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Is WiFi Safe (for Human Exposure)? August 26, 2006

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Hat’s off to a cautious University President

Published Wednesday 22nd February 2006 15:18 GMT

“A Canadian university has limited Wi-Fi networks on campus, not out of information security concerns, but because the long-term safety of the technology is “unproven”.

Fred Gilbert, president of Canada’s Lakehead University, made the order on the basis of possible health risk from the technology, especially to young people. Inconclusive studies into possible links between radio transmissions and leukemia and brain tumors from, among others, scientists for the California Public Utilities Commission, led Gilbert to make the “precautionary ban”.

“All I’m saying is while the jury’s out on this one, I’m not going to put in place what is potential chronic exposure for our students. Admittedly that’s highest around the locations of the antenna sites and the wireless hot spots, but those are the places people tend to gravitate to because they get the best reception,” Gilbert said, Canadian technology website IT Business reports.”

“The Ontario University makes limited use of WiFi only in areas where fibre-optics links can’t reach. Gilbert says he want to see conclusive evidence that the technology is safe before he’ll be prepared to approve its wider use.”

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/02/22/canada_uni_wifi_ban/

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