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18 December 2016

Wi-Fil Health Hazards Shown in Video Series

Cecelia Doucette, ex-president of the Ashland Education Foundation, and parent Keith Marciniak have created a five-part YouTube series that describes the health hazards of pulsed electro-magnetic radiation that floods the environment.  The series covers radiation sources such as cellphones, computers, iPads, cordless phones, cell towers, and powerful Wi-Fi routers that are in most classrooms in the U.S.  Episodes are “Discovering the Dangers”; “Educating the Greater Community”; “Why We Don’t Know”; “Impacts of Excessive Screen Time,” and “Solutions.”

Worcester, Mass., to Study Wi-Fi Threat in Schools
by Jack O'Dwyer, odywerpr.com, 13 December 2016

A school committee of Worcester, second largest city in Massachusetts (pop. 180,000) is taking up the issue whether Wi-Fi and other sources of radiation pose a threat to its 24,000 students.

Committee members Molly McCullough, Brian O’Connell and John Monfredo, at the urging of Cecelia Doucette, ex-president, Ashland Education Foundation, agreed to allow basic “best practices” about cellphones, computers, etc., to be posted on the school district’s website and to make further decisions after meeting with the state’s Dept. of Health in February.

Monfredo and O’Connell were the most supportive of the study while McCullough expressed doubt and asked for more study.

Monfredo, vice chair of the committee, said, “I think we have a moral obligation to the students to let them know there’s a danger. It’s not to scare anyone. It’s to let them know these are things they need to be careful about.”

McCullough said, “Honestly, I don’t think there’s enough information on the table for us to be making a recommendation.” She said she doesn’t want “best practices” to be confused with a new mandate for the schools.

Bob Walton, school technology officer, noted that the World Health Organization classified electromagnetic radiation as a Group 2B carcinogen, meaning it is potentially cancer-causing. But he said coffee and pickles are on the same list and “We don’t have any definitive evidence this causes damage to humans.”

Wi-Fi Health Advocates Rejoice

Wi-Fi health advocates, including Leslie Saffer, were surprised at the receptive attitude of two of the school committee members. Saffer told telegram.com that she “had to pinch herself” after finding that attitude.

Robert Pontius, geography professor at Clark University, told telegram.com, “It’s shocking, the level of ignorance in the U.S. Every time I talk to a doctor, they’ve never heard of it. Other countries including the Scandinavian nations, have programs that warn people about the dangers of electro-magnetic radiation, he said.

Physics professor Germano Iannacchione of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute told the Telegram that people blaming Wi-Fi for symptoms might be overlooking other causes of the conditions.

Robert Knorr, director of the Environmental Epidemiology Program, Bureau of Environmental Health, said there are no “official” guidelines for schools or anyone else to follow. He said the department is creating a general information sheet on the issue.

Wi-Fil Health Hazards Shown in Video Series

Doucette and parent Keith Marciniak have created a five-part YouTube series that describes the health hazards of pulsed electro-magnetic radiation that floods the environment.

The series covers radiation sources such as cellphones, computers, iPads, cordless phones, cell towers, and powerful Wi-Fi routers that are in most classrooms in the U.S.

Episodes are “Discovering the Dangers”; “Educating the Greater Community”; “Why We Don’t Know”; “Impacts of Excessive Screen Time,” and “Solutions.”

Doucette has lectured at the Ashland, Mass., library, which earlier this year hosted a six-part series on the dangers of radiation.

Below are some of the scientific papers cited in the new series.
[See original article.]

http://www.odwyerpr.com/story/public/8059/2016-12-13/worcester-mass-study-wi-fi-threat-schools.html

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