An Illinois homeowners advocacy group named the Healthy Home Alliance
has long fought cell tower construction. Now they're taking aim at a citywide Wi-Fi project being built by Metro-Fi, claiming health concerns
but citing no substantive evidence. "To me, radiation is radiation,"
says the group's leader, Sue Storm. "There is enough evidence that this is dangerous and hazardous to our health if people know where to look for it,"
she says. Storm apparently runs an angel guidance consultation business
in her free time.
The Healthy Home Alliance website is chock full of such evidence
(2000-3000 studies!), including the claim that Sweden had to shut down their wireless broadband networks after local hospitals were flooded with calls from ill residents. Of course, that isn't actually true. In fact, the Daily Herald talked to a Swedish embassy rep to confirm that nothing like that ever actually happened.
The website also notes that "some parents and teachers are forcing schools to dismantle wireless computer networks amid fears that they are damaging the students health and welfare."
We covered that story
back in 2003, noting that the Illinois parents who sued their school to stop a Wi-Fi installation also had no scientific justification for their fears.
As we've noted, there's absolutely no scientific evidence
that Wi-Fi signals are a health risk. That hasn't stopped a long list of people from waging war on Wi-Fi
. It would interesting to know if these homeowners have cordless phones and baby monitors in their home or whether they avoid those as well. We stick by our suggestion that concerned parents should force their children to wear mobile Faraday cages
, while the rest of us soak up the MIMO 802.11n goodness.