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17 September 2016

WiFi Radiation In Planes – What You Need To Know To Fly Low EMF

WiFi Radiation In Planes – What You Need To Know To Fly Low EMF
Posted by Lloyd Burrell, electricsense.com, 20 August 2016

Air travel is already stressful enough on your body. To make matters worse many airlines are rolling out WiFi in planes. So how can you fly low EMF?

Radiation and Flying

Firstly, airline travel subjects you to significant levels of cosmic rays or ‘cosmic radiation’. When I say cosmic radiation I’m referring to a collection of different types of radiation from many different of sources – the most important being cosmic background microwave radiation.

This is quite different to the EMFs I usually I talk about.

Cosmic radiation is a naturally occurring form of ionizing radiation produced by the sun and other stars and planets. The earth’s atmosphere and magnetic field protects the earth from most of this cosmic radiation. But when you fly, because of the altitude, this protection is greatly diminished.

For instance, flying from New York to Los Angeles exposes you to approximately 6 times as much radiation as a typical dental x-ray. A 10-hour flight across the North Atlantic exposes to more than double that amount.

EMFs in Planes

Not surprisingly airplanes emit significant levels of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and always have done.

Basically there are two types of EMFs present : low-frequency EMFs and radio frequency or WiFi radiation – I’ll speak about WiFi radiation in planes more fully below.

On the low frequency side, electric and magnetic fields are created in a similar way to in a home setting, except it’s way more complicated. In airplanes electrical engineers are given free reign. Transformers, rectifiers and inverters are used liberally to change the voltage or type of current.

Sources Of EMFs In Planes

Here are some sources of EMFs in planes :
  • communications equipment
  • jet engines
  • cockpit computers
  • electrical wiring
  • electrical sensors
  • static electricity in the fuselage

Why Are EMFs In Planes Dangerous?

Firstly, a planes metallic structure can intensify the effects of EMF exposures, particularly radio frequency radiation (aka wireless). It’s called the Faraday cage effect. This radiation is trapped in a metal enclosure which exacerbates the effects of this radiation. Would you consider sticking your head inside a microwave oven when it’s turned on? I don’t think so.

Secondly, it’s not just a about airplanes. It’s about EMFs per se. There is a significant amount of research that points to numerous adverse biological effects of these man-made EMF exposures, including:
  • single and double strand DNA breaks
  • breaks down the blood-brain barrier
  • major organ damage
  • compromises cell membranes
  • immune system suppression

These exposures are linked to a number of serious diseases including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular disease, brain tumors and cancer.

WiFi Radiation In Planes

In addition to the cosmic radiation and EMFs generated from the planes’ electrical and communication system, over the last few years WiFi radiation has also been introduced into the toxic soup of airline travel.

When we talk about WiFi radiation we are actually talking about devices that use radio-frequency or microwave radiation to send data back and forth through the air, wirelessly. The problem is that this WiFi radiation can penetrate pretty much everything that stands in it’s path, including you.

If you’re still unclear about the dangers of WiFi radiation click here.

How To Choose A WiFi Free Flight

According to a survey conducted by Routehappy, a company that evaluates in-flight amenities,73% of airlines worldwide now have WiFi fully rolled out. Using the data from their survey I’ve compiled a WiFi radiation in planes analysis in the form of a bar chart, see below:

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