In response to a petition calling on wireless technology to be removed from schools, the Government has pronounced itself happy with WiFi safety guidelines its critics have labelled ‘dangerously out of date’

The Government has said Wi-Fi in schools is a ‘perfectly acceptable choice’ and that there is ‘absolutely no reason’ the technology should not continue to be used in educational establishments.

Responding to an e-petition on the No10 website that had called for wireless technology to be removed from schools on health grounds and replaced with wired alternatives, the Government cited its health watchdog, the Health Protection Agency (HPA), whose current guidelines state there is ‘no scientific evidence of any health risks… or that exposures exceed international guidelines’.

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