WIFI – Safe or not?

Scientist Worries WiFi May Harm Children

April 25 , 2007

 
The British scientist who raised one of the early warnings about potential health hazards from cell phones has a new worry — wireless Internet, or WiFi.

Sir William Stewart, chairman of Britain‘s Health Protection Agency, is lobbying British authorities for an investigation into WiFi’s possible health risks, according to Britain‘s The Independent.

Stewart is concerned because wireless Internet may become more prevalent than mobile telephones.

A few individuals are known to suffer from a heightened sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation, but in recent years more and more physicians have expressed concern that repeated and prolonged exposure might be harmful to the wider population.

A study conducted in Finland found that people who have used cell phones for ten years or more are 40 per cent more likely to get a brain tumor on the same side of the head as they hold their handset. Research done in Sweden puts the risk at almost four times greater.

Stewart is reportedly concerned because of the similarity of the radiation emitted by cell phones and WiFi systems. But whereas cell phone radiation exposes only the person using the handset, WiFi radiation could affect everyone in the general vicinity.

Much of the concern is directed at children, who are seen as more vulnerable than adults to the effects of radiation, and because they will likely be exposed to increasing levels of radiation throughout their lives.

The Austrian Medical Association is pressing the government to ban the deployment of WiFi in schools.

Concerns about WiFi health effects have also been raised in the U.S.

In 2003, parents sued an Illinois school that installed a WiFi system, claiming the radiation was causing headaches and memory problems. Last year, Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario refused to install a campus WiFi system, citing possible health concerns.

DR. WEEKS’ COMMENT:

THESE ARE POWERFUL FORCES WHICH IMPOSE THEMSELVES ON OUR LIFES WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION, AGAINST OUR WISHES AND WITHOUT ADEQUATE STUDY TO ASSESS DAMAGE.  (YES, I AM REFERRING NOT ONLY TO CELL PHONE AND WIFI BUT THE CORPORATE FORCES  WHICH LOBBY THE GOVERNMENT TO GAIN ACCESS TO US AS WELL…)
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