Wednesday, May 25, 2011

EU wants to ban wifi in schools

Gizmodo this morning broke a short story and link to a report by the European Union - specifically European Parliamentary Assembly - in thich they state:
"After analysing the scientific studies available to date, and also following the hearings for expert opinions organised in the context of the Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs, there is sufficient evidence of potentially harmful effects of electromagnetic fields on fauna, flora and human health to react and to guard against potentially serious environmental and health hazards."
Though the committee can not yet substantiate the actual dangers posed, they are recommending a precautionary ban on cellphones, wireless phones, WiFi  and even baby monitors suggesting the ban as a precautionary measure, claiming that waiting for scientific and clinical proof could lead to high health and economic costs, as was the case in the past with asbestos, leaded gasoline and tobacco.

The full report is available in PDF format here.

Hawking HWREN1 Hi-Gain Wireless-300N Range Extender

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