What is Wi-Fi?
- It provides wireless internet and network access for computers in School
- Commonly broadcasts at 2.4 GHz, or 2,400 MHz, microwave radio frequency (2.4 billion cycles per second)
- While cellphones mainly affect the person using the cellphone during transmission, a Wi-Fi transmitter pulses 10 times per second, and the microwaves go through every person inside the coverage area during every second of exposure
We often hear the comment about the frequency or wattage of Wi-Fi signals being "WAY below Health Canada's standards".
Health Canada's standard is embodied in a document known as "Safety Code 6", which defines the "Limits of Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields in the Frequency Range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz".
- USA\Canada = 1000 microwatts /cm2 (same as ICNIRP 1998)
- Australia = 200 microwatts /cm2
- Auckland (New Zealand) = 50 microwatts /cm2
- Italy, Russia, Poland, Luxembourg, Paris (France), Hungary, Bulgaria, China, Switzerland = 2.4 to 10 microwatts /cm2
- Salzburg (Austria) = 0.0001 microwatts /cm2
“There is much more uncertainty related to the nonthermal
health effects of the RF field. Adverse effects that
have been observed in scientific studies in laboratory
animals include tumour promotion, the ability to affect the
blood-brain barrier; the potential to influence the body’s
pain control mechanisms, and the ability to affect sleep
a standard 100x stricter than Health Canada since 1999.
- Our School = 1000 microwatts /cm2
- Toronto = 10 microwatts /cm2 (since 1999)
- Italy, Russia, Poland, Luxembourg, Paris (France), Hungary, Bulgaria, China, Switzerland = 100+ X less
- Salzburg (Austria) is 10,000,000 X less
Why are the standards so much stricter in some other parts of the world?
biological danger from microwave radiation.
|This is DNA. Every cell in the body has it. Each “rung” on the DNA ladder is genetic material needed for life.|
|DNA is packed into a ball in every cell.|
|Photo of actual healthy DNA ball in a cell.|
Photo of actual damaged DNA
Both DNA strands broken with genetic material trailing.
Single cell electrophoresis (Comet Assay) by Dr. Henry Lai & Dr.Narendra Singh
(University of Washington, Bioelectromagnetics 1995).
1971 US Naval Medical Research Institute report referenced more than 2300 research articles listing more than 120 illnesses caused by radio frequency and microwave radiation including damage to the thyroid, blood, reproductive organs, heart and brain in addition to cell mutations.
“...to protect living cells, EMF (electromagnetic field) safety limits must be changed from the current thermal standard, based on energy, to one based on biological responses that occur long before the threshold for thermal changes.”
- Martin Blank, Reba Goodman, Columbia University
Children are more vulnerable because:
- Their skulls are thinner and their brains less protected
- Their brain cells and bone marrow are not fully developed
- Wi-Fi wave size (12cm) is about the same size as children's skull thereby maximizing absorption (wave resonance)
- Growing bodies require more rapid cell multiplication. Damaged DNA will also multiply.
- Once damaged, reproductive cells will pass on to future generations.
Speeches in writing: http://www.safeschool.ca/Parliament_of_Canada.html
What do DDT, Agent Orange, asbestos, thalidomide (pills for morning sickness) and BPA have in common?
- At one time, all were approved for use by Government sanctioning bodies only to be found harmful to humans later.
- BPA was known to be estrogenic since the mid 1930s. Canada partially banned it in 2008. Complete ban in 2010. 80 years later.
- Thalidomide pills were prescribed to pregnant mothers to deal with morning sickness.
- The drug caused severe birth defects. Some babies were born without arms and legs.
- Total affected: At least 10,000-20,000 babies.
On CBC TV, The National, September 9, 2010:
CBC reporter Ioanna Roumeliotis asked Health Canada:
“The fact that there are no specific studies done on children. Does that concern you?”
“Not for this. No, it doesn't concern me.”
Professor Daniel Krewski
What has the rest of the world done?
using wired connections. If we act together, we can protect our children from unneeded Microwave Radiation.
The Precautionary Principle is the international guideline for governments to deal with potential health crisis when consensus in science is not yet available. According to “The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – 2005 World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology":
When human activities may lead to morally unacceptable harm that is scientifically plausible but uncertain, actions shall be taken to avoid or diminish that harm.
Morally unacceptable harm refers to harm to humans or the environment that is
- threatening to human life or health, or
- serious and effectively irreversible, or
- inequitable to present or future generations, or
- imposed without adequate consideration of the human rights of those affected.
Actions are interventions that are undertaken before harm occurs that seek to avoid or diminish the harm.
for children and teachers in School.