Today’s article is sure to be controversial. This is why I want you to know right away that this is strictly an informational piece.
Research is, at best, lacking on this subject. Much more is needed.
But the results in the following study were alarming enough for me that I felt I needed to share it with you now.
Just within the last week, a study came out about the long term effects Wi-Fi has on the brain. Specifically, it focused on microRNAs (miRNAs).
MicroRNAs are small, non-coding RNA molecules that are present in every cell of the body. They control the expression of thousands of different genes within the body.
This study showed that Wi-Fi can affect the way a body functions.
In the experiment, scientists exposed lab rats to a 2.4 GHz radio frequency (RF) for one full year.
This level is most likely the same found in your home.
On the surface, a study like this seems unrealistic. Yet, consider how commonplace Wi-Fi is becoming in our society…
When you’re at home, the Wi-Fi is always on — including when you are sleeping. Most working environments have Wi-Fi now, which puts you in a Wi-Fi zone almost all day long.
What’s more, most of us never let our smartphones leave our sides. These produce a similar electromagnetic field every second.
Many of us remember our first microwave ovens. Then the studies started coming out about how those could make us sick if we stood too close to them.
Could our Wi-Fi have the potential to harm us, too?
Faster Wi-Fi, Slower Bodies?
MicroRNAs regulate gene activity. They are vital to the brain because they are responsible for a wide range of biological processes such as cell-cycle control and cell death.
(Cell death, or apoptosis, happens as cells mature and new cells develop.)
These miRNAs are also responsible for several developmental and physiological processes:
• Stem cell differentiation
• Blood cell production
• Cardiac and skeletal muscle development
• Neuron generation
• Insulin secretion
• Cholesterol metabolism
• Immune responses, and
• Viral replication.
Those seem mostly positive, right? Well these miRNAs have also been implicated in:
• Reduced oxygen in body tissues
• A broad range of cancers, heart disease and neurological diseases.
Getting back to the study …
After a year of exposure, some of the rats’ most important microRNAs were lowered by more than 3 times that of the control study.*
The Wi-Fi Connection
The mass use of Wi-Fi has only been around for the past decade. And while we really don’t know the effects it can have on the body long-term, this study gives us a potential starting point.
Here’s the takeaway from the study, which concluded with the following statement:
“Long term exposure of 2.4 GHz RF may lead to adverse effects such as neurodegenerative diseases originated from the alteration of some miRNAs expression and more studies should be devoted to the effects of RF radiation on miRNAs expression levels.”
After reading this, we will all draw our own conclusions. The one I believe we all share is that this is a very important subject that requires more study.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject. Please leave a comment on our website.
Happy and Healthy Investing,
* Clarification: This article has been updated to clarify that this statistic applied to the control group. Here is an excerpt from the study:.
“We observed that mir 107 expression is 3.3 times and miR-106b-5p expression is 3.65 times lower in the exposure group than in the control group.”