Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
Wi-Fi Action Kit
This Wi-Fi "Action Kit" offers an essential collection of informative, useful and active ways for parents, grandparents, teachers, caregivers and other concerned citizens to tackle the wireless issue in homes, schools and communities.
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British Columbia, Canada
Sooke School District #62 (BC) has denied the appeal of three young children with an environmental intolerance, medically known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) . . .
as of June 2013- BC MLAs, Civic Info link, First Nations Bands of BC, Media
Contact Emails for Liberal, NDP and Independent MLA's and First Nations Bands, Civic Information and Media Contacts:
Also: MLA Finder with descriptions of specific constituencies, responsibilities and communities
This format can be used as a model for other parents who wish to present concerns to their PAC's
" . . . I understand and appreciate that those who are not sensitive have a hard time believing that this is a serious issue.
"The Surrey School District has a strong policy to protect children who have nut allergies. Children who are allergic to nuts are now given a nut-free environment at school.
"Children who are sensitive to Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies deserve no less protection. . . .
" . . . If you believe Wi-Fi is a harmless and benign technology, you are dead wrong. I know this not only from my personal experience- how it has affected my life and career as an IT professional, in that I have no choice but to do most of my work remotely from my home office- but from observing how it has affected others. I know because of all the doctors and scientists who, on an ongoing basis, are speaking out about the lack of safety of Wi-Fi, which is not being monitored for health effects, and was NEVER pre-tested before it was sold to the public.
"Some mistakes are harmless, and some mistakes have serious consequences. Use of Wi-Fi in schools will have serious health consequences down the road for many children.
"My request is simple:
"I respectfully ask you, the PAC Executive, to please send out to every parent in this school, in the body of an email, the minutes and the link to the video that was shown at that meeting. In the interest of democracy and openness, this is information that every parent has a right to know. . . .
Generic one-page HANDOUT to raise awareness in SCHOOLS in the U.S. Also useful in Canada and beyond
Letter to School Board Trustees from Prof. N.R. Spogliarich of Saanich, B.C.
Subject: Bad Science Watch
With regard to the Wi-Fi debate, I would like to give you some information about Bad Science Watch and its Wi-Fi committee since the School District is referring to their report and is planning to include the link to this in the official information package for parents under Mr. Lalonde's suggestion.
All the following information was obtained from Bad Science Watch website and/or from Google:
The chair of the Wi-Fi committee, Gem Newman, BSc is the lead developer at Invenia Technical Computing. Invenia's customers are utility companies who are rolling out wireless smart meters. Committee member Adrian Powell, BSc is a software contractor. The other two members of the committee are Catrina Duffy, BSc and Ryan Gray, BSc. The "Science Advisor" is Jason Locklin, PhD student at Waterloo University, Ontario.
In addition to that, the Board of Directors of Bad Science Watch includes:
The information in this letter could be used as a template for other letters to Boards of Education
" . . . As a layman I understand Wi-Fi operates at a microwave frequency of 2.45 GHz in the electromagnetic spectrum. Microwaves are at the top end of the radio frequency part of the spectrum. Electromagnetic waves have power density measured in uW/cm2. Wi-Fi is a pulsed signal so the power density is often averaged and doesn't take into consideration the power density at the peak of the wave. Great concern exists all over the world about the biological effects of radio frequency radiation and particularly microwave radiation on all living things. . . .
a work in progress
Worksafe BC Form 6A
Work Safe BC Worker's Report of Injury or Occupational Disease: FORM for presentation to employer
BCTF Resolution #140 passed March 2013
Regarding accommodation of teachers with EHS in the workplace
BCCPAC Resolution 2013
BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils' protocol and rationale concerning Wi-Fi in Schools
Position Paper Wi-Fi in Ontario Schools
A Position regarding Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation, including Wi-Fi, in the Workplace
Open Letter from the American Academy of Environmental Medicine
The Executive Committee's letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District, March 2013
France's position on Wi-Fi
France Discourages Wi-Fi Use in Schools - We Should All Do the Same
UTLA Resolution 2013
Los Angeles Teacher's Union Passes Resolution to Ensure Safety from Hazardous Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) in Schools, including EMF Emissions from Wireless Technology
Open Letter Regarding Wi-Fi Networks in Schools
A parental tool for opposing the use of Wi-Fi in schools (updated May, 2013)
The STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTABILITY is a tool for parents concerned about the existence or installation of Wi-Fi networks and other wireless devices in schools. It is intended to be presented by a parent, or group of parents, to an appropriate District Official in order to facilitate action on behalf of children in a particular school.
N.B. To be used as a follow-up to the Non-Consent Form. (Canadian) Information can be adapted for use in U.S.)
listen to twelve samples of wireless signals from increasingly common sources
Each electromagnetic source has its own characteristic sound, which is demodulated by broadband-meters to allow evaluation of the sound's source. The sounds are the interference on a particular radio frequency, not the sounds of wireless. They are an audio representation of the patterns of the transmission, with every "zap" representing a "hit' of a micro pulse of radiation.
Here you will find samples of:
A strategy for parents to raise awareness at the school level. UPDATED May, 2013
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)
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"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
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