|Wi-Fi Networks in School|
|Written by Steve Dale|
|Monday, 01 June 2009 10:53|
As every cautious scientist will tell you, you can never prove that something is absolutely safe and no one would want to gamble with the health of children. However given the latest worries about Wi-Fi networks in schools we thought it may be prudent to present some information.
There are a lot of scare stories about Wi-Fi safety have so looked at some material on the internet and found some articles for you to make you own mind up (remember that many sites have their own agenda and bad or unproved science and thatcredible scientific advice and understanding of scientific methodologies should be applied to reach a conclusion!)
Perhaps we should take a cue from the Health Protection Agency regarding the dangers of Wi-Fi:
"When we have conducted measurements in schools, typical exposures from Wi-Fi are around 20 millionths of the international guideline levels of exposure to radiation. As a comparison, a child on a mobile phone receives up to 50 per cent of guideline levels. So a year sitting in a classroom near a wireless network is roughly equivalent to 20 minutes on a mobile. If Wi-Fi should be taken out of schools, then the mobile phone network should be shut down, too and FM radio and TV, as the strength of their signals is similar to that from Wi-Fi in classrooms."
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2009 07:51|