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Panorama (BBC) To Cover Wi-Fi Radiation Fears

Posted: 21st May, 2007 By: MarkJ
Tonight’s episode of 'Panorama' (8:30pm) on BBC1 looks set to investigate fears that Wi-Fi networks may have an adverse impact on human health:

The Government insists Wi-Fi is safe, but a Panorama investigation shows that radio frequency radiation levels in some schools are up to three times the level found in the main beam of intensity from mobile phone masts.

There have been no studies on the health effects of Wi-Fi equipment, but thousands on mobile phones and masts. The radiation Wi-Fi emits is similar to that from mobile phone masts. It is an unavoidable by-product of going wireless.

In the last 18 months another two million of us in the UK have begun using Wi-Fi. Entire cities have become what are known as wireless hotspots.

To date most of the concern we've read about this issue appears to have been little more than scaremongering, but is Wi-Fi really dangerous to your health? Hopefully the BBC does a proper and balanced investigation.
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