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February 3, 2014
Cindy Lee Russell, M.D., Vice President of Community Health, Santa Clara County Medical Association wrote an article warning about the health risks of technology in schools:
Shallow Minds: How the Internet and Wi-Fi in Schools Can Affect Learning
Dr. Russell writes: "There are a host of concerns with classroom technology, and the virtual world it creates, that have not been explored in the rush to "modernize" education and prevent our kids from becoming "computer illiterate," despite the fact that computers are designed for ease of use. These issues range from distraction in the classroom, impairment of cognitive development and long-term memory, deficiency in learning social skills, Internet addiction, cyber bullying, access to inappropriate content, eye fatigue, and security risks to online learning networks. In addition, the sheer cost of computers and continuous upgrades is likely to break many school budgets. We have not mentioned the issue of toxic e-waste, another growing public health problem."
"We will not get rid of the Internet or computers. We should not ignore, however, the enlarging body of science that points to real threats to public health and, especially, our children's safety and well-being. The best approach is precautionary. Reduce the risk by reducing the microwave emissions. It is our obligation as physicians and parents to protect our children. They are the future and our legacy."
Dr. Russell recommends . . .
Health and safety of Wi-Fi and mobile phones
Includes Appendix of International Rulings
An Open Letter to Rhode Island Parents re Wi-Fi in Schools
"Please, spare us the excuse that Wi-Fi is everywhere, or that there is a federal initiative pushing Wi-Fi in schools as part of Common Core, or that other schools are installing it, or that you can't afford to turn down the grant money. Do you push someone in front of a moving train because an authority figure tells you to, or because they promise you large sums of cash? Or because everyone else is doing it? Really? When the person you shoved in front of the train gets killed, what is your excuse? NEWS FLASH: There are no excuses; you will have committed a crime.
"It's not a secret anymore. Whether it be from cell towers, cell phones, "smart" wireless utility meters, or Wi-Fi, the evidence is stacking up that there is a slow motion holocaust in progress. And one might argue that school and state officials who permit the use of Wi-Fi in schools despite overwhelming evidence of harm are complicit in this possible crime against humanity. History will be the judge of that--and so, perhaps, will a jury of their peers.
"It is time to be outraged about the paradigm of illness and death that has been created for us by corporate entities, one where cancer, brain tumors, and debilitating health problems are the new "normal." This is NOT the paradigm I choose for myself and my children-- is this the world you want to live in? Is this the legacy you wish to leave for your children?
"For those seeking the truth about the dangers of Wi-Fi in schools and wireless technology in general--and who want to do something about it--please attend our free public meeting on the third Thursday of each month, starting April 17 at 6:30 pm at Food for Thought, 577 Kingstown Road in Wakefield, RI. . . .
published January 29, 2014 in The Narragansett Times, Wakefield Rhode Island
" . . . The biggest trial lawyers association in the world, the American Association for Justice (AAJ), has been paying attention. They've publicly thrown down the gauntlet to the Wireless industry (http://thefullertoninformer.com/2013/09/) in a complaint to the FCC, acknowledging that wireless radiation health effects are equatable to the same disease latency as that from nuclear radiation exposure. The AAJ has done their homework. And as if the carcinogenic nature of this radiation isn't bad enough, the wireless signal oscillating at 2.45 GHz has also been found to cause heart arrhythmia and tachycardia, as detailed in a study by Magda Havas, PhD. I wonder if this is why defibrillators are now being installed in schools across the country in response to what seems to be an epidemic of sudden cardiac arrests? (http://www.parentheartwatch.org/inthenews.aspx) . . .
A strategy for parents to raise awareness at the school level. Canadian format- UPDATED March 2014
Wi-Fi Non-Consent Form with Context for use. The following NON-CONSENT
FORM is a tool for parents who are concerned about the existence, or
installation, of Wi-Fi networks or other wireless technologies in their
Can be used with the Wi-Fi Statement of Accountability (Canadian Format)
or the Wi-Fi Statement of Accountability (U.S. Format)
Presented to Victoria Board of Education by School Trustee Dianne McNally on Monday, January 20, 2014
This would be a useful proposal for others making motions in other school districts.
a) i. That the Board ensure that all K-5 classrooms with wifi capability have simplified iPad safety requirements posted where students can read them, and
ii. that the instructions are clearly interpreted in drawings for non-readers
iii. that the classroom teacher review these safety requirements with students as needed and if unsafe operation of the iPad is noted, and
iv. that all school personnel who will be working with students and iPads be given a copy of teh iPad safety information below: . . .
b) That the Board ensure all middle school classrooms have summarized points from the iPad safety section in the manual posted in every classroom and that the classroom teacher supervising operation of iPads review the safety information as needed / when unsafe operation is observed. . .
c) That high school classrooms have the iPad safety information from the applicable manual posted and visible to studets, and that it be brought to students' attention by the classroom as needed.
d) That any information posted in classrooms and / or provided to teachers regarding safe operation of iPads be sent to Administration of every school in which wifi is used.
e) That the link to videos of recorded iPad emissions on the SafeInSchool site be provided to parents by school Principals. http://www.safeinschool.org/2012/01/ipad-iphone-wi-fi-radiation-and.html
Teacher wins appeal for damaging effects of Wi-Fi on health
"...A British teacher whose health is seriously affected by Wi-Fi, mobile phones, phone masts and other microwave producing technology has recently won an appeal in a Tribunal. The teacher was made so ill by the pulsating microwave radiation from Wi-Fi routers throughout the school and by the use of mobile phones by staff and pupils, that giving up work was the only option.
Since leaving this environment the teacher has fully recovered and is able to function normally when away from all sources of pulsating microwave radiation. However, this has led to a drastic deterioration of lifestyle and income because of the proliferation of such technologies in public places.
The Judge stated that "were it not for EMR the appellant would lead a normal life with little or no functional impairment"...
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Letter from Safe Schools Information Technology Alliance to Head Teachers, Governors and Local Authorities
Dear Head Teachers, Governors and Local Authorities,
Below you will find responses from SSITA to the statements made by Public Health England, about the safety of Wi-Fi technology for use in schools. As employers, you are responsible for providing a safe school environment; the responses below can be considered alongside the advice given to you by Public Health England (PHE). We also realise that all schools have a legal duty to safeguard children by preventing any impairment to their health and development. We believe that the information below will usefully assist you when fulfilling these legal requirements.
"SSITA strongly refutes the views expressed in this statement. "There are good reasons why schools should not use Wi-Fi equipment. Schools should not use Wi-Fi because they have a legal duty to safeguard children by preventing the impairment of children's health and development. Scientific studies have found that Wi-Fi/2.4GHz wireless signals can increase oxidative stress (which damages cells), damage DNA (which may lead to mutations, cell death or cancers), increase the proliferation of human leukaemia cells, alter human brain activity (and thus likely to affect brain development) and damage male and female fertility.
"An obvious response to the evidence of damage from RF signals published in the scientific literature, would be to investigate further with biological tests the extent to which Wi-Fi signals are causing biological damage and under what conditions these effects occur. Even though PHE/HPA advise schools throughout the UK with confidence that there is no reason why Wi-Fi should not be used in schools, they have yet to publish any of their own biological or health studies into the possible effects of Wi-Fi. We also note that the Government funding of the Peyman et al study specifically excluded any investigations into possible adverse health effects (including on well-being). Surely schools should be questioning why PHE/HPA have carried out no biological or health studies into the effects of Wi-Fi since they announced in 2007 that they would be thoroughly investigating the safety of Wi-Fi for use in schools. All the investigation did was to measure signal levels and to state that these were below ICNIRP Guidance values. . . .
We're told to trust our Health Officials; YET they have conflicts, and are strongly influenced by Industry.
" . . . It is a school board's responsibility to ensure that all decisions made regarding health and safety are free of conflicts, and certainly free of risks to our school communities.
"School Boards and their trustees have not asked parents for consent to expose their children to the risks of Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies. Neither have they shared the number of clear conflicts of interest, or admitted industry's influence on our regulatory bodies.
"A Wi-Fi Non-Consent document can be found here: http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/WiFi-NonConsent-Form-for-Use-in-Schools,72,44
"Currently, the Greater Victoria School District DPAC is undergoing a parent survey in order to provide parent input to trustees before deciding if Wi-Fi should be implemented in elementary schools.
"Submit your non-consent form to trustees and senior admin."
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"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
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