Wifi – of course it’s safe.

Nov 01

Last week I received a one-page response from the Department of Education, regarding my sixty-page submission (around 30 of which were my own research as an IT consultant) raising concerns that the current radiation standards were inadequate, particularly for children.

In a nutshell, their response: “we’re within the standard”.  They referred my submission to the Department of Health and Human Services, who advised that all telecomms equipment in Australia is regulated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, who enfore the ARPANSA (Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency) standard. Which, as my submission noted, is based on the ICNIRP standard, which is what dozens of experts are saying is hopelessly inadequate.

Their response came in the same week that news broke about the Italian Supreme Court ruling which, in what is probably likely to be a precedent-setting decision, links mobile phone use to cancer, forcing workers’ compensation to be paid to an employee who used a mobile phone for work and developed a facial tumor.





  1. Vogons 🙂

  2. Phew! I can breathe a sigh of relief then, can I? Just as I can happily feed my children on ‘energy’ drinks such as Mother and V because the government says that it’s all right for the shops to sell them


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