Cell Phones and Wifi are Perfectly Safe

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The idea that cell phones, routers, wireless heart rate monitors, alarm clocks or pretty much any other electronic device will give you cancer is one of the most persistent fears around. The good news is, it’s also one of the most baseless.

Read the entire article here: https://mcgill.ca/oss/article/general-science-health-and-nutrition-you-asked/cell-phones-and-wifi-are-perfectly-safe

Is It Really Dangerous to Use Your Phone on a Plane?

Originally published here: https://mcgill.ca/oss/article/did-you-know-general-science/it-really-dangerous-use-your-phone-plane

The fear behind the rule of ‘no phones on planes’ is that portable electronic devices could potentially interfere via electromagnetic radiation with the measurement and navigation tools on board. Modern planes, however, are built incredibly resistant to electromagnetic radiation, they can actually withstand a lightning strike without instrument problems, and so the small amounts of radiation from your devices aren’t likely to bring down the plane.