Safe School
Committee
 


    
     
WiFi is Detrimental to Learning   

     Microwave radiation can impair memory and subtly alter a child’s behaviour.
Scientists have repeatedly shown changes to brain function following exposure
to microwave radiation from devices such as cell phones and WiFi.  

    Continuous microwave signals that are pulsed, as they are from WiFi, can
diminish memory and alter brain activity. This can impair a child’s ability to learn.

     In 1993, a distinguished medical researcher, Dr. George Carlo, was given 28
million dollars by a collection of telecom companies to study microwave radiation.
He was asked to determine whether it was safe.  He concluded that it wasn’t; that
microwave exposure harmed cells. He went further to caution parents that WiFi
can actually cause learning problems:

                
                 "Part of the corporate (Telecom) strategy encourages manipulation of the consumer market, 
        such as the effort to convince parents and teachers that WiFi wireless access at school will 
        improve education - with no evidence to support the claim. Ironically, the pathology associated
        with ICRW (Information Carrying Radio Waves or WiFi) is consistent with learning deficiencies
        linked to WiFi itself." 
 Click: American Trial Lawyer "Illusion and Escape" (pg. 5)

                A lot of the research into memory loss related to microwave/ RF exposure was done by respected scientist,
          Dr. Henry Lai, from the University of Washington. In a series of papers, he consistently showed memory changes
          from microwave exposure. These observations raised questions about whether bathing children in microwaves
          during their school years could have life-long detrimental consequences. A scientist with the U.S Environmental
          Protection Agency posed this question more than ten years ago:

             “This…should not be overlooked…the potential for an impact by wireless communications
         technology on a child’s educational process, i.e., by possibly affecting learning ability. It stems
         from recent studies involving short-term exposures that demonstrated subtle effects on brain
         functions, produced by low-intensity, pulse-modulated radiofrequency radiation…Even a slight
        degree of impairment of learning ability over years of exposure…may negatively affect the quality
        of life that could be achieved by these individuals when adults.”
   
                                                                                            Norbert Hankin PhD, EPA Environment Scientist 
                                                                                                                                                               19 December, 2000
    

                Since hardwiring computers does not alter brain function it is the logical and safest solution for every school 
           and every child, especially children who already suffer from learning disabilities. 

               Select Studies on Brain and Memory Changes from Microwaves Exposure

            Click: Neurological Effects of Radiofrequency Radiation. This helpful, easy to read speech  by Dr. Lai
                                                                               outlines his groundbreaking research. University of Vienna, 1998              

            Click: Dr. Lai’s experiment  “Microwaves and Water-Maze” Bioelectromagnetics Journal, 2000

            Click: “Microwave Irradiation Affects Maze Performance” Bioelectromagnetics Journal, 1994

            Click: Whole Body Exposure with 900MHz Affects Spatial Memory, Pathophysiology 2010

            Click: WiFi alters brain function of males and females differently. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, 2011

            Click: Cell Phones Affect Brain Activity. Article investigating the  2011 study in Journal of American
                                                                                         Medical Association from Microwave News. March 2011

              There are many more relevant papers. Here are a few:

            Chiang et al. (1989) people who lived and worked near radio antennae and radar installations showed deficits
            in psychological and short-term memory tests.

            De Pomerai et al. (2000) reported an increase in a molecular stress response in cells after exposure to a RFR
            at a SAR of 0.001 W/kg.

            D'Inzeo et al. (1988) very low intensity RFR  (0.002 – 0.004 mW/cm2)  affects the operation of acetylcholine-
            related ion-channels in cells. These channels play important roles in physiological and behavioral functions.

            Kolodynski  and Kolodynska (1996) school Children living in front of a radio station have less developed
            memory and attention, their reaction time is slower, and their neuromuscular apparatus endurance is
            decreased.

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