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Active WiFi Situations in School Boards Across Canada

Is Wi-Fi included in the IARC/WHO’s 2B classification of RF-EMF?

Yes. In May of 2011, the IARC (International Association for Research on Cancer) declared radio frequency radiation as a possible cause of cancer. Click here for official document. Since then Federal, provincial, and municipal health authorities in Canada have made the FALSE claim that the IARC declaration of RF as a possible human carcinogen refers ONLY to mobile phones. This is not and has never been the case. Wi-Fi and all EMF emitting devices are included in this grouping.

Why the confusion?

IARC does not classify devices, they classify exposures. The 2B designation therefore applies to all RF-EMF exposures, regardless of the source. It isn’t the physical source that is being evaluated; it’s the type of emission that exits from any source, that is being evaluated.

Confirmation from IARC

In this video clip (click here) Dr. Jonathan M Samet, MD, University of Southern California, Chairman of the Working Group, states at the 3.12 minute mark “the designation of class 2B RF-EMFs is unspecified as to source, class 2B has broad applicability to sources that emit RMFs".

Confirmation from Dr Robert A Baan PhD, Responsible Officer, Monograph 102 on RF-EMF, The IARC Monographs, IARC, Lyon, FRANCE

“many other devices emit the same type of RF radiation, e.g.,base-station antennas, radio/tv antennas, WiFi stations, smart meters, etc. Therefore, all these fall under the same broad evaluation of “Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields.” Click here to read.

Alberta Parent Councils to Vote on Wi-Fi Resolutions

In March and April 2015, parents have a tremendous opportunity to green their school and to ensure that students are as safe as possible when exposed to Wi-Fi at school by voting on parent resolutions at their next parent council meeting. From there, a representative will be chosen to cast a vote in support of these resolutions at the Alberta School Council Association (ASCA) AGM on April 26th.

BC, Central Okanagan School District

We are parents of young children in the COSD public school system, and it is important to us that we share our knowledge and ask other parents and concerned citizens to come forward in support of our journey towards a Wi-Fi free safe learning environment for our children.

We are working together with our local district school board trustees to obtain safer technology standards across school boards and for all children and people of Canada. Wi-Fi has a multitude of negative and harmful effects on people, especially on young children, who’s skulls are significantly smaller and thinner than grown adults. This allows for a greater amount of radiation to be absorbed into children’s brains, and could cause serious long term physical and mental health effects. The World Health Organization / International Agency for Research on Cancer, has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans - which means that we are exposing our children to these harmful emissions on a daily basis without any up to date or standardized codes for safe use / safe exposure to this type of radiation.

Our Children, Our Future, Our Responsibility!

ON, Halton District School Board (HDSB)

We are parents of young children in the HDSB public school system, and it is important to us that we share our knowledge and ask other parents and concerned citizens to come forward in support of our journey towards a Wi-Fi free safe learning environment for our children.

We are working together with our local district school board trustees to obtain safer technology standards across school boards and for all children and people of Canada. Wi-Fi has a multitude of negative and harmful effects on people, especially on young children, who’s skulls are significantly smaller and thinner than grown adults. This allows for a greater amount of radiation to be absorbed into children’s brains, and could cause serious long term physical and mental health effects. The World Health Organization / International Agency for Research on Cancer, has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans - which means that we are exposing our children to these harmful emissions on a daily basis without any up to date or standardized codes for safe use / safe exposure to this type of radiation.

Our Children, Our Future, Our Responsibility!

ON, Limestone District School Board (LDSB)

In the spring of 2015 concerned parents of the Calvin Park Elementary School Advisory Council made an official request to the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) that a presentation be made on the topic of safety concerns regarding the use of Wi-Fi in schools. This request was granted and a presentation was delivered to the Property and Operations Committee of the LDSB on October 28, 2015 by a concerned parent on behalf of the Kingstonians for Safety Technology Group.

ON, Ottawa, All School Boards

Ottawa Safe Technology Initiative is a group of parents and concerned citizens working to promote the safe use of technology in Ottawa area schools.

ON, Peel District School Board

Beginning in 2012 the Peel District School Board (PDSB) approved a $7 million investment in technology that included a plan to install WiFi in all Peel schools, elementary to secondary by the end of the 2012/2013 school year. The plan also included a roll out campaign directed at students to BYOD — “Bring Your Own Device” to school in order to save costs on having to purchase devices for each student. Since then parents, students, teachers unions, and concerned organizations have called upon the PDSB to engage in dialogue and work towards safe use of wireless devices. Instead parents and concerned teachers have been ridiculed and told to take the issue up with Health Canada and Peel Health.

ON, Simcoe County District School Board

Parents from the Simcoe region have expressed concerns regarding the implementation and use of wireless technology in SCDSB schools.  Through delegations, correspondence, emails, meetings, phone calls and media interviews, these parents have referenced national and international reports from researchers, scientists, journalists which support the parent’s concerns that wireless technology is harmful to humans, particularly developing children.

ON, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board

The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board’s Vision for 21st Century Teaching & Learning, is to install in all schools, elementary to secondary with WIFI (wireless technology) without consultation with parents.  In speaking with a board superintendent, he did not specify the timeline as to when this will happen, but was clear that it will be taking place.  A parent was going to present an information night at their children’s school on wifi technology and reported health issues in school environments to parents.  This meeting was cancelled by the superintendent with the explanation that this was not a school issue.

ON, Waterloo Region District School Board

We are parents of young children in the WRDSB public school system, and it is important to us that we share our knowledge and ask other parents and concerned citizens to come forward in support of our journey towards a Wi-Fi free safe learning environment for our children.

We are working together with our local district school board trustees to obtain safer technology standards across school boards and for all children and people of Canada. Wi-Fi has a multitude of negative and harmful effects on people, especially on young children, who’s skulls are significantly smaller and thinner than grown adults. This allows for a greater amount of radiation to be absorbed into children’s brains, and could cause serious long term physical and mental health effects. The World Health Organization / International Agency for Research on Cancer, has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans - which means that we are exposing our children to these harmful emissions on a daily basis without any up to date or standardized codes for safe use / safe exposure to this type of radiation.

Our Children, Our Future, Our Responsibility!

QC, English Montreal School Board (EMSB)

In April of 2014  I discovered my daughter's elementary school had suddenly installed WiFi in the school. I immediately attended the next EMSB commissioners meeting May 5th and they confirmed to me that they did not perform any health review prior to approving the installation of WiFi in all schools. I informed them that recently the World Health Organization (WHO) placed WiFi in the same class of carcinogen as DDT, lead.
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