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The expert assessed the impact of wireless technology on health

Scientists have not yet come to a consensus on the issue of the safety of using wireless networks - in particular, Wi-Fi. Mikhail Kostin, head of the Department of Radio Wave Processes and Technologies of the RTU MIREA .

According to him, the World Health Organization (WHO) today shares the position of the International Committee on Protection against Non-Ionizing Radiation that electromagnetic radiation in the range from 100 to 300 GHz does not have a harmful effect if the limits of the maximum radiated power established for each from radio frequency bands.

“Nevertheless, the radiobiological specificity of the perception of electromagnetic radiation for each person is actually individual, which causes a practical dilemma about the safety of Wi-Fi radiation,” Kostin explained.

In order to minimize possible risks, the expert urged to follow the safety rules when operating a Wi-Fi router, including in the modem format. He advised not to install multi-channel Mesh systems in rooms less than 50 square meters. m, and also do not place the router in places of long stay (such as a bedroom, kitchen, office, etc.).

The optimal location for the device, according to Kostin, will be non-residential premises. If conditions do not allow, you should make it a rule to turn off your wireless equipment at night.

“In general, if possible, use a connection to a dedicated line via twisted pair or fiber optics, which will not only reduce the risk of exposure, but also improve the quality and safety of signal transmission,” the agency’s interlocutor concluded.

Earlier, on January 26, telecommunications expert Ekaterina Krivosheeva spoke about which tariff should be chosen when connecting home Internet, depending on the real needs of the client. She explained that those who work on the Internet, as well as families with several devices connected to the network, should refuse tariffs with a lower connection speed.

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