The Durable Human and mobile phones

The digital revolution has massively changed our lives but as we often cover here on the blog, not all of those have been total successes and there are concerns over our safety in this brave new world.

Mobile phones have been linked to everything from sleep deprivation to cancer and male infertility. WaveWall came about for exactly that reason: to address safety issues with mobile phone radiation while still being able to use this world-changing innovation.

Jenifer Joy Madden’s How To Be a Durable Human: Revive and Thrive in the Digital Age Through the Power of Self Design is a follow-up to her manifesto on the same topic. With a philosophy very similar to WaveWall’s she discusses how we can live in harmony with our electronic devices and how we can adjust to the overwhelming amount of information at our fingertips.

The book reviews the medical, social, behavioural and developmental issues that are still in the early stages of study. Drawing together the work of futurists, entrepreneurs, philosophers, visionaries and scientists, Madden looks at how we can find a balance, to be durable against the onslaught of information, messages, anxiety, alerts and electromagnetic radiation.

It’s an inspiring read and will help you carve out some space among the digital clutter of modern life.

WaveWall’s anti-radiation mobile phone case gets a mention too. Madden dubs the electromagnetic field ‘The Glow’ and has a whole section devoted to it and simple ideas to manage the risk. One, of course, being a WaveWall case to block up to 85% of radiation, or ‘The Glow’, from entering the body. There are also the new WaveWall Airtubes to stop radiation travelling through headphones to the brain.

Modern life and the mobile phone are also covered in the book for their effect on sleeping patterns. The idea that it is desirable to exist on minimal sleep is widespread but damaging – not only do mobile phones give us the opportunity to work late or build up anxiety into the small hours reading the news or checking social media, the very light from their screens can cause sleep deprivation.

Neither Madden’s book nor WaveWall are suggesting you give up the massive convenience of mobile phones and other digital devices. Rather that there are things people need to be aware of and risks to understand that can then be dealt with.

Do you have any book recommendations dealing with the health risks of mobile phones?

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