What is chronic pain? Unless it’s a part of a chronic disease, the term “chronic pain” usually refers to ongoing, usually unexplained pain (meaning there’s no indication of an underlying cause). Typically, the word “chronic” Â refers to a condition that lasts at least three months.
It turns out that a small percentage of the population may suffer from a disease called “electromagnetic hypersensitivity”, and the now everywhere WiFi could be contributing to it.
What Is WiFi?
WiFi is how you wirelessly connect to the internet, and can be used with smartphones, video games, blu ray players, and most new electronic devices.
Already a cause of headaches, many people may be familiar with the eye-fatigue that comes with spending too much time staring at a computer screen, insomnia from too much artificial light before bed, or other symptoms from spending too much time with electronics thanks to entertainment delivered by WiFi.
A Brief Description Of The Light Spectrum:
Most people are familiar with ROY G BIV, or the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet). This is the visible color spectrum. The red end is made up with long waves (moving beyond red you have microwaves and WiFi) and the violet end is made up of short waves (moving beyond violet you have UV light and radiation).
A Cause Of Headaches And Chronic Pain?
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity is a controversial disease, since many scientists say that the frequency should not interfere with human health. (It’s generally true that longer waves are safer than shorter waves, and most studies have failed to find a connection between WiFi and adverse symptoms).
Nevertheless, 3-5% of people report feeling symptoms of electromagnetic hypersensitivity, including chronic pain, headaches, and even skin irritation. Those with the sensitivity claim symptoms worsen when they are closer to electronic fields (including power-lines) and lessen when the remove themselves (there’s a WiFi free area in West Virginia that people have begun moving to).
Even if the idea of electromagnetic hypersensitivity is disproved, it’s worth being aware of how much time we spend with technology, and how it may impact our health to do so.
Have you heard of people’s accounts of electromagnetic hypersensitivity or experienced it yourself? Share your stories in the comments!