No, Wi-Fi isn’t making you ill

Peter Griffin, manager of the Science Media Centre, and former New Zealand Herald technology editor responds to recent claims about the safety of Wi-Fi and modern electronics.It has become one of the perennial topics of debate in the 21st century – are the mobile devices we increasingly use to work, socialise and entertain ourselves online, making us physically ill?After all, our use of gadgets that rely on wireless technology is unprecedented in history – surely all the radio waves produced by those billions of Wi-Fi routers, smartphones and tablets are having some affects on us?

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