Posted by a local parent who cares deeply about all students.
WiFi In Schools
I am a mom of three in Fullerton. Fullerton School District (FSD) is planning on having WiFi-enabled devices in every child’s hands. WiFi in classrooms is a new and unique environment; for our children it means 6 – 7 hrs a day, continuous exposure to electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation, put out by powerful routers, for whole school years. This has never been done before.
Enough research has been done. Neuroscientists, medical doctors and researchers all know the harmful effects of WiFi in the schools:
Martha Herbert, Ph.D., M.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatric Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
“RF has been shown to cause other potentially harmful biological effects, such as leakage of the blood brain barrier that can lead to damage of neurons in the brain, increased micronuclei (DNA fragments) in human blood lymphocytes—all at RF exposures that are well below the limits in the current FCC guidelines.”
“In addition, studies of living cells show that the cells start to manufacture stress proteins upon exposure to RF. The stress response occurs with a number of potentially harmful environmental factors, such as elevated temperature, changes in pH, toxic metals, etc. This means that when stress protein synthesis is stimulated by radiofrequency EMF, the body is essentially telling us that RF exposure is harmful.”
Martin Blank, Ph.D., Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
As a mom, we naturally want our children to grow up to be healthy and productive adults. After reading what these researchers, MDs, and scientists are saying, I hope you come to the same conclusion that I do: the technology the Fullerton School District uses must be safe for our children.
All of these experts are saying the same thing: WiFi in schools is not safe. DO NOT USE WiFi IN SCHOOLS. They are telling the public schools to use hard-wired technology, which is a safer and more reliable connection. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) laws have not caught up and do not address the WiFi environment that FSD plans on putting in place.
Parties that stand to benefit or have a vested interest in the expansion of the technology market, most notably, the tech industry, fund the studies from other side that is saying that WiFi is safe. Much of the tech industry research is based on thermal testing, and this leads them to say that wifi in the schools is OK. The real issue is EMF radiation, not thermal damage. The EMF research cannot be refuted by the tech industry, and as time goes on the body of research accumulates. It is growing.
The Fullerton School District is not telling you this information. Despite numerous attempts to get the FSD school board, principals, and teachers to acknowledge this growing body of research and evidence, it is completely ignored. This information has been presented at the Fullerton School Board meeting on three separate occasions. Fullerton School District is silent.
These are our children, please read the new information that is now available to us. Let’s ask the question to FSD, “Why are you implementing wifi technology in our children’s school when so many scientists and researchers are saying it is harmful?” These are our children, let’s get involved.