Mobile technologies have shaped
our way of life, but are they also discreetly killing us?
That's the question raised by the new documentary short
'WI-FRIED?', a thought-provoking look at the secret dangers
which may lurk in the midst of our globally connected
Everywhere you turn, people are buried in their mobile
devices and tablets. Children are also an integral part of
this phenomenon as these technologies take greater
precedence in the school system.
As a result, users of all ages
worldwide are being exposed to minute amounts of microwave
radiation that they never had to contend with in years past
before these devices came into being.
While officials have dismissed
the notion that this exposure can harbor ill health effects
in the long term, many scientists and other insiders are
speaking out in disagreement.
Dr. Devra Davis, a highly regarded cancer epidemiologist, is
one such critic of the widespread and frequent use of these
Her arguments are based upon
common medical sense. The heart and brain thrive on
When these internal mechanics
absorb an influx of electromagnetic signals for countless
hours, it stands to reason that a biological disturbance
could likely occur as a result.
Have these technologies advanced too quickly to allow for
the thorough evaluation and study of their potential
dangers, or does this represent a sinister corporate
cover-up? Perhaps both of these points possess more than a
shred of truth.
The film highlights a few
factors to which the public is largely unaware.
Safety protocols have been
advertised for the use of cellular technologies among users
with pacemakers, but should this admonition be expanded to
include all users?
Radiofrequency radiation - the
same energy that powers our cell phones and tablets - has
been classified as a possible carcinogen.
In the face of this uncertain
determination, should additional safety measures be adopted
as a precautionary measure until further study proves more
'WI-FRIED?' is a powerful example of worthy investigative
journalism, because it empowers viewers to consider the
ramifications of technologies the majority of us depend upon
on a daily basis.