Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The current debate on Wi-Fi being installed in schools without Parents' consent

Global TV 16:9 - October 15, 2010
-World-renowned Neuro-Biologist, Dr. David Carpenter* said, "The evidence demonstrates clearly that exposure to radio frequency radiation causes disease. The evidence is strongest for cancer."
"There's been evidence for harmful rays of microwave radio frequency radiation for 30 to 40 years."
"It's appropriate for parents to demand that Wi-Fi not be placed in schools."
Dr. David Carpenter
* Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at University at Albany,
  State University of New York
* Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University at Albany
* Graduate of Harvard Medical School
* Research at National Institute of Mental Health and Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute
* 1980 Director of the Wadsworth Center for Laboratories and Research of the New York State 
  Department of Health (3rd largest public health laboratory in USA)

CBC  The National - Sep 9, 2010
CBC Reporter: "The fact that there are no specific studies done on children. Does that concern you?"
Beth Pieterson (Health Canada): "Not for this. No, it doesn't concern me."
Professor Daniel Krewski - Director, R. Samuel McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, Ottawa (One of the chief Canadian scientists that Health Canada consults with regularly):
"We need to be concerned about susceptible population... Although there have been a large number of studies focusing on radio frequency fields. Everyone really is identifying children as an area where we do actually need more data.


* The Bioinitiative Report - dismissed by Health Canada as not being accepted by "the international scientific community" - was the very study on which the European Parliament based their 2008 resolution to take a "Precautionary Approach" and set stricter electromagnetic waves exposure limits in its 27 Member countries. The European Parliament adopted that resolution almost unanimously, by 522 votes to 16!

CBC Radio The Sunday Edition
A precautionary tale: a documentary looking at both sides of the concerns over electromagnetic frequency in the city.

Jürg Baumann (Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland): We don't want to wait. If we have the possibility to provide the service with less radiation, and in that case also less exposure and maybe less risk, why shouldn't we do this?
Reporter: So why wouldn't we do the same thing here in Canada?
Beth Pieterson (Health Canada): We know enough. There's been enough studies done in this area that we do not need to take the precautionary principle.
Dr. Jerry L. Phillips:
Director, Science Learning Center. University of Colorado
"I think at this point, the precautionary approach is the right way to go."

For reference of studies on the biological effects of microwave /radio frequency/electromagnetic frequency, please see 

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