The use of technology has become a major part of our lives, with our electronic products affecting us in a number of ways; both positive and negative. From toasters to televisions, some of these gadgets and appliances can be among the most hazardous things in your our homes, putting both us and our children at risk. But are they really as dangerous as we’re led to believe?
“Thanks to Benjamin I was able to show my husband what new things our son has learned today while he was at work. At the same time, I stored these precious moments for my son, for when he grows up. I wish my parents had such a magical device!,” said one of the first users and mother of one boy, Jana Bachman.
Just more click-bait
You can find a plethora of articles and studies claiming that prolonged WiFi radiation has a negative impact on us and our children’s lives. There is, however, one prevailing reason behind all of this doom: scaring people. The more people share such information about the dangers of WiFi or other potentially harmless modern amenities, the more people tend to click on them; the more advertising revenue is generated, and the more motivation there is to keep creating more.
So, yes, it’s easy to see how radiation can be frightening, but it’s important to remember that not all radiation is created equal: there are two types and two sides to the radiation story.
Radiation is the thing that bathes the world in warm sunlight, making all life on Earth possible. Radiation is also the reason we can turn on a radio and hear music without wires or change the channels on our TV.
Two sides to the story
The most critical factor, when it comes to the dangers of radiation, is the difference between ionising and non-ionising radiation. Ionising radiation can be considered as the dangerous form of radiation, including x-ray radiation, gamma radiation, and some amount of ultraviolet light on the high end of the ultraviolet spectrum. The key factor here is the wavelength of the radiation type.
Ionising radiation gets its name because it has enough energy to excite electrons and knock them out of their orbit, or ionise them. Too much exposure to this kind of radiation is highly dangerous to both your and your child’s health, and even low but persistent exposure over time affects your DNA, significantly increasing your risk of cancer.
On the opposite side, there’s non-ionising radiation. This kind of radiation doesn’t have enough energy to ionise atoms, with your home WiFi signal falling into this category.
According to who you ask, some of the more potent WiFi health hazards include the danger of cardiac stress, the risk of infertility, links to cancer, sperm neutralisation, insomnia and sleeping disorders, tumours in the body and the functioning of the brain.
Allegedly, it can negatively affect children’s health in more ways than one. For example, a study done in Glasgow found that exposure to WiFi radiation to children had caused delayed development of the kidneys, with the findings also being supported by an Austrian study group. It appears that the effects of WiFi radiation on the development process of children are severe indeed.
But not everyone agrees with this gloomy outlook. The World Health Organisation, which tends to exercise caution before outright dismissing something as toxic, carcinogenic, or otherwise harmful, is very clear in its statements that there is no known health risk from radio-frequency communication devices.
Now that you’ve seen non-ionising WiFi radiation from both points of view, it’s up to you to decide which “side of the pond” to stand on, with the debate on its safety no doubts continuing into the foreseeable future.
But what if there was a way of capturing memories and important life events without the need of a WiFi connection or even a cellphone?
Parents know this story all too well. In an effort to capture all the important moments in their children’s lives, they spend a hefty portion of time looking at their own kids through the lens of a cellphone or camera instead of actually being present in the moment happening right before them.
The solution to this problem is here, today. A better, and most importantly, a safer way exists. Its called Benjamin Button. This completely WiFi and Bluetooth-free, full High Definition wearable camera in the shape of a cute button simply clips on your child’s clothing and records all the important memories for you. It even edits the video into short clips all by itself. This means the only thing you have to do is to enjoy watching the video or sharing it with your friends.
And because parents know that children are curious and love exploring, this camera is also dust and waterproof. Now nothing stands in the way of you being really present in your child’s life.