Thursday, 10 December 2015

Investigative Journalist For CBS News Exposes How Mainstream Media Brainwashes The Public

Schoolgirl, 15, found hanged after 'developing an allergic reaction to the WiFi at her school'
Jenny - "I have no hope for humanity; we are destroying this beautiful earth as we speak. I am insignificant; an insignificant number on someone's screen and so is my life, a tiny blip in the whole existence of the universe. And I find it hard to be hopeful when I can hardly enjoy anything any more."


Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe has dedicated this video to Jenny Fry, the 15-year-old girl with EHS who recently committed suicide by hanging. Her parents fought for over 2 years to have the wireless technology removed from her school.  Parent should not be forced to choose to whether to educate their children or safe guard them.
https://vimeo.com/131798243

Parents of boy with tumor want Wi-Fi out of school
New Zealand Dec 2013 - “Ethan was diagnosed with 2 brain tumors three months after he was given a WI-fi-connected iPod.  His parents later discovered he had been falling asleep with it under his pillow. Even though it was on standby, it was still emitting bursts of radiation as it tried to connect to the router, Mr Wyman said.
Medical Experts are saying, 'There is going to be an Epidemic of Cancer'
Brain Cancer from Cell Phones, Pelvic Cancer from wearing your cell phone in your pocket or using your laptop or iPad on your lap - Presentations from Gabriel N. Seymour, Esq. David O. Carpenter, MD., Whitney North Seymour, Jr., Esq, and B. Blake Levitt
The Emerging Link between Wireless and Autism - Legal Liability
A ground breaking Australian seminar considers the legal implications of EMR related injuries.
http://emraustralia.com.au/pdf/15%20Dec%282%29.pdf

New Study - Reliable disease biomarkers characterizing and identifying electrohypersensitivity and multiple chemical sensitivity as two etiopathogenic aspects of a unique pathological disorder Our data strongly suggest that EHS and MCS can be objectively characterized and routinely diagnosed by commercially available simple tests. Both disorders appear to involve inflammation-related hyper-histaminemia, oxidative stress, autoimmune response, capsulothalamic hypoperfusion and BBB opening, and a deficit in melatonin metabolic availability; suggesting a risk of chronic neurodegenerative disease. Finally the common co-occurrence of EHS and MCS strongly suggests a common pathological mechanism.
Investigative Journalist For CBS News Exposes How Mainstream Media Brainwashes The Public
Sheryl Attkisson reveals how “astroturf,” or fake grassroots movements, funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages. This is exactly what the wireless industry is doing to protect their investment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bYAQ-ZZtEU

Letter to MP Murray Rankin

Dear MP Murray Rankin,
As you know the 42nd Parliament is scheduled to reconvene on Dec 3rd.   Parents are asking MP's to support the Canadian Parliament Committee discussion on possible links between RF exposure causing cancer, reproductive issues and autism. Concerns were raised about RF exposure in schools due to use of industrial strength Wi-Fi; the need for RF exposure limits to protect vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, infants and children, and persons with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS)

Health Canada has disregarded or minimized certain recent studies, such as cancer, DNA damage, protein synthesis, stress response, and detrimental biological and health effects in humans that occur at radiation levels far below the existing Safety Code 6 Guideline. During the hearings four international experts testified that Health Canada is "either unwilling or not competent" to judge current scientific evidence that wireless radiation is harmful to our health. Health Canada is not protecting our children.

In February 2015, Lloyds of London officially reiterated its policy to exclude any liability coverage for injuries, “Directly or indirectly arising out of, resulting from, or contributed to by electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic radiation, radio waves or noise.”  (Exclusion 32)  This would include microwave wireless radiation emitted from the commercial grade Wi-Fi transmitters and the multiple wireless devices.

The BC Ministry of Education in a letter addressed to the BC Confederation of Parents Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) November 19, 2012, states the decision to approve (or not) the installation of WiFi technology in schools was to be made by School Boards - not the government, writing "the Board of Education has the authority to develop policies addressing the use of wireless technology in schools and to implement the appropriate technology where it is deemed necessary to support the education needs of students". This position taken by the government places the onus and thereby all liability of risk on the shoulders of school districts. 

The School Boards have deferred to the School Health Officer rather than weighing the overwhelming evidence of harm and committed an error of law by giving the School Health Officer the decision-making powers beyond those set out in the School Act. In doing so, the Board inappropriately fettered its own jurisdiction to make findings and rule on the installation of wireless technology.

The role of the School Medical Officer is set out in the School Act at section 91. The School Medical Officer’s sole powers and duties under the applicable legislation are to: 

  examine or cause examinations to be made as to the general health of students of the schools in the school district when required by the Minister of Health to do so [section 91(1)]; and 

  report to the Board if the Officer considers that the health condition of any student is such as to endanger the health or welfare of others [section 91(2)]. 

Under no statutory or policy provision does there exist any grant of authority by the School Medical Officer to independently determine if electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic radiation, radio waves or noise constitutes a general health risk. 

Vancouver Island School Medical Officer Dr. Stanwick has stated: Upon review of the evidence, the prevailing position in this province from experts at the federal, provincial and regional levels is that the evidence reveals that “Wi-Fi exposure in schools does not pose a level of risk that is unacceptable.” The other chief medical health officers in the province, Provincial Health Officer, Ministry of Health and other federal and provincial agencies hold this position.
The Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Kendall has stated in a letter in April 2015, “Nor, as others have suggested do I make statements that such radiation is 'safe' ”.

Dr. Kendall and Dr. Stanwick have been unable to provide the parents with even ONE peer reviewed study by a scientist or medical expert stating “exposure to microwave radiation is safe for children.” 

School Boards with no educational background in the biological effects of microwave radiation, have decided for the parents without full disclosure or parental consent, it is now mandatory all children attending school, will be exposed to microwave radiation. Health Canada has provided School Officials with false statements about the safety of RF and robbed parents of their right to protect their children from this irreversible and permanent damage.
The burden of proof should not be put upon the public to prove that it’s unsafe, but upon the industry to prove it is safe.
All children have the right to access public education in a safe learning environment free of known carcinogens, especially when safer hard-wired connections to the Internet already exist in the schools.
Parents, teachers and children are counting on you to support the necessary changes to Health Canada’s guidelines and put an end to the suffering from the mandatory exposure to commercial wireless technology.

We are hoping you can find some time to meet with us to discuss our concerns.  Please find the C4ST fact sheet attached.

Sincerely,
 

Janis Hoffmann
C4ST Riding Rep.

Risks regulations and liability around exposing people and students to wireless technology EMF radiation

Cancer Officially Number One Cause of Childhood Deaths in US
The top two childhood cancers are leukemia and cancers of the brain and nervous system. Studies have linked both EMF exposure and childhood leukemia. Belgium just banned cell phones specifically designed for children up to age 7 based on this risk.
This risk can be reduced by using hard wire connections to the Internet!


Father Tells His Story: Children's Heart Problems Began After Wi-Fi Installed in School
Watch father Rodney Palmer tell the story of his child and wifi in school. For two years he and other parents worked to raise this issue after children began getting sick.  In this school, wifi was installed and kids got sick. Several kids were wearing 24 hour heart monitors, several had serious cardiac incidents and many kids were getting headaches. 


Risks regulations and liability around exposing people and students to wireless technology EMF radiation – Part 1
The search for justice and compensation has led to various legal battles in recent times, with more and more cases being concluded with favourable outcomes. Consequently, individuals and businesses responsible for exposing other human beings to EMF radiation from wireless technology are becoming, or should be becoming, seriously anxious about their liability. The scope of this liability includes not only the way they are affecting the lives of those more sensitive to radiation, but also the harm that may be done over the longer term to those who are not presently so sensitive.


Scientists: Effects of cell phone radiation on kids is cause for concern
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), cell phones emit radio frequency waves, a form of non-ionizing radiation. Some compare it to holding a microwave to your head. NCI says tissue near where the phone is held can absorb that energy.


Protect children from EMF
One can only wonder why these institutions speak about potential “health effects” of RF instead of “health hazard”. The misuse of the term “health effect” completely neglects the fact that a physical/chemical factor could have either positive (beneficial) or negative (hazard effect). Probably, this is done by purpose not to alarm the general public about the hazard of use of microwave radiation in close proximity to the human brain.


Concerned About Electromagnetic Radiation? Practical Tips To Reduce Exposure
Author, researcher, and expert on electromagnetic health issues, Camilla Rees talks about some of what we do know now that is concerning and what steps we can take to reduce our exposure.


Canadian Cellular Towers Map

http://www.ertyu.org/steven_nikkel/cancellsites.html

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Consumer Reports - Does Cell-Phone Radiation Cause Cancer?

 
Pediatricians' New Warning: Limit children's exposure to cellphones
"Children are not little adults," Dr. Gisela Mercada-Deane, chair of radiology at the American Academy of Pediatrics, said. "The amount of radio frequency that children will be exposed by the time they are our age [an adult] is exponential to the amount of radiation, radio frequencies that we ourselves are being exposed to in a lifetime."...


Dr. Oz Show - Does your Cell Phone Case Increase Your Radiation Risk?
Watch Dr. Mehmet Oz explore how cellphone radiation to the brain is tested in the lab, how phone coverings can increase radiation, the fine print warnings and the new Consumer Reports recommendations.


Parent’s success in stopping WiFI installation at Australian School
An Australian mum has been successful in preventing installation of WiFi at her child’s school and has worked with the school in drafting EMR precautionary measures by requesting compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and Article 9: Accessibility from the Conventions on the Rights of the Disabled to accommodate her child’s functional impairment.


16:9 WiFi in Schools Proven Dangerous – Oct 2010
Why are the School Boards not listening to the parents, teachers and children?


Worldwide Precautionary Action
The policies listed below, countries like Switzerland, Italy, France, Austria, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary, Israel, Russia and China have set RF exposure limits 100 to 10,000 times less than the USA. They recognize that there can be non-thermal biological effects from wireless radiation.


Consumer Reports - Does Cell-Phone Radiation Cause Cancer?
The city council of Berkeley, Calif., has also acted. In May 2015, it approved a “Right to Know” law that requires electronics retailers to notify consumers about the proper handling of cell phones. CTIA-The Wireless Association, a trade group, is now trying to block that law from going into effect, as it successfully did after San Francisco passed its own Right to Know law five years ago.



First US Public School District Limits Wi-Fi Radiation Exposure to Students and Staff

GENERATION ZAPPED- updated trailer
A new documentary film on the health effects from the unregulated wireless technology that we are all exposed to everyday! Please Donate so we can finish this film.


First US Public School District Limits Wi-Fi Radiation Exposure to Students and Staff

US Massachusetts school district now joins dozens of schools and governments that have already implemented even more stringent measures to reduce wireless exposure to children. For example, Israel and France have banned Wi-Fi in kindergarten. The European Union recommends wired Internet rather than wireless in schools.


Can excessive use of Wi-Fi, gadgets, trigger headaches, allergies?
"Very common symptoms and sensations of EHS are irritation, headache, stammering, hearing loss, dizziness, ringing delusion, disrupted sleep, stress, fatigue and restlessness," he added.


Boil the Frog Slowly with special guest Kevin Mottus

June 2014 - Kevin Mottus, Congressional Candidate from California shares an important part of his platform - and that is to minimize radio frequency radiation exposure from all wireless devices and infrastructure to protect the health of our children.

 
Suppressing the Science on Cellphones
Sept 2010 - Dr. Franz Adlkofer at the Harvard Law Center for Ethics Lecture in 2011 discusses how he was unjustly accused of scientific fraud for his REFLEX study findings that cell phone radiation damages DNA. In this lecture he describes the institutional corruption and Industry involvement that led to accusations that his work was fraudulent.
He was later exonerated and the accusations entirely dismissed by an ethics panel after an investigation showed that these accusations were unfounded.


City of Berkeley fends off wireless industry suit over health warning

The City of Berkeley requires that customers be provided the following notice:

To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.


Consumer Reports - Does Cell-Phone Radiation Cause Cancer?
Consumer Reports agrees with concerns raised by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Government Accountability Office about the tests, and thinks that new tests should be developed that take into account the potential vulnerability of children.



Karl Maret, MD, Expert Forum on Cell Phone and Wireless Risks (10 min)
Dr. Maret talks about the risks to children in Wi-Fi classrooms, presenting case studies involving real-time, continuous dossimetry measurements, including cumulative exposures and the percentage of each school day unacceptable exposure levels occurred.


EHT Lauds Israel's Ban on Wi-Fi in Kindergarten and Limits to Children’s Wireless Exposures in Schools

Guidelines for the installation and operation of Wi-Fi networks in schools: Following a petition seeking an outright ban on Wi-Fi in Schools, the government is banning Wi-Fi in kindergartens and restricting hours of use in schools, installing equipment with exposures to be set as low as possible, and monitoring radiofrequency (RF) radiation levels.



CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal): Parliamentary report calls for action on Wi-Fi
The federal government should “develop an awareness campaign relating to the safe use of wire-less technologies, such as cellphones and Wi-Fi, in key environments such as the school and home” while considering “policy measures regarding the marketing of radiation-emitting devices to children under the age of 14, in order to ensure they are aware of the health risks and how they can be avoided.”

New Study: Microwave frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) produce widespread neuropsychiatric effects including depression

New Study: Effects of acute exposure to WiFi signals (2.45 GHz) on heart variability and blood pressure in Albinos rabbit
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1382668915300594

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Recommended Videos for Presentations to Parents and Teachers

Global News: 16:9 with Carol Jarvis – Oct 2010 (14 min)
A Canadian Documentary of the School Officials in the Peel School District ignoring the children's complaints of headaches and heart palpitations they were experiencing after the commercial WiFi routers were installed in the schools. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN7VetsCR2I 

Wi-Fi in Schools – The Facts – Dec 2012 (18 min)
Around the world an increasing number of governments and authorities have banned or warned against the use of Wi-Fi in schools. ARPANSA's guidelines are very similar to Health Canada's 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmcAXZ-o1K4 

Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe – June 2015 (15 min)
Parents have been robbed of their right to protect their children from the mandatory exposure of microwave radiation in our schools. 

https://vimeo.com/131798243 

Safe & Smart 4 r Kids - reduce wireless radiation - Aug 2013 (9 min)
This video includes an explanation of SAR values, a real life test of iPads vs iPhones and ARPANSA's practical advice on how to reduce exposure from mobile and other wireless devices. ARPANSA's guidelines are very similar to Health Canada's 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJPTzaNkcUk

Dr. Anthony Miller to Toronto Council re: RF Exposure – Dec 2014 (4 min) University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health presents to Toronto Council that RF exposure should be classified as a 2A (probable carcinogen) 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wARxnaxrRKk

Radiofrequency Radiation - Hidden Health and Environmental Effects by B. Blake Levitt - Congressional Staff Briefing – Jul 2009 (11 min) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=FLVFPg7- 9kG2W2RV11SQ12Dg&v=M43AWNFq8Xs 

The Proof You've Been Looking For – Jan. 2014 - Cell, Wi-Fi, Radiation, Health (Dr.Sinatra, Dr.Davis, Dr.Havas) (8 min)
Summary clips of top specialists explaining the hazards of cell phones, Wi-Fi, and damages to health.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOSbSurf6DU 
The International EMF Scientist Appeal to the United Nations – July 2015
Over 200 scientists from 39 nations have collectively published over 2,000 peer- reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of non-ionizing radiation, part of the EMF spectrum that includes Extremely Low Frequency fields (ELF) used for electricity, or Radio Frequency radiation (RFR) used for wireless communications. 

https://emfscientist.org/ 

iPad Wi-Fi Radiation with Wireless Router On - Mar 2013 (3 min)
Listen to the sound of microwave radiation coming from an iPad when WiFi is on and connected to a wireless router 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snt2uaQd_Ps

Terrence Young (MP) Explains Private Members Bill C-648 – Mar 2015
This is a multi-party bill requiring manufacturers of wireless devices to place health warnings labels on their packaging. The public has a RIGHT TO KNOW the health risks from microwave radiation exposure from wireless technology. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jClEoMwQOn0 

The Wireless Industry is Committing Scientific Fraud – June 2013 (2min)
Dr. George Carlos headed a $28 million research program funded by the cell-phone industry and when the research found adverse biological effects from the use of cell phones his funding was cut off, attempts were made to discredit him and his house burned down. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr7XUYhN3kg

Recommended Handouts for Parents and Teachers


Do you know where the WiFi/Bluetooth Antennas are on your child's iPad? (folded booklet)

Cell Phones & Health: Simple Precautions Make Sense (folded booklet)
http://www.saferphonezone.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/DoctorsAdvice_Nov28_4Print_Draft1.pdf


Samples of RF Warnings From Wireless Devices Deep Inside Their User Manuals. (one page)
http://parentsforasafeschool.blogspot.ca/2015/10/wireless-warnings.html


http://parentsforasafeschool.blogspot.ca/2015/10/conservative-mp-says-wireless-industry.html

Parents and Teachers' Unions in Germany, UK, USA and Canada Who Have Done Their Research Do Not Support WiFi in Schools (7 pages)
http://parentsforasafeschool.blogspot.ca/2015/10/parents-and-teachers-do-not-support.html

Harvard Medical School – Martha Herbert, PhD MD (double sided)                         

Letter re Wi-Fi in Schools from Dr. Stephen Sinatra (double sided)
http://www.citizensforsafetechnology.org/Letter-re-WiFi-in-Schools-from-Dr-Stephen-Sinatra,45,835

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (double sided)   
http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941318
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) (double sided)  

The International EMF Scientist Appeal – (three page)

Federal Wi-Fi safety report is deeply flawed, say experts (one page)

World Health Organization May 2011 (print first page)

Declaration: Doctors Call for Protection from Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure (3 pages)
http://www.citizensforsafetechnology.org/uploads/scribd/medical-doctors-submission-to-health-canada-3-Sept%202014.pdf

Open letter by British medical doctors: Health and safety of Wi-Fi and mobile phones (double sided)


International Scientists are Warning the Public of the Health Risks from Microwave Radiation




Parents and Teachers Do Not Support WiFi in Schools



Parents and Teachers’ Unions in Canada, USA, UK, and Germany Have Done Their Research and Do Not Support WIFi in Schools

1)  BCCPAC - The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils
- 800 Public School PCs & DPACs in BC
- Studied WiFi issue for THREE years

2012 AGM Resolutions adopted for Parent Choice and Precaution:

#18 calls on Boards of Education to "cease to install Wi-Fi and other wireless networks in schools where other networking technology is feasible."

#17 "calls on each Board of Education to have one public school at each education level (elementary, middle, secondary) that is free of Wi-Fi, cordless phones and cell phones. This school will only be equipped with wired computers and wired telephones for personal, educational and administrative purposes."
http://www.bccpac.bc.ca

2) BCCPAC 2013 Resolution: On/Off Switches for WiFi Routers and Protocol for Use of Wireless Devices

Adopted by strong majority votes (140-94) on May 4, 2013. Last year, the two resolutions passed by BCCPAC called for a halt in installing wireless network where other networking solutions are feasible, and for the creation of at least one fully-wired school at each level per school district. This 2013.11 resolution focuses on schools which already have WiFi installed and cannot get it removed right now.   

Please read the resolution along with the rationale, which contains important safety information not just for the school environment, but for homes as well. Please share this information with parents, grandparents, teachers, school administrators and school board trustees. We demand that safety protocol be put in place.
http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/BCCPAC-Resolution-Passed-OnOff-Switches-for-WiFi-Routers-and-Protocol-for-the-Use-of-Wireless-Devices-in-Schools,19,3111

3) Greater Victoria Teacher’s Association (GVTA): WiFi in Schools

The GVTA recommends a precautionary approach to the School District with regard to provision of wireless internet in schools.
The precautionary approach comes from the environmental movement and has been adopted as common practice in areas regarding potential environmental, ecological or biodiversity damage. It suggests that the lack of significant evidence is not enough of a reason to be unconcerned. The fact that many other countries have instituted regulations to protect children, seniors, pregnant women and other susceptible populations should be the guide for a District policy on WiFi installation and use in the worksites.
The GVTA recommends:

1.   The blanket approach to WiFi coverage needs to be amended.
2.   WiFi free schools should be available for those people who appear to be affected by EMRs and/or EMF.
3.   Staff approaching the Health and Safety Representative with concerns or reporting to be 'electrically hypersensitive' should be advised to:
o        keep a record of any adverse health effects they consider to be caused by   exposure to WiFi/WLAN at work; and
o        report any adverse health effects and concerns to their GP.
4.   The use of router stations that will shut down when not in use or no connection is established.
5.  Strategic placement of the routers or only using them in places where they are needed most.
6.   Use of routers that comply with international standards such as those used in Europe (Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland for example).
7.   Minimal or non-use within elementary schools and middle schools.
8.   Before any wireless networks can be set up within a worksite, a complete wireless survey needs to be conducted, so the issue is transparent and open.
9.   Consider developing a policy and regulations governing the use of cell phones and other such devices that utilize WiFi technology, similar to the policy developed by the National Association of Head Teachers in the UK. (Online Safety: a toolkit for early years settings. April 2010. Chpt. 5, Appendices 2)
10. If WiFi routers are installed that annual monitoring and quantification of EMRs and EMFs be conducted annually during regular instructional hours, and that reports are made available via the SD61 website.

4) BCTF passed a resolution March 2013 - 40,000 teachers
RESOLUTION PASSED AT BCTF Annual General Meeting

The BC Teachers' Federation has adopted this Wi-Fi resolution to protect teachers' health. March 18, 2013
http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/RESOLUTION-PASSED-AT-BCTF-Annual-General-Meeting,19,3018

5) Canadian Teachers' Federation - over 200,000 teachers across Canada (2013)
Recommendations
  • That Safety Code 6 include a recommendation for prudent use of Wi-Fi whenever possible including the recommendation to limit consistent exposure in schools by turning off wireless access points when not in use.
  • That Safety Code 6 exposure thresholds be based upon both thermal and biological effects of exposure to Wi-Fi
  • That the Expert Panel recommend an education program regarding the relative safety of Wi-Fi exposure and that appropriate resources be developed to educate the public regarding ways to avoid potential exposure risks of Wi-Fi access points and devices.”
http://www.ctf-fce.ca/Research-Library/wifi-final-2014-ENG.pdf 

6) ELEMENTARY TEACHERS FEDERATION OF ONTARIO (ETFO)- represents 76,000 teachers
Elementary Teachers Want Cellphones Turned Off In Class - For Health Reasons
by Dan Blakeley, Aug 17, 2013
"Citing workplace safety, the Elementary Teachers Federation of  Ontario has passed resolutions asking that cellphones be turned off in classrooms, unless a student has special permission, and that WiFi transmitters in schools be in the open and clearly marked. The federation is worried about the health risks associated with radiation from the devices. The resolutions are non-binding; it's up to school boards to decide policy on wireless devices."
            From a CBC news report:
"In a separate resolution, ETFO [Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario] voted to study the effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, the potentially harmful radiation emitted by cellphones. A report is due on the matter in February."

Resolutions (2) passed at Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontatio (EFTO) Annual General Meeting:
1)    15 August 2013,  Resolution - 53. Peel Teacher Local: 
"That ETFO study the impact of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, including the possible implications for schools and members, with a report with recommendations to the February 2014 Representative Council.
 Rationale:
There are growing health and safety concerns regarding the widespread use of technologies, which produce and emit non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation. It is estimated that over one million Canadians have an environmental sensitivity to this radiation and experience serious physical and biological effects. As has been the case with other known societal health dangers, the health effects of long-term exposure to this radiation may not be known for some time. Widespread exposure to wireless communication devices and infrastructure in Ontario schools can be a potential workplace hazard. Further study is needed to ensure the safety of members."
2) 15 August 2013, Resolution - 90. Peel Teacher Local:
“That ETFO, through OTF, lobby the Ministry of Education, the Ministry or
Labour, and the Ministry of Health to ensure that school boards:

1. Follow the 'Right to Know" legislation under the Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act by clearly labelling the location Of Wi-Fi access points

2. Develop a hazard control program related to wireless microwave radiation through the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC).”
Please see attachment or go to “Session 7" at: http://annualmeeting.ca/?page_id=6

Ontario Teachers' Union Votes To Ban Cell Phones In Classrooms
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/08/17/ontario-cell-phone-classrooms-etfo_n_3773730.html)

7) The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association - 37,000 teachers (2012)

A position regarding the use of Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation, including WiFi, in the workplace:

Summary
1. We do not know what the long-term effects of low-level non-ionizing radiation are on those who are exposed (workers and students). No form of radiation can be deemed ‘safe’ as it depends on the constitution of the individual exposed, the amount of exposure as well as a sufficient amount of time to pass to observe any health effects that have a long latency period (i.e. cancer).

  2. The WHO has classified low-level non-ionizing radiation in the microwave band associated with celluar phones as a class 2b carcinogen (possible carcinogen) and Health Canada has warned about limiting the use of handheld personal electronic equipment such as cellular phones among youth. Initializing WiFi for personal electronic equipment will result in an unpredictable exposure as use varies.

 3. A segment of the population are environmentally sensitive (a disability according to the Canadian Human Rights Commission) to low level non-ionizing radiation and may experience immediate physical/biological reactions when exposed.

 4. Employers including School Boards have the duty to accommodate persons with disabilities including that of electro-hypersensitivity. A widespread investment in a redundant WiFi network may limit the ability to reduce WiFi exposure thereby accommodating workers with an electro-hypersensitivity disability.

 5. The safety of this technology has not thoroughly been researched and therefore the precautionary principle and prudent avoidance of exposure should be practiced.

 6. The purposeful introduction of non-ionizing radiation transmitters, such as WiFi, into the work place is considered to be the introduction of new equipment that presents a potential health and safety hazard for workers. As such, it is the duty of the Joint Health and Safety Committee to develop a hazard control program to; assess the risk of injury from the potential hazard, recommend controls to be applied to address the hazards, and to monitor the effectiveness of the applied controls.

 7. Administrative and physical control methods to address the hazards of non-ionizing radiation, such as WiFi, in the workplace are readily available and relatively easy to apply. Application of controls would be completely consistent with the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) approach and the precautionary principles as well as the general duty clause, Section 25 (2)(h) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

 Recommendations
 I. OECTA recognizes that there is a growing concern regarding the potential adverse health effects of the use of wireless technology which requires the broadcasting of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, typically in the radio/microwave frequency band.
 II. OECTA recognizes that the installation of WiFi microwave transmitters and the expanded use of wireless devices in Catholic schools and educational facilities across the Province of Ontario may present a potential Health and Safety risk or hazard in the workplace.
 III. OECTA recognizes the need to provide information to the Joint Health and Safety Committee(s) at the local Unit level regarding the potential hazards and prudent avoidance control measures regarding the presence of non-ionizing radiation (WiFi) in the workplace such that they may exercise their powers as established under S. 9(18) the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
 IV. OECTA post this position paper on the OECTA website.

8) United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) - 40,000 teachers & staff
2013 Resolution:

“UTLA will abide by current National NEA Policy for Environmentally Safe Schools which states that all employees and stakeholders should be informed when there are changes in their exposure to environmental hazards including electromagnetic radiation and that all stakeholders and the public should be notified of any actual and potential hazards. UTLA will advocate for technological solutions that maintain technology upgrades while not increasing employees exposure to electromagnetic radiation.”



9) United Federation of Teachers - 200,000 teachers and educational professionals in New York City (2014)

Advisory: Wireless radiation is emitted by the myriad of wireless devices we encounter every day. It was once thought to be relatively harmless. However, we now know that wireless radiation can cause non-thermal biological effects as well, including damage to cells and DNA, even at low levels.
http://www.uft.org/our-rights/wireless-radiation

10) UK: Voice - The Union for Education Professionals - 20,000 members

 “In the last few years there has been a great weight of evidence from around the world which suggests that exposure to electromagnetic radiation can have long-term health impacts, particularly on children, and that exposing young children (from birth to 12) to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) can produce changes in cell formation, genetic changes, and potential cancers.
Exposure levels are only half the story; length of exposure is crucial too. Long exposures at lower intensity levels may be as damaging as high exposure levels for short periods hence our concern about wireless networks in schools and nurseries.
It is a considerable concern that in schools we are installing wi-fi systems and we have no clear evidence that they are safe. Our concern is that until they are declared to be safe and proven to be safe we should not be installing them in schools.
The difficulty is that once installed in schools, they are switched on constantly. Whether the children are using them or not, they are exposed to that level of radiation.
Voice has advocated that new wi-fi systems should not be installed in schools, that existing systems should be turned off when not required and that schools should consider whether they really need to use wi-fi, which was developed to facilitate Internet access on the move rather than to be used as a convenient alternative to cables in dedicated IT facilities.”


11) UK ATL: Association of Teachers and Lecturers - more than 160,000 members (2009)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/5125161/Wifi-in-school-should-be-stopped-say-teachers.html


12) UK PAT: Professional Association of Teachers - 35,000 members (2007)
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1549419/Teachers-voice-fears-of-Wi-Fi-health-risk.html


13) Germany GEW: Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (Education and Science Workers’ Union) - 260,000 members
2003
http://t.co/EQaUodrq7W
2006
http://t.co/7S0gOWoPkN

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(2013) Members of 5 major unions in France which represented workers of the following large corporations and organizations protested to
demand reduction of electromagnetic radiation in their work place.


WiFi Safety in Schools  -  16:9 The Bigger Picture (about 14 minutes):  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN7VetsCR2I

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