Wireless: too much of a good thing


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While Wifi is incredibly convenient and useful, you may want to reduce it presence for reasons of data security and the potential health risk indicated in a number of studies. In an open letter in 2017, over 170 scientists voiced concern about the progress of wireless installations, particularly with regard to 5g. Dr Pall wrote a rather robustly worded analysis of the literature in 2018.

If you are happy with your wifi, your mobile telephone and all the wireless devices arriving in our lives then well and good. If not, here are some ideas.

Reducing your own wifi use is easy: just turn it off at the router and your various devices. Naturally you can turn it back on when wanted. Many devices can use wired internet: laptops, desktops and even many mobile telephones if you are really determined. Naturally there are others that are WiFi only.

My aim here is to give you options for deciding how much WiFi you have in your house and when you want it.

Getting wired internet around the house is straightforward. It may involve new cabling, or you may like to use the gadgets that transmit the internet signal via your electrical cabling. I have found Devolo’s adaptors to be robust and long lasting. TP-Link also produce a range of adaptors as do other providers.

Attenuating the electromagnetic radiation used by mobile phones and internet routers can be pricey. I have used products from YShield, who offer a wide range of options including paint, fabrics and wall boards designed to attenuate EMF used for consumer products. It is worth having a chat with them about your needs before you buy to ensure you have the right product for your requirements.

Undoubtedly there are more well-regarded products available. As I become aware of them I will add them on this page.

Here are further links to some interesting background materials…

Washington Spectator Article summarising some of the research history around low frequency EMF investigations (Dec 2020)

Video of Prof Martin Pall explaining the cellular effects of 5G and WiFi