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A 26-year-old female asked:

Is wifi harmful for my baby, im 17 weeks pregnant ??

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
No: presently there is no evidence to suggest wifi should cause any problems to pregnant women unborn babies or people in general
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Not: Known to be harmful. But will advice caution in use close to the belly during pregnancy
Dr. James Stone
Radiology - Interventional 18 years experience
Unknown: The relationship between RF energy and health related issues is a topic of much debate. The FDA has a public information page on radiation-emitting products: http://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/RadiationEmittingProductsandProcedures/HomeBusinessandEntertainment/CellPhones/default.htm Though there is uncertainty, all can agree that increasing distance from source can help mitigate risk.

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