March 18, 2015
Hi, my daughter’s school has installed a WiFi transmitter into each classroom to provide the 4 class computers and teacher’s laptop with internet access. The box is located about 2m off the floor at the front of the room and is never turned off. The school is not open to removing them and using a wired connection. Is there any way I can protect her from it? She wears an EMF protection pendant which claims to work with WiFi. Can the wifi box be shielded in any way? My daughter is only 5 and I’m very concerned about her spending 5hrs a day near this thing. Changing schools is not an option as they are zoned depending on where you live, they are all having the same technology installed anyway. I’d be very grateful for any practical advice.
August 17, 2014
This is clearly a difficult situation. One or two thoughts. Apologies if you’ve covered these already or if they are not practical for any reason.
Most routers have an adjustable power setting. It might be possible to get them changed to operate on a lower power setting – typically they are installed on full power because that gives the ‘best’ service from an engineering perspective. They should be set to the lowest power which will still provide an adequate service. Shielding might also be possible as a means of reducing the signal if it can be done in such a way that the router will still function, and not restrict airflow so no fire hazard is created.. You could also ask for your child to be allowed to sit as far away from the router as possible.
If they will not switch off the routers when they are not in use, try to make sure the computers are switched off – they emit radiation too when they are running with wifi enabled, even if it is not connecting.
I would not assume that a pendant will offer any useful protection. I have one which definitely helps in some situations but is next-to-useless against wifi. Some claim to be tested for effectiveness, but these tests never show results for release of stress proteins, DNA damage, blood clotting etc.
Do other parents feel the same way? If so you may have allies if you choose to mount a campaign. If not there might be an opportunity to educate other parents (and teachers) and get them on your side, which might increase pressure on the school. There is loads of relevant info on the internet (including this site), including sample non-consent forms (‘I do not consent to my child being in a wifi environment…’), campaign documents and statements from leading independent scientists.
At least you might be able to make the school board feel uncomfortable about what they are doing and perhaps influence them to change their policy. Ask them to confirm in writing that they have insurance cover for claims for non-thermal radiation damage, and that there are no exclusions in their policies. Many underwriters are refusing to cover these risks. Also you could try asking them to sign a statement that they are aware that wifi radiation is a 2B carcinogen, that they are aware of the thousands of scientific studies showing biological damage from wireless radiation, and that they personally accept full responsibility for any adverse consequences of their actions etc. (I have seen a really good sample document somewhere but I can’t find it…). Failing to switch off the routers is stupid for other reasons – it increases their carbon footprint and their electricity bills. You could also remind them that France has just passed a law requiring routers in schools to be switched off when not in use – and wifi is banned in pre-school facilities.