Have you heard of any health risks due to the extra electromagnetic radiation emitted by wireless access points?
Safe levels of electromagnetic radiation are still being debated, but there seems to be relatively little health concern over the use of low-power, short-range Wi-Fi. Regulatory bodies like the FCC are responsible for establishing transmission power limits, shielding requirements, and other rules to ensure public safety. To learn more, visit the FCC's
Radio Frequency Safety
Web site and read the FCC's FAQs about
Biological Effects and Potential Hazards of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields
. That detailed document explains what microwaves are, the types of products that use them, the difference between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, their biological effects, and safe exposure guidelines.
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