New Zealand parents: Wi-Fi killed our son
Two New Zealand parents think a school's Wi-Fi may have killed their son.
Ethan Wyman, 10, died of brain cancer earlier this year after an 11-month battle.
His parents now want Wi-Fi removed from his school because they believe students there are being exposed to radiation that could lead them to suffer Ethan's fate.
Though numerous studies have found that Wi-Fi signals do not present any public health risk, Ethan's Te Horo School has sent a survey to all parents asking if the wireless internet should be removed.
A decision is expected Saturday.
Ethan's father, Damon Wyman, told New Zealand's The Dominion Post his son received the diagnosis of brain tumors three months after he was given an iPod with a Wi-Fi connection.
The parents later learned that Ethan had been falling asleep with it under his pillow.
"We're not saying that caused it, but it seems like a bit of a coincidence. Most people would be very cautious about giving their 5-year-old a cellphone - well, this is 30 kids in a classroom (being exposed) to the same thing," Damon Wyman told the newspaper, adding he still has two children at the school.
The controversy prompted New Zealand's Ministry of Health to restate its position that electromagnetic fields from Wi-Fi did not pose a health risk.
Scientific studies have found no definitive link between childhood cancer and exposure to electric and magnetic fields.
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We know the internet can be dangerous, but damn... Parents In New Zealand Concerned That Wi-Fi Caused Son To Die Of Brain Cancer Via NYDailyNews Two New Zealand parents think a school's Wi-Fi may have killed their son. Ethan Wyman, 10, died of brain cancer earlier this year after an 11-month battle. His parents now want Wi-Fi removed from his...
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Nuujumn11 wrote December 29, 2013 7:09:54 PM CET
spikey: what scientific studies? ones funded by the wireless businesses? WAKE UP!
DmoniX_The_Destroyer wrote December 29, 2013 2:00:11 AM CET
WIFI did not kill their son, irresponsibility did...
Spikey wrote December 28, 2013 11:21:10 PM CET
"Scientific studies have found no definitive link between childhood cancer and exposure to electric and magnetic fields."
How about the links that, while not definitive, did in fact offer a link? I'd be curious to see the amount and type of links, definitive or otherwise.
Having said that, i'm fairly wary of an article that right at the start, contradicts itself over how old the kid was.