Do we know what wireless technology is doing to our health?
This post falls into the category of “as we all suspected”….
London’s Evening Standard has this headline: “The classroom ‘cancer risk’ of wi-fi internet”:
“Britain’s top health watchdog has called for an inquiry into the use of wireless Internet networks in schools because of concerns they could be exposing children to the risk of cancer.
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.”
The Guardian newspaper suffered from a serious case of envy about the original BBC piece that started the uproar overseas, and took the other side:
“But most scientists argue that there are no grounds for thinking that Wi-Fi radiation at the power generated by a wireless router or a laptop would have harmful effects. The World Health Organisation says there are “no adverse health effects from low-level, long-term exposure”.”
And if you are at all taking this seriously, Engadget provides some insight into a new protective undergarmet.
Just think of what happens when you are near a boardroom speakerphone or a pair of desktop speakers. You always get a bit of warning when the next message is about to hit. Those RIM data packets sure cause some excitement.
I, for one, am not at all surprised about wi-fi and cell phone health concerns. We really know very little about the impact of all of the 1s and 0s flying around our bodies.
Didn’t the cigarette manufacturers deny for over 50 years that their products were a health risk, as well? And the governments were also complicit for the longest time. Now you can’t even smoke in a private club.
It seems like only a matter of time before earbuds become an officially recommended way of listening to cell phone calls. As for the RIM being stored largely adjacent to your personal procreation dept., I’ve had my kids…but you younger fellows should think twice.