Technology, a Help, a Hindrance or a Silent Killer?

by J. Lee

Modern technology is amazing and exciting, but is it good for us? It is fast paced, allowing us to advance at a rapid pace. It can be a time saver, but it has also created a risk for illness.

Consider how often technology and devices are upgraded before barely using what was supposed to be the latest and greatest. Due to constant advancements, too many users have developed a throw away mentality for ‘things’ that are easily replaced. It has also set into motion the mindset to ‘throw away people’ too.

As technology advances, potentially negative consequences should considered such as Electromagnetic Waves (EMT’s), texting dangers, cell phone dangers, cell towers, microwaves, microwave ovens, smart meters, x-rays and computers (desktops and notebooks) all which could be silent killers. An interesting study illustrates how plants thrived or struggled when using either purified water and microwaved water.

What Screen Time Can Really Do to Kids’ Brains – A number of troubling studies connect delayed cognitive development in kids with extended exposure to electronic media. The US Department of Health and Human Services estimates that American children spend a whopping seven hours a day in front of electronic media. Other statistics reveal that kids as young as two regularly play iPad games and have playroom toys that involve touch screens.

Research studies have connected ailments to cellphones. There is a risk for those who heavily use their cell phones to develop brain tumors. Some women who place their cell phone in their bra get breast cancer. Often those who hang their phones from their belts or tuck them in their hip pockets experience hip pain. Some have developed reproductive problems.

Associated EMF Health Problems: “Consider the increase of illnesses such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, auto-immune, Cancer, alzheimer’s, parkinson’s,fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, daily headaches, brain cancer, lyme disease, asthma, heart problems, chest pain, insomnia, allergies, allergies, electrosensitivity (ES)/electromagnetic hypersensitivitiy (EHS), multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, brain fog, ADD/ADHD, forgetfulness, digestive disorders, migraine headaches, brain tumors, leukemia – general, lymphoblastic leukemia, birth defects, miscarriages, stress, nausea, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fatigue, skin conditions – burning, rashes, pain, tinnitus and other audible noises, chronic pain, erratic pulse, weak immune system”

Factors that Encourage the Dangers of Electromagnetic Radiation: “High stress levels, Low iodine levels, Heavy metal toxicity, Having lyme disease, Weakened immune system, High total EMF exposure (How full is your radiation ‘cup’?), One or more single incident of very strong exposure, Having other pre-existing health problems”

Most utility companies use smart meters or they are currently converting to them. Utility companies say they are safe, but are they? They emit microwave radiation which cannot be denied.

Taken from EMF Safety Network Survey 2011; Symptoms after Exposure to Smart Meter Radiation By Dr. Ron Powell:

 List of symptoms: Sleep problems (insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, night waking, nightmares), Stress, agitation, anxiety, irritability, Headaches, sharp pain or pressure in the head, Ringing in the ears, ear pain, high pitched ringing, Concentration, memory or learning problems, Fatigue, muscle or physical weakness, Disorientation, dizziness, or balance problems, Eye problems, including eye pain, pressure in the eyes, Cardiac symptoms, heart palpitations, heart arrhythmias, chest pain, Leg cramps, or neuropathy, Arthritis, body pain, sharp, stabbing pains, Nausea, flu-like symptoms, Sinus problems, nose bleeds, Respiratory problems, cough, asthma, Skin rashes, facial flushing, Urinary problems, Endocrine disorders, thyroid problems, diabetes, High blood pressure, Changes in menstrual cycle, Hyperactivity or changes in children’s behavior, Seizures, Recurrence of cancer”

Research indicates infants have delayed ‘building block’ skills, because iPad use. Children using of tablets and computers has decreased their ability for hand-eye coordination.

Spine injuries are becoming more common with those who text regularly.  Texting can create the inability to communicate in person. Social skills have been replaced for texting. Proper English has been replaced with slang and letters abbreviations representing thoughts.

 “Dr Kenneth Hansraj says that although our heads weigh between 10lb and 12lb, as we angle them down to look at our phones, the effective weight on our necks increases – at a 15-degree angle it is about 27lb rising to 60lb at 60 degrees.”

Meeting a potential life partner in person has been replaced with internet dating and dating service companies where profiles are matched for compatibility. For many people meeting in person is rare thanks in part to the texting. Social interactions skills have been lost. In person contacts can be impersonal and awkward.

When creating accounts, extremely strong passwords are a necessity. It’s best to use a minimum of eight characters including caps, numbers and symbols. The maximum is unlimited. For each account create a separate password. Make a habit of changing passwords regularly. Avoid the use of family or pets’ names. Don’t make it easy for criminals.

Finally, technology has created a new avenue for criminals for identity theft. Account hacking is a reality without proper personal and workplace protection. Industries such as banking and healthcare need to take extra precautions. Vulnerability has created new industries for virus/malware detection and account monitoring.

Bottom-line; have fun with technology, but be aware in the process!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am very happy you enjoyed my story and you have me bookmarked. As a new writer that means so much to me. My stories will be a about various topics. Please don’t be offended if I write about something you do not agree with. I am all about agreeing to disagree. I hope you feel the same way. Thanks, again…J. Lee.

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