NOV 11, 2018 7:51 PM PST

Is Our Everyday Electronic Devices Making Us Sick?

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

1-5% of people believe their electronic devices are making them experiences symptoms associated with such as nausea, dizziness, and headaches. These individuals are convinced that they have Wifi syndrome, which is the phenomena that radiation from devices like cell phones are inducing unpleasant side-effects.

However, even though these people are right about their symptoms—radiation produced by laptops, cell phones, tablets, and other electronic devices made for human use—are simply not strong enough to heat cells and induce sickness.

So, what may these individuals be experiencing?

It may be due to the nocebo effect, anxiety around electronics or feeling stressed around too much electronic use.

About the Author
  • Nouran earned her BS and MS in Biology at IUPUI and currently shares her love of science by teaching. She enjoys writing on various topics as well including science & medicine, global health, and conservation biology. She hopes through her writing she can make science more engaging and communicable to the general public.
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