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Wi-fi scare is scientific garbage

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A while ago I saw a poster in Mullumbimby detailing the health risks caused by wi-fi. What was particularly interesting was the citation at the bottom of the poster: a website called www.safespaceprotection.com. A quick analysis of this site makes it very clear that this website makes claims that are not scientifically justified, as it sells devices claiming to make wi-fi signals safe by rearranging the particles in the electromagnetic field.

This is complete scientific garbage. Wi-fi signals are just radio waves – which are natural – and we are exposed to radio waves all the time. They have been around in radio and TV signals for decades, and have been around in the cosmos for billions of years. They are completely harmless. Furthermore, the site talks about electromagnetic fields, which is a misnomer, because there is only one electromagnetic field, which extends throughout all time and space. All radiation is merely fluctuations in the EMF, and we are exposed to heaps of natural, harmless radiation on a day-to-day basis. The levels emitted by wireless devices are negligible.

Before making grandiose claims about such things, make sure you do some research, and ensure said research is sound and dependable – and not from a site selling expensive paperweights which do nothing, under a lie that they improve your health.

Arden Rushwood, Suffolk Park

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  1. Let common sense prevail. I did an experiment at my place after I read all the hype about wifi. I had 3 overlapping networks going. I turned all off and felt my body for sensations, vibrations and clarity in the head and groundedness. I repeated this several times. The result was horrifying to me and I consequently went back to using network cables. When the wifi was turned off my energy grounded, feeling of connecting with the ground beneath me and with nature in the environment, a sense of relief and relaxation and a general feeling of ease all through my body, a slowing down of feelings and thoughts. When I turned it back on: I started feeling speedy my head began speeding with thoughts I felt a general vagueness of all my senses, did not know what I was feeling any more and a disconnection from logic. The speediness feeling also felt addictive and I started looking around for distractions that would pull me in, rather than deciding what I wanted to do next. Not everyone is as sensitive, but a lot of people are.


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