An article from the Baltimore Sun in Maryland, U.S.A. by Dr. Devra Davis
Devra Lee Davis, PhD MPH, Founder and President of Environmental Health Trust is a former senior advisor to the assistant secretary for health in the Department of Health and Human Services, a member of a team awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with the Al Gore and founding director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. She is currently a visiting professor of medicine at the Hebrew University and president of Environmental Health Trust, a non-profit working to identify and avoid environmental health hazards.
Thank you, Gov. Larry Hogan, for appointing thoughtful, brave medical experts to Maryland’s Children’s Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council (CEHPAC). Your next challenge is to get the Maryland school superintendents to heed the council’s well-founded advice: reduce and restrict children’s wireless radiation (WiFi). With distinguished experts in child health, neurodevelopment and pediatrics, the council draws on the well-established public health principle that stopping harm now is always better and cheaper than trying to fix damage later.
The council recommends wired rather than wireless classroom networks. Why? All wireless devices from laptops to tablets to cell phones work as two-way microwave radiating radios. While weak in power, this radiation is absorbed into our bodies, far more deeply into children who are smaller with thinner skulls. Two decades ago when the FCC set “safety” standards, authorities assumed that microwave radiation was harmless unless it produced heat. Research on children’s long-term effects was nonexistent. Today millions of children regularly use microwave radiating devices.
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Children face WiFi threat: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/readersrespond/bs-ed-wifi-schools-letter-20170329-story.html