"EMF/RFR from wifi and cell towers can exert a disorganizing effect on the ability to learn and remember, and can also be destabilizing to immune and metabolic function. This will make it harder for some children to learn, particularly those who are already having problems in the first place."

-Dr. Martha Herbert

Harvard Medical School

Letter to the LAUSD


"As an educator, as someone who has seen colleagues and students experience negative effects of working and studying in proximity to wireless nodes (headaches, lack of concentration, short term memory problem, hyperactivity, depression), and as someone who has experienced these effects myself, I urge you remove wireless from schools in Ontario."
-Dr. David Fancy Brock
University St Catharines
Letter to Ontario Ministry of Health

2013


Canadian Teacher Federations Brief to the Royal Society of Canada (200,000 teachers)
  • “The CTF is concerned about the lack of definitive research regarding the adverse health effects of Wi-Fi radiation.”
  • “We propose a prudent approach to the use of Wi-Fi, especially where children are present.”
  • “We recommend an education program regarding the relative safety of Wi-Fi exposure and that appropriate resources be developed to educate the public regarding ways to avoid potential exposure risks of Wi-Fi access points and devices.”

 United Teachers of Los Angeles, representing 40,000 teachers and staff
  • Resolution passed: “I move that UTLA will abide by current National NEA Policy for Environmentally Safe Schools which states that all employees and stakeholders should be informed when there are changes in their exposure to environmental hazards including electromagnetic radiation and that all stakeholders and the public should be notified of any actual and potential hazards.”

BC Teachers Federation adopted Wireless Resolutions and Proposed Resolutions
  • Proposed Resolutions “the World Health Organization's classification of radiofrequency/electromagnetic fields emitted by wireless devices as a 2B possible cancer risk to humans; that the BCTF ensures all teachers have the right to work in a safe environment, including the right to work in a Wi-Fi/ wireless-free environment.”

 British Columbia Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) of 821 Advisory Councils representing over 500,000 parents in British Columbia passed two resolutions.


  • Resolution 17 "calls on each Board of Education to have one public school at each education level that is free of Wi-Fi, cordless phones and cell phones. This school will only be equipped with wired computers and wired telephones for personal, educational and administrative purposes."
  • Resolution 18 calls on Boards of Education to "cease to install Wi-Fi and other wireless networks in schools where other networking technology is feasible." passed with a clear majority.


Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario - over 76,000 teachers
  • Label the location Of Wi-Fi access points.
  • Develop a hazard control program related to wireless microwave radiation through JHSC.


UK:  VOICE The Union for Education Professionals- 20,000 members
  • "Voice has advocated that new Wi-Fi systems should not be installed in schools, that existing systems should be turned off when not required and that schools should consider whether they really need to use Wi-Fi, which was developed to facilitate Internet access on the move rather than to be used as a convenient alternative to cables in dedicated IT facilities.”

2012


The Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association  (45,000 Ontario teachers)
  • Recommends a wired infrastructure, as WiFi “may present a potential Health and Safety risk or hazard in the workplace."
  • "The safety of this technology has not thoroughly been researched and therefore the precautionary principle and prudent avoidance of exposure should be practiced.”
  • "Implementation of WiFi technology in schools will produce unprecedented exposure to microwave radiation of approximately 6 hours each school day, 5 days a week, for 40 weeks each year. This will be without any studies being done to determine the effects of either the short-term or long-term effects of this microwave exposure on adults as well as children."


2011


Saanich School District on Victoria Island, BC
  • No Wi-Fi in elementary schools


2010


Greater Victoria Teachers' Association
  • Wi-Fi free zones should be available.
  • On/Off routers recommended and record any adverse Wi-Fi health effects.
  • Minimal or non-use within elementary schools.

Parent /Teacher Organizations 

for Wireless Safety

Neuroscientist  Susan Greenfield
May 13, 2013
LA Superintendent 
Dr. John Deasy writes the FCC
for a review of research.

Watch Frank Clegg

former Microsoft Canada President talk on WIFI in Schools


National Association for Children and Safe Technology
Parent / Teacher Organizations in the U.S., Canada and abroad have taken a stance against the use of wireless networks in school settings.  Here are some examples to consider from the Environmental Health Trust International Actions Document downloadable from their site. (Click on the Earth  widget)

Governments and Health Authorities are taking strong actions.


Please visit our Around the World Page to read about How France and Israel are banning WiFi in Schools.