Keep the WiFi Router Away from the Kids, Says German Telecom Giant

WiFi Router Location Warning From Internet Cable, Broadband, and Mobile Giant Deutsche Telekom —

So, for all of us in the USA, this would be like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, AT&T or in my case Cox, coming out and saying:

“Dear customer, be careful where you put your WiFi router–avoid the kid’s bedrooms, avoid your bedroom, avoid putting the Wifi router near the living room or actually any common areas in your home. Keep as far away as you can because you want to keep your exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) as low as possible”

In the 2017 operating instructions of the Telekom router “Speedport Smart” in the chapter “Safety Instructions and Data Protection” on page 21 under the heading “radio signals” you find a warning against WiFi radiation:


“The integrated antennas of your Speedport router transmit and receive radio signals, e.g. for the provision of your wireless WiFi network. Avoid placing your Speedport router in immediate proximity to bedrooms, children’s rooms, living rooms (means also common rooms or lounges, df) in order to keep the exposure to electromagnetic fields as low as possible.”(1)

So, if that makes you think that perhaps there should be as little WiFi exposure as possible . . .  try what we use: this hand switch to turn it OFF whenever possible.

Another GREAT idea, is to hard-wire your internet connection. Before WiFi, that’s how it was done and it worked faster and was much more reliable. And bonus: safer!

For reference, the Mobile Phone Company’s Manual is below.

Here’s where we used Google Translate for the German to English translation:

German Telecom WiFi placement location manual

Google translation of the manual.

Europe Telecom Giant WiFi Router Manual

Check out Where to Locate Your WiFi Router for placement tips.

 You may want to explore why there’s a warning about electromagnetic radiation (EMF). To learn more about EMFs read The Safertech Guide to EMF and Health.

 Also, to see an idea of just how much RF-EMF is coming from so many of our wireless devices, please click the section of our website Wireless EMF Measurement Videos.  They’re quite revealing.

There’s so much to consider here as far as our health and safety.  What about WiFi in schools?  What about WiFi in hospitals and public spaces?  If this topic is intriguing to you, you’ll enjoy the new movie Generation Zapped–Sign up here for information on a Southern California Screening with Special Guest,  Public Policy Science Expert Dr. George Carlo.

Also, please become familiar with the bill in California to put WiFi  EVERYWHERE.

Be well!


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