WiMax and Health - L1
WiMAX, the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a telecommunications technology aimed at providing wireless data over long distances in a variety of ways
WiMAX provides an alternative internet wireless access technology to broadband cables and digital subscriber lines (or DSL). WiMAX networks enable a variety of options for broadband connections. WiMax networks are essentially a larger version of a Wi-Fi network.
WiMAX-enabled personal devices emit low levels of radio waves also known as radiofrequency electromagnetic fields when being used.
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 wireless networks 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