If a serious rebellion against genotoxic wireless air pollution is to be mounted, it may very well be sparked in the schools. What parent or teacher (or child for that matter) with any shred of conscience could look at the results of the recent National Toxicology Program Study results (where 1 in 12 male rats developed cancer from routine cell phone radiation exposure) and think that is a perfectly acceptable gamble to take with the lives of our kids to allow people to stream the latest celebrity chatterboxes on their smart phones?
The benefits of internet access are not dependent on wireless technology- we can and must re-wire computers in schools with ethernet cables as a matter of urgency to protect our children from harmful radiation exposure.
If school boards, principals, and PTA’s aren’t able to get it together to protect our children and remove wireless equipment from schools, parents and children may be forced to act of their own accord. The interests of “Ed Tech” do not outweigh the right to a safe and healthy environment in schools.
Below is an encouraging news update sent out by UC Berkeley Professor Joel Moskowitz, Director of the Center for Family and Community Health at the School of Public Health at
UC Berkeley whose website is a great resource for those interested in following the science and media coverage of the issue of wireless health harm:
Parents succeed in blocking cell tower at San Francisco Bay Area high school
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, Oct 5, 2016
(The following report is based upon a parent who attended the meeting.)
At a school board meeting in Danville, California last night, concerned parents successfully protested the placement of cellular transmission equipment at the San Ramon Valley High School football stadium.
The board’s decision not to allow the cell tower was unanimous.
Several parents showed up to speak about their concerns. They persuaded a couple of board members about the health concerns. At least one board member was persuaded due to a concern that the cell tower may adversely impact real estate values in the neighborhood near the school.
One board member referred to the research studies presented by the parents as “internet junk science.” Although she wasn’t persuaded by the research, she decided that the $25,000 the school district would receive each year for the cell tower wasn’t enough to fight over.
Two days ago NBC Chicago aired an excellent news story (below) about cell towers in Chicago-area schools. (Check out the interactive map at the end of the article which shows all cell towers on school property and the amount of revenue each school receives.)
ABC, CBS, and NBC local affiliates in Washington, D.C. have been covering a similar controversy at an elementary school in Fairfax County, Virginia (see link below).
The school cell tower and Wi-Fi controversies are heating up across the country as many parents have become aware of the health effects of exposure to wireless radiation since the federal government’s report in May that the National Toxicology Program found that exposure to cell phone radiation can cause cancer.
See recent TV news stories re: opposition to cell towers in residential neighborhoods
and wireless radiation health risks to children.