Questioning Wi-Fi in schools

13 April 2016 – “catholicherald.com”

I am writing to express my concern over the use of Wi-Fi in Catholic schools. There have been no long-term safety studies done with children. The World Health Organization has classified all radio frequency and electromagnetic radiation as a Class 2B possible carcinogen. Many countries are urging precautions.

Why should our children be subject to a toxic environment while they are at school when wired connections provide internet access without the radiation? Children should not pay the price for schools wanting to be on “the leading edge.” The new leading edge will be providing wired connections and hence, a safe environment.

Many people are not aware of basic information such as not placing the cell phone against the head and not placing an iPad on the lap. The owner’s manuals for these devices states a certain distance away from the body must be kept to meet the current safety standard. I hope more people can become informed of how these devices operate and how they can minimize their exposure to microwave radiation. (Please see http://goop.com/devra-davis-on-the-risks-of-using-wifi-in-schools/ and safeinschool.org)

Angela Weber

Alexandria

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