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WIFI - Inernet connections, opinions on safety.

Postby k » Mon May 21, 2007 11:54 pm

I know you don't all sit watching TV, but, did anyone see Panorama this evening?
I have been looking at WIFI ,SAT or ADSL connection for my home in spain and have been following the internet threads with interest.

WIFI was a though - until Panorama

Iberband was a thought until I looked at the site, where they offer WIMAX,
M = Microwave. Are they being honest in the description, I thought after watching Panorama.

If you watched it, what do you think ? If You didn't and if you do get a chance to watch a repeat, you should.

I am preparing my trainers for the sprint to my childs school to protest against WIFI unless someone can calm my fears and preparing my early departure from the Uk !

All this without a mention-ish of vunerability of PC attack when you have no idea of how to protect your connection

signed, manic mother etc.....

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Postby pete_l » Tue May 22, 2007 8:15 am

Yes, I saw it - against my better judgement.
Panorama has gone downhill a lot from an authoratative source of
reliable information to a shrill, scare-mongering, poorly researched
travesty of it's former self.

I have no problem with WiFi, mobile phones, DECT phones,
microwave ovens, walkie-talkies, TV/radio masts, airport radars,
or rays given off by TVs.

I've had a mobile phone for 20 years and am surounded by Wifi
both at home and at work. Not a single side-effect to me or anyone
I know (or have ever heard of). From what I can make out, this story
is a mix of ignorance, techno-phobia and parental guilt.
The maths just simply doesn't support the possibility of a problem.

If you don't want wifi, then that's your choice, but please make it
based on facts, not as the result of 1 TV programme which will soon be
forgotten and flies in the face of all (credible) evidence.

rant over, I feel better now

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Postby daneinspain » Tue May 22, 2007 11:04 am

What he said :)

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Postby peteroldracer » Tue May 22, 2007 2:08 pm

pete_l wrote: I have no problem with WiFi, mobile phones, DECT phones, microwave ovens, walkie-talkies, TV/radio masts, airport radars,
or rays given off by TVs.
"And I can use my third eye to keep an eye on what my extra finger growing on my right hand is doing. It also saves me electricity as every lamp in the house glows as I walk by. The only problem is that the OH's vibrator goes into hyper-drive when I get into bed!"
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Postby pete_l » Tue May 22, 2007 2:21 pm

ha ha, yes, very funny.
The sad thing is that every time a new piece of technology comes along
there are people who claim all sorts of negative effects from it.

In the late 60s and early 70s the big thing was radiation from colour TVs
(also revived later as radiation from computer monitors)
In the 80s it was microwave ovens
in the 90s it was mobile phones
now it's WiFi

How come people aren't concerned about sitting in front of their TVs
for hours on end any more? Because they are now familiar items that
are taken for granted.
Likewise for microwaves and computer monitors.
Most people now accept that mobile phones are safe (as they allow their
children to use them)
In time WiFi will be forgotten about as it becomes ubiquitous, too.

Check the BBCs website and you will see that the radiation from WiFis in
schools are 600 times lower than the minimum safety limit, which
was itself revised downwards some years ago.

If you want to keep your children safe feed them a proper diet, don't let
them stray and make sure they take plenty of exercise.

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Postby k » Tue May 22, 2007 10:14 pm

Pete
You stated that radiation in schools is down and 600 times lower than minimum safety limit.
My point of concern was the fact that, the reporter and the gygo monitor man (whatever he is called) ran around schools and town centres with the meter beeping away and showing above the recommended safety levels.
Which lead to the question of opinons on safety and hoping that possibly someone had done a little research to aid in their opinion.

You have every right to think that it was twaddle (and it might be) but I thought the programme put the opposing opinion rather well and it's purpose to question it's safety as a must, especially given that other countries are treating it with caution, particularly around youngsters.

You state people now accept mobile phones are safe as they allow children to use them. I dont accept that, I would not allow my child to have one and have my own purely for emergencies as when I use it, my ear burns up and do feel unwell. I bet a lot of parents allow phones purely under pressure.
You also state make my choice but based on fact, well isn't that why I asked the question ? As yet I have not heard facts apart from those shown on the programme.

Oh and BTW, I don't have a microwave either.

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Postby peteroldracer » Tue May 22, 2007 10:39 pm

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Postby Valencia_Paul » Wed May 23, 2007 8:15 am

k wrote: You state people now accept mobile phones are safe as they allow children to use them...
What do you mean by "my ear burns up" - does it glow red hot or catch fire? Well you made me laugh this morning. :wink:

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Postby daneinspain » Wed May 23, 2007 10:17 am

[quote="k"]Oh and BTW, I don't have a microwave either.[/quote

Is your house lined with aluminium foil too?

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Postby k » Wed May 23, 2007 8:29 pm

valencia - Yes, I can see your point, durr I didn't express that well.

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