Pregnancy wi-fi router and the controversy in China


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It’s said that pregnant women should stay away from wifi signals, But this is not something that most pregnant women can do. But some Chines companies have built anew  kind of router, The new wireless router offers a “reduced radiation” option for pregnant women.The router  has three settings it describes on its website as wall penetration, balance and “pregnant women”. The third setting reduces radiation emitted by the router by 70%, the firm claims.  It’s very useful setting, But the two tech firms have clashed over the new wireless router . tech giant Xiaomi has accused Qihoo of scaremongering.

“The so-called pregnancy mode is just a marketing tactic. Wi-fi usage is safe, so please rest assured when using it,” Xiaomi said in a post on social media site Weibo.

The two firms are fierce rivals, and Xiaomi has also recently launched a new router product, which offers six terabytes of storage and high-speed connections but does not include this setting.

“The overall weight of evidence shows that exposure to fields at typical environmental levels does not increase the risk of any adverse outcome such as spontaneous abortions, malformations, low birth weight, and congenital diseases,” according to the WHO website.

“Based on a recent in-depth review of the scientific literature, the WHO concluded that current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences from exposure to low-level electromagnetic fields.”

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