Report from Wifi in Schools

The AGNIR (Advisory Group on Non-Ionising Radiation) has produced a report on behalf of the UK Health Protection Agency (HPA). The document is entitled ‘Health Effects from Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields’ , April 2012.

The HPA state “The report finds that although a substantial amount of research has been conducted, there is no convincing evidence that radiofrequency field exposure below internationally agreed guideline levels (which are applied in the UK) causes health effects in adults or children”. However, the chairman of the AGNIR is responsible for setting the existing guidelines (part of ICNIRP), introducing a potential conflict of interest.

The report lists many studies finding damaging biological and health effects from radiofrequency electromagnetic fields below current guidelines, but manages to dismiss them for various reasons. Some studies had been omitted.

No mention was made of the decision by the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer to classify radiofrequency radiation as possibly carcinogenic to humans, based on scientific evidence (May 2011).

Wifi in Schools illustrate the misleading nature of the report, download details here: