Special Presentations on WiFi in SchoolsMonday, May 13, 20137:30 pmVictoria School Board Office556 Boleskine RoadMartin Blank, PhD
Special Lecturer in Physiology and Cellular Biophysics 1968-2011Associate Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Columbia University
EMR has been shown to cause other potentially harmful biological effects, such as leakage of the blood brain barrier (that surrounds and protects the brain) that can lead to damage of neurons in the brain, increased micronuclei (DNA fragments) inhuman blood lymphocytes, all the EMR exposures considered safe. Probably the most convincing evidence of potential harm comes from living cells themselves when they start to manufacture stress proteins upon exposure to EMR.Kerry Crofton, PhD - is on the advisory board called Doctors for Safer Schools with Stephen Sinatra, MD, FACC. and Brendan Montano, MD. the medical director.
There is a growing body of scientific knowledge that strongly suggests radio-frequency radiation from wi-fi, and other wireless technology, poses a public health risk, especially to children. Wi-fi, which uses frequencies in the microwave range similar to cell phones, is in our schools — from kindergartens to colleges.Katharina Gustavs, Cert. EOH - Building Biology Environmental Consultant IBN at Rainbow ConsultingRF exposure levels from the Wi-Fi transmitter(s) directly at a laptop or tablet when e.g. put in the lap or on the thighs can be as high as 120,000 µW/m2 (IMTS study on WLAN 2005) or even as high as 50,000,000 µW/m2 (NRW Ministry of Environment brochure on wireless devices 2012). For comparison, the exposure limit for cell tower radiation in Canada is 10,000,000 µW/m2, in Switzerland 100,000 µW/m2, in Ukraine 24,000 µW/m2. At 2 feet from the iPad, I still measure peak levels of 5000 µW/m2. The EMF Working Group of the Austrian Medical Association considers any RF levels above 1000 µW/m2 “very far above normal” and above 10 µW/m2 “far above normal.”