In short – yes, they are. WiFi boosters (also known as extenders or repeaters) emit EMR (electromagnetic radiation), possibly harmful to humans. This is especially the case with children and unborn babies as their bodies and minds are still fragile and in development.
Of course, devices such as mobile phones, smart TVs, WiFi routers, and similar EMF-emitting (electromagnetic field) devices are made to be as little harmful as possible, or in other words – mostly “safe” to use. But if we have many EMF-emitting devices around us, all turned on simultaneously – it can lead to various health issues.
How are WiFi boosters and EMF bad for us?
Epidemiological studies and experimental research have concluded that electromagnetic fields and waves (present all around us and whose intensity increases daily beyond the allowed limit) represent a constant danger to our health even when they are within the permitted limits.
According to experts, the first symptoms caused by harmful radiation are:
- increased nervousness and irritability,
- feelings of weakness and chronic fatigue,
- memory difficulties,
- problems with concentration,
- decreased physical and mental activity,
- loss of vitality,
Today’s research unequivocally indicates that the combined action of geopathic fields with harmful effects and electromagnetic radiation can weaken the organism.
There is no space in which a person works, lives, or sleeps and in which there is no harmful radiation. Prolonged exposure to the complex effects of harmful radiation exclusively disrupts biological systems’ energy structure, which is reflected in the appearance of various diseases, both psycho-mental and physical. Prolonged exposure to harmful radiation in poorly built individuals leads to harmful diseases and even death.
The most dangerous places are the ones where a person stays the longest, and those are the bed or the workplace.
Types of EMR/EMF
How electromagnetic radiation affects people depends on many factors. Of course, the power of the radiation source is the most important, but the frequency of radiation also has a significant influence. Given the intensity of absorption in the human body, electromagnetic radiation can be divided into four groups:
- Frequencies from 100 kHz to 20 MHz at which absorption decreases with decreasing frequency, and significant absorption occurs in the neck and legs.
- Frequencies in the range from about 20 MHz to 300 MHz at which relatively high absorption occurs throughout the body and at resonance significantly higher in the head area.
- A frequency in the range 300 MHz to several GHz at which significant local non-uniform absorption occurs.
- Frequencies above 10 GHz at which absorption occurs primarily on the body’s surface.
The primary and simplest harmful effect of electromagnetic radiation is heating. Exposure to radiofrequency radiation greater than mW/cm2 can cause serious damage to human tissue due to overheating. Under certain conditions, measurable tissue heating can also occur with radiation between 1 and 10 mW/cm2, but this may not cause tissue damage.
A very large and different number of sources of non-ionizing radiation in our environment has conditioned the adoption of appropriate regulations.
Influence of electromagnetic radiation on quality of life
Quality of life has such an impact on the perception of the environment and helps to overcome difficult situations, such as crises at work, diseases… Quality of life depends on many factors and in principle, affects the fact that an individual enjoys a subjective sense of satisfaction.
Electromagnetic radiation, both ionizing and non-ionizing, when it comes to the quality of human life, can be viewed from two aspects. The first is their impact on the development of the human community, and the second is their impact on human health. Today’s civilization makes extensive use of electromagnetic waves and fields in a whole range of technologies. All everyday devices that have a WiFi connection are therefore based on electromagnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation.
This progress has enabled people to have a high quality of life, which only a century ago could not have been imagined. Penetration into space and its study is inconceivable without electromagnetic waves, as well as penetration into the world of microparticles. Their contribution to the development of modern civilization is of incalculable importance.
On the other hand, the negative impact of electromagnetic radiation is that in certain conditions, they cause health problems in humans (proximity to radiation sources, radiation power, wave frequency, ionization). At the same time, ionizing radiation is much more dangerous to human health than non-ionizing. What is good about everything is that non-ionizing radiation is in far greater use than ionizing radiation, and for that reason, the risk to human health is greatly reduced.
With the development of technology, a large number of devices and systems have been created that work with the use of electromagnetic fields, so that the density and frequency of radiation in the space in which we live have been multiplied. The human body is now being exposed to much higher doses of EMF radiation than it was the case with natural sources. Of course, that has a certain negative impact on the human body and its health, especially with children.
4 Tips How to Prevent Harmful Effects
In order to minimize the negative effects of electromagnetic radiation, and avoid negative consequences for human health, it is necessary to:
- Turn off the WiFi routers and boosters when the internet is not needed (during the night).
- Place all the devices far away from our bodies (especially as far away as possible from children.)
- Inform yourself about protective blankets, sheets, and similar materials that can be used to reduce the impact of EMF on the human body.
- Inform yourself about EMF radiation shields that are placed on WiFi routers and boosters to reduce EMF emission.