Sunday, 29 June 2014

A Waldorf School takes a Precautionary Step - Saying Good bye to WiFi

City of Lakes Waldorf School took a courageous and perhaps prescient step in eliminating WiFi and going back to hardwired access to the Internet. The school chose to act out of concern for the health and will being of the students entrusted to its care.

Mobile Phones Health Hazards, Risks and Dangers
A surprising page at a Microsoft User Website about the dangers of cell phones and microwave radiation:

Presentation by Doctors for Safer Schools at Belmont School May 8th Hosted by SPEAC

Dr Kerry Crofton - How Our Children can be Tech Savvy, Healthy, and Connected

Short 'n Tweet: Dr. Blank explains how EMFs damage cells


Open letter by British Medical Doctors: Health and Safety of Wi-Fi and Mobile Phones

Additionally, doctors are encountering a significant and growing number of people presenting with a range of acute (short-term) symptoms from wireless radiation, including headaches, palpitations, rashes, fatigue, sleep disturbance, allergies and memory and concentration problems.

Wi-Fi in Schools: Dr. Stephen Sinatra M.D. (8min)
Dr. Sinatra cautions ’this exposure is the greatest medical threat of our time.’ Students in WiFi schools experience ‘unexplained’ cardiac and other symptom.

Cell Phone Chatter Linked to Triple Risk of Brain Tumors
The latest study, which analyzed 253 cases of glioma and 194 cases of meningioma reported in four French departments between 2004 and 2006, revealed that people who spend 900 hours on the phone during the course of their career are significantly more likely to develop brain tumors.

EMR Safety for kids...BY KIDS
Wireless machines are dangerous for kids because the radiation makes our cells shut down - so they can't breathe properly and they can't get rid of toxins. Then our DNA in our cells gets damaged and our cells don't work properly. After years of this harmful microwave radiation you can get leukemia or cancer. But, before you get cancer, look at these immediate results of WiFi radiation. Have you noticed that your friends have gone home early because of headaches, nausea, nosebleeds etc?

Sunday, 1 June 2014

A Waldorf School takes a Precautionary Step - Saying Good bye to WiFi

Workers Compensation Act, Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations pertaining to restricted exposures in the workplace (schools) that is of great significance. I really don’t even understand how Wi-Fi is allowed in schools based upon these regulations. You will notice it states:

Workers Compensation Act, Occupational Health and Safety Regulation: Part 5 — Chemical Agents and Biological Agents

Section 5.57: Designated substances

(1) “If a substance identified as any of the following is present in the workplace, the employer must replace it, if practicable, with a material which reduces the risk to workers: (a) ACGIH A1 or A2, or IARC 1, 2A or 2B carcinogen”.

It goes on to state:

(2)  If it is not practicable to substitute a material which reduces the risk to workers, in accordance with subsection (1), the employer must implement an exposure control plan to maintain workers' exposure as low as reasonably achievable below the exposure limit established under section 5.48.
(3)  The exposure control plan must meet the requirements of section 5.54.
What does section 5.54 state?

5.54: Exposure control plan

(1) An exposure control plan must be implemented when

(a) exposure monitoring under section 5.53(3) indicates that a worker is or may be exposed to an air contaminant in excess of 50% of its exposure limit,

(b) measurement is not possible at 50% of the applicable exposure limit, or

(c) otherwise required by this Regulation.

(2)  The exposure control plan must incorporate the following elements:

(a) a statement of purpose and responsibilities;

(b) risk identification, assessment and control;

(c) education and training;

(d) written work procedures, when required;

(e) hygiene facilities and decontamination procedures, when required;

(f) health monitoring, when required;

(g) documentation, when required.

(3)  The plan must be reviewed at least annually and updated as necessary by the employer, in consultation with the joint committee or the worker health and safety representative, as applicable.

Clearly, according to OHS regulations, there is strict and comprehensive protocol to adhere to with any 2B carcinogen in the work/school environment. This would include regular RF monitoring for  levels. Please continue to bring this point forward as this is legally binding and school districts must adhere to these safety regulations or face liability issues.