Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Invisible Enemy: Wi-Fi Health Dangers & Effects

“What you can’t see, won’t hurt you.” Apparently, this is not true especially in this modern time that we live in. There are a lot of invisible threats that pose dangers to our health. Today, almost everywhere we go, there’s wifi, 3G, 4G and even LTE. They don’t sound dangerous, right? But if you change the words to radiation, electromagnetic waves, they sound more serious and frightening. They’re all around us and even if we can’t see these invisible electromagnetic waves, they have an effect on our health.

When mobile phones were just new in the market, people usually just use them for simple phone calls and text. Now, there’s already mobile internet browsing. So, you see, times have changed. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of people who still refuse to believe that something so good (such as the convenience of having wifi or 3G) can put our health at risk. We’re in denial! The wifi and 3G generation is relatively young, so news about health problems and illness due to too much everyday exposure to radiation are not that widespread. But there are already studies that prove that they really have adverse effects.

Such example is one that I read on the news wherein a physician noticed that members of her family have been experiencing sleep disturbances, heart palpitations, migraines and general poor health. They realized that it must have been the router that was emitting electromagnetic radiation that was causing this. So they turned off the router and noticed that all of them felt better. They used hard-wired internet connection from then on and their health problems have not come back. Have you been experiencing the same thing? Me and my husband do! That’s why I make it a point to turn off our router and our mobile phones’ internet connection at night or when not in use.

This health risk is even more dangerous to pregnant women and their unborn child. When I was pregnant, I avoided microwaves and photocopy machines. I did not realize before that even if I protected myself from these, the danger was still all around me! I was always using my phone for texting, calling and browsing the internet. I even put my mobile phone on top of my tummy while on the bed! I also kept my phone beside me when I slept and our router was turned on almost 24 hours a day! Thankfully all my kids were born healthy but why would you take the risk when you are already informed?!

So, what can pregnant women do to protect their babies? The answer is Belly Armor. I have recently found out about the products from Belly Armor which is mainly for protection of babies and pregnant moms from the harmful effects of everyday radiation. I admit that I was one of the many who refused to acknowledge the danger that everyday radiation impose on our health, but after hearing Jem Perez from Belly Armor discuss it, I was convinced that it does affect us. And if it affects us adults, the risks are more pronounced for young children and during pregnancy.

“Belly Armor is a line of maternity apparel and accessories with a two-fold mission: to increase awareness of this health issue so people can make more informed decisions for themselves and their families, and to provide easy solutions to lower exposure without retreating from modern life.”

“Belly Armor products utilize RadiaShield Fabric, a highly conductive silver textile with the same shielding properties as ¼ inch thick sheet of aluminum. It shields by neutralizing incoming electromagnetic waves, canceling out the ambient radiation and reducing your exposure. “

Belly Armor products shield against everyday radiation from mobile phones, laptops, wireless towers, and other devices. How do you test if it works? Well, I covered my mobile phone with a Belly Armor belly blanket and after just a moment, the signal bar became empty.

Currently, Belly Armor has 3 products that can protect pregnant women from everyday radiation.

- Pregnant women can just simply wear this underneath their clothes. 
It fully covers the belly thereby protecting your precious baby while still inside the tummy.

– This can be draped over the pregnant women’s tummy. This can also double as your baby’s receiving blanket. So, for me, this is the more practical one to purchase. 

 I love this! As a breastfeeding mom, I know that during nursing, moms usually take this time to hold their mobile phones to answer text messages, check their emails and facebook!
So, this nursing cover is super perfect! 
It does its job in covering you while nursing plus so much more!

These products are a huge help to moms like me. They are practical and they give peace of mind that I am protecting my children as best as I can. 

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Also available in:
Rustan's Department Store
Medela House
Nurture Nook


  1. It is really nice to know that there are more products available for moms. If I'm pregnant or have a baby, I will definitely buy this. Safety first.

  2. I'm actually replying to this post with my phone while I'm breastfeeding my son. Yikes! This sounds like a very good product, just what we need to protect us from the harmful part of technology.

  3. Wow. These are nice. I never liked wearing belly bands but the blankets are very useful and like what you said, it's more practical.

  4. Being pregnant is a blessing to the parents. Protecting the baby while inside mommy's womb is a blessing to the baby on the other hand. Glad there are Belly Armor products to help parents do it. Thank you for sharing. :)

  5. OMG! Our WIFI router is turned on 24/7! Scary! Thanks for sharing this very helpful article. I'll spread the word especially to my preggy friends.

  6. same here. Kasi I am working day and night and need ko nakaturn on ang WIFI namin 24/7, nakakatakot nga. Pero when not in use, naka-off naman and I make sure nakakapahinga ang lahat ng gadgets na meron kami. Pero we need to take this seriously for health purposes. Thank you for this information. A must product for pregnant and nursing moms, sana meron na nito before.

  7. Nice product! Thanks for the tips on wifi, at home I make sure to turn it off when we are sleeping.

  8. Just learned about the wifi thing. Our wifi is always on 24/7 coz we use it for work. But good thing that there is belly armor for preggy moms like you.

  9. Really, that's scary naman. We have the routers and our phones turned on the whole day but we hardly notice any difference naman. But thanks for the reminders.


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