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German govt: Avoid Wi-Fi!

Finally! Now, how do we get wi-fi out of out public spaces?
Germany Warns Citizens to Avoid Using Wi-Fi
    By Geoffrey Lean
    The Independent UK

    Sunday 09 September 2007

    People should avoid using Wi-Fi wherever possible because of the risks it may pose to health, the German government has said.

    Its surprise ruling - the most damning made by any government on the fast-growing technology - will shake the industry and British ministers, and vindicates the questions that The Independent on Sunday has been raising over the past four months.

    And Germany's official radiation protection body also advises its citizens to use landlines instead of mobile phones, and warns of "electrosmog" from a wide range of other everyday products, from baby monitors to electric blankets.

    The German government's ruling - which contrasts sharply with the unquestioning promotion of the technology by British officials - was made in response to a series of questions by Green members of the Bundestag, Germany's parliament.

    The Environment Ministry recommended that people should keep their exposure to radiation from Wi-Fi "as low as possible" by choosing "conventional wired connections". It added that it is "actively informing people about possibilities for reducing personal exposure".

    Its actions will provide vital support for Sir William Stewart, Britain's official health protection watchdog, who has produced two reports calling for caution in using mobile phones and who has also called for a review of the use of Wi-Fi in schools. His warnings have so far been ignored by ministers and even played down by the Health Protection Agency, which he chairs.
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What's the frequency Kenneth? 29.Sep.2007 03:07

Danimal

The human race is doomed, we are too eager, too greedy, and too impatient. We should all be driving Smart cars made out of hemp, run on hemp, while high on cannabis. we would slow the fuck down and have time to talk to each other face to face. Fuck cell phones. fuck Wi-Fi (I love Wi-Fi) I am guilty and will pay the price for all the knowledge I have gained from hanging in coffee shops and learning about deadly German Wi-Fi exposure! I have heard that the billionaire Richard Branson had a friend who had one of the first cell phones ever (you know, the BIG ones from the eighties) well he died from a brain tumor on the right side of his head. Don't fool with Mother nature. Vibrational energy is what we are made of at the sub atomic level. Who are we kidding?

The Germans are against Wi-Fi... 29.Sep.2007 17:42

Varro

...and there are two other governments who would never in a million years want Wi-Fi in their countries:

China and Myanmar/Burma.

Wi-Fi is an (often) free way to surf and communicate without purchasing airtime from corporate entities (which I'm guilty of, too). For the price of a cup of coffee, you can screen hundreds of different viewpoints on political and social issues, rather than the so-called liberal media that tends to support whoever already has the power.