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News Pressure for investigation into Wi-Fi health risks

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 23 Apr 2007.

  1. Salazaar

    Salazaar New Member

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    Well I don't know about you lot but I'm off to live in a lead lined cave at the bottom of a mine shaft so I can be away from all the radiation coming from my computer, TV, phone, the satellites, radio masts, power stations, ipods, Cornwall (radon in the granite), microwaves, electric trains, french neutron bombs, crutons and x-ray machines.
     
  2. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 New Member

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    Can't be much worse then exhaust fumes from automobiles...
     
  3. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    This is from people who teach kids. These are meant to be learned individuals who are intelligent and logical.

    Seriously.....I just want the nukes to fly. If they all die with me, I die happy.
     
  4. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    This one?
    http://people.csail.mit.edu/rahimi/helmet/

    I work at a secondary school in Cornwall as an IT Technician. We have a wireless network to allow our teachers to roam the premises with their laptops. Despite the sensationalistic wording in their article, I doubt anyone will even comment on this at work.

    Even if we did switch off the wireless network, CRTs, lights etc.. and confiscate all the student's mobile phones, it wouldn't have any effect on radio signals within the school. Despite the fact that we're in line of sight for television, mobile and satellite communication systems... what about background radiation from space? Iir, tuning an old TV to a dead channel allows you to pick this up.
     
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  5. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    wired is soo much easyer to work with then wireless, but wireless it more usefull if you have a laptop
     
  6. Charles1

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    Its tons of bull. Just old people who have nothing else to do than get into other peoples business and make such claims. I myself have everythign wireless have 5 pc's wireless that are on 24/7. So all in all no health risk. You have bigger health rish with dust in your house than wi fi will cause.
     
  7. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    it is just some people wasting some cash.... nothing out of the ordinary. :wallbash:
     
  8. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    The way I see it, anything can kill you, and to be honest, lifes a terminal STD anyway...might aswell live it doing what you want, and not wondering about what can and can't kill you...
     
  9. Bluephoenix

    Bluephoenix Spoon? What spoon?

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    QFT

    It's when the studies erroneously attribute health issues to wi-fi and start shutting it down that it starts to become less cash-wasting and more imposition on freedoms.
     
  10. tacticus

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  11. thecrownles

    thecrownles What's a Relix?

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    Well considering a cell phone left in your pants pocket all day every day can lower your sperm count by up to 30% (not permanently), I think they are justified in investigating health effects related to wireless transmission technologies. I think it would be better if it weren't worded the way it is, and if they investigated cell phones and other wireless technologies as well.
     
  12. sinizterguy

    sinizterguy Dark & Sinizter

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    With all the kids carrying cell phone anyway, the issues associated with wireless are not actually worth investigating for the reasons mentioned.
     
  13. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I'm thinking of standard home use equipment of b/g rating, which is what most schools would probably buy because they are cheaper and operate within the 2.4GHZ range (that's what my school used at least)
     
  14. hitman012

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    Or power lines and cancer. It seems to me like a lot of money is wasted on these things because people think that some anecdotal evidence constitutes a solid link and don't realise that there are plenty of other explanations. A man had a headache after they installed the Wi-Fi? What about all the high-frequency sound that crappy power packs put out? I had a wired router that really hacked me off until I fixed it because it made a terrible whining noise non-stop.

    You'll get a healthy dose of radiation from your mobile phone, fluorescent lamps, CRT monitors and televisions. Wi-Fi isn't going add anything big to the deal. Furthermore, microwave radiation is non-ionising, meaning there shouldn't be any direct risk of cancer or anything related.
     
  15. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    My +1 T-shirt is all the protection I need.
     
  16. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    There was a woman on Radio 4 (I think) last night who said she had a mobile but doesn't use it because of health risks.

    I felt like screaming at her "Why have a mobile phone then?"

    If people are really worried about this stuff then they should go and live in the woods in the middle of Russia.
     
  17. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    god i hate health and safety morons we have had radio for about 100 years now has there ever been a look into this? its just plain stupid. one day were not allowed to eat red meat the next its ok one day were not allowed to eat eggs the next eggs have cancer curing properties.

    could someone tell them

    ITS EASY GET SOME F*****G EXERCISE EAT A BALANCED DIET AND YOU WILL LIVE TO A RIPE OLD AGE FFS

    Edit: oh and keep your mind active instead of watching the mindless drivle on tv that i bet most of these busybodies watch
     
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  18. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Reading bit-tech every day = ripe old age :D
     
  19. ralph.pickering

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    So if I just get another 3 phones I won't need that pesky vasectomy that they won't give me anyway as I don't have kids and might change my mind someday. Like hell I will. Sweet. Carphone warehouse here I come (no pun intended). Mind you, a couple of bricks would be cheaper :dremel: ouch.
     
  20. p3n

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    I work as a network tech in a secondary school, we have quite a few access points but we never bothered creating 100% coverage as with a/b/g technology in the old architecture it would take so many access points it would cost too much...

    We haven't had any complaints from teachers, pupils or parents and I hope it stays that way :wallbash:
     
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