Sep 9

Wifi Concerns: Debunking “experts”

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I was just watching this: http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/ID=1587312590 a video exploring the concerns that Ontario parents have about wi-fi in their schools. What I noticed was this expert, Magda Havas, making this statement: “wifi routers are like mini-cellphone towers. The frequencies are very similar, very close to each other.” Only problem: they’re not! Cell frequencies barely get close to the lower edge of most wifi these days, 2.4 GHz or 5.8 GHz. Now, if people still used 800MHz, maybe she’d be right. But no one provides 800MHz wireless routers anymore.

This is just mindless fear-mongering. She’s supposed to be an expert on this stuff! This is basic science, don’t make people more fearful with ill-founded statements.

Then on top of that, they mention studies that say wifi may be harmful to children. What they fail to point out is the flaws in the methodology. But that would be boring.

They also do not consider the possibility these kids may be suffering a psychosomatic reaction, especially when they see how parents react over one kid that gets momentarily sick. Its happened before, where an entire school of children broke out into hives and started suffering flu-like symptoms. Eventually, it was determined to be a psychosomatic reaction, rather than anything physiological. Children are especially vulnerable to psychosomatic reactions because they cannot reason fully.

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  1. Carl September 9th, 2010 7:24 pm

    Sorry to break the news to you – I’m a senior I.T. tech with 12 years experience. Havas talks about 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz for routers. Cell phone carrier waves are at the moment are 800 to 900 Mhz and 1800 to 1900 Mhz although this is expanding in Canada with the addition of new carriers.

    In the Wireless Telecom Research Project in the ’90′s they address the Information Carrying Radio Wave (ICRW) – the secondary wave created when you put data on the carrier wave.

    It’s the ICRW that is biologically active – it oscillates in the 1 Hz to 300 Hz range which is in the range of many physiological processes – hence the wave couples with our cells and those who are sensitive, like me, can feel it immediately.

    [Ed. Note: Do you have a link?]

    No, this is not psychosomatic. It’s the result of a government that hung its hat on thermal effects and didn’t anticipate that so many would get sick and affected by non-thermal affects of non-ionizing radiation.

    It’s just a matter of time before there is a provocation study where a Wi-Fi signal is used to provoke heart changes and other changes in a sensitive person. It can’t happen soon enough.