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  • Writer's pictureShane

Is WiFi Going to Kill Me?

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

Did you know that living near a wireless base station, like a wifi router, greatly increases your chance of developing the following detrimental symptoms?


-memory changes



-depressive symptoms

-sleep disturbances

migraine from holding a cell phone to your ear

Nobody I know wants to experience symptoms like those! Even more concerning, the $30 million National Toxicology Program studies published in 2018 took more than 10 years to complete and are the most comprehensive assessment, to date, of health effects from wireless radiation like that from a router or cell phone, also known as RFR. They found “clear evidence that male rats exposed to…RFR like that used in 2G and 3G cell phones developed cancerous heart tumors…There was also some evidence of tumors in the brain and adrenal gland[s]…”

Keep in mind that 2G and 3G cell phones are dinosaurs now, and current radiation and frequency levels from cell phones are even higher today with 4G, LTE, 5G, and an ever increasing number of cell towers in the environment.

cellular antennas on a building in Maui

Have you been experiencing symptoms like those listed above lately that you can’t seem to fix with nutrition, exercise, visits to your doctor or other environmental changes? Perhaps it is time to look at the invisible poisons like WiFi that seem to be everywhere in our environment these days.

headache from talking on a cordless DECT phone

Take these simple steps to scan your home or office for levels of this ghostly toxin.

-Download an app for your phone that will display relative signal strength in dBm (decibel milliwatts). It’s not important to understand the term in great detail. Just know that it will be useful in comparing signals and deciding which ones are too strong and need to be addressed.

For iPhone, use “Airport Utility”, toggle the ‘Wi-Fi Scanner’ feature in app settings to ‘ON’

For Android, use “WiFi Analyser”

-Once you have the app up and running, scan your common areas of use: the office, bedroom, living room, backyard etc…You will see a readout like this:

Scanning available wifi networks

We are interested in the dBm number. But first, a quick note about dBm levels- they are a logarithmic scale.. Every 10dB decrease represents a signal that is 100x weaker, every 20dB decrease represents a signal that is 1000x weaker, and so on. So a signal rated at -20dB is 100x weaker than a signal rated at -10dB. Got it?! A reading of 0 to -30 means you are pretty much standing right next to the source, like a WiFi router. Surpisingly, -67 is enough to do common tasks on the internet such as stream a movie.

-To reduce your exposure to this wireless poison, be concerned about any devices listed that are -70 or higher (closer to zero). Most homes or offices these days have around 10-20 wireless devices per person. Our goal here is to be aware of anything higher than -70, and find ways to move such devices further away from people, or eliminate (leave on a power strip, turned off, until needed, switch out for a non-wireless version, or switch to an ethernet-based connection).

-Creating more distance, less exposure time, and fewer # of devices are the keys to avoiding bad outcomes like those mentioned at the top of this blog.

cell phone addiction

Please note, the apps listed above are only scanning your WiFi related wireless radiation. There are other types in the environment, like cellular, that are very important to be aware of, but not seen by these apps. This blog and these apps are really a starting point on your journey of wireless radiation awareness. A qualified Building Biologist can help you comprehensively assess your environment for multiple forms of wireless radiation, as well as the entire gamut of other electromagnetic field (EMF) pollution like dirty electricity, electric and magnetic fields, toxic lighting, and more. From there, they will help you understand your options to reduce or shield these pollutions from your environment. Schedule your free discovery call with us today to learn more!

sunset over a field of violets


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