WiFi and DECT

Talk Radio Europe, 16 October 2012.

Interview with Damian May.

 

The Times of Israel. 23 August 2012

Yaakov Litzman asks education minister to halt installation of wireless internet due to hazards of electromagnetic radiation

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman on Thursday implored Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar to immediately suspend the installation of wireless Internet in schools due to what he termed the hazards of electromagnetic radiation.

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New York Daily News, 28 November 2011.

WiFi technology may cause a major handicap for men hoping to build a family: sperm damage.

A team of Argentine scientists led by Conrado Avendano of the Nascentis Center for Reproductive Medicine in Cordoba found that placing drops of semen from healthy men under a laptop connected wirelessly to the Internet kills or maims the little swimmers.

The scientists reported their findings this month in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility.

After four hours next to the WiFi-connected computer, 25% of the sperm had stopped moving and nine percent showed DNA damage.

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The Vancouver Sun, 11 October 2011

A second private school in Ontario has removed its Wi-Fi Internet system, citing health concerns, the latest move in a continuing public debate over the safety of wireless devices.

A group called the Safe School Committee said Tuesday that Wayside Academy in Peterborough, Ont., has done away with its wireless Internet, citing a declaration from the World Health Organization in May that microwave radiation from Wi-Fi and other wireless devices are a "possible carcinogen."

An International Agency for Research on Cancer study led to the classification in May of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields as "possibly carcinogenic" to humans, based on an increased risk of glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer, associated with wireless phone use.

The World Health Organization listed cellphones in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.

 

CTV News Canada, 8 September 2011

A private school in Ontario has cut its wireless Internet network over concerns that the technology causes health issues in students.

Pretty River Academy in Collingwood, Ont., a private school with 150 students attending kindergarten to Grade 12, is the first Ontario school to remove Wi-Fi from campus.

The school's old Wi-Fi system was taken out over the summer and replaced with Ethernet connections ahead of the first day of the school year.

In May the World Health Organization said radio frequency radiation from WiFi and cell phones posed a similar health threat to DDT, lead and car exhaust.

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