Wi-Fi and health

The large-scale development of Wi-Fi technology has been accompanied by questions concerning the possible health effects of electromagnetic radiation. .

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Points of access located outside emit a signal with a range of about 50 metres. The scope and quality of the emission nevertheless depend on numerous factors, and in particular environmental factors.

Health effects of low-intensity radio frequencies emitted by Wi-Fi are widely debated in society, despite the fact that university hospitals now offer their patients Wi-Fi access.

Scientific studies have shown that the effects of this radiation are far smaller than those caused by mobile phone relay antennae. At present, there is no proof that wireless networks represent a health threat, even for children.

Accordingly, the World Health Organisation (WHO), published a memory aid in 2006, entitled ‘Electromagnetic fields and public health: base stations and wireless technologies’ relating in particular to Wi-Fi. In this official document, the WHO reminds us that: ‘Considering the very low exposure levels and research results collected to date, there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects’.


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Article modifié le 27.07.2023 à 10:10