While working with a citizens’ group to protect Glendale residential zones from the proliferation of wireless facilities, I came across several studies that raised questions about the long-term health impacts of wireless technology. Those concerned about this issue are pushing for a cautious approach to wireless technology.
The infographic reproduced here was developed by StopSmartMeters.org.
I’ve changed how I use wireless devices in several ways:
- I got rid of all household cordless phones and only use wired phones.
- I refuse promotional offers to switch landline to lower cost wireless transmitter service
- I relocated our home router away from our living/working areas
- I use an ethernet connection (a long cord!) to the router for my computer
- I disable the router’s wireless signal when no one needs it
- I keep my PC’s wireless transmitter off, so it isn’t constantly seeking a signal
- I unplug the household router at night when no one needs it
- I communicate primarily via text instead of voice on my cell phone
An added benefit: many of the steps I’ve taken save energy as well.
For those interested, here are two online resources suggesting ways to reduce exposure to wireless frequencies: