Health concerns spark British Wi-Fi probe

British officials have launched an investigation into the possible health risks of schools' wireless Internet systems amid a flurry of health concerns, a UPI report said.

The UPI report said with several consumer groups alleging such Internet connections in British schools could potentially pose health risks to the students inside, the Health Protection Agency initiated a detailed study into the matter this week, The Telegraph said.

The study is expected to take two years to complete and cost more than $610,000,the UPI report said.

Wireless Internet systems are in place throughout most of Britain's secondary schools and in more than half of the country's primary schools, the report said.

While consumer groups have been critical of the high-tech systems, some HPA officials have said the study likely will reveal they pose little to no threat for British students, the report said.