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 aggregate exposures, and were never designed to protect children.
• Children are particularly vulnerable to RF radiation because of their developing physiology and their behavioral patterns.
• 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.
• The FDA is legally required to evaluate the public's exposure to RF radiation, such as radiation in schools, but no evaluation has ever been conducted. The agency's assurance of safety is without foundation.
View this clip from the movie, "Generation Zapped."
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.
Read "Wi-Fi in Schools: Experimenting with the Next Generation" by Conan Miller.
“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
Scientists around the world are working to understand the links between RF radiation, human health impacts and how children may be affected. Read some of the latest published, peer-reviewed studies.