Society News Archive

23 April 2007
No Valid Health Concerns about Wi-Fi

There are no valid health concerns about Wi-Fi, wireless computer networks, according to Health Physics Society expert Kenneth R. Foster. An article first published by Dr. Foster, Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania, in the March 2007 issue of Health Physics and then summarized in the May 2007 issue of Health Physics News concludes that "levels of exposure of citizens to RF (radiofrequency) fields from wireless networks is far below international safety limits. Given the low level of exposure to people from RF fields from wireless networks in comparison to that from other sources of RF energy that are ubiquitous in modern environments, any health concerns about wireless networks would seem to be moot." The article also appears in the Ask the Experts feature on the Health Physics Society website.