Wifi on aircraft or getting the sack

EMR Australia - Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Would you like airline staff to treat you like a sack of potatoes?

Fat chance! you might say.

Well, it’s too late!

Engineers of Boeings aircraft used sacks of potatoes as stand-ins for passengers while they tested aircraft Wi-Fi signals—because, they said, potatoes behave in a similar way to the signals to humans.


Apparently none of the 9000kg of potatoes developed headaches, irritability, memory or concentration problems, depression or brain tumours during the several days of testing.

But, we wonder, did they develop any eye problems?

(See BBC News 21.12.12.)

from 'EMR and Health' March 2013, vol 9 no 1

About The Author - Lyn McLean is a consumer advocate, author and educator and has been monitoring and writing on the subject of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) for over 20 years. She is the director of EMR Australia.

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