Lance Chong says the wireless signals emitted from things like i-watches, i-phones, wifi routers and even doorbells, mostly microwave radiation, are penetrating our living spaces.
A University of Lethbridge New Media professor says there's still a lot we don't know about the long-term effects of wireless radiation. Lance Chong was the guest speaker at the most recent Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs presentation. He says wireless devices are becoming more and more popular due to the convenience and accessibility they bring. He says people are wearing wireless wrist watches, bluetooth headphones, and even wireless doorbells at homes. Chong says the national safety standards of many countries, including Canada, may not be adequate for protecting human health, but believes it may take a lot of time and research before those safety standards are set. Chong says comparable research of the past includes the health effects of tobacco and leaded gasoline. - Tina Giesbrecht