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Safe Schools 2012 Wireless Iniative

Safe Schools 2012 Wireless Iniative

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A review of wireless precautions for schools worldwide in light of rising concerns about RF radiation and its effects on children.
A review of wireless precautions for schools worldwide in light of rising concerns about RF radiation and its effects on children.

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Published by: Get the Cell Out - Atlanta Chapter on Jan 14, 2013
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HealthySchools SafeSchools Health PromotingSchools ProactiveSafeguardingHealthyDevelopment OptimisedLearning 
Medical and Scientific Experts Call for Safe Technologies in Schools
Medical Associations, medical doctors and leading scientistscall for safe technologies in schools
Medical Associations, medical doctors and scientists, many of whom work on thebiological effects of wireless technologies, have expressed their concerns about the safety of wireless devices for schools. They are asking for wired information and communicationtechnologies to be used in order to safeguard
children and young people, protect andpromote healthy development and maximise learning and achievement.These experts do not agree with the health protection agencies which currently support orallow the use of microwave, radiofrequency-emitting technologies by children and youngpeople in schools.Other authorities have also called for the protection of children from wireless technologies.
Council of Europe: Mobile phone use by pupils in schools to be strictly regulated and wiredinternet connections to be preferred (Resolution 1815, 2011
World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifiedradiofrequency radiation as a possible human carcinogen, class 2B (2011)
UK Trades Union Congress (TUC): Caution should be taken to prevent exposure to Class 2Bcarcinogens in the workplace
European Environment Agency: All reasonable measures to be taken to reduce exposuresto electromagnetic fields, especially radiofrequencies from mobile phones and particularlythe exposures to children and young adults. Current exposure limits to be reconsidered
International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety (ICEMS): Strongly advise limited useof cell phones, and other similar devices, by young children and teenage
Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection have recommended theuse of wired networks in schools and educational institutions, rather than wirelessbroadband systems, including Wi-Fi
It is our professional obligation not to damage thechildren's health by inactivity 
German Government and Israeli Parliament recommended wired computer networks forschools or workplaces
Several countries have advised children and young people to limit their use of mobile/smart/cell phones
.This document serves to inform schools, Governing Bodies, Academy Trusts, School Boards,Education Authorities, teachers and parents of the professional, medical and scientificconcerns about children using wireless technologies in schools. The information can be used toimplement safe school policies, practices and guidance in order to safeguard the health anddevelopment of children and young people and to aid cognitive abilities, learning andachievement.
Introduction 1Contents 2Medical Associations 3Austrian Medical Association 3American Academy of Environmental Medicine 3International Society of Doctors for the Environment 5Irish Doctors Environmental Association 5Interdisciplinary Society for Environmental Medicine 6Swiss Doctors for Environmental Protection 6Scientists and Medical Doctors 7References 16Appendix 1 Statement on Electromagnetic (RF) Radiation and Health Risks. iInternational Society of Doctors for the Environment.Irish Doctors Environmental Association.Appendix 2 Children and mobile phones: The Health of the Following Generations iiiis in Danger. Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection.Appendix 3 Health effects of cell tower radiation. Letter from Dr Martin Blank. vAppendix 4 Comments on the use of Wi-Fi and smart/mobile phones in schools. viiDr Isaac Jamieson.Appendix 5 Governmental Protection Against Radiation is in Conflict With Science. xivProfessor Dr Franz Adlkofer.Grateful appreciation is given to all those who have offered comments for this document andhelped in its preparation.Available electronically at:
http://www.wifiinschools.org.uk/resources/safeschools2012.pdf  June 2012. To contribute to a future edition, please contact:E-mail:contact@wifiinschools.org.uk, Address: BM Wifiinschools.org.uk, London, WC1N 3XX.
Wifiinschools.org.uk offers free information about the safety of wireless technologies. It does not sell any products and has nomonetary or other conflicts of interest on this issue. © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved

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