Why Fight Wi-Fi?
Blue of Hello, The Future wrote a song about Wi-Fi, electromagnetic hypersensitivity, why you really shouldn’t be worried, and why you definitely shouldn’t be trying to ban Wi-Fi from schools based on unfounded fears.
Here are some links on the subject, which I pulled from Blue’s site:
- World Health Organization on Wi-Fi frequency safety.
- World Health Organization on electromagnetic hypersensitivity.
- Scientific Victoria, an organization focusing on the connection between science and politics in Victoria, British Columbia.
Awesome! I didn’t know you had another website besides Tree Lobsters!
Also… sad to say… the WHO just came out with a new study today re: cellphone radiation may be slightly harmful after all.
The relevant paragraphs from the NYT article:
Most major medical groups, including the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute, have said the existing data on cellphones and health has been reassuring. For years, concerns about the health effects of cellphones have been largely dismissed because the radio frequency waves emitted from the devices are believed to be benign. Cellphones emit nonionizing radiation, waves of energy that are too weak to break chemical bonds or to set off the DNA damage known to cause cancers. Scientists have said repeatedly that there is no known biological mechanism to explain how nonionizing radiation might lead to cancer or other health problems.
The W.H.O. panel ruled only that cellphones be classified as Category 2B, meaning they are possibly carcinogenic to humans, a designation the panel has given to 240 other agents, including the pesticide DDT, engine exhaust, lead and various industrial chemicals. Also on the list are two familiar foods, pickled vegetables and coffee, which the cellphone industry was quick to point out.
Well, it’s not mine. Amy runs the place. I just work here. 😀
By the way Blue, in our top secret MAL-blogger discussion channels, I have pretty much professed my new secret girl crush on you to all relevant parties. Love love love the videos!