OK – so you are all used to me wittering on about the dangers of electromagnetic radiation, wifi, smart meters, mobile phones and baby alarms. But now the Daily Mail has weighed in with a long article by Geoffrey Lean quoting Professor Anthony Miller of Toronto University. The Professor was Director of Canada’s National Cancer Institute’s Epidemiology Unit, and has held top posts in the World Health Organisation and the German Cancer Research Centre.
Like many other top scientists around the world, Professor Miller is worried not only about the risk to children of the ubiquitous use of wifi in schools, but about the more general risks to human health that may come with our massive exposure to man-made electromagnetic radiation.
He believes that it is high time to start taking sensible precautionary measures to protect our children. The alternative is to do nothing and hope for the best – what we did with tobacco and asbestos, and we know how that turned out. In the Professor’s words: ‘We ignore this at our future peril.’
But, as Geoffrey Lean points out, while governments around the world are heeding then Professor’s words and starting to take a precautionary approach and, at the very least, encouraging the use of wired rather than wifi connections, in the UK Public Health England see no danger, and positively encourages the use so wifi in schools. And this despite numerous reports suggesting that its use should be limited.