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WI-FI AND HEALTH - L1

Wi-Fi, short for Wireless Fidelity, is the term used to describe high speed wireless connection over short distances between mobile computing devices such as laptops and the internet.

Wi-Fi is a type of wireless network. It is also increasingly used for communication between consumer electronic devices such as televisions, DVD players, digital cameras and mobile phones.

Extensive research has been conducted into possible health effects of radio frequency technology.  Wi-Fi signals are in the radiofrequency range with independent health experts concluding there are no established health effects when compliant with safety guidelines.

In relation to radio frequency emissions and wireless technology and health, the general conclusion from the World Health Organization (WHO) is;

“Despite extensive research, to date there is no evidence to conclude that exposure to low level electromagnetic fields is harmful to human health”
WHO - About Electromagnetic Fields – Summary of Health Effects Key Point 6

In relation to Wi-Fi and Health, the conclusion from the WHO is;

“Considering the very low exposure levels and research results collected to date, there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects.”

WHO Fact sheet 304

Confirmed as current position in WHO RF and Health Presentation – ITU Workshop on EMF Turin May 2013

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