British health officials want an investigation into possible hazards of wireless communication, which is increasingly being used in British schools.
The inquiry comes after recent research revealed new threats of radiation from wireless communication, or WiFi, The (London) Independent reported.
The Department of Education has touted WiFi as a "magical" system in which computers do not have to be hooked up to phone lines. A majority of Britain's elementary and high schools reportedly use WiFi.
Sir William Stewart, the chairman of the Health Protection Agency, has chaired two official inquiries into similar risks believed to be posed by cell phones. He is reportedly adding his weight to the call for investigations into WiFi, which some scientists fear could cause cancer and other health problems, the newspaper said.
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