IS YOUR WI-FI KILLING YOU?
Back in 2007, a BBC1 Panorama ma investigation vestigation foundund that RF (radioadio frequency) y) radiationdiation levels in some Wi- Fienabled schools were up to three timesmes higher thanan the levels emitted by a typicalpical mobilephone mast. This raised a lot of concerns at the time, and was especially worrying for parents. Some teachers even went so far as to suggest that Wi- Fi should be banned in schools until its possible dangers had been fully investigated.
For some people, these fears still exist, and Public Health England (PHE) recently confirmed that “people using Wi- Fi, or those in the proximity of Wi- Fi equipment, are exposed to the radio signals it emits and some of the transmitted energy in the signals is absorbed in their bodies.”
So should you be worried about Wi- Fi putting your health at risk? In short – no. PHE says that there is no consistent evidence to date that exposure to Wi- Fi signals adversely affects people’s health. Also, the signals are very low power and the frequencies used by Wi- Fi are broadly the same as those from other RF devices such as radios, TVS and mobile phones.