VANCOUVER. The BC Teachers' Federation could start considering exceptions for educators who don t want to be around Wi-Fi Internet systems in schools.
The union will now adopt the World Health Organization s stance on the effects of ''radio frequency'' and ''electromagnetic'' fields as a possible carcinogen, with the intention to ''take pragmatic measures to reduce exposure.''
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Morrison, a rare book dealer, filed a federal lawsuit against Portland Public Schools in 2011 to force officials to remove its wireless installations, claiming long-term exposure to Wi-Fi is detrimental to one s health.
Fight fat before WiFi in BC schools
Pretty useless, ignorant editorial about Wi Fi but some very interesting comments sent in by readers.
Google to Deliver Deep Dangerous Radiation to Schools
''White spaces'' are bands of unused television spectrum that let signals travel farther and penetrate more deeply into buildings ( http://www.bgr.com/2008/11/05/usage-of-the-white-space-spectrum-gets-the-nod-from-the-fcc/
) than the standard 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi spectrum bands.
WiFi in Ross Valley Schools
Should we be concerned for the future health of our children, and the teachers?
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''We are putting our most precious thing, our children, underneath an industrial router for six hours a day,'' said Wash. ''God knows what the long-term health effects could be.''
Staffroom Confidential: Wi Fi in schools
Should schools be installing wifi to enable the use of wireless devices? My answer is no, but this is a hot topic with a lot to think about.
Informant: Martin Weatherall
LA Teacher s Union Resolves to Protect Schools from Electromagnetic Radiation
Wi-Fi in schools more powerful and risky