The other day, in my hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario, the faculty and staff at Brock University were warned by the head of the drama department, Dr. David Fancy, about the possible risks involved in working in an environment bathed in wifi electromagnetic signals.

http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2010/08/31/con-wi-fi-warning.html

My initial cynical reaction? Is this another inconclusive cell-phone-causes-brain-cancer-fear-mongering or is there a significant body of long-term research to support this supposition?

While I’m not dismissing the claims that EM radiation has affect on living tissues, this is a difficult fence on which to take sides. As our school finally goes wireless later this fall, I hesitate to even begin to think about the possible risks involved. Maybe it’s time to get some more research done!

And Health Canada’s position?

“Based on scientific evidence, Health Canada has determined that exposure to low-level radio frequency energy, such as that from Wi-Fi systems, is not dangerous to the public,” the department said.

You know, Health Canada has been wrong before. More times that I have fingers and toes to keep an accurate count…

Hmmm…

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