A Year Of WiFi Radiation Equals 20 Minutes On A Cell Phone

from the Munchausen dept

Some people in the UK have been working themselves into a lather over the supposed ill effects of WiFi, claiming a hypersensitivity to its signals that causes all sorts of health problems, and worried parents getting schools to shut down their wireless networks. This debate du jour has raged on in the press there, and now Glenn Fleishmann points to an article in The Times that says the radiation exposure from a WiFi network for a year is equivalent to that from talking on a cell phone for 20 minutes, despite the claims from the head of an anti-radiation lobby group (who also happens to sell equipment to detect and block electromagnetic radiation) to the contrary. Despite claims from sufferers of "electrosensitivity", a researcher points out that they generally can't detect the presence of WiFi or other signals in double-blind laboratory tests. The Times article closes rather dramatically: "As to whether the convenience is worth the risk - only you can decide." Since that risk hasn't really been defined clearly or authoritatively and the latest research says mobile phones pose no cancer risk, it seems unlikely that too many people will give up that convenience since all the other side can offer are the wild-sounding claims of a small minority.

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    Aura, 13 Dec 2006 @ 4:16am

    Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

    Most of you people should be ashame for the comments you have made about "electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS)". Sweden notes it as a physical impairment, and if you read Black on White (online) you will be more aware of people becoming aware of being so. The electromaagnetic field is cumulative, and it is not just ionizing radiation, but non-ionizing radiation that can radiate people. To educate you a little think of the ionizing radiation as cosmic and X-ray radiation. The non-ionizing radiation starts at the bottom of the Electromagnetic spectrum and works up, and that is causing a lot of cancers and other physical problems, as well as death. Think of non-ionizing radiation this way: 1. Radio Frequency Radiation (microwave as well) includes all the wireless, cell towers, cell phones etc.; 2. Ground Currents coming into buildings; 3. 60 Hz./extremely low frequencies which includes home wiring, computers, appliances, utility wires etc.; 4. Dirty electricity. Do some homework and start learning that we are all being affected, and that we must find better ways of dealing with the radiation from all of these, and that there really is such a thing as EHS. One other thing that could be causing the hyper part is all the toxic chemicals and toxic metals we are exposed to and the buildup in the human body (animals too). See a naturopath if you feel you are sensitive or hypersensitive as they usually are informed whereas most doctors are not. Think how have computer screens been changed or TX screens? Previously they used Cathode Ray tubes that put out more radiation. There are good meters out on the market to check how much radiation one is being exposed to, and the safer distance to be from it. It is estimated that around 35% of people are sensitive, and at present about 3% hypersensitive. Put your brains to better use, and learn more and maybe you will help prevent more illnesses due to radiation in the future by your knowledge. When X-rays were first used they did not realize the negative impact of radiation from it, and many people died from using it or receiving the treatments, that is unionizing radiation. It is amazing what we have attained in the last few centuries, but caution must be used and better scientific research done.

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