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    19 August 2016

    WiFi - Can It Be Dangerous For Our Kids

    Keerthy Senguttuvan
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    I am from Bengaluru, India. Co-founder, MBA by education, was a HR manager by profession. Quit my job and chose to be a homemaker after my little one's birth. Yes, I am the mother of an active toddler, an avid reader and a passionate blogger. I believe that Mothering is the toughest, yet, the most beautiful and rewarding job in the world.
    About Envirochip
    Children today spend a lot of time with screens and wireless gadgets, thus exposing themselves to unchecked radiation. That's why we partnered with EnviroChip for this post, to keep you and your child safe from the harmful effects of radiation.
    Let us start with some citations. WHO has classified the radio frequency waves as carcinogen (has the potential to cause cancer). The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies radio frequency electromagnetic waves as possibly carcinogenic to humans. Now, let's leave the citations behind and check our life...


    Jeromy Johnson, an engineer from Silicon Valley started to experience headaches, fatigue and insomnia. He found out the probable reason to be the WiFi smart meters installed in his apartment complex. Then, he quit his job in Silicon Valley and went on to research about the impact of the wireless technology.

    Connectivity, availability, instant update, immediate response have all become a necessity these days. Every device we use ranging from our smart phone to smart TV is WiFi enabled or cellular data enabled or both. We already have AC and washing machines in market that are WiFi equipped. We prefer restaurants, coffee shops, resorts that provide complementary WiFi. Everything looks smart and cool from the lifestyle perspective, but, does it have any downside to it? Apparently and sadly, yes!


    You may wonder what this has to do with WiFi - well, WiFi is three times stronger than cell phone radiation. WiMAX is literally WiFi on steroids. There are active studies being conducted by universities, research institutions and independent researchers. They cohesively agree that there are health impacts in adults, but kids are much more vulnerable. Simply because, kids absorb more energy from these waves than adults do. To put things in perspective, a call lasting just two minutes on a cell phone can alter the natural electrical activity of a child's brain for up to an hour afterwards. Disturbed brain activity in children could lead to behavioral problems or impair learning ability.

    Off late, a few schools started distributing iPads to their students for education purposes. Most schools in the cities have smart classroom solutions. Wherein teaching method is predominantly visual and the content is delivered through network across the classrooms. WiFi/ WiMAX is the lifeline for such a school setup. The routers used in such premises are far more powerful than the household ones. And, with every household having WiFi connectivity, the exposure to these waves peaks to new heights. Yes, even during the sleep, they are getting exposed to this as we do not shutdown the WiFi routers.

    As a parent, we should follow some tips to counteract the effects of these signals.

    Limit the number of gadgets you give to your kids. Take due diligence to turn off the WiFi.

    Turn off the WiFi routers and other gadgets when sleeping.
    When being close to your kids, put your phones in airplane mode.
    The exposure to radiation gets worse when your phone does not have a good reception. Try to avoid such places or choose the carrier who has the best coverage in your locality. This reduces your family's exposure to these waves.
    If possible, switch to fiber-optic/ ether-net instead of WiFi.

    But do we have any technology solution for this?

    Yes! Syenergy Environics Limited specializes in providing radiation management and solutions and has developed a unique and innovative product – Envirochip™. This is a solution that makes our lives easier. It protects the health of human beings from harmful Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) emitted by Mobile Phones, Computers, Tablets, Wi-Fi Routers and other personal electronic gadgets. It changes the harmful nature of electromagnetic radiations so that there is no biological damage to the human body. It acts as a radiation protector chip by taking care of the non-thermal aspect of radiation. Envirochip is available for online ordering and is also available at select retail stores.

    It's better to be safe than sorry. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Whenever you or the kids use Wi-Fi, make sure you have observed all the safety precautions. This is not a choice but mandatory for their well-being!

    Do pen down your thoughts/ opinions in comments. Happy parenting!

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    Urvi Majumder
    Very useful & informative... Thanks Keerthy for sharing this
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