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December 12, 2006, by Léon Krijnen

WiFi as The New Danger   


A little more than a year ago, I wrote a column ('Stralingsangst'), for the newspaper I'm working at, about Fear of Elector Magnetic Fields. Publication resulted in a number of angry letters to the editor. Written by those readers who are very busy with all kinds of sickness and disease, te result of EMF caused by GSM, GPR and UMTS networks in The Netherlands.

Translation in Dutch at @ DutchCowboys

In the discussion aftermath, I repeated a prediction I'd made earlier, when Google started to build its WiFi networks in Mountain View and San Francisco.

My prevision was: 'So far we haven't heard anybody complaining about WiFi, but we can wait until the people that are so busy with GSM, GPRS and UMTS, catch sight of WiFi.

The moment has arrived.

Today, Wired published an elaborate article: Wi-Fi as a Health Hazard

Opening: Riding in on peer-reviewed research, but flunking every major test, the idea that wireless technology amounts to a modern health threat presents a conundrum to proponents and skeptics alike. With Wi-Fi networks blanketing homes, schools and even whole cities, they've become the latest flash point in a struggle that's arced from power lines to microwaves, cell phones and even computers, spanning decades of debate.

Coincidental over here in The Netherlands transmission of 'free to air' analog television ended last Monday, Holland becoming the first nation to switch completely to digital signals, a fact that made a headline even in Australia.

Which leads to the question: might it be the case that there's less EMF in our Dutch air now that analog television is killed? I haven't got a clue, as I haven't read anything about it yet, but if you think you know it, tell me please.

I'm afraid that the if you're afraid there's only one thing to do to protect yourself, for the time being: buy or make a tin hat or cap.

Those really afraid go to LessEMF.Com if you also want to wear tin underwear.

Posted: December 12, 2006 02:03 PM (330 words).   

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