Wi-Fi and Health
As Wi-Fi facilities are getting more popular around the world, concerns have been raised about the impacts of radio frequency signals on human health. According to the research studies in the industry, the radiation levels released from Wi-Fi networks are far lower than those from ordinary mobile phones. With reference to a research report sponsored by the World Health Organization, there is no evidence to prove that the use of Wi-Fi facilities will adversely affect human health in anyway.
To protect public health, all wireless products sold and used in Hong Kong must comply with the international safety standards. The Government uses Wi-Fi devices that comply with the relevant standards, and operate them at a suitable distance in order to protect the health of workers and the public.
Information about the Health issue of Wi-Fi is as follows:
- Report of Radiofrequency Radiation Measurements: Public Wi-Fi Installations in Hong Konghttp://gbcode.ofca.gov.hk/TuniS/tel_archives.ofca.gov.hk/en/report-paper-guide/report/rp20071012.pdf
- More on electromagnetic radiationhttp://www.ofca.gov.hk/filemanager/ofca/Publicity/en/upload/10/2e.pdf
Below are the questions and answers about the impact of Radio Frequency (RF) on health:
Last review date: January 2016