Below are documents and videos of presentations that were issued/occurred in the last few weeks in the U.S., Canada and New Zealand re: the health, legal, and other implications of using Wi-Fi (and other wireless technologies) in schools, public places and other settings.
My Open Letter to Phillips Exeter Academy explains why there is a problem and how to fix it; I write here to formally request that the trustees review the enclosed documents and videos and adopt the recommendations made in the conclusions of my letter and Camilla Rees’ critique of the National Association of Independent Schools’ (NAIS) “Statement Regarding the Potential for Biological and Health Effects to Children from Wireless Radiation Transmitters (WiFi) in Schools”.
I want to stress that that even the lower end of Wi-Fi exposures which occur at about 200 μw/m^2 (.02 μw/cm^2) falls within the range of “severe concern” identified by the U.S.-based International Institute for Building-Biology and Ecology, whose standards are based on levels at which harm has been documented in scientific research and in clinical reports. Many locations in a Wi-Fi’ed school will fall into the range of “extreme concern”.
Bau Biologie RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION (High Frequency, Electromagnetic Waves)
Power density in microwatts per square meter μW/m²
< 0.1 no concern
0.1-10 slight concern
10 – 1000 severe concern
> 1000 extreme concern
The enclosures in this email define and document the scope of the problem; while those requiring accommodation because they cannot tolerate this neurotoxic exposure are a set of people for whom institutions that have chosen to use Wi-Fi have current legal obligations; another statistically significant number of children and adults exist who are affected by the public health problem created by this policy choice. These realities can only continue to be dismissed or wished away by institutions with a “most places are using Wi-Fi, so it must be okay if we do, too” for so long.
I want to close by echoing Camilla Rees’ comment to NAIS that by taking this public health issue very seriously, they “would also model for schools, and their students, the critical thinking that is necessary in leadership as well as the importance of courage on issues that matter.”
2. Critique of the National Association of Independent Schools’ Statement: http://electromagnetichealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Critique-of-NAIS-FINAL.pdf
Held for Canadian Medical Doctors and Health Care Practitioners
Presented by C4ST and Women’s College Hospital
Toronto – September 12, 2014
6. Schools and Safe Technology briefing papers
7. Los Angeles Unified School District letter of accommodation