But our home and devices were geared to wireless. The task was daunting. I began by purchasing USB Ethernet adapters for each MacBook. (Find the adaptor here. )
We contacted our Internet Service Provider about disconnecting the wireless feature from the router. We wanted to be “wired,” or connected via Ethernet cable, with all our devices. The initial response from the tech crew at the ISP was, “No, you can’t shut the modem down like that. It has to be on all the time. You don’t have the device to accommodate that.”
We looked at purchasing a different device that had an on-off switch to the wireless, but another friend suggested we call again. This time, the tech said, “You can do that, but you have to do it manually with your computer.”
There are about four simple steps that allow us to disable the wireless feature. We have lots of cords running around the house, but I’ll take the inconvenience.
(Note. If you cannot find a wired-only router and must use a hybrid router, be sure to disable the wireless signal on the hybrid router. Otherwise, the radiation will still be emitted even when the computer is wired. Also, you must disable the Wi-Fi function and Bluetooth function on a device you connect to the Ethernet.)
Our remaining obstacle concerned a lack of Ethernet jacks. We had a total of four jacks in the house with six users, and a smart box where the phone and internet lines came together. These were not near the room where the internet connection entered the house. So we ran a long Ethernet cable to one jack upstairs and connected the other jacks through a series of switches. Through trial and error, we found multiple jacks we could use.
Our teens resisted the changes initially. “My life depends on Wi-Fi,” one daughter lamented. I empathized. We’ve made so many lifestyle changes over the last seven years -another change felt overwhelming.
What about our beloved devices like the iPad and iPod? This presented more of a challenge. With a little online research, we figured out this trick for connecting each to the Ethernet.
See more about connecting these devices in the previous post “How to Connect an iPad or iPod to the Ethernet.”
The family has adjusted well to the changes. I have noticed a difference in my ability to focus, and we seem far less dependent on technology. The kids still have access to their friends, and I have peace of mind knowing we’re doing our best to minimize our exposure to potentially harmful levels of wireless radiation.
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