Are you aware of the healthy approach to connectivity you take in your day-to-day work? Arriving in a new city and trying to navigate in an unfamiliar location, trying to upload information at a busy event or suddenly experiencing a signal loss: there are few things more frustrating than waiting for your phone to connect to a signal strong enough to access the information you need right at that moment.
At the same time the constant searching and reloading increases the phone’s energy consumption, using up its battery and, in some cases, causing the phone to heat up.
This just adds to the increasing amount of time we spend online – reportedly up to 400 minutes or six hours and 40 minutes per day. And the more time we spend connected, the more we consider how much of an impact the technology may potentially have on our health. Hence the importance of a healthy approach to connectivity.
Wireless devices such as mobile phones, Wi-Fi routers, and radio and television transmitters emit radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF EMFs). Over time the human body absorbs energy from RF EMF waves and the effects depend on the frequency range and intensity of the individual’s exposure.
According to the Risks to Health and Well-Being From Radio-Frequency Radiation (RFR) Emitted by Cell Phones and Other Wireless Devices, 32 countries or governmental bodies within these countries have issued policies and health recommendations concerning exposure to RFR (which includes radio waves). Three US states issued advisories to limit exposure to RFR and in France Wi-Fi has been removed from pre-schools and ordered to be shut off in elementary schools when not in use. Also, children aged 16 years or under have been banned from bringing cell phones to school. However, the research did note that there were gaps in the current body of evidence and made a number of recommendations about collecting accurate data.
Some people have also reported the development of electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS). It is characterized by dermatological symptoms as well as fatigue, tiredness, concentration difficulties, dizziness, nausea, heart palpitation, and digestive disturbances.
But the World Health Organization has stated EHS has no clear diagnostic criteria and there is no scientific basis to link EHS symptoms to exposure to electromagnetic waves. It has said EHS is not a medical diagnosis and it is not clear that it represents a single medical problem. This does not exclude opting for a healthy approach to connectivity.
There are dedicated solutions to ensure enhanced signal performance in the appropriate locations and guarantee adequate indoor connectivity to minimize overexposure to waves.
WAVETHRU from WAVE by AGC improves the transmission of radio frequencies with a glass surface treatment. More signal enters the building, resulting in improved communication between the base station and the phone. It uses less power so fewer waves are generated. According to a study by Ghent University, offices with WAVETHRU saw a significant reduction in exposure to radio frequency waves – for a 2G call exposure was 75% lower, for a 4G video call it was 58% lower and for a 4G FTP file upload it was 36% lower. It was also found that the combined effects of the improved connection were also highly beneficial for a mobile-phone user’s RF exposure. On average (considering all user scenarios), WAVETHRU glazing decreased the total absorbed whole-body dose of a user by 76%.
WAVEANTENNA provides large scale Wi-Fi coverage using the mapping of signage. The easy to install, barely visible aesthetic antenna solution can integrate with functional or mandatory signage (emergency exit sign for example). Through logo printing, the antenna can be part of the branding experience of the company too. It can also enable FWA (Fixed Wireless Access) that solves the challenge of transmitting a high-quality signal for insulated buildings, with a non-intrusive, simple, and clean installation.
Just as there are several ways we can protect against exposure to electromagnetic waves and minimize their impact starting with the digital deter.
How? WAVETRAP enables to achieve superior shielding performance preventing electromagnetic radiation from entering a building. Invisible to the eye, and featuring high coating technology, it can also be used indoors to provide shielding between separate spaces.
These solutions can help us look after ourselves, our colleagues, and the environments we live and work in.
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