Dr. Francisco Vargas, an epidemiologist specializing in electromagnetic fields and health, member of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Radiofrequency and Health (CCARS), states that there is no scientific evidence that Wi-Fi networks can harm the health of people who are exposed to their radiation.
Vargas refutes the theses disseminated by the Organization for the Defense of Health and the Foundation for Geoenvironmental Health, which reported last week on the alleged risks of wireless networks, demanding with its campaign 'School without Wifi' that this technology be eliminated of the educational centers.
According to the opinions expressed by these organizations, which cited the European Environment Agency (EEA) as a source, the radiation emitted by the 'wifi' technology could cause diseases, such as brain tumors, childhood leukemia or breast cancer, as well as as nervous disorders or damage to the immune system.
The expert has assured, in statements to Europa Press, that this warning is 'disproportionate and alarmist' and is not supported by scientific evidence, and adds that the sources they name to support their arguments are not competent in the discipline of electromagnetic fields and its effects on health, as are the World Health Organization (WHO) or the International Agency for Cancer (IARC).
The specialist thinks that the population is being alarmed without foundation, because there is no scientific study that demonstrates that wireless networks or antennas are harmful to health
The specialist believes that the population is being alarmed without foundation, because there is no scientific study that demonstrates that wireless networks or antennas are harmful to health. He also explained that there is only one warning from WHO regarding the intensive use of mobile phones and its possible relationship with a small statistical increase in cancer cases.
Vargas says that the Health Protection Agency of the United Kingdom (HPA), has studies on the exposure of students to wireless technology in which it is explained that there is no reason to worry because these emissions do not adversely affect health , and remember that cancer is a pathology whose origin is multicausal, involving genetic and environmental factors that, in many cases, are not known.
Source: EUROPE PRESS