Dr. Andrew Weil, founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine recently weighed in on the topic of cell phones, Wi-Fi, and concerns for health. In an article recently published in Prevention magazine Dr Weil says:
Electromagnetic sensitivity has been associated with a wide range of symptoms, including insomnia, headaches, fatigue, poor concentration, irregular heartbeat, and dizziness. Although research has yet to establish that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) cause these symptoms, I invoke the precautionary principle: Keep all cell phones, routers, and electrical appliances at a distance to reduce exposure. For instance, when talking on your cell phone, use an earpiece and hold the phone away from your body; keep routers out of the bedroom, because you spend the most hours there; place appliances at least a foot away from your bed; and avoid electric blankets and heating pads.
Findings from a recent Danish study underscore health concerns: A group of intrepid ninth graders took 400 cress seeds (a rapidly growing herb), divided them evenly between two rooms, and gave all the seeds similar care, save for one difference: In one room, the seeds were placed next to two Wi-Fi routers. After 12 days, the seeds exposed to Wi-Fi had not grown, while the other seeds grew normally. Scientists intend to replicate the study to further investigate the effect of EMFs on normal cellular activity…… Prevention Magazine October 2013