Safety of Wi-Fi questioned

Students claim they have symptoms — are employees next?
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/01/2010

For nearly one year, a group of Ontario parents has claimed their children are suffering adverse reactions because of Wi-Fi transmitters installed at Simcoe County District Schools. Their apparent symptoms are consistent with microwave exposure — dizziness, nausea, visual and auditory distortion, a racing heart rate, memory loss, skin rashes, night sweats and insomnia.

The Safe School Committee, made up of about a dozen members, is urging school boards to use hard wires to connect computers, claiming Wi-Fi comes with a long list of potential health risks.

“Microwave exposure is associated with infertility, neurological disorders, leukemia and cancer, especially in children,” said the committee.