Microwave Radiation

Microwaves are a form of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths ranging from one metre to one millimetre; with frequencies between 300 MHz (100 cm) and 300 GHz (0.1 cm).

Mobile/cell phones use electromagnetic radiation in the microwave range.

Other digital wireless systems, such as data communication networks (WiFi), produce similar microwave radiation.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2011 classified mobile/cell phone microwave radiation as Group 2B – possibly carcinogenic.

What can you do to protect yourself from these possible carcinogens?

Use a wired (Ethernet) solution when connecting to your Wifi router at home (disable Wireless on the router or shield the router & remember to disable the WiFi mode on your laptop.

Switch of the WiFi router when asleep or not in use.

Use your mobile/cell phone at least 15mm (as per manufacturer’s recommendations) away from your body.

Use your mobile/cell phone on speaker mode or better still use an airtube headset (available here).

 

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