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WiFi: Microwave News Article Archive (2004 - )

September 20, 2023

“Effect of WiFi Signal Exposure in Utero and Early Life on Neurodevelopment and Behaviors of Rats,” Environmental Science and Pollution Research, August 10, 2023.

“Prenatal WiFi exposure increased the body weight, improved the spatial memory, and learning function and induced behavioral hyperactivity of male rats.” From China.

January 4, 2023

“WiFi Related RF EMFs Promote Transposable Element Dysregulation and Genomic Instability in Drosophila melanogaster,Cells, December 13, 2022. Experiments with fruit flies exposed to 2.4 GHz WiFi radiation at an SAR of only 0.06 W/Kg point to non-thermal genotoxic effects. Implications for genomic stability, neurodegeneration and tumorigenesis unresolved. From Italy. Open access.

January 1, 2016

In August 2014, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued and then rescinded precautionary advice on the use of cell phones. See our story, “CDC Calls for Caution on Cell Phones, Then Gets Cold Feet.”

Today,* Danny Hakim, an investigative reporter at the New York Times, has published a behind-the-scenes look at what was going on at the time, based on more than 500 pages of CDC internal documents, including e-mails, together with follow-up interviews. His story,...

March 20, 2015

The New York Times went into damage control mode yesterday after Nick Bilton, a tech columnist and a rising star at the newspaper, suggested that precaution is the best approach to the use of cell phones and wearable electronics.

No sooner had Bilton’s column hit print than Margaret Sullivan, the Times’ Public Editor, chastised Bilton for his naive analysis. (It was posted on the Web a day earlier.) Sullivan targeted the lack of “sophisticated evaluation of serious research.”

October 11, 2014

“Electric Blues: Rare Allergy Drives Tech Guru into Seclusion,” The Gleaner (Jamaica), October 11, 2014.

A story about a Jamaican software engineer who developed EM sensitvity, which he believes was brought on by a 4G WiFi modem. He is raising money to buy a low-EMF computer so that he can continue to work. Watch Joel Dean tell his story. … And in a very different climate, the Finnish press is reporting the case of a former Nokia tech who now has EHS. (Here’s a translation of the complete article.)

May 1, 2007

U.K. newspapers ran another batch of power line and WiFi stories last weekend. The BBC, the Guardian and the Times all featured items on EMFs following the formal release of the SAGE report, which presented policy options to address EMF health risks. The Daily Mail profiled Sarah Dacre and her travails with electrosensitivity. And the Independent and the Telegraph continued to focus on public anxiety over the proliferation of Wi-Fi systems, especially in schools.

December 11, 2006

Electrical sensitivity continues to be a controversial subject. But as the number of WiFi hot spots multiplies, the press is paying more attention to the possibility that it may be a real condition. A good example is Nicki Daniels’s piece, “WiFi Should We Be Worried?”, in today's London Times. Be sure to read it to the end so you don’t miss Poppy Rhodes’s case history, “I Felt Dizzy and Nauseous.”

February 11, 2005

If you are a geek and want to be a cool geek, Griffin Technology and Apple Computer have the just thing for you. The new Griffin AirBase allows you to put Apple’s Airport Express right on top of your desk instead of hidden away in the wall power socket. Once in full view, it will be, according to Griffin, “an elegant artistic statement.” The Airport Express lets you set up a WiFi hot spot so that you can move your laptop around your home (or wherever) and still be connected to the Internet and your printer. Griffin’s marketing plan isn’t based only on aesthetics: When the Airbase is up on your desk and away from a dusty corner, it will increase the effective range of the Airport Express.

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