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Wi-Fi is definitely a cancer risk…

…but not via harmless radio waves.

With the news that scaremongers are now getting hot under the collar about the potential health risks of Wi-Fi hotspots – see Wi-Fi cancer link investigated – should we be rushing back to our ethernet cables?

Scientists and environmental consultants are sure there are links between radio waves and cancer. However, the risk from mobile phone towers has yet to be proven, and these operate at 10,000 times the power of our Wi-Fi units. FM radio towers are 100,000 times more powerful.

So I think we can rest easy that we won't be killed by a wireless Dell Precision or Apple MacBook.

The greatest health risk posed by Wi-Fi is our tendency to spend far too long sitting in the garden browsing eBay with the sun beating down on us. Now that does cause cancer.

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