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Electromagnetic Fields and Wireless Devices

Most people are exposed to electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) on a daily basis. 

On August 18, 2010 Health Canada released this statement:

“Based on scientific evidence, Health Canada has determined that exposure to low-level radiofrequency energy, such as that from Wi-Fi systems, is not dangerous to the public.

Radiofrequency energy levels from Wi-Fi equipment in all areas accessible to the general public, including school settings, are required to meet Health Canada's safety guidelines (Safety Code 6). Levels of radiofrequency energy emitted from Wi-Fi equipment are typically well below these safety limits. As long as exposure in schools is below these established limits, there is no convincing scientific evidence that this equipment is dangerous to school children.

Health Canada scientists continually review new scientific studies in this area to ensure safety guidelines are sufficient for the protection of the health and safety of Canadians. Health Canada also continues to participate in international standards development and advisory bodies and undertakes its own focused research to support the development of its safety recommendations.”

Electromagnetic Field Resources:

Wireless Device Resources: 

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