Updated: Jan 10, 2020
"Children and fetuses are particularly vulnerable to microwave radiations.”
Will you put your children against an operating microwave oven? “no way!” I hear you scream.
Because we all know when a microwave oven is on, it emits a microwave radiation extending out about 2-3 meters with more intensity the closer you get. Who would be insane enough to do that?
The Radio frequency (RF) for a microwave oven is 2.4 gigahertz, for a smartphone is 2.45 gigahertz. What does it mean? It means, the radiation from your smartphone is virtually the same as a microwave oven. When you put a piece of steak in a microwave, it heats up the water between the cells, cells oscillate and meat gets cooked. If it stays there a little longer, the meat will be so dehydrated and taste like a shoe leather. And that is exactly what happens when you put a smartphone against your head, just with much much less power. First time I learned this, I was blown away. Within a month, my home became completely wifi free.
In 2011, the World Health Organisation declared the microwave radiation is a Class 2B possible carcinogen, meaning cancer causing to humans. Late 2018, after more than 10 years of study, the National Toxicity Program where the US federal government spent USD25 millions with the initial goal to prove otherwise, reported that without a shadow of doubt, microwave radiation causes cancer.
In today’s modern world, this radiation is everywhere, emitting from smartphones, cordless phones, laptops, IPads, wifi routers, smart meters, bluetooth, apple TVs, even baby monitors. A survey in 2017 reported 90% of U.S. households contain at least one of these smart devices, with 1 third own more than 3. This number is growing every year. A survey,in 2018 which included responses from more than 2,000 children, reported nearly 20% of 5 to 6 year-olds own a mobile phone. The % jumped up by about 20% with every 2 years age increase, with 96% for 13 to 16 year-olds. Without even realising it, we are suddenly surrounded by multiple microwave ovens, just in our home environment alone.
What happens biologically in our body when we are exposed to microwave radiation? A lot of the studies indicate problems in organs across the board from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, to autism, ADHD and diabetes.
Firstly, it disrupts the function of a number of barriers in our body notably the blood-brain barrier. For a brain to function properly, it must maintain its own isolated environment. When the blood brain barrier is disrupted, toxins can easily enter inside the brain, The effect from a toxicated brain is beyond the imagination.
Secondly, it disrupts the function of ion channels in our cells, especially the calcium. Every single cell in our body has "voltage-gated calcium channels," which precisely control how much calcium is allowed to enter a cell. When we are exposed to this radiation, these little gates were perturbed and they would abnormally open, causing an influx of abnormal calcium into the cell. When this occurs, it has a lot of effects including increased active oxidation species, meaning aging, cell damage, DNA damage, and increased stress proteins leading to shutdown of our reproductive, digestive and immune systems..
Thirdly, microwave radiation has been linked to a range of specific health issues, predominantly when it is directly in contact with our body. A number of studies show:
10-30 fold increase of parotid gland tumors, a large salivary gland in the cheek where the phone is placed
Significant increase in multiple primary breast cancer in young women who place cellphones in their bras.
Significant decrease in sperm count and motility in men who place cellphones in the front pocket of trousers or laptops on their laps.
Increasing in rectal cancers when cellphones are placed in the back pockets.
The list goes on…..
Children and fetuses are particularly vulnerable to microwave radiation because they have more water in their brain therefore are more absorbent, their skulls are only 1/3 our thickness and their size is relatively smaller. Precisely, Children absorbs twice the amount of radiation than adults, and their bone marrow absorbs 10 times more.
Surprisingly, mitigating the wifi technology is incredibly simple.
To start with, I turned wifi off at night to minimise radiation when sleeping, which is crucial for repairing and regenerating. Then, I turned off all smart devices when not in use, got rid of a few because I really did not need the baby monitor or smart speakers didn’t I? Next I hardwired all devices with Ethernet cables including laptop, TV, IPad and even our cell phones.
Additionally, I always keep distance from the cell phone when using and set it on airplane mode when not in use. My home became wifi free within a month. Side effects from that? Well, better sleep, clearer thinking, more energy. What else need one ask for?
The adults today at least grew up in a low radiation environment, thus built up more resilience in the body system. Children born after 1995 have been living under this microwave radiation since in the womb. These are the generation Z. Or generation zapped? The sad truth is that they didn’t choose to live this way, we did for them. If there is one thing we can do today to change that, is to provide them a safer low radiation environment in the place where they call home.