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The demand came after it was revealed that classroom "wi-fi" networks give off three times as much radiation as a typical mobile phone mast."
For the full article, see: [thisislondon.co.uk...]
This sucks for those of us that have the wireless router not far from our PC.
Sir William Stewart, chairman of the Health Protection Agency, who is quoted in the article above, also (according to this BBC article [news.bbc.co.uk] refuting the notion that wifi poses a health risk) "...recommended to the government in 2002 that the beam of greatest intensity from a phone mast should not fall on any part of the school grounds, unless the school and parents agreed to it."
In which case, I suppose, should any health risks be ascertained at a later date, the school and parents would be to blame and the authorities would be absolved of all responsibility...
I'm afraid to inform you that there is an even bigger radiation risk you should be much more concerned about.....it is almost certain to kill you!
The huge radiation risk is an object in space....it is commonly known as the Sun......it needs to be removed from our solar system immediately as it will inevitably kill us all in the long-term!
>WIFI is "cancer" risk......yeah, about 0.001% the risk of the sun, lets deal with the bigger risks first and deal with getting rid of the sun!
What a bunch of complete and utter nonsense!
What I found interesting was how the Swedish Government recognise electric sensitive people whereas the govt in the UK does not.
There is absolutely NO EVIDENCE for the scaremongering that Panorama was indulging in, and they should be ashamed of themselves. It's like shouting FIRE in a crowded theatre.
This is not to say that there cannot be any issues, or that something will never be discovered in the future, but there really is no current reason nor evidence to think that WiFi has any problems short of shoving the aerial right up ... anyway...
TV programs like this keep governments / companies on their toes putting pressure on governments / companies to do research upfront and at least attempt to get facts right.
Fight/frights should be started based on evidence, not TV ratings.
I seem to remember spotting a very small headline a few months back saying that actually... err.. there wasn't much evidence on that one either.
If you believed it every time the media claimed something kills you, you'd go insane. Life is a terminal disease, after all ;)
Wasn't there all this kind of hysteria over mobile phones a few years back?
probably more so in the predigital era when analog cell phone transmitters were a few watts.
however, anybody remember the "can you hear me now?" verizon dude?
ever notice he never carries the phone or speaks the tag line and hasn't for over a year?
cancer - right ear.
it could be a coincidence...
* Not to ever have to shout "I'M ON THE TRAIN" which should carry a death sentence... B^>
* Not to have to hold the phone to my head for extended periods to avoid slow cooking of my head with the microwave radiation.
And actually, phones use less and less power these days in order to prolong their battery life...
"Sir William - the chairman of the Health Protection Agency and a former Chief Scientific Adviser to the Government - has chaired two inquiries into the effects of mobile phones and their masts. He warned against dangers from them and made safety recommendations, but was largely ignored by ministers."