Let's protect our kids. Let's hardwire our schools.
Today's school classrooms are filled with wireless devices, each emitting radiofrequency (RF) radiation. Manufacturers claim their devices meet FCC safety guidelines, but those guidelines are 25 years old, do not reflect current science, and are not protective for children.
• The FCC has recently been ordered by a federal appeals court to re-evaluate its exposure safety guidelines in light of new studies showing RF radiation can be harmful, especially for children.
• Children are particularly vulnerable to RF radiation because of their developing physiology and their behavioral patterns.
• No government agency has ever conducted any research on the safety of RF radiation for children.
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Many children are currently suffering with symptoms related to RF radiation exposure, including headaches, nausea, dizziness and lack of concentration. Neurological impairment and reproductive problems linked to RF radiation exposure may not be immediately apparent, and cancer may take years to develop.
We must re-evaluate our use of wireless technology in schools to ensure the safety and health of students, teachers and staff.
“We wired many of our school offices and classrooms with Ethernet, and were able to reduce the power output of our few wireless access points by 75% without any noticeable impact on performance. Even though we don't have all the answers, these precautionary measures make a lot of sense to reduce classroom exposure for our students and faculty."
- Frances Cameron, Head of School, The Hartsbrook School, Hadley, MA
“Based on our review of the health risks and the inadequacy of current standards to protect children, while the science evolves, we urge schools to consider minimizing or eliminating radiofrequency radiation sources and taking steps to reduce classroom exposure.”
- Environmental Working Group
“Current FCC standards do not account for the unique vulnerability and use patterns specific to pregnant women and children.”
- American Academy of Pediatrics