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Wi-Fi radiation may be dangerous to your health The Saratoga School District plans to install a Wi-Fi system near year, and I certainly hope it will be a hard-wired connection. It is no accident that France has made a move to strongly discourage their states and provinces from allowing Wi-Fi radiation in their schools. They are proceeding with caution and encouraging the use of Ethernet connections until Wi-Fi is proven safe to expose children to. ...

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June 30, 2013
12:52 a.m.

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As someone who installs a lot of 802.11 (aka Wi-fi) networks, I was surprised Martha Winsten's letter about Wi-fi being dangerous. This is the first I heard of it. Turns out, that's because it's completely false. I was also surprised to hear that Saratoga Springs is just now installing Wi-fi, as every school district with a budget has likely had Wi-fi for the past 10 years. Turns out, they're just upgrading their current system with more access points and a faster/more modern connection. Wi-fi is already ubiquitous. Being concerned about it at schools is like being concerned about water fountains, because it's possible to overdrink and make yourself sick. It won't happen. There is absolutely nothing to worry about. If anything, one should be far more concerned about cell phones (which talk to towers miles away) next to your body for hours every day, than Wi-fi routers (whose signal only reaches a few hundred feet) on the other side of the room every once in a while.