WiFi Systems in Schools and the Danger of Radiation
Now that the new school year has started and students are settling into their classes; concerns have started to grow about the use of WiFi systems in schools.
The use of WiFi system installations in schools is causing some concerns among parents. Some informed parents are beginning to ask school administrators about the health concerns that is linked to using such a system to provide in schools. Internet access
With the continued increased in the use of technology many School Boards have installed and equipped their schools with various electronic equipment so that students can have easy access to the Internet.
It was just this morning, I was listening to a radio talk host on a very popular radio station in London,Ontario when I heard him conducting a rather interesting interview with one of the leading authorities on “Electro Smog”, Dr. Magda Havas. According to Dr. Magda Havas about one third of the population in Ontario have already been suffering from some of the symptoms of being exposed to radioactive waves from exposure to electronic equipments. Some examples of these are microwave, cell phones, cordless phones , smart meters, cell towers and wireless routers. She believes that continued exposure to “Electro Smog” will definitely affect our health.
The World Health Organization in one of its latest reports have classified WiFi in the same category as DDT, lead, and car exhaust because of the large amount of radiation that is emitted from WiFi systems. On the other hand, parents are expressing concerns about having their children exposed to such a huge amount of radioactive waves every day. They are worried that this kind of exposure to radiation daily could lead to serious health issues for their children. Already some students have started to complain about frequent headaches and nausea
.So far many schools in France, Britain, and Germany have removed WiFi systems from their schools and are using hard wired Internet system. In Ontario, Canada one private school, Pretty River Academy, after doing much research and in consultation with Dr. Magda Havas have ripped out their WiFi systems and have replaced them with hard wired Internet system. The principal in an interview also with that same Radio Host, noted that they are using the precautionary system because they do not want to have their students exposed to large amounts of radiation which could later harm student, when they can also access the Internet at an even faster speed and students can still be benefited from the use of the Internet. So far, it seems as though other School Boards are slow in coming on board to do the same thing as this private school Instead, School Boards are still continuing to install WiFi systems in their schools.
After listening to this interview with Dr. Magda Havas, I can truly understand why parents would have such growing concerns about the use of WiFi systems in our schools. After all, parents have a right to demand from the education systems safe schools; not schools where their children will end up being sick for the most part of their school lives. So the question is, is it fair for School Boards to install electronic devices in school that researchers are clearly saying, will in the long run cause some serious health issues because of exposure to radiation?
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