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WiFi: A Big Problem with a Simple Solution

WiFi: A Big Problem with a Simple Solution
Our 21st century children need an education that teaches them to solve the problems of the 21st century. They need caring thoughtful teachers who feel supported and have the resources and tools they need to teach and inspire.

They need access to the best technology.
They do not need WiFi radiation that “needs more research”.

The Problem: Wireless safety standards are outdated and do not apply to children.
  • In fact,  the US never developed a “safe level” of wireless.  Thresholds were set 30 years ago for “allowable radiation”  for military men (not children) and regulations have barely changed since then.
  • Wifi is not as safe as we thought it was. According the California Medical Association and several other independent scientists,  peer reviewed research shows adverse biological effects linked to wireless radiation including DNA breaks, inflammation, cell damage, immune dysfunction, cognitive processing effects, altered brain development, sleep and memory disturbances, ADHD, abnormal behavior, sperm dysfunction, and brain tumors.

    See all the routers in Churchill and Cabin John. Click to view. (all the circles are access points emitting radiation

The Solution: Safe Technology
  • We believe our children’s health and safety is the most important priority for any school. It is equally as important that teachers and school staff have  a safe healthy working environment. Read What Unions Say.

The Perks:  
  • In addition to eliminating the health risks, corded connections are faster and more secure. Most teachers report the corded connections “work great!” No dropped connections.

Q: How do I reduce Wifi exposures at home and still have technology?
A: Easy. Families can use Safe Technology at home. You can start by turning the WiFi off when it is not being used. Why have the wifi radiation on all night when no one is using it?

Frank Clegg, former Microsoft President gives this advice in his magazine article.
excerpts from...Frank Clegg’s Tech Exec’s 5-Step Guide to Wireless Safety
(We added a bit for clarification)
a) Keep cell phones away from your head (use the speaker or airtube earbuds; not bluetooth) and out of your pocket, bras, or clothing.
b) Don’t sleep with an active cell phone near you. Use airplane mode if you need phone functions on at night. This setting blocks radiation from incoming/outgoing calls and text.
c) Children should not be near a connected cell phone or tablet device. Cell phones and tablets should not be used as toys.
d) Forward your phone to your home landline when at home.
2. CORDLESS PHONES: Replace home cordless phones with corded phones (the kind with the curly cord). The cordless phones base-station is the heaviest emitter of radiation, more than the hand-held phone.
3. WI-FI: Replace Wi-Fi with Ethernet. Call your internet company to get a non wireless router installed and use ethernet cable to connect the computers to the router. If you cannot remove the wifi router- turn it off when not in use, minimally put it on a timer or turn it off every night. Make sure it is not where someone is exposed all day, such as a bedroom or study.
4. BABY MONITORS:  Never place a wireless baby monitor (video or audio) by your child’s bed. Use a wired monitor. Parents, do not carry the monitor near your body.
5. SMART METERS:  If possible, opt out of your smart meter installations for electricity. If not possible, try to have it placed away from bedrooms or other high use area.

Every Step Reduces Exposure. Start with one. It is easier than it seems.

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