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May 24th, 2008, 09:32 AM #1
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A group in Santa Fe says the city is discriminating against them because they say that they're allergic to the wireless Internet signal. And now they want Wi-Fi banned from public buildings.
May 24th, 2008, 09:46 AM #2
That's nonsense, IMHO. It's exactly the same frequency used by a 2.4 GHz cordless phone, baby monitors, etc.
May 24th, 2008, 10:06 AM #3
Maybe they stay away from cordless phones, and baby monitors etc.
May 24th, 2008, 10:44 AM #4
The article says cell phone signals.
I don't anything about their allergy so I am not one to say what the issue really is. But I am just wondering how in the world I could survive in the current technology age being allergic to Wifi and cell phones... Two technologys that are EVERYPLACE and growing.
May 24th, 2008, 11:32 AM #5
Unfortunately, this is more than just the lunatic ramblings from a fringe group. Medical problems caused by exposure to radiation from Wi-Fi, cellphones, and other devices considered standard by most in today's society, may be real problems that need to be addressed. In fact, that has already occurred in other countries.
In Germany late last year, the government announced findings and recommendations as follows:"People should avoid using Wi-Fi wherever possible because of the risks it may pose to health, the German government has said...
"The Environment Ministry recommended that people should keep their exposure to radiation from Wi-Fi "as low as possible" by choosing "conventional wired connections". It added that it is "actively informing people about possibilities for reducing personal exposure".
In England, Austria, and other countries, warnings and even removal of some Wi-Fi installations have also occurred. This article, Danger on the airwaves: Is the Wi-Fi revolution a health time bomb? from a year ago, discusses a lot of what has been going on, including:
The Austrian Medical Association is lobbying against the deployment of Wi-Fi in schools. The authorities of the province of Salzburg has already advised schools not to install it, and is now considering a ban. Dr Gerd Oberfeld, Salzburg's head of environmental health and medicine, says that the Wi-Fi is "dangerous" to sensitive people and that "the number of people and the danger are both growing".
In Britain, Stowe School removed Wi-Fi from part of its premises after a classics master, Michael Bevington - who had taught there for 28 years - developed headaches and nausea as soon as it was installed.
Ian Gibson, the MP for the newly wireless city Norwich is calling for an official inquiry into the risks of Wi-Fi. The Professional Association of Teachers is to write to Education Secretary Alan Johnson this week to call for one.
May 24th, 2008, 01:47 PM #6
So is this wireless router 2 feet from my head considered harmful? My wife has been saying it was, but who listens to wives?
May 24th, 2008, 01:52 PM #7Originally Posted by bumpaw
May 24th, 2008, 01:54 PM #8
This does not sound like a general danger. It sounds like something specific to people that are more sensitive to.
May 24th, 2008, 05:03 PM #9So is this wireless router 2 feet from my head considered harmful?
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May 24th, 2008, 05:22 PM #10Originally Posted by Mr. Sal
May 24th, 2008, 08:43 PM #11Originally Posted by Mr. SalPeace,
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May 25th, 2008, 01:30 AM #12
My experience with a different type of radiation, but:
I've experienced horrible migraines most of my life. Then after I quit my 'real' job, I noticed I would get one almost every time I entered a nearby newly remodeled grocery store. (which had an obscene amount of flourescent lighting, more then any other I had ever seen). So maybe this was a trigger....for many of the migraines i had gotten for years at work, etc.
Instead of asking the store to remove the lighting, I tried wearing a pair of dark sunglasses in the store, worked like a charm ever since. Maybe there is a chance with the tinfoil hat idea!
May 25th, 2008, 08:25 AM #13Originally Posted by Mr. Sal