Dr. Weeks’ Comment: How do we turn this around? Facts and science don’t persuade. School boards don’t want to hear it… Parents won’t take wifi out of homes.. fasten your seatbelts oncologists.. you are about to get really busy!
- October 17, 2010 – Global News aired this special on WiFi in Schools on 16:9 The Bigger Picture. It reports on Ontario students in Mountain View School who have experienced health problems since WiFi was installed throughout their school.
In stark contrast to Canadian (and US) public policy, see also: www.magdahavas.com/2010/10/20/free-internet-access-in-swiss-schools-no-wifi/Report by Magda Havas on the Swiss Government’s Internet For Schools program – the more computers that you have on your wired LAN the higher the bandwidth they provide. It’s an incentive to go wired.
To help you understand the reasoning why Switzerland prefers LAN (wired internet) over WiFi (wireless internet), Prof. Havas has produced a short video that will provide some insight as to why the Swiss government is so forward thinking in matters related to the children’s health and education when it involves internet access. Her report also examines other household wireless devices.
- Parents of students at Mountain View School discuss illnesses their children are experiencing since WiFi has been installed throughout the school.
- September 27, 2010 – CBC Documentary about Devra Davis PhD and her new book – Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family.
- September 17, 2010 – CBC News – Canadian news report reveals the dangers of using WiFi in schools. Simcoe County School Board (Ontario) ignores children’s health complaints.
- September 16, 2010 – CTV News report about the erroneous credentials of researcher Mary McBride who was responsible for the Canadian Interphone study on cell phones and brain tumors.
- Statement of CTIA (Cellular Telephone and Internet Assn) spokesman Dane Snowden. Mr. Snowden made a similar statement before committees of the Maine State Legislature in March 2010. He states that CTIA has: “not said once that cell phones are safe.”