Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wireless Technology: Helpful or Harmful?

Some people are more inclined than others to have the top of the line, most up to date technology spanning their homes. These individuals might be familiar with DLink and its wireless ability to stream information downloaded on their computer directly to the television. So, a person on the couch can watch stuff from their computer on their big screen TV. Knowing this one might ask, are there medical repercussions to sitting in between the two devices while they are operating? A new study is being done to see if there are any detrimental effects from the radio frequency energy that is produced by wireless electronics such as cell phones, internet access and the plethora of other wireless devices available to the public. The article, “National report calls for more research on health effects of wireless technologies” touches on the fact that a study like this is very complex. The potential problems people face from radio frequency are thought to be acquired over time and could take years to investigate.

It is scary to think that everyone using wireless technology in their day to day life could be increasing their risk for medical problems. The article above mentions how we live in a world that is far from risk free, and that people are continuously putting their health on the line. Although this is true, it will be interesting to see if there are, in fact, risk factors involved with the wireless technology that is becoming increasingly popular around the world.

[Contributed by Sheena Edmonds]



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