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You can look up the FCC regulations and/or ask your wireless vendor to provide a copy. I tried doing a brief search and didn't get much. 

Thanks,


Associate Director, Network Services
Barnard College
Elliott Hall Lower Level
www.barnard.edu/bcit
eMail: gcervantes@barnard.edu
Tel: 212-854-8795
Fax: 212-854-3606


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An access point max power is 100mw (usually operating at 12-25 mW) - and it is mounted 8' or higher
a cell phone is 750-1,000 mM and is held next to the skull.
just sayin


Message from jiflorwi@cisco.com


From: Ron Walczak <ron@WALCZAKCONSULTANTS.COM>
Reply-To: "ron@walczakconsultants.com" <ron@walczakconsultants.com>
Date: Monday, January 7, 2013 12:40 PM
To: "WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [WIRELESS-LAN] Wireless and health issues

An access point max power is 100mw (usually operating at 12-25 mW) - and it is mounted 8' or higher
a cell phone is 750-1,000 mM and is held next to the skull.
just sayin


Message from jiflorwi@cisco.com

Please disregard – 
-- 
Jim Florwick
WNG - TME

From: Cisco Employee <jiflorwi@cisco.com>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Constituent Group Listserv <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Monday, January 7, 2013 1:07 PM
To: "WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [WIRELESS-LAN] Wireless and health issues


From: Ron Walczak <ron@WALCZAKCONSULTANTS.COM>
Reply-To: "ron@walczakconsultants.com" <ron@walczakconsultants.com>
Date: Monday, January 7, 2013 12:40 PM
To: "WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [WIRELESS-LAN] Wireless and health issues

An access point max power is 100mw (usually operating at 12-25 mW) - and it is mounted 8' or higher
a cell phone is 750-1,000 mM and is held next to the skull.
just sayin


Cisco produce a white paper on the subject, it’s a bit older but may serve.

 

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps430/ps4076/prod_white_paper09186a0080088791_ps6087_Products_White_Paper.html

 

Patrick Knee

Network Administrator

Computing & Communications

Memorial University

Henrietta Harvey Building, HH2032

pknee@mun.ca | www.mun.ca/cc

 

The UK Health Protection Agency carried out a research project on this issue, in the context of concerns about WLAN RF in primary schools.

 

Their results can be viewed here:

 

http://is.gd/2F8zuf

 

The *very* short version:

 

“Using a sitting voxel model of a ten-year-old child, and considering an exposure scenario of a Wi-Fi device operating at 2.4 GHz with an output power of 100 mW and a duty factor of 1 (100%), the highest localised SAR value in the head and torso were calculated as 5.7 mW kg-1 and 14.4 mW kg-1 respectively. These values are significantly lower than the limit of 0.08 W kg-1basic restriction advised by the ICNIRP for the general public. The reported SAR value in the head represents less than 1% of the SAR previously calculated in the head for a typical mobile phone exposure condition.”

 

Devin Kettle

Network Analyst

Information Technology | Engage. Envision. Enable.

The University of British Columbia

Tel: 604.827.3894

 

 

 

Here’s what’s in the iPod touch if you dig deep enough: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A_pqlLUCAAAoyFT.jpg:large

 

-Lee Badman

 

Message from mathews@hawaii.edu


I recently had a staff member ask for a report or document stating how dangerous wireless is to their health. Has anyone else been asked this before and can you direct me or send me the info that you provided to that person or department?

Thanks for any help or info on this subject.


Craig, and other interested parties...


I shall take this opportunity to point you to the following resources..

"Brain tumour risk in relation to mobile telephone use: results of the INTERPHONE international case–control study"
International Journal of Epidemiology 2010;39:675–694  [ http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/3/675.full.pdf+html ]

US National Academy of Science Report - "Identification of Research Needs Relating to Potential Biological or Adverse Health Effects of Wireless Communication Devices," at:  http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12036

International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection  (ICNIRP)  [ http://www.icnirp.de/PubEMF.htm ]

WHO - "Electromagnetic fields and public health: Base stations and wireless technologies" [Fact sheet N°304], May 2006 FROM WHO: EMF Project Scientific Articles
in chronological order  (http://www.who.int/peh-emf/publications/sci_journal/en/index.html)
  • Repacholi MH, Cardis E (1997) Criteria for EMF health risk assessment. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 72:305-312.
  • Repacholi MH (ed) (1998) Low-level exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields: health effects and research needs. Bioelectromagnetics, 19:1-19.
  • McKinlay AF and Repacholi MH (eds) (1999) Exposure metrics and dosimetry for EMF epidemiology. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 83(1-2):194.
  • Repacholi MH and Greenebaum B (eds) (1999) Interaction of static and extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields with living systems: Health effects and research needs. Bioelectromagnetics, 20:133-160.
  • Foster KH, Vecchia P, Repacholi MH (2000) Science and the precautionary policy. Science, 288:979-981.
  • Kheifets L (2001) Electric and magnetic field exposure and brain cancer. Bioelectromagnetics 5: S120-S131.
  • Kheifets L (2001) Electric and Magnetic Fields and Occupational Health. Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, Fifth Edition 100: 141-198.
  • Kheifets L, Greenberg R, Neutra R, Hester G, Poole C, Rall D, Banerjee G (2001) From epidemiology to policy: An EMF case study. American Journal of Epidemiology 154(12): S50-59.
  • Kheifets L, Hester G, Banerjee G (2001) The Precautionary Principle and EMF: Implementation and Evaluation. Journal of Risk Research 4(2): 113-125.
  • Mezei G, Kheifets L (2001) "Is There any Evidence for Differential Misclassification or Bias Away from the Null in the Swedish Childhood Cancer Study?" Letter to the Editor, Epidemiology 12(6):750.
  • Repacholi MH (2001) Health risks from the use of mobile phones. Toxicology Letters 120: 323-331.
  • Foster KR, Osepchuk JM, and Repacholi MH (2002) Environmental impacts of electromagnetic fields from major electrical technologies. Environmental Health Perspectives
  • Goldstein LS, Kheifets L, van Deventer TE, Repacholi MH (2002) Comments on the paper "Long-term exposure of Em -Pim1 transgenic mice to 898.4 MHz microwaves does not increase lymphoma incidence" Radiation Research. Radiation Research 158: 357-364.
  • Goldstein LS, Kheifets L, van Deventer TE, Repacholi MH (2002) Further comments on "Long-term Exposure of E&mgr;-Pim1 Transgenic Mice to 898.4 MHz Microwaves Does Not Increase Lymphoma Incidence" by Utteridge et al., Radiation Research 158, 357-364 (2002)
  • Kheifets L, Thrall N (2002) Electromagnetic Fields and Health. Macmillians Guide to Pollution
  • Litvak E, Foster KR, and Repacholi MH (2002) Health and safety implications of exposure to electromagnetic fields in the frequency range 300 Hz to 10 MHz., Bioelectromagnetics, 23(1):68-82.
  • Mezei G, Kheifets L (2002) Clues to the possible viral etiology of childhood leukemia. Technology 9: 3-14.
  • Repacholi MH (2002) Assessment of the Health Effects of EMF Exposure. The Radio Science Bulletin 301: 14-24.
  • Sahl J, Mezei G, Kavet R, McMillan A, Silvers A, Sastre A, Kheifets L (2002) Occupational magnetic field exposures and cardiovascular mortality in a cohort of electric utility workers. American Journal of Epidemiology 156:913-918.
  • Dewhirst MW, Lora-Michiels M, Viglianti BL, Dewey WC, and Repacholi MH (2003) Carcinogenic effects of hyperthermia. International Journal of Hyperthermia, 19(3):236-251
  • Goldstein LS, Dewhirst MW, Repacholi MH, and Kheifets L (2003) Summary, conclusions and recommendations: adverse temperature levels in the human body, International Journal of Hyperthermia, 19(3):373-384
  • Kheifets L, Repacholi MH, and Saunders R (2003) Thermal stress and radiation protection principles. International Journal of Hyperthermia, 19(3):215-224
  • McKinlay A, Repacholi MH (2003) (eds) Weak electric fields effects in the body. Radiation Protection Dosimetry 106 (4) 2003
  • Repacholi MH (2003) WHO's health risk assessment of ELF fields. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 106(4):297-299
  • Riadh W. Habash Y, Brodsky LM, Leiss W, Krewski D, Repacholi MH (2003) Health Risks of Electromagnetic Fields. Part I: Evaluation and Assessment of Electric and Magnetic Fields. Critical Review in Biomedical Engineering, 31(3&4):219–273
  • van Deventer TE, Repacholi MH (2004) Effet de la Téléphonie mobile su la santé humaine: état des connaissances scientifiques, Droit de l'environnement dans la pratique, 8, 708-724
  • Kheifets L, Repacholi M, Saunders R, van Deventer TE (2005) Sensitivity of Children to Electromagnetic Fields, Pediatrics, August 2005, 303-313
  • Kheifets L, Sahl J, Shimkhada R, Repacholi MH (2005) Developing policy in the face of scientific uncertainty: interpreting 0.3 µT or 0.4 µT cut points from EMF epidemiologic studies, Risk Analysis, 25 (4), vol. 5, no.1, 927-935
  • van Deventer TE, Saunders R, Repacholi MH (2005) WHO health risk assessment process for static fields, Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 87, 355-363
  • Kheifets L, van Deventer TE, Lundel G, Swanson J (2006) Le principe de précaution et les champs électriques et magnétiques : mise en œuvre et évaluation, Environnement, risques et santé, Jan-Feb 2006, 43-53
  • van Rongen E, Saunders R, van Deventer TE, Repacholi MH (2006) Static fields: Biological effects and mechanisms relevant to exposure limits. Health Physics, June 2007, vol. 92, no. 6, 584-590
  • Valberg P, van Deventer TE, Repacholi MH (2007) Workgroup Report: Base Stations and Wireless Networks: Radiofrequency (RF) Exposures and Health Consequences. Environmental Health Perspectives, March 2007, vol. 115, no. 3, 416-424
  • van Deventer TE, Simunic D, Repacholi MH (2007) EMF standards for human health, chapter in Handbook of Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields, 3rd ed., Biological and Medical Aspects of Electromagnetic Fields, F. Barnes and B Greenebaum, eds., 277-292
  • van Deventer E, Foster K (2008) Risk Assessment and Risk Communication for Electromagnetic Fields: A World Health Organization Perspective, chapter in book The Role of Evidence in Risk Characterization: Making Sense of Conflicting Data, P. Wiedemann and H. Schütz, eds., WILEY-VCH, 13-24

ALSO, WHO,  "Electromagnetic fields (EMF) - Health Risk Assessment."   [ http://www.who.int/peh-emf/research/health_risk_assess/en/index2.html ]

All the best
--
************************************************
* Dr. Robert Mathews, D.Phil.
* Distinguished Senior Research Scholar
* National Security Affairs & U.S Industrial Preparedness
* Office of Scientific Inquiry and Applications
* University of Hawai'i
* E.mail: mathews [at] hawaii dot edu
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Message from russ.leathe@gordon.edu

Check-out the following on the wi-fi alliance website.  Nice article on the WHO.

 

http://www.wi-fi.org/knowledge-center/articles/wi-fi-and-health

 

I have been asked about health concerns numerous times, it’s great having these resources.

 

 

 

Message from dewittlatimer@gmail.com

on a slightly related topic, we have a couple of staffers now raising concerns over the library security gates (ours are made by 3M) and the EMF that they put out.

Our safety and risk folks can find little to no supporting material to disprove any health concerns...even the 3M web site is quite on the matter. 

Anybody have any nuggets out there?

-d




Message from ceyre@mtroyal.ca

Thanks everyone for the great information. I like the idea of the web page with links to different safety resources. That way we can just point all our users in that direction.

Regards,

Craig Eyre          
Network Analyst
IT Services Department
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary AB T2P 3T5

P. 403.440.5199
E. ceyre@mtroyal.ca

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will."  Vincent T. Lombardi


Christina Klam ---01/08/2013 08:33:52 AM---As we get requests every semester to remove wireless access points from apartments and office due to

From: Christina Klam <cklam@IAS.EDU>
To: WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU,
Date: 01/08/2013 08:33 AM
Subject: [WIRELESS-LAN] Wireless and health issues
Sent by: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Constituent Group Listserv <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>



As we get requests every semester to remove wireless access points from
apartments and office due to a fear of radiation, I have added this link
to our general computing website:
http://web.princeton.edu/sites/ehs/radiation/nirad.htm

The link is from Princeton University.  We found it to be well
researched and written.
Hope this helps,

<http://web.princeton.edu/sites/ehs/radiation/nirad.htm>

-- Christina
Christina Klam
Network Administrator
Institute for Advanced Study
Email:  cklam@ias.edu

Einstein Drive          Telephone: 609-734-8154
Princeton, NJ 08540     Fax:  609-951-4418

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Message from dewittlatimer@gmail.com

should the web page be a resource that we host on the Educause WLAN CG site to give it (a) perhaps more credibility, and (b) more exposure?

-d



Message from ceyre@mtroyal.ca

Hi All,

I recently had a staff member ask for a report or document stating how dangerous wireless is to their health. Has anyone else been asked this before and can you direct me or send me the info that you provided to that person or department?

Thanks for any help or info on this subject.


Craig Eyre          
Network Analyst
IT Services Department
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary AB T2P 3T5

P. 403.440.5199
E. ceyre@mtroyal.ca

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will."  Vincent T. Lombardi



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If you run into a wall while checking email.......

 

Sorry. Just couldn’t resist.

 

Considering all the RF in any environment – cell, tv, radio, etc. – I’d think wifi would be of minimal impact. Not sure if there are any studies, though.

 

Mearl

 

You can look up the FCC regulations and/or ask your wireless vendor to provide a copy. I tried doing a brief search and didn't get much. 

Thanks,


Associate Director, Network Services
Barnard College
Elliott Hall Lower Level
www.barnard.edu/bcit
eMail: gcervantes@barnard.edu
Tel: 212-854-8795
Fax: 212-854-3606


An access point max power is 100mw (usually operating at 12-25 mW) - and it is mounted 8' or higher
a cell phone is 750-1,000 mM and is held next to the skull.
just sayin


Message from jiflorwi@cisco.com


From: Ron Walczak <ron@WALCZAKCONSULTANTS.COM>
Reply-To: "ron@walczakconsultants.com" <ron@walczakconsultants.com>
Date: Monday, January 7, 2013 12:40 PM
To: "WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [WIRELESS-LAN] Wireless and health issues

An access point max power is 100mw (usually operating at 12-25 mW) - and it is mounted 8' or higher
a cell phone is 750-1,000 mM and is held next to the skull.
just sayin


Message from jiflorwi@cisco.com

Please disregard – 
-- 
Jim Florwick
WNG - TME

From: Cisco Employee <jiflorwi@cisco.com>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Constituent Group Listserv <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Monday, January 7, 2013 1:07 PM
To: "WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [WIRELESS-LAN] Wireless and health issues


From: Ron Walczak <ron@WALCZAKCONSULTANTS.COM>
Reply-To: "ron@walczakconsultants.com" <ron@walczakconsultants.com>
Date: Monday, January 7, 2013 12:40 PM
To: "WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [WIRELESS-LAN] Wireless and health issues

An access point max power is 100mw (usually operating at 12-25 mW) - and it is mounted 8' or higher
a cell phone is 750-1,000 mM and is held next to the skull.
just sayin


Cisco produce a white paper on the subject, it’s a bit older but may serve.

 

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps430/ps4076/prod_white_paper09186a0080088791_ps6087_Products_White_Paper.html

 

Patrick Knee

Network Administrator

Computing & Communications

Memorial University

Henrietta Harvey Building, HH2032

pknee@mun.ca | www.mun.ca/cc

 

The UK Health Protection Agency carried out a research project on this issue, in the context of concerns about WLAN RF in primary schools.

 

Their results can be viewed here:

 

http://is.gd/2F8zuf

 

The *very* short version:

 

“Using a sitting voxel model of a ten-year-old child, and considering an exposure scenario of a Wi-Fi device operating at 2.4 GHz with an output power of 100 mW and a duty factor of 1 (100%), the highest localised SAR value in the head and torso were calculated as 5.7 mW kg-1 and 14.4 mW kg-1 respectively. These values are significantly lower than the limit of 0.08 W kg-1basic restriction advised by the ICNIRP for the general public. The reported SAR value in the head represents less than 1% of the SAR previously calculated in the head for a typical mobile phone exposure condition.”

 

Devin Kettle

Network Analyst

Information Technology | Engage. Envision. Enable.

The University of British Columbia

Tel: 604.827.3894

 

 

 

Here’s what’s in the iPod touch if you dig deep enough: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A_pqlLUCAAAoyFT.jpg:large

 

-Lee Badman

 

Message from mathews@hawaii.edu


I recently had a staff member ask for a report or document stating how dangerous wireless is to their health. Has anyone else been asked this before and can you direct me or send me the info that you provided to that person or department?

Thanks for any help or info on this subject.


Craig, and other interested parties...


I shall take this opportunity to point you to the following resources..

"Brain tumour risk in relation to mobile telephone use: results of the INTERPHONE international case–control study"
International Journal of Epidemiology 2010;39:675–694  [ http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/3/675.full.pdf+html ]

US National Academy of Science Report - "Identification of Research Needs Relating to Potential Biological or Adverse Health Effects of Wireless Communication Devices," at:  http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12036

International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection  (ICNIRP)  [ http://www.icnirp.de/PubEMF.htm ]

WHO - "Electromagnetic fields and public health: Base stations and wireless technologies" [Fact sheet N°304], May 2006 FROM WHO: EMF Project Scientific Articles
in chronological order  (http://www.who.int/peh-emf/publications/sci_journal/en/index.html)
  • Repacholi MH, Cardis E (1997) Criteria for EMF health risk assessment. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 72:305-312.
  • Repacholi MH (ed) (1998) Low-level exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields: health effects and research needs. Bioelectromagnetics, 19:1-19.
  • McKinlay AF and Repacholi MH (eds) (1999) Exposure metrics and dosimetry for EMF epidemiology. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 83(1-2):194.
  • Repacholi MH and Greenebaum B (eds) (1999) Interaction of static and extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields with living systems: Health effects and research needs. Bioelectromagnetics, 20:133-160.
  • Foster KH, Vecchia P, Repacholi MH (2000) Science and the precautionary policy. Science, 288:979-981.
  • Kheifets L (2001) Electric and magnetic field exposure and brain cancer. Bioelectromagnetics 5: S120-S131.
  • Kheifets L (2001) Electric and Magnetic Fields and Occupational Health. Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, Fifth Edition 100: 141-198.
  • Kheifets L, Greenberg R, Neutra R, Hester G, Poole C, Rall D, Banerjee G (2001) From epidemiology to policy: An EMF case study. American Journal of Epidemiology 154(12): S50-59.
  • Kheifets L, Hester G, Banerjee G (2001) The Precautionary Principle and EMF: Implementation and Evaluation. Journal of Risk Research 4(2): 113-125.
  • Mezei G, Kheifets L (2001) "Is There any Evidence for Differential Misclassification or Bias Away from the Null in the Swedish Childhood Cancer Study?" Letter to the Editor, Epidemiology 12(6):750.
  • Repacholi MH (2001) Health risks from the use of mobile phones. Toxicology Letters 120: 323-331.
  • Foster KR, Osepchuk JM, and Repacholi MH (2002) Environmental impacts of electromagnetic fields from major electrical technologies. Environmental Health Perspectives
  • Goldstein LS, Kheifets L, van Deventer TE, Repacholi MH (2002) Comments on the paper "Long-term exposure of Em -Pim1 transgenic mice to 898.4 MHz microwaves does not increase lymphoma incidence" Radiation Research. Radiation Research 158: 357-364.
  • Goldstein LS, Kheifets L, van Deventer TE, Repacholi MH (2002) Further comments on "Long-term Exposure of E&mgr;-Pim1 Transgenic Mice to 898.4 MHz Microwaves Does Not Increase Lymphoma Incidence" by Utteridge et al., Radiation Research 158, 357-364 (2002)
  • Kheifets L, Thrall N (2002) Electromagnetic Fields and Health. Macmillians Guide to Pollution
  • Litvak E, Foster KR, and Repacholi MH (2002) Health and safety implications of exposure to electromagnetic fields in the frequency range 300 Hz to 10 MHz., Bioelectromagnetics, 23(1):68-82.
  • Mezei G, Kheifets L (2002) Clues to the possible viral etiology of childhood leukemia. Technology 9: 3-14.
  • Repacholi MH (2002) Assessment of the Health Effects of EMF Exposure. The Radio Science Bulletin 301: 14-24.
  • Sahl J, Mezei G, Kavet R, McMillan A, Silvers A, Sastre A, Kheifets L (2002) Occupational magnetic field exposures and cardiovascular mortality in a cohort of electric utility workers. American Journal of Epidemiology 156:913-918.
  • Dewhirst MW, Lora-Michiels M, Viglianti BL, Dewey WC, and Repacholi MH (2003) Carcinogenic effects of hyperthermia. International Journal of Hyperthermia, 19(3):236-251
  • Goldstein LS, Dewhirst MW, Repacholi MH, and Kheifets L (2003) Summary, conclusions and recommendations: adverse temperature levels in the human body, International Journal of Hyperthermia, 19(3):373-384
  • Kheifets L, Repacholi MH, and Saunders R (2003) Thermal stress and radiation protection principles. International Journal of Hyperthermia, 19(3):215-224
  • McKinlay A, Repacholi MH (2003) (eds) Weak electric fields effects in the body. Radiation Protection Dosimetry 106 (4) 2003
  • Repacholi MH (2003) WHO's health risk assessment of ELF fields. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 106(4):297-299
  • Riadh W. Habash Y, Brodsky LM, Leiss W, Krewski D, Repacholi MH (2003) Health Risks of Electromagnetic Fields. Part I: Evaluation and Assessment of Electric and Magnetic Fields. Critical Review in Biomedical Engineering, 31(3&4):219–273
  • van Deventer TE, Repacholi MH (2004) Effet de la Téléphonie mobile su la santé humaine: état des connaissances scientifiques, Droit de l'environnement dans la pratique, 8, 708-724
  • Kheifets L, Repacholi M, Saunders R, van Deventer TE (2005) Sensitivity of Children to Electromagnetic Fields, Pediatrics, August 2005, 303-313
  • Kheifets L, Sahl J, Shimkhada R, Repacholi MH (2005) Developing policy in the face of scientific uncertainty: interpreting 0.3 µT or 0.4 µT cut points from EMF epidemiologic studies, Risk Analysis, 25 (4), vol. 5, no.1, 927-935
  • van Deventer TE, Saunders R, Repacholi MH (2005) WHO health risk assessment process for static fields, Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 87, 355-363
  • Kheifets L, van Deventer TE, Lundel G, Swanson J (2006) Le principe de précaution et les champs électriques et magnétiques : mise en œuvre et évaluation, Environnement, risques et santé, Jan-Feb 2006, 43-53
  • van Rongen E, Saunders R, van Deventer TE, Repacholi MH (2006) Static fields: Biological effects and mechanisms relevant to exposure limits. Health Physics, June 2007, vol. 92, no. 6, 584-590
  • Valberg P, van Deventer TE, Repacholi MH (2007) Workgroup Report: Base Stations and Wireless Networks: Radiofrequency (RF) Exposures and Health Consequences. Environmental Health Perspectives, March 2007, vol. 115, no. 3, 416-424
  • van Deventer TE, Simunic D, Repacholi MH (2007) EMF standards for human health, chapter in Handbook of Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields, 3rd ed., Biological and Medical Aspects of Electromagnetic Fields, F. Barnes and B Greenebaum, eds., 277-292
  • van Deventer E, Foster K (2008) Risk Assessment and Risk Communication for Electromagnetic Fields: A World Health Organization Perspective, chapter in book The Role of Evidence in Risk Characterization: Making Sense of Conflicting Data, P. Wiedemann and H. Schütz, eds., WILEY-VCH, 13-24

ALSO, WHO,  "Electromagnetic fields (EMF) - Health Risk Assessment."   [ http://www.who.int/peh-emf/research/health_risk_assess/en/index2.html ]

All the best
--
************************************************
* Dr. Robert Mathews, D.Phil.
* Distinguished Senior Research Scholar
* National Security Affairs & U.S Industrial Preparedness
* Office of Scientific Inquiry and Applications
* University of Hawai'i
* E.mail: mathews [at] hawaii dot edu
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Message from russ.leathe@gordon.edu

Check-out the following on the wi-fi alliance website.  Nice article on the WHO.

 

http://www.wi-fi.org/knowledge-center/articles/wi-fi-and-health

 

I have been asked about health concerns numerous times, it’s great having these resources.

 

 

 

Message from dewittlatimer@gmail.com

on a slightly related topic, we have a couple of staffers now raising concerns over the library security gates (ours are made by 3M) and the EMF that they put out.

Our safety and risk folks can find little to no supporting material to disprove any health concerns...even the 3M web site is quite on the matter. 

Anybody have any nuggets out there?

-d




We have had both, Inquiries into our wireless design decisions by staff and students and have had protestors on campus against the use of "Wireless".  The protestors were vague on which "wireless" standard they were referring to, eg. cell vs wifi., but to them the argument was the same.  In several instances on Campus with staff having concerns, we pointed our health and safety persons to several articles which have been covered by this thread, but since you are from Canada, I have also included the "Canadian" prespective in relation to Health Code 6 provided by the government of Canada.  This government report is just additional information we have used to calm the waters per se.


We also talked directly with Health Canada's technical contact on clarification of Health Canada's Code 6 guidelines.  As far as for our vendor (Aruba), their stance is that they have the device certified by Canadian standards bodies and they provided us a copy of the certificate itself. No real declaration.

Of course, this can be challenged as it was with the protestors, that the Government lies to everyone on just about everything.

I have several more references if you are interested, but I think the main ones are listed in this thread. We can speak off-line if you have additional questions.

Good Luck.

MH


On 2013-01-08, at 11:48 AM, Craig Eyre wrote:

Thanks everyone for the great information. I like the idea of the web page with links to different safety resources. That way we can just point all our users in that direction.

Regards,

Craig Eyre          
Network Analyst
IT Services Department
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary AB T2P 3T5

P. 403.440.5199
E. ceyre@mtroyal.ca

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will."  Vincent T. Lombardi


<graycol.gif>Christina Klam ---01/08/2013 08:33:52 AM---As we get requests every semester to remove wireless access points from apartments and office due to

From: Christina Klam <cklam@IAS.EDU>
To: WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU,
Date: 01/08/2013 08:33 AM
Subject: [WIRELESS-LAN] Wireless and health issues
Sent by: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Constituent Group Listserv <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>




As we get requests every semester to remove wireless access points from
apartments and office due to a fear of radiation, I have added this link
to our general computing website:
http://web.princeton.edu/sites/ehs/radiation/nirad.htm

The link is from Princeton University.  We found it to be well
researched and written.
Hope this helps,

<http://web.princeton.edu/sites/ehs/radiation/nirad.htm>

-- Christina
Christina Klam
Network Administrator
Institute for Advanced Study
Email:  cklam@ias.edu

Einstein Drive          Telephone: 609-734-8154
Princeton, NJ 08540     Fax:  609-951-4418

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Michael Hulko
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Western University Canada
Network Operations Centre
Information Technology Services
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London, Ontario  N6G 1G9

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Message from ceyre@mtroyal.ca

Hi All,

I recently had a staff member ask for a report or document stating how dangerous wireless is to their health. Has anyone else been asked this before and can you direct me or send me the info that you provided to that person or department?

Thanks for any help or info on this subject.


Craig Eyre          
Network Analyst
IT Services Department
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary AB T2P 3T5

P. 403.440.5199
E. ceyre@mtroyal.ca

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will."  Vincent T. Lombardi



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If you run into a wall while checking email.......

 

Sorry. Just couldn’t resist.

 

Considering all the RF in any environment – cell, tv, radio, etc. – I’d think wifi would be of minimal impact. Not sure if there are any studies, though.

 

Mearl

 

You can look up the FCC regulations and/or ask your wireless vendor to provide a copy. I tried doing a brief search and didn't get much. 

Thanks,


Associate Director, Network Services
Barnard College
Elliott Hall Lower Level
www.barnard.edu/bcit
eMail: gcervantes@barnard.edu
Tel: 212-854-8795
Fax: 212-854-3606


An access point max power is 100mw (usually operating at 12-25 mW) - and it is mounted 8' or higher
a cell phone is 750-1,000 mM and is held next to the skull.
just sayin


Message from jiflorwi@cisco.com


From: Ron Walczak <ron@WALCZAKCONSULTANTS.COM>
Reply-To: "ron@walczakconsultants.com" <ron@walczakconsultants.com>
Date: Monday, January 7, 2013 12:40 PM
To: "WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [WIRELESS-LAN] Wireless and health issues

An access point max power is 100mw (usually operating at 12-25 mW) - and it is mounted 8' or higher
a cell phone is 750-1,000 mM and is held next to the skull.
just sayin


Message from jiflorwi@cisco.com

Please disregard – 
-- 
Jim Florwick
WNG - TME

From: Cisco Employee <jiflorwi@cisco.com>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Constituent Group Listserv <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Monday, January 7, 2013 1:07 PM
To: "WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [WIRELESS-LAN] Wireless and health issues


From: Ron Walczak <ron@WALCZAKCONSULTANTS.COM>
Reply-To: "ron@walczakconsultants.com" <ron@walczakconsultants.com>
Date: Monday, January 7, 2013 12:40 PM
To: "WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [WIRELESS-LAN] Wireless and health issues

An access point max power is 100mw (usually operating at 12-25 mW) - and it is mounted 8' or higher
a cell phone is 750-1,000 mM and is held next to the skull.
just sayin


Cisco produce a white paper on the subject, it’s a bit older but may serve.

 

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps430/ps4076/prod_white_paper09186a0080088791_ps6087_Products_White_Paper.html

 

Patrick Knee

Network Administrator

Computing & Communications

Memorial University

Henrietta Harvey Building, HH2032

pknee@mun.ca | www.mun.ca/cc

 

The UK Health Protection Agency carried out a research project on this issue, in the context of concerns about WLAN RF in primary schools.

 

Their results can be viewed here:

 

http://is.gd/2F8zuf

 

The *very* short version:

 

“Using a sitting voxel model of a ten-year-old child, and considering an exposure scenario of a Wi-Fi device operating at 2.4 GHz with an output power of 100 mW and a duty factor of 1 (100%), the highest localised SAR value in the head and torso were calculated as 5.7 mW kg-1 and 14.4 mW kg-1 respectively. These values are significantly lower than the limit of 0.08 W kg-1basic restriction advised by the ICNIRP for the general public. The reported SAR value in the head represents less than 1% of the SAR previously calculated in the head for a typical mobile phone exposure condition.”

 

Devin Kettle

Network Analyst

Information Technology | Engage. Envision. Enable.

The University of British Columbia

Tel: 604.827.3894

 

 

 

Here’s what’s in the iPod touch if you dig deep enough: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A_pqlLUCAAAoyFT.jpg:large

 

-Lee Badman

 

Message from mathews@hawaii.edu


I recently had a staff member ask for a report or document stating how dangerous wireless is to their health. Has anyone else been asked this before and can you direct me or send me the info that you provided to that person or department?

Thanks for any help or info on this subject.


Craig, and other interested parties...


I shall take this opportunity to point you to the following resources..

"Brain tumour risk in relation to mobile telephone use: results of the INTERPHONE international case–control study"
International Journal of Epidemiology 2010;39:675–694  [ http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/3/675.full.pdf+html ]

US National Academy of Science Report - "Identification of Research Needs Relating to Potential Biological or Adverse Health Effects of Wireless Communication Devices," at:  http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12036

International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection  (ICNIRP)  [ http://www.icnirp.de/PubEMF.htm ]

WHO - "Electromagnetic fields and public health: Base stations and wireless technologies" [Fact sheet N°304], May 2006 FROM WHO: EMF Project Scientific Articles
in chronological order  (http://www.who.int/peh-emf/publications/sci_journal/en/index.html)
  • Repacholi MH, Cardis E (1997) Criteria for EMF health risk assessment. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 72:305-312.
  • Repacholi MH (ed) (1998) Low-level exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields: health effects and research needs. Bioelectromagnetics, 19:1-19.
  • McKinlay AF and Repacholi MH (eds) (1999) Exposure metrics and dosimetry for EMF epidemiology. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 83(1-2):194.
  • Repacholi MH and Greenebaum B (eds) (1999) Interaction of static and extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields with living systems: Health effects and research needs. Bioelectromagnetics, 20:133-160.
  • Foster KH, Vecchia P, Repacholi MH (2000) Science and the precautionary policy. Science, 288:979-981.
  • Kheifets L (2001) Electric and magnetic field exposure and brain cancer. Bioelectromagnetics 5: S120-S131.
  • Kheifets L (2001) Electric and Magnetic Fields and Occupational Health. Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, Fifth Edition 100: 141-198.
  • Kheifets L, Greenberg R, Neutra R, Hester G, Poole C, Rall D, Banerjee G (2001) From epidemiology to policy: An EMF case study. American Journal of Epidemiology 154(12): S50-59.
  • Kheifets L, Hester G, Banerjee G (2001) The Precautionary Principle and EMF: Implementation and Evaluation. Journal of Risk Research 4(2): 113-125.
  • Mezei G, Kheifets L (2001) "Is There any Evidence for Differential Misclassification or Bias Away from the Null in the Swedish Childhood Cancer Study?" Letter to the Editor, Epidemiology 12(6):750.
  • Repacholi MH (2001) Health risks from the use of mobile phones. Toxicology Letters 120: 323-331.
  • Foster KR, Osepchuk JM, and Repacholi MH (2002) Environmental impacts of electromagnetic fields from major electrical technologies. Environmental Health Perspectives
  • Goldstein LS, Kheifets L, van Deventer TE, Repacholi MH (2002) Comments on the paper "Long-term exposure of Em -Pim1 transgenic mice to 898.4 MHz microwaves does not increase lymphoma incidence" Radiation Research. Radiation Research 158: 357-364.
  • Goldstein LS, Kheifets L, van Deventer TE, Repacholi MH (2002) Further comments on "Long-term Exposure of E&mgr;-Pim1 Transgenic Mice to 898.4 MHz Microwaves Does Not Increase Lymphoma Incidence" by Utteridge et al., Radiation Research 158, 357-364 (2002)
  • Kheifets L, Thrall N (2002) Electromagnetic Fields and Health. Macmillians Guide to Pollution
  • Litvak E, Foster KR, and Repacholi MH (2002) Health and safety implications of exposure to electromagnetic fields in the frequency range 300 Hz to 10 MHz., Bioelectromagnetics, 23(1):68-82.
  • Mezei G, Kheifets L (2002) Clues to the possible viral etiology of childhood leukemia. Technology 9: 3-14.
  • Repacholi MH (2002) Assessment of the Health Effects of EMF Exposure. The Radio Science Bulletin 301: 14-24.
  • Sahl J, Mezei G, Kavet R, McMillan A, Silvers A, Sastre A, Kheifets L (2002) Occupational magnetic field exposures and cardiovascular mortality in a cohort of electric utility workers. American Journal of Epidemiology 156:913-918.
  • Dewhirst MW, Lora-Michiels M, Viglianti BL, Dewey WC, and Repacholi MH (2003) Carcinogenic effects of hyperthermia. International Journal of Hyperthermia, 19(3):236-251
  • Goldstein LS, Dewhirst MW, Repacholi MH, and Kheifets L (2003) Summary, conclusions and recommendations: adverse temperature levels in the human body, International Journal of Hyperthermia, 19(3):373-384
  • Kheifets L, Repacholi MH, and Saunders R (2003) Thermal stress and radiation protection principles. International Journal of Hyperthermia, 19(3):215-224
  • McKinlay A, Repacholi MH (2003) (eds) Weak electric fields effects in the body. Radiation Protection Dosimetry 106 (4) 2003
  • Repacholi MH (2003) WHO's health risk assessment of ELF fields. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 106(4):297-299
  • Riadh W. Habash Y, Brodsky LM, Leiss W, Krewski D, Repacholi MH (2003) Health Risks of Electromagnetic Fields. Part I: Evaluation and Assessment of Electric and Magnetic Fields. Critical Review in Biomedical Engineering, 31(3&4):219–273
  • van Deventer TE, Repacholi MH (2004) Effet de la Téléphonie mobile su la santé humaine: état des connaissances scientifiques, Droit de l'environnement dans la pratique, 8, 708-724
  • Kheifets L, Repacholi M, Saunders R, van Deventer TE (2005) Sensitivity of Children to Electromagnetic Fields, Pediatrics, August 2005, 303-313
  • Kheifets L, Sahl J, Shimkhada R, Repacholi MH (2005) Developing policy in the face of scientific uncertainty: interpreting 0.3 µT or 0.4 µT cut points from EMF epidemiologic studies, Risk Analysis, 25 (4), vol. 5, no.1, 927-935
  • van Deventer TE, Saunders R, Repacholi MH (2005) WHO health risk assessment process for static fields, Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 87, 355-363
  • Kheifets L, van Deventer TE, Lundel G, Swanson J (2006) Le principe de précaution et les champs électriques et magnétiques : mise en œuvre et évaluation, Environnement, risques et santé, Jan-Feb 2006, 43-53
  • van Rongen E, Saunders R, van Deventer TE, Repacholi MH (2006) Static fields: Biological effects and mechanisms relevant to exposure limits. Health Physics, June 2007, vol. 92, no. 6, 584-590
  • Valberg P, van Deventer TE, Repacholi MH (2007) Workgroup Report: Base Stations and Wireless Networks: Radiofrequency (RF) Exposures and Health Consequences. Environmental Health Perspectives, March 2007, vol. 115, no. 3, 416-424
  • van Deventer TE, Simunic D, Repacholi MH (2007) EMF standards for human health, chapter in Handbook of Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields, 3rd ed., Biological and Medical Aspects of Electromagnetic Fields, F. Barnes and B Greenebaum, eds., 277-292
  • van Deventer E, Foster K (2008) Risk Assessment and Risk Communication for Electromagnetic Fields: A World Health Organization Perspective, chapter in book The Role of Evidence in Risk Characterization: Making Sense of Conflicting Data, P. Wiedemann and H. Schütz, eds., WILEY-VCH, 13-24

ALSO, WHO,  "Electromagnetic fields (EMF) - Health Risk Assessment."   [ http://www.who.int/peh-emf/research/health_risk_assess/en/index2.html ]

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Message from russ.leathe@gordon.edu

Check-out the following on the wi-fi alliance website.  Nice article on the WHO.

 

http://www.wi-fi.org/knowledge-center/articles/wi-fi-and-health

 

I have been asked about health concerns numerous times, it’s great having these resources.

 

 

 

Message from dewittlatimer@gmail.com

on a slightly related topic, we have a couple of staffers now raising concerns over the library security gates (ours are made by 3M) and the EMF that they put out.

Our safety and risk folks can find little to no supporting material to disprove any health concerns...even the 3M web site is quite on the matter. 

Anybody have any nuggets out there?

-d




Message from ceyre@mtroyal.ca

Hi All,

I recently had a staff member ask for a report or document stating how dangerous wireless is to their health. Has anyone else been asked this before and can you direct me or send me the info that you provided to that person or department?

Thanks for any help or info on this subject.


Craig Eyre          
Network Analyst
IT Services Department
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary AB T2P 3T5

P. 403.440.5199
E. ceyre@mtroyal.ca

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will."  Vincent T. Lombardi



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distribute, or take action relying on it. Any communication received in error, or subsequent
reply, should be deleted or destroyed.__________________________________________________________________________
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If you run into a wall while checking email.......

 

Sorry. Just couldn’t resist.

 

Considering all the RF in any environment – cell, tv, radio, etc. – I’d think wifi would be of minimal impact. Not sure if there are any studies, though.

 

Mearl

 

You can look up the FCC regulations and/or ask your wireless vendor to provide a copy. I tried doing a brief search and didn't get much. 

Thanks,


Associate Director, Network Services
Barnard College
Elliott Hall Lower Level
www.barnard.edu/bcit
eMail: gcervantes@barnard.edu
Tel: 212-854-8795
Fax: 212-854-3606


An access point max power is 100mw (usually operating at 12-25 mW) - and it is mounted 8' or higher
a cell phone is 750-1,000 mM and is held next to the skull.
just sayin


Message from jiflorwi@cisco.com


From: Ron Walczak <ron@WALCZAKCONSULTANTS.COM>
Reply-To: "ron@walczakconsultants.com" <ron@walczakconsultants.com>
Date: Monday, January 7, 2013 12:40 PM
To: "WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [WIRELESS-LAN] Wireless and health issues

An access point max power is 100mw (usually operating at 12-25 mW) - and it is mounted 8' or higher
a cell phone is 750-1,000 mM and is held next to the skull.
just sayin


Message from jiflorwi@cisco.com

Please disregard – 
-- 
Jim Florwick
WNG - TME

From: Cisco Employee <jiflorwi@cisco.com>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE Wireless Issues Constituent Group Listserv <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Monday, January 7, 2013 1:07 PM
To: "WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [WIRELESS-LAN] Wireless and health issues


From: Ron Walczak <ron@WALCZAKCONSULTANTS.COM>
Reply-To: "ron@walczakconsultants.com" <ron@walczakconsultants.com>
Date: Monday, January 7, 2013 12:40 PM
To: "WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <WIRELESS-LAN@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [WIRELESS-LAN] Wireless and health issues

An access point max power is 100mw (usually operating at 12-25 mW) - and it is mounted 8' or higher
a cell phone is 750-1,000 mM and is held next to the skull.
just sayin


Cisco produce a white paper on the subject, it’s a bit older but may serve.

 

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/wireless/ps5678/ps430/ps4076/prod_white_paper09186a0080088791_ps6087_Products_White_Paper.html

 

Patrick Knee

Network Administrator

Computing & Communications

Memorial University

Henrietta Harvey Building, HH2032

pknee@mun.ca | www.mun.ca/cc

 

The UK Health Protection Agency carried out a research project on this issue, in the context of concerns about WLAN RF in primary schools.

 

Their results can be viewed here:

 

http://is.gd/2F8zuf

 

The *very* short version:

 

“Using a sitting voxel model of a ten-year-old child, and considering an exposure scenario of a Wi-Fi device operating at 2.4 GHz with an output power of 100 mW and a duty factor of 1 (100%), the highest localised SAR value in the head and torso were calculated as 5.7 mW kg-1 and 14.4 mW kg-1 respectively. These values are significantly lower than the limit of 0.08 W kg-1basic restriction advised by the ICNIRP for the general public. The reported SAR value in the head represents less than 1% of the SAR previously calculated in the head for a typical mobile phone exposure condition.”

 

Devin Kettle

Network Analyst

Information Technology | Engage. Envision. Enable.

The University of British Columbia

Tel: 604.827.3894

 

 

 

Here’s what’s in the iPod touch if you dig deep enough: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A_pqlLUCAAAoyFT.jpg:large

 

-Lee Badman

 

Message from mathews@hawaii.edu


I recently had a staff member ask for a report or document stating how dangerous wireless is to their health. Has anyone else been asked this before and can you direct me or send me the info that you provided to that person or department?

Thanks for any help or info on this subject.


Craig, and other interested parties...


I shall take this opportunity to point you to the following resources..

"Brain tumour risk in relation to mobile telephone use: results of the INTERPHONE international case–control study"
International Journal of Epidemiology 2010;39:675–694  [ http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/3/675.full.pdf+html ]

US National Academy of Science Report - "Identification of Research Needs Relating to Potential Biological or Adverse Health Effects of Wireless Communication Devices," at:  http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12036

International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection  (ICNIRP)  [ http://www.icnirp.de/PubEMF.htm ]

WHO - "Electromagnetic fields and public health: Base stations and wireless technologies" [Fact sheet N°304], May 2006 FROM WHO: EMF Project Scientific Articles
in chronological order  (http://www.who.int/peh-emf/publications/sci_journal/en/index.html)
  • Repacholi MH, Cardis E (1997) Criteria for EMF health risk assessment. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 72:305-312.
  • Repacholi MH (ed) (1998) Low-level exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields: health effects and research needs. Bioelectromagnetics, 19:1-19.
  • McKinlay AF and Repacholi MH (eds) (1999) Exposure metrics and dosimetry for EMF epidemiology. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 83(1-2):194.
  • Repacholi MH and Greenebaum B (eds) (1999) Interaction of static and extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields with living systems: Health effects and research needs. Bioelectromagnetics, 20:133-160.
  • Foster KH, Vecchia P, Repacholi MH (2000) Science and the precautionary policy. Science, 288:979-981.
  • Kheifets L (2001) Electric and magnetic field exposure and brain cancer. Bioelectromagnetics 5: S120-S131.
  • Kheifets L (2001) Electric and Magnetic Fields and Occupational Health. Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, Fifth Edition 100: 141-198.
  • Kheifets L, Greenberg R, Neutra R, Hester G, Poole C, Rall D, Banerjee G (2001) From epidemiology to policy: An EMF case study. American Journal of Epidemiology 154(12): S50-59.
  • Kheifets L, Hester G, Banerjee G (2001) The Precautionary Principle and EMF: Implementation and Evaluation. Journal of Risk Research 4(2): 113-125.
  • Mezei G, Kheifets L (2001) "Is There any Evidence for Differential Misclassification or Bias Away from the Null in the Swedish Childhood Cancer Study?" Letter to the Editor, Epidemiology 12(6):750.
  • Repacholi MH (2001) Health risks from the use of mobile phones. Toxicology Letters 120: 323-331.
  • Foster KR, Osepchuk JM, and Repacholi MH (2002) Environmental impacts of electromagnetic fields from major electrical technologies. Environmental Health Perspectives
  • Goldstein LS, Kheifets L, van Deventer TE, Repacholi MH (2002) Comments on the paper "Long-term exposure of Em -Pim1 transgenic mice to 898.4 MHz microwaves does not increase lymphoma incidence" Radiation Research. Radiation Research 158: 357-364.
  • Goldstein LS, Kheifets L, van Deventer TE, Repacholi MH (2002) Further comments on "Long-term Exposure of E&mgr;-Pim1 Transgenic Mice to 898.4 MHz Microwaves Does Not Increase Lymphoma Incidence" by Utteridge et al., Radiation Research 158, 357-364 (2002)
  • Kheifets L, Thrall N (2002) Electromagnetic Fields and Health. Macmillians Guide to Pollution
  • Litvak E, Foster KR, and Repacholi MH (2002) Health and safety implications of exposure to electromagnetic fields in the frequency range 300 Hz to 10 MHz., Bioelectromagnetics, 23(1):68-82.
  • Mezei G, Kheifets L (2002) Clues to the possible viral etiology of childhood leukemia. Technology 9: 3-14.
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Message from russ.leathe@gordon.edu

Check-out the following on the wi-fi alliance website.  Nice article on the WHO.

 

http://www.wi-fi.org/knowledge-center/articles/wi-fi-and-health

 

I have been asked about health concerns numerous times, it’s great having these resources.

 

 

 

Message from dewittlatimer@gmail.com

on a slightly related topic, we have a couple of staffers now raising concerns over the library security gates (ours are made by 3M) and the EMF that they put out.

Our safety and risk folks can find little to no supporting material to disprove any health concerns...even the 3M web site is quite on the matter. 

Anybody have any nuggets out there?

-d




Message from ceyre@mtroyal.ca

Hi All,

I recently had a staff member ask for a report or document stating how dangerous wireless is to their health. Has anyone else been asked this before and can you direct me or send me the info that you provided to that person or department?

Thanks for any help or info on this subject.


Craig Eyre          
Network Analyst
IT Services Department
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary AB T2P 3T5

P. 403.440.5199
E. ceyre@mtroyal.ca

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If you run into a wall while checking email.......

 

Sorry. Just couldn’t resist.

 

Considering all the RF in any environment – cell, tv, radio, etc. – I’d think wifi would be of minimal impact. Not sure if there are any studies, though.

 

Mearl

 

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