- Wireless systems increase radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in buildings.
- Scientific evidence identifies adverse effects from RFR below regulatory limits.
- Globally, some governments and public health agencies are reducing RFR exposures.
- Low RFR best practices include wired technology instead of Wi-Fi, and corded phones.
- Safer, sustainable strategies and solutions for “smart” buildings are feasible.
Radiofrequency radiation (RFR), used for wireless communications and “smart” building technologies, including the “Internet of Things,” is increasing rapidly. As both RFR exposures and scientific evidence of harmful effects increase apace, it is timely to heed calls to include low RFR levels as a performance indicator for the health, safety and well-being of occupants and the environment.