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Jill9999 Sat 17-May-14 15:37:26

Hi guys,

Just wanted some feedback/feelings from other ladies in a similar position, I've got a one year old boy and am becoming increasingly concerned about wifi around him and my iphone, I have some friends with older children who have got their own tablets and are hooked up to the house wifi all the time, but some things that my husbands friends have been hinting at recently have really worried me (one of them works in the wireless industry) so I started googling and found this study and web page:

My husbands friend used the tobacco industry as an analogy, apparently smoking used to been seen as healthy, doctors recommending it to people!!! Fact! It was a huge industry making billions (much bigger than it is now) the manufacturers suppressed studies that showed it was bad for health for ages until they couldn't hide it anymore but by then the health of many had been ruined beyond repair.

Wireless is a new technology, the industry makes trillions and apparently studies into the bad effects are being kept quiet, I love my iphone, would have it surgically implanted into my right hand if I could, but I waited so long for Charlie I just don't want to take any risks with him, am I being paranoid or healthily cautious? (first post so be kind smile)

creampie Sat 17-May-14 15:57:10

Get yourself a tinfoil hat wink

SuperSophie Sat 17-May-14 16:03:25

An article in The Guardian suggests the dangers of wi-fi are at worst minimal and at best non-existent.

Don't worry.

Be happy.

vettles Sat 17-May-14 16:04:46

gordyslovesheep Sat 17-May-14 16:05:29

maybe move to the country away from all modern evils and live in a bubble?

yabu grin

gordyslovesheep Sat 17-May-14 16:06:13

oh and STOP GOOGLING - it just brings up loads of biased and agenda filled website !

somedizzywhore1804 Sat 17-May-14 16:09:28

I took part in a study at Kings College as a student, because they paid me grin, about the effects of wifi and mobile phone signal on the brain/nervous system. They were also looking at how it might worsen attacks of migraines in patients who already suffered from them.

It was a two year study and the conclusion was that it doesn't do much to the general population or migraine sufferers. Everything else I've read on this topic seems to support this.

It's an interesting topic though and I'd be interested to hear about any other studies etc.

Pleasejustgo Sat 17-May-14 16:16:57

Pleasejustgo Sat 17-May-14 16:19:01

Failing that custom size terrarium grin

FuckYouChrisAndThatHorse Sat 17-May-14 16:21:34

Ah yes, I've just heard of a child being pulled out of the local primary school because her parents don't want her around wifi.

Which might make sense if she lived in the middle of nowhere, and not in a terraced house in the middle of a wifi-heavy town confused

It cannot be compared to tobacco. This is not a chemical put in to the body in large quantities.

Pleasejustgo Sat 17-May-14 16:27:52

I'm more worried about mobile phone masts.

Pipbin Sat 17-May-14 17:33:47

There is no danger from WiFi, just like there is no danger from TV, radio or satellite signals.
If you don't want him near wifi then you'd better move to somewhere very isolated and never leave the house.

sooperdooper Sat 17-May-14 17:39:23

If you have wifi in your home then not letting your dc use the devise wouldn't make any difference anyway! (not that I think it's an issue in the slightest)

AuntieStella Sat 17-May-14 17:48:00

If you want to remove your DC from (most) wireless signals, you are going to have to move somewhere very remote indeed. Though I would suggest some radio coverage is useful in case of emergency and for keeping up with the news.

Have you researched where such places might be?

OwlCapone Sat 17-May-14 17:51:15

Are you only interested in the opinion of ladies?

MissBetseyTrotwood Sat 17-May-14 18:01:29

My friend lives under a phone mast. Really, right next to it. They get great reception. grin

Honestly, there are many more things to worry about.

HolidayCriminal Sat 17-May-14 18:53:22

Don't go to hotels, or cafes,or the public library, or sports-leisure centres, or use state schools or visit govt offices or most people's private homes. Only way to avoid.

Outside is pretty good. I imagine caves are pretty insulated from Wifi, too.

Jill9999 Sat 17-May-14 20:01:16

It takes 15 years for brain tumours to develop, 20 years ago there was hardly any wireless signal in the air, now it's like a thick soup that is flowing through our bodies 24hours a day.

I'm glad you guys have absolutely no doubts about safety whatsoever, I do, so will be taking measures to minimise Charlies exposure, but you peeps continue smoking you routers... sad

Jill9999 Sat 17-May-14 20:02:58

I found this website quite interesting...

Famzilla Sat 17-May-14 20:07:35

Well as you sited a daily mail article as (I assume) a reputable resource in your plight.. 0/10.

I actually know someone who got a tin foil hat as a birthday present from his family once. I am under no illusion that he "only wore it once for a joke".

specialsubject Sat 17-May-14 20:08:02

I am repeating myself here: but the smoking analogy is specious (people always knew that smoking was harmful) and WHO say 'no evidence'

I also suggest that you don't get your science from old Daily Mail articles!

obviously kids should not be spending hours with screens, any more than the rest of us should. Chuck him in the garden and join him.

and as a matter of interest, how are you posting on here? Telepathy?

Jill9999 Sat 17-May-14 20:11:05

@FuckYouChrisAndThatHorse, no it's not a chemical put into the body but apparently it is non iroizing radiation put through our bodies in large quantities, radiation like the type that cooks Lidl ready meals in your microwave...

Sounds like I'm really swimming against the tide of opinion here, wireless is like a friend to people rather than a technology and I appreciate that, remember the last time you lost your phone, how frantic you got? The wireless companies really have a great product that has us under its spell, I hope so much I'm wrong!

FuckYouChrisAndThatHorse Sat 17-May-14 20:15:01

Jill, it doesn't sound like you want advice or to hear opinions. It sounds like you're pushing an agenda.

Electrical fields and radiation are everywhere in varying guises, natural and unnatural.

Bastard hammerhead sharks emit electrical impulses to hunt for prey. Cancer-causing gits.

I have read the evidence and see the risk as minimal or non-existent.


You make the decision you feel is right for your dcs.

Jill9999 Sat 17-May-14 20:20:51

@specialsubject, Maybe we should move to Germany...

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 17-May-14 20:21:32

Jill if you search high resonance frequency (which is what wifi is) to treat cancer into the search engine will find huge amounts of papers that have shown it can be used to treat cancer going back as 1880. Research on this has been going on since radio waves were first generated.

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