Thank you for seeking information on the issues surrounding electromagnetic fields (EMFs) generated by cellular devices and wireless technologies. All of the following use two-way microwave radiation to send and receive data: cell phones, cordless phones, Bluetooth, laptops, iPads and other tablets, iPods, smartboards, classroom access points, wearable devices, baby monitors, utility "smart" meters, gaming systems, hearing aids, vehicles, etc., as well as cell towers and wi-fi routers.
Note: Many of the health issues associated with microwave-emitting EMF technologies also occur with electrical systems and devices that operate in the ELF (extremely low frequency) and RF (radio-frequency) ranges. Another term often used in association with EMF is EMR (electromagnetic radiation).
This site represents one concerned citizen's attempt to organize the information available on this issue. To help me get my head around an issue I couldn't see, smell, touch or taste, after doing much research I took a deep breath and purchased an Acoustimeter, a $400 scientific instrument to measure wi-fi radiation. With gratitude to my local cable station, WACA-TV, the following public service video provides a 23-minute demonstration of the wi-fi in many North American homes and solutions to lower radiation exposure:
Please feel free to peruse this site as a launch point and begin your own investigation as new information comes out frequently. See the Science and Doubts pages for additional information.
Below is a summary of the issues, and the site navigation panel provides sources for more in-depth inquiry.
If you are short on time, the non-profit Wireless Education has distilled this information and offers a free 10-minute quiz to help folks understand the basic issue. They also offer a 40-minute on-line course for less than the cost of a movie ticket for parents, educators, older students and others who wish to come up to speed, and another inexpensive 40-minute e-learning course for businesses to educate and safeguard their employees in the work environment. Please see:
In short, we adopted wireless technology without taking into consideration its potential impact on health. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) guidelines in place today were developed in 1996. These address only the thermal (heat) impact which boils down to how much radiation it would take to heat the skin of a six-foot 220-pound military man. The limits are very high and they do not address the much lower non-thermal impacts that come with use of today's devices. Science has since proven there are many harmful non-thermal effects.
Today's FCC standards also do not address the impact on children and fetuses which absorb significantly more radiation in their underdeveloped immune systems, DNA, bones, brains and other organs. Nor do our FCC standards address the cognitive impact on the elderly, or the immune system impact on those with existing health conditions. Our current standards were set in place by recommendations from electronics and electrical engineers, not by qualified doctors and scientists who understand the biological effects of exposing humans and other living organisms to microwave radiation.
We have erected millions of cell towers and wi-fi hotspots that continually bathe our planet and its inhabitants in man-made radiation. We have installed wi-fi routers in our homes, offices, schools and elsewhere. These signals interfere with our own bodies' electrical circuitry and we are absorbing constant radiation into our organs. Our municipalities are now putting wi-fi "smart meters" on our homes that pulse constant radiation signals. The result is that we are now seeing both children and adults present with symptoms ranging from headaches, nausea, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders and behavior issues, to cancers, heart problems, chronic illnesses, DNA mutations and infertility.
Thousands of studies have been done. Many countries have already banned or restricted the use of wi-fi and cell phones for children, and put provisions in place to protect pregnant women. The United States, however, is wonderful with innovation but slow to own up to the detrimental health impact this technology is causing.
In June 2015, Harvard University published a Captured Agency report detailing how the FCC is run by the industry it presumably regulates. Click here to hear the history from Dr. George Carlo of how industry was able to get this technology to market before it was properly tested and how research findings have been suppressed since. You may also wish to read his book, "Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in a Wireless Age (Avalon, 2001)". The Moscow Signal Experiment also indicates our military was knowledgeable of the harm caused by EMFs as early as 1962, long before this technology was deployed in the commercial sector.
There are two types of solutions. The first is to do what you can to remediate wi-fi radiation impact where you live, work, learn and play today and protect your loved ones.
The second is to speak to your local legislators to ensure our government policies are changed. See the Solutions page for suggestions. Thank you.
Note: The information provided here is publicly available on the Internet.
It is intended to provide a starting point to inform you of EMF dangers.
Please do your own research, draw your own conclusions, and act accordingly to protect those you love.