WiFi Emits Microwave Radiation September 2, 2006Posted by healthyself in 50 Hz, 60 Hz Magnetic Fields, Animal Research, Bioeffects, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Brain, Cell changes, Cell phone industry, Cell phone safety, Cell phone towers, Cell Phones, Cells, Central Nervous System, Children's health, Chromosomal damage, Decision Making, Digital, Electromagnetic pollution, Electromagnetic waves, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Research, EMF's, Employees, EMR, Environment, Epidemiologists, Funding, Games and Gaming, genes, GHz, grams of tissue, Grants, Hand Portables, Health related, High Frequencies, high voltage transmission lines, Hormones, HOuseholds, Hz, Inflammation, Lethargy, Lifestyle, Long Term Health Risks, Low Frequencies, MCS, Men's Health, MHz, Microwave exposure, miscarriages, mobile telephones, neurological, Noise, Parenting, Penetration, Pineal Gland, Public Policy, Pulsed Radiation, Quantum Physics, radiation, Research, Risk of Disease, Safe Levels, signaling enzymes, Sleep disturbances, Stress, Symptoms, Tumors, Tweenies, VDT, W/Kg, watts, Who is Affected?, WiFi, Women's Health, Workplace.
“The most basic fact about cell phones and cell towers is that they emit microwave radiation; so do Wi-Fi (wireless Internet) antennas, wireless computers, cordless (portable) phones and their base units, and all other wireless devices. If it’s a communication device and it’s not attached to the wall by a wire, it’s emitting radiation. Most Wi-Fi systems and some cordless phones operate at the exact same frequency as a microwave oven, while other devices use a different frequency. Wi-Fi is always on and always radiating. The base units of most cordless phones are always radiating, even when no one is using the phone. A cell phone that is on but not in use is also radiating. And, needless to say, cell towers are always radiating.”
“Why is this a problem, you might ask? Scientists usually divide the electromagnetic spectrum into “ionizing” and “non-ionizing.” Ionizing radiation, which includes x-rays and atomic radiation, causes cancer. Non-ionizing radiation, which includes microwave radiation, is supposed to be safe. This distinction always reminded me of the propaganda in George Orwell’s Animal Farm: “Four legs good, two legs bad.” “Non-ionizing good, ionizing bad” is as little to be trusted.”
“An astronomer once quipped that if Neil Armstrong had taken a cell phone to the Moon in 1969, it would have appeared to be the third most powerful source of microwave radiation in the universe, next only to the Sun and the Milky Way. He was right. Life evolved with negligible levels of microwave radiation. An increasing number of scientists speculate that our own cells, in fact, use the microwave spectrum to communicate with one another, like children whispering in the dark, and that cell phones, like jackhammers, interfere with their signaling. In any case, it is a fact that we are all being bombarded, day in and day out, whether we use a cell phone or not, by an amount of microwave radiation that is some ten million times as strong as the average natural background. And it is also a fact that most of this radiation is due to technology that has been developed since the 1970s.”
from “The Largest Biological Experiment Ever”
ARTHUR FIRSTENBERG / Sun Monthly 1 jan2006
Arthur Firstenberg is founder and director of the Cellular Phone Taskforce, a nonprofit organization that disseminates information about electromagnetic radiation and advocates for electrically sensitive people. He is editor of the Taskforce’s publication, No Place to Hide, and the author of Microwaving Our Planet: The Environmental Impact of the Wireless Revolution. [Also see Killing Fields - Arthur Firstenberg / The Ecologist v.34, n.5, 1jun04]