While we’re hardly fans of numerology here at Skeptic North, 8-02-11 (aka Wifi Day) does come only once a century. And following Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May’s dubious pronouncements on its safety last week, we’d be remiss if we failed to take note.
Wifi has been a frequent topic in these pages, especially in the last year since Rodney Palmer first raised the alarm bells in Barrie. So in honour of this auspicious day — and to serve as a handy reference for the next bout of unsubstantiated media paranoia — here’s a rundown of our extensive skeptical coverage of the issue over the last 12 months:
Aug 17, 2010 – Ontario’s Wi-Fi Phobia
Aug 26, 2010 – Further down the WiFi Rabbit Hole I Go!
Oct 29, 2010 – Rodney Palmer: When Pseudoscience and Narcissism Collide
Nov 8, 2010 – Putting the EMFasis Back on the Scientific Consenus
Nov 9, 2010 – Magda Havas’ New EHS Study Has Serious Flaws
Nov 16, 2010 – Levitt and Lai Peddling Discredited EMF Science
Dec 6, 2010 – Devra Davis: Disconnected from Science: Part I
Dec 8, 2010 – Devra Davis: Disconnected from Science: Part II
Feb 26, 2011 – New Study Shows EMF Effect On Brain – So What?
June 1, 2011 – Cell Phones and WiFi and Cancer, Oh My…
June 2, 2011 – Evaluating The Evidence for Cell Phones and WiFi
June 6, 2011 – Wireless Battles Radiate Across Canada