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A Welsh school could be the first to have a code of conduct governing use of wireless broadband (Wi-Fi) amid concerns over emissions of radiation, it has been reported.

The proposed move from the Ysgol Pantycelyn School in Carmathenshire comes after concerns that Wi-Fi technology emits radiation similar to that allegedly given off by mobile phone masts, icwales.co.uk reports.

Among those who have expressed concern is Professor Olle Johansson of Sweden's Karolinska Institute noted that there were "thousands" of examples of scientific literature showing its "adverse health effects".

Furthermore, an investigation carried out by the BBC's Panorama programme posited that wireless broadband gives off three times as much signal radiation as mobile phone masts.

The recommendation that a code of conduct should be imposed follows Carmathshire County council's investigation into Wi-Fi which begun in July.

Earlier this year Haringey Council in north London announced that it will suspend use of all existing wireless broadband connections in its schools and added that it will not be installing any new ones.

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