PLG Statement on WiFi in Libraries & the Precautionary Principle June 16, 2008

June 2008
Progressive Librarian;Summer2008, Issue 31, p56
Academic Journal
The article reports on the adoption of wireless technology by libraries to bridge the digital divide and in order to fulfill their mission under the Library Bill of Rights in the U.S. A study on the health effects of wireless technologies and electromagnetic radiation reveals wireless technology, among other effects, may cause immune dysfunction, increased risk of brain tumors and acoustic neuromas, childhood cancers, breast cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and genotoxicity. It also indicates that public health standards are inadequate in offering guidance on the use of wireless technologies in community spaces.


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