It's not exactly clear how many people are affected by Wi-Fi emissions. Some studies say it's only about one in 10,000 people, while others say it's more prevalent and could be as high as 30 in 100 people. One expert referenced in the article believes it affects about 3% of the population.
It's not the first time wireless has been linked to poor health. A recent study conducted by the Swedish National Institute for Working Life found an increased risk of brain tumors in cell phone users. Past studies have also associated cell phones with cancer, although there are mixed views out there. A report released by British researchers in January says cell phones don't cause glioma, the most common type of brain tumor.
But just to be safe, I'm taking the experts' advice. First, I'll be using my headset more often. Second, now every day when I come home and turn on my Linksys wireless router, I'll make sure not to sit directly in front of it. In fact, I'll go to a different room, where the emissions aren't as strong. Or maybe I should stop spending so much time staring at my laptop because I've noticed that also triggers headaches, fatigue, irritability, and lack of concentration.