What Can You Do?
Simple steps to protect you and your community.
Prefer wired technology
- Use your landline as a priority when making a phone call.
- Replace your cordless landline phone with a corded one (available for as little as £5). Most people are unaware that their cordless phone base station is emitting a powerful signal 24/7 whether or not the phone is actually being used to make a call.
- Use an Ethernet cable to connect to the internet and disable the WiFi function on your computer or tablet and router. Failing that, unplug the router when it is not being used, especially at night.
- Limit the use of wireless gadgets in your home, especially by children. Unplug them when not in use as many still emit RF radiation even when they are not being used.
Remember that the fewer wireless gadgets you have at home, the healthier your home environment will be. However, bear in mind that your home will probably be impacted by your neighbours’ technology too.
Refuse a smart meter
Refuse to allow your energy providers to install any smart meters on your property. Contrary to what your energy provider may claim, these new meters are not obligatory. They emit bursts of RF radiation as much as several thousand times a day as the meter communicates information about your energy consumption to your provider. Once you have a smart meter you cannot opt out and have it replaced by an analogue one.
More information about smart meters can be found at www.stopsmartmeters.org.uk.
Use a mobile phone wisely
- Only allow a child under the age of 16 to use a mobile phone in an emergency.
- Use speaker or ‘hands free’ at all times.
- Minimise the length of calls made on a mobile phone. When at home use your landline rather than your mobile.
- Avoid having the phone on standby on your body, particularly adjacent to the reproductive organs or heart.
- Do not use a mobile phone in a car, train, lift or other enclosed metallic space.
- Do not use a mobile phone if you are pregnant.
- Use a phone with the lowest Specific Absorption Rate (SAR).
- Remember that every time you use your mobile you are increasing the amount of electromagnetic pollution in the environment.
By working together we can make a real difference to health and well-being in Wales for present and future generations.
- Write to your Assembly Member to express your concerns on this issue and ask her or him to take action to reduce the exposure of the population of Wales to wireless radiation.
- Write to the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, whose remit includes the health and well-being of future generations and the environment in Wales.
- Write to the Children’s Commissioner for Wales to ask for the health and rights of the children of Wales to be protected.
- Find out whether your local school uses a wireless network for internet connectivity. If so, get in touch with your school governors and explain your concerns. Encourage them to seek local and Welsh Government funding for hardwired connectivity.
- Inform your local councillors about this issue (at county, town and community level) and ask them to reduce the number of council-owned locations where WiFi is prevalent, e.g., libraries, community centres, leisure centres, village halls, etc.
- Write to your local media—daily papers, weekly papers, community magazines and newsletters—to raise awareness of this issue.
- Talk to friends and neighbours and jointly oppose the installation of smart meters and mobile phone masts in your immediate community.
Try a 7-Day Wireless Detox
Many people report improvements in general well-being when exposed to reduced levels of wireless radiation: better sleep, fewer headaches, less anxiety, less muscle and joint pain. Reduce your exposure and see for yourself what a difference it can make to your health and well-being:
- Disable your WiFi router, WiFi-enabled computer or tablet and unplug your cordless landline. Try using an Ethernet connection and a corded phone instead.
- At night switch off your mobile or put it in airplane mode.
- How do you feel after a week?