Centre for Inquiry

Centre for Inquiry

August 27, 2010 12:54 ET

Wireless Networks Perfectly Safe in Schools

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 27, 2010) -

Attention: Health and Lifestyle Editors

Centre for Inquiry (CFI) hopes parents do not buy into the hype surrounding the supposed health effects of wireless networks. There's no evidence to suggest that children are suffering an illness, let alone that Wi-Fi is the cause.

Scientists from across Canada and the US agree. "The overwhelming preponderance of evidence and the consensus from mainstream science is that there is no harm from EMF based on existing safety guidelines," says Dr. Lorne Trottier, CFI Board member and an engineer who runs the Canadian website http://www.emfandhealth.com.

The low power of the microwaves and their non-ionizing nature (meaning they cannot cause damage at the molecular level) does not pose even a theoretical risk. "It's like the light from a flashlight," says Behzad Elahi, CFI Advisor and an MD studying neurology at the University of Toronto. "It would be equivalent to standing on top of a beam over ten times as strong to cause a sunburn."

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