The prevalence of internet addiction is constantly on the rise, gradually becoming one of the major issues of modern society. Excessive or problematic internet use is also known as compulsive Internet use, problematic computer use, or Internet addiction disorder. Research has linked internet addiction with many mental health issues, primarily depression. This disorder has undeniable social, occupational, and psychological effects.
The revolution of Wi-Fi made internet access even easier as it allows people to surf the net whenever and wherever they feel like it. Wi-Fi is a wireless network which allows people to connect to various devices without using cables. These days Wi-Fi is installed in most homes and public places around the country, which makes it present literally anywhere. According to a relatively recent study by Devicescape, up to 88% of consumers think that Wi-Fi SHOULD be available all of the time and anywhere! Most of them perceived wireless technology as any other household utility. With this being said, it`s no wonder that it is so easy to become dependent on Wi-Fi devices.
The companies that produce Wi-Fi routers are obliged to follow strict norms in order to make these devices completely safe to use. Specific instructions need to be followed so that these devices do not cause any damage to our health. However, it turns out that they are not as safe as supposed to and this article reveals a few facts in regard to the wireless device and Wi-Fi routers and their safety.
First and foremost, we should look at the way a device is connected to the router without the use of any cables. For those who are not familiar with this, wireless devices like laptops, tablets, and cells phones, emit electromagnetic waves in order to connect to the router.
The problem is that these signals negatively affect our health at so many levels. According to a study done by the British Health Agency, routers are detrimental to our health and the growth of both people and plants.
Wi-Fi exposure causes many negative consequences, including the following:
- Sleep issues
- Concentration issues
- Chronic fatigue
- Intense and frequent headaches
Still, we cannot completely avoid the use of Wi-Fi and other modern technologies. Although we cannot advise you to stop using Wi-Fi routers for good, we can at least provide certain tips on how to minimize the negative effects they are associated with and protect yourself from any damage.
- Don’t keep the router in the kitchen or bedroom
- Use phones with cables at home in order to limit the electromagnetic waves
- Turn off Wi-Fi when you are not using it in order to prevent electromagnetic waves from affecting your children`s growth
- Disconnect Wi-Fi routers before bedtime