It concerns me when questions are raised whether there any possible health effects of your wireless home network, and they are promptly answered, "No, not at all, it's not possible."
I have seen questions asked on various websites regarding health issues due to EMF radiation, and quickly the questions are dismissed as silly. What concerns me is that the potential issues are quickly dismissed by people who are not health care researchers. The average computer user is happy to hear the answer that tells them exactly what they want to hear, they don't need to worry about it, no possible problems.
I don't mean to be an alarmist, or a doom and gloom sayer, but anyone who says there are absolutely no possible health effects of Wi-Fi and other types of wireless network is simply putting their head in the sand. How can anyone say "No, not at all, it's not possible," when research raises concerns to the contrary?
Before you throw your wireless network out the window in fear of losing your hair, let me take a minute for some geek speak in simple terms.
Wireless networks produce EMF (electromagnetic fields), technically speaking, EMF is a from of radiation. Typically when someone uses the word radiation they are discussing something like x-rays, a form of high-frequency electromagnetic radiation. Medical professionals agree that diagnostic x-rays increase the risk of developmental problems and cancer in those exposed to them, and that their use should be limited. But there is much debate, and no consensus, on the long term health effects of radio-frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMFs).
As I think about my goals for 2016, I really what to better define my online technology universe, the other websites of Guru42 besides GeekHistory. I am looking for honest feedback to the question, "What do you hate most about technology?"
Over the next few weeks I'll be throwing out some questions on social media along with a link to this blog post. If you don't mind sharing your thoughts, please post them to the Guru42 Facebook page or follow the Guru42 twitter account and look for one of my questions on this topic. I have a lot of notes on using technology, and many common questions, but I am really looking forward to some fresh feedback to stir up some brain waves.
If you don't know where to begin, let me throw out some thoughts to get you started. I hate the myth that technology makes you smarter! It doesn't! Seriously, do smartphones really make you feel smarter? I am just as smart using technology as I am without it, just more efficient. When I screw up, I can do it more efficiently.