Wireless networks possibly causing health risks

The United States Goverment has ordered an investigation into possible health concerns over the use of wireless networks and causing health issues within americans.

The United States Goverment has ordered an investigation into possible health concerns over the use of wireless networks and causing health issues within americans.

The government has ordered a wide-ranging investigation into wireless computer networks amid concerns over the potential health risks they pose for millions of schoolchildren and office workers.

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) will spend two years conducting lab tests and monitoring exposure levels to the wireless signals in classrooms, homes and offices, before compiling a health risk report on the technology.

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