Something Whiffy about WiFI?

OK so its been six months since I started this blog that I have finally got round to making a second post. I was spurred into life by the Panorama report on Monday night about the supposed dangers of WiFi. With the tabloid approach by the Beeb, and the Daily Mail getting in on the action, I can see parents running around now terrified that WiFi is going to scramble the brains of all their children.

Of course all these children are carrying around mobile phones belting out radiation and they’re totally happy with that – as long as the mobile phone mast is in somebody elses back yard. They’d be the first to complain if they couldn’t get a signal at their house.

Anyway, some nice rebuttals of the Panorama programme can be found on the more scientific websites out there. Here are a few to check out.

http://www.badscience.net/?p=414

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/04/24/open_letter/

http://wongablog.co.uk/2007/05/22/panorama-on-wi-fi/

http://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,,2084525,00.html

http://timworstall.typepad.com/timworstall/2007/05/wifi_is_killing.html

BBC Have you Say is a good place to make your case.

Author: dannynicholson

Freelance ICT trainer, former science teacher and general geek from Southend, UK.