Health Concerns Over Wi-Fi?

Those crazy Brit’s are at it again. A “top health protection watchdog” is asking for an investigation into the hazards of Wi-Fi networks in schools.

Sir William Stewart, the chairman of the Health Protection Agency, wants pupils to be monitored for ill effects from the networks – known as Wi-Fi – which emit radiation and are being installed in classrooms across the nation.

Sir William – who is a former chief scientific adviser to the Government, and has chaired two official inquiries into the hazards of mobile phones – is adding his weight to growing pressure for a similar examination of Wi-Fi, which some scientists fear could cause cancer and premature senility.

This sounds very ridiculous to me. It’s almost as nutty as the cell phone cancer fears. Didn’t people have abnormal health fears over the telegraph and then land line phones too?

[ Wi-Fi: Children at risk from ‘electronic smog’ via engadget]

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