Consumer Protection Watchdog Releases Position Paper

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Bad Science Watch issued a press release on January 28, 2013 announcing our position paper on Anti-WiFi activism.  The paper is our first research effort and the product of a committee of dedicated volunteer activists.  The text of the release is below.

 

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Anti-WiFi Activism and EHS – Consumer Protection Watchdog Releases Position Paper

Toronto, ON – Monday January 28th, 2013 – Bad Science Watch today released a position paper on so-called “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity”. Based on the findings of a critical investigation of Anti-WiFi activists in Canada and a comprehensive analysis of their claims, the report rebuts the bad science their views are based on, and details some conflicts of interest with activists in the movement.

“Our investigation has revealed a disturbing connection between business interests and activists promoting fear of WiFi networks.” said Bad Science Watch Board Chair, Michael Kruse. “We hope that communities and school boards who are being pressured to limit wireless internet use look to our work for a balanced view on the actual evidence for these claims before they take action that will end up increasing infrastructure costs and limit equal access to the digital economy.”

The report can be downloaded from the Bad Science Watch website at:

https://www.badsciencewatch.ca/projects/investigation-of-anti-wifi-activism-in-canada/

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