While there are many things known to emit EMF radiation, such as cell phones, there are other things which can be a source of EMF radiation as well, foremost of which is your WiFi router and other wireless gadgets. The kind of radiation emitted by your WiFi router is similar to the radiation emitted by a microwave oven, and this can’t really be good for the health. But while the effects of EMF radiation on health haven’t been conclusively proven, it’s still better to be safe than sorry, particularly since we’re exposed to EMFs almost all the time. So how do you enhance protection from radiation from your WiFi router and other wireless devices and gadgets? Let’s find out.
- Use the proper cable
An Ethernet cable connects your router to your computer or PC, and this can provide you with a wired Internet connection. But many people use the cables which come with their router or modem, which is a mistake. If you can, replace the standard cable which comes with your router or modem with a screened Ethernet cable, which you can buy from hardware shops.
- Replace wireless with wired
Many homes today have wireless gadgets, and these include not just your WiFi router, but also your keyboard, mouse, printer, and so on. If you can, replace your wireless gadgets with wired ones, such as the keyboard as mentioned above as well as the mouse, printer, and scanner. You can make use of a USB wired version instead. You can even find products which can connect your iPad, which isn’t designed to be wired, to an Ethernet adapter.
- Keep it away from you
If you can’t totally get rid of your wireless WiFi router, you can at least keep it away from you and your loved ones. You can, for instance, place it in a room which is unoccupied or hardly used. Don’t set your router or modem near a bedroom (or in a bedroom where people sleep) and try not to put it in your living area, either.
- Turn it off in the evening
One of the things you can do to reduce your EMF radiation exposure from your WiFi router is to make it a point to turn it off in the evening before you sleep. So that you don’t forget to do this, use a mechanical timer on the socket where your WiFi router is installed. You can then simply set the timer to turn off the power once you sleep. You can even do better by plugging your devices (your laptop or desktop, monitor, printer, scanner) into a power strip with multiple outlets, then attaching a timer to it. Once the timer is activated, all the devices will then be turned off as well.
There are other solutions out there; you just have to be mindful and do your research. For cell phones, try texting instead of calling, or place a call on speaker mode. For further protection, you can even make use of unique products such as an EMF pendant, chips, and shields, which can help if you want to stay healthy and decrease your risk of overexposure to EMF radiation.