We recently posted a story asking if wi fi is dangerous. Now scientists are reassuring us that there is no link between wi-fi use and damage to your health.
The BBC reports that the scare first occurred when their TV show Panorama found that “radiation levels from wi-fi in one school was up to three times the level of mobile phone mast radiation.” However, these readings were still 600 times below the government’s safety limits.
BBC News quotes researcher Lawrie Challis says, “Wi-fi exposures are usually very small?the transmitters are low power and some distance from the body. ..They can be near to the body, however, when a laptop is on one’s lap and my own view is that just as we encourage young children not to use mobile phones we should also encourage them to use their laptops on a table rather than their lap, if they are going online for a long time.”
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