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WiFi Devices
WiFi devices emit EMF (electromagnetic fields) and RF (radio frequency) radiation which is harmful to humans, pets and plants.

Wi-Fi or WiFi is a technology for wireless local area networking with devices based on the IEEE 802.11 standards. 

Wi-Fi is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance, which restricts the use of the term Wi-Fi Certified to products that successfully complete interoperability certification testing.

Wi-Fi is sometimes incorrectly interpreted as a shortening of Wireless Fidelity.

Wi-Fi compatible devices can connect to the Internet via a WLAN network and a wireless access point. Such an access point (or hotspot) has a range of about 20 meters (66 feet) indoors and a greater range outdoors. Hotspot coverage can be as small as a single room with walls that block radio waves, or as large as many square kilometres achieved by using multiple overlapping access points.

Wi-Fi most commonly uses the 2.4 gigahertz (12 cm) UHF and 5 gigahertz (6 cm) SHF ISM radio bands. Having no physical connections, it is more vulnerable to attack than wired connections, such as Ethernet.

Here's a partial list of devices that use Wi-Fi technology: 

Personal computers
Cell phones and hands-free earpieces
Video game consoles
Digital cameras
Baby monitors
Hands-free, voice-controlled devices
Walkie-talkies
Garage door openers
Smart appliances
Keyboard and mouse
Cell towers
Tablet computers
Digital audio players
GPS systems
Microwave towers
Wireless printers
Smart televisions
Routers, adapters, extenders and repeaters
Microphones and headsets
Cordless phones
Bluetooth
Smart meters

Wireless technologies are growing and expanding at a very rapid pace which increases our exposure to EMF and RF radiation.

Comments from Dr. Magda Havas, B.Sc., Ph.D., Environmental and Resource Studies Program, Trent University.

Our exposure to radio frequency radiation (RFR) is increasing exponentially as we design more equipment that relies on higher frequencies in the electromagnetic spectrum. 

Prior to World War II, this type of radiation was negligible. 

Today we have radar (military, marine, aviation, and weather), we have cell phone antennas, radio and TV broadcast antennas, and a growing number of WiFi hotspots, citywide WiFi and Wi-Max antennas. 

Inside buildings we have cordless phones, many of which emit microwave radiation even when they are not being used; wireless alarm systems; wireless baby monitors, wireless computers, iPads, and Smart Phones that can connect to wireless internet or WiFi. 

More children are playing wireless video games than ever before and radio frequency identification devices (RFID) are placed into merchandise to provide information to the manufacturer about consumer habits. 

The "smart meter" is just another source of exposure that will be placed on every home and in every apartment. Smart meters are being used to monitor use of electricity, gas and water. As part of this system, appliances are being designed to communicate directly with smart meters, all in a wireless mode, which will ultimately increase levels of radiation in the home.

Source: Report to the British Columbia, Canada, Council Meeting regarding BC Hydro Smart Meters: Concerns and Requests. November 7, 2011. Click here.
WiFi devices are harmful to humans and pets

WiFi devices emit EMF and RF radiation and are harmful to humans, pets and plants.


WiFi should not be used in schools

The BioInitiative Working Group issued a September 22, 2014, response to a July 7, 2014, letter from CEOs of technology companies (Google, Dell, Apple, Adobe, eBay, Facebook, the George Lucas Educational Foundation and others) to the FCC regarding wireless technologies in schools. 

On behalf of the BioInitative Working Group, we are writing to express our concern about the views expressed by CEOs from Google, Dell, Apple, Adobe, eBay, Facebook, the George Lucas Educational Foundation and others to the FCC supporting wireless technologies in schools.

Your letter to the FCC dated July 7, 2014 titled Education Superhighway, states:

“Today, we are writing to you to urge swift bi-partisan action at your July 11, 2014 meeting to adopt the E-Rate modernization proposal set forth by Chairman Wheeler.” 

“By responsibly investing $2 billion of unused funds and providing predictable ongoing support for Wi-Fi, the plan will make dramatic progress in bringing high-speed connectivity to our classrooms.”

No one denies that bringing high-speed connectivity to our classrooms is important. But it can be a wired connection and does not have to be WiFi. It does not reflect well on the ethics of your corporations to encourage the FCC to provide $2 billion dollars for new wireless classroom infrastructure and devices for school children, knowing that wireless emissions have been classified as a Possible Human Carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (2011). To promote wireless technologies in schools is to deliberately and knowingly disregard current health warnings from international science and
public health experts.

Saturating schools with wireless technology will likely create unnecessary liability for municipalities and result in a loss of public trust and confidence in the corporations that push their wireless products with a blind eye toward health concerns.

Epidemiological studies show links between radiofrequency radiation (RFR) exposure and cancers, neurological disorders, hormonal changes, symptoms of electrical hypersensitivity (EHS) and more. Laboratory studies show that RFR exposure increases risk of cancer, abnormal sperm, learning and memory deficits, and heart irregularities. Fetal exposures in both animal and human studies result in altered brain development in the young offspring, with disruption in learning, memory and behavior. The brain development of a fetus can be impaired by in-utero exposure to a pregnant woman. The evidence for these statements is based on hundreds of published, peer-reviewed scientific studies that report adverse effects at levels much lower than current FCC public safety limits. WiFi is schools, in contrast to wired internet connections, will increase risk of neurologic impairment and long-term risk of cancer in students. Corporations cannot avoid responsibility simply by asserting compliance with existing legal, but outdated and inadequate FCC public safety limits.

Today, corporations that deal with educational technology should be looking forward and helping school administrators and municipal leaders to access safe, wired solutions. Your corporations can reasonably foresee and offer alternatives to potentially hazardous exposures to wireless radiation by choosing to support wired educational technologies.

Source:  September 22, 2014, response to a July 7, 2014, letter from CEOs of technology companies (Google, Dell, Apple, Adobe, eBay, Facebook, the George Lucas Educational Foundation and others) to the FCC supporting wireless technologies in schools. Click here.
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