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Internet exposure may pose hazard to health

Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay, Ontario in Canada has ruled out campus-wide wireless Internet access as it is feared the system’s electromagnetic forces may pose a risk to students’ health. Presently, it has only a limited Wi-Fi connections at present, in places where there is no fiber-optic Internet connection. The jury set, is to probe inquiry into the matter and is still out on the impact that electromagnetic forces have on human physiology. Some studies have indicated that there are links to carcinogenetic occurrences in animals, including humans, that are related to energy fields associated with wireless hotspots. But this stance of university has prompted a backlash from students and from Canadian health authorities, who says the fears are baselesse as there was no reason to believe that properly installed wireless networks pose a health hazard to computer users. Considering, this is a university, known for its great use of technology may have to reconsider its access to  Wi-Fi connection.

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