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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Best Technology Practices for Schools

The Simple Solution for Schools: Safe (non-wireless) Technology

Wireless radiation is linked to immune and nervous system damage.
Read the Research HERE. 

The solution is easy. Use ethernet connections in classrooms. Remove the Routers. 

 Here are some great examples: 

The Upper Sturt School: Read their Wireless Policy Here. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8Oub2Nx5eSLX3JLMlcxcmVoemM/view?usp=sharing

The Collaboration of High Performance Schools Low EMF Criteria
The Collaboration of High Performance Schools is a leader in identifying sustainable and healthy building trends. They recently adopted EMF building code requirements for safe and healthy schools which includes:

  • Wired local area network (LAN) to reduce radio-frequency (RF) EMF
  • Laptops or notebooks have an Ethernet port and a physical switch to disable wifi. 
  • Wired Phones in classroom to reduce RF EMF in classroom.
  • Cell Phones should be in airplane mode in classroom.
Read an article about these Best Practices by Alex  Stadtner, published in healthybuildingscience.com, San Francisco, Ca. Jan 21, 2015 

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