Modern technology has reinvented the way we live, from ordering groceries online to changing your home’s thermostat from an app. Wireless technologies have made it possible for us to stay connected while on the go, even work our dream job remotely on a beach. These incredible devices have undoubtedly made our lives easier, creating a whole world of opportunities and information available at our fingertips.
Over the past decade, the amount of devices we use has steadily increased, surrounding our day-to-day activities. And, because so many people use these technologies, the number of cell phone towers and Wi-Fi hotspots have also increased to keep up with the demand.
We are at an unprecedented time of daily exposure to these levels of everyday wireless radiation everywhere we go - in our homes, offices, schools, cafes and airplanes. Recent studies have found that the levels we are exposed to today are a quintillion times more than previous generations.
There’s no question that we rely on technology and it is an important part of our everyday experience, but are there any harmful impacts on our health? Although the evidence on the potential health risks remains mixed, we do know that radiation at the levels emitted by cell phones and Wi-Fi DOES have a biological impact and could have adverse health effects. This knowledge combined with the steady increase in the number of devices and towers, leads us to question the amount of radiation we are exposed to on a day-to-day basis and what kind of impact that can make on our health. (Learn about what the research says here.)
The infographic below shows the growth in wireless and cellular use over the past few decades.
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