Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Letter to MCPS Student Member of the School Board Eric Guerci on the Bring your Own Device Policy for Middle Schools

Dear Mr. Guerci, and those interested in increasing exposure to wifi radiation with a BYOD policy in middle schools,

Please read this recent statement from the World Health Organization. I do not expect you to be experts in this matter, as you have a plate full of concerns to tend to every day. I hope this email educates you more on what wifi radiation in our schools means to human health.

In short, it should be minimized, not maximized. I do hope you will come to understand this with more reading on the subject. Happy to help however I can.

IARC classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (including Wi-Fi signals and mobile phone signals) as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B) based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer, associated with wireless phone use. Read the Press Release on the Carcinogenity of Radio Frequency. 

The Working Group did not quantitate the risk; however, one study of past cell phone use (up to the year 2004), showed a 40% increased risk for gliomas in the highest category of heavy users (reported average: 30 minutes per day over a 10-year period).
Summary of the IARC evaluation.

I would be very surprised if this does not get your attention and prompt action.

Kindly,

Lisa Cline
Gaithersburg


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