(1) Safe School 2012: Report by doctors, doctor's associations and international scientists calling for the protection of children against the health effects of Wi-Fi and cellphone radiation. A must-read by parents and teachers!
"Children are disproportionately affected by environmental exposures, including cell phone radiation. The differences in bone density and the amount of fluid in a child’s brain compared to an adult’s brain could allow children to absorb greater quantities of RF energy deeper into their brains than adults. It is essential that any new standards for cell phones or other wireless devices be based on protecting the youngest and most vulnerable populations to ensure they are safeguarded through their lifetimes... Many more people, especially adolescents and young adults, now use cell phones as their only phone line, and they begin using wireless phones at much younger ages. Despite these dramatic changes in mobile phone technology and behavior, the FCC [same standard as Health Canada] has not revisited the standard for cell phone radiation exposure since 1996... the current exposure limits may not reflect the latest research on RF energy, and that current mobile phone testing requirements may not identify maximum RF energy exposure. "
Department of Neuroscience, Experimental Dermatology Unit, Karolinska Institute, Sweden:
(13) Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy, BSc, PhD
Honorary Lecturer, Imperial College London
Scientific Advisor, European Space Agency
Scientific Advisor, Bio Electromagnetic Research Initiative
Scientific Advisor, The Radiation Research Trust:
"The chilling possibility to emerge from this is that the biological effects of electromagnetic fields can be transmitted in the bloodstream and exposure in any part of the body could have an effect all over the body, not just the parts that are directly exposed. Nowhere in the body is safe from the effects of the radiation. No part of the body should be exposed to it. As someone who has studied the effects of electromagnetic radiation on animals and humans for many years, my advice is for all schools that have Wi-Fi equipment to remove it immediately, replace it with cable, and disable the Wi-Fi on any laptops that they wish to retain (quite easy to do given the schools have existing operating Ethernet systems)."
(14) Robert A Baan PhD, The IARC Monographs IARC, The World Health Organization:
"the classification 2B, possibly carcinogenic, holds for all types of radiation within the radiofrequency part of the electromagnetic spectrum, including the radiation emitted by base-station antennas [cellphone towers], radio/TV towers, radar, Wi-Fi, smart meters, etc. "
(15) Health Canada:
"... encourages parents to reduce their children's RF exposure from cell phones since children are typically more sensitive to a variety of environmental agents. As well, there is currently a lack of scientific information regarding the potential health impacts of cell phones on children."
(16) John Wargo, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Risk and Policy, Yale University:
“The scientific evidence is sufficiently robust showing that cellular devices pose significant health risks to children and pregnant women. The weight of the evidence supports stronger precautionary regulation by the federal government. The cellular industry should take immediate steps to reduce emission of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from phones and avoid marketing their products to children.”