• Industry selling technology products.
• Informed scientists and public concerned about the health risks.
• The un-informed, who go on the ‘say so’ of others and do not investigate for themselves.
It is wise to ask “what are the probable motives of each group?” when we are delving into this subject, as it is difficult to obtain a balanced non-biased view.
Here are some critical considerations.
• Anyone claiming that it is safe is misinformed, because there is no hard evidence
• Some organisations use the NZ Safety Standard (from 1999) as a reference to the safety of EMR but this is outdated and irrelevant to the current concerns, especially for wi-fi, cell phones and digital phones
• Children are most at risk and we should be extra careful when their health is in question
• Many informed groups and societies around the world are removing wi-fi and other EMR sources due to some of the health problems that have occurredThere are plenty of safer ways to use the technology without the need for wi-fi and digital phones.When working in hospitals, I witnessed many suffer and die as a direct result of smoking, but 70 years ago we thought smoking was safe.To learn more, Sue Grey, an environmental lawyer and scientist, will be talking about wi-fi and the risks for children. This will be held at the Bridgehouse on September 14, from 7pm (in the back room). Come and listen to an expert and be informed.