In the past 10 years the number of children who suffer from autism has increased exponentially. According to CDC data, the rate of autism has gone from 1 in 1000 to 1 in 65.

In 2013, Prof. Martha Herbert from Harvard University examined a potential link between autism and wireless radiation after considering that the main environmental change that had occurred in the past 10 years had been the increase in exposure to that radiation. Prof. Herbert is a pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist who specializes in neurodevelopmental disorders and is known for her work on autism. She expected to write a paper of modest length, but upon finding much more scientific literature than expected, she ended up writing a 60-page paper with over 550 scientific references and concluded that a correlation is possible. Since her examination of the topic, she has become an avid advocate on the issue of the harms of wireless technology radiation and objects to the installation of Wi-Fi in schools.