NOV 11, 2018 07:51 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 enjoys writing on various topics 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.
You May Also Like
FEB 05, 2019
Cardiology
FEB 05, 2019
Study Provides Dependable Method Of Calculating Exercise Intensity For Walkers
An ongoing study from the University of Massachusetts Amherst has found that walking cadence is a reliable measure of exercise intensity. This allows resea...
FEB 11, 2019
Space & Astronomy
FEB 11, 2019
Ever Wonder How Long You'd Survive On Other Planets Without a Space Suit?
The Earth is the only known habitable planet in the solar system, yet curious minds still wonder: what would happen if you visited another world without a...
FEB 24, 2019
Cardiology
FEB 24, 2019
Body Mass Index Scores Are Prone To Inaccuracy
Body mass index (BMI) scoring is a highly problematic method of calculating a person's body fat percentage. The BMI chart has wholly neglected to ackno...
MAR 02, 2019
Videos
MAR 02, 2019
Why Gene Therapy for Blood Disorders is Especially Challenging
In theory, curing a genetic disease is as simple as fixing the genetic mutation that causes it. But that's far easier said than done....
MAR 05, 2019
Space & Astronomy
MAR 05, 2019
Ever Wonder What'd Happen if You Fell Into a Black Hole?
Black holes are often described as objects so dense that their gravitational pull tugs on everything – even light. But have you ever wondered what mi...
MAR 10, 2019
Earth & The Environment
MAR 10, 2019
Scientists Ventured to the Bottom of the Great Blue Hole, Here's What They Found
The Great Blue Hole is more or less an underwater sinkhole that researchers have long wanted to know more about; that said, expedition teams geared up and...
Loading Comments...