An Expert Forum on Wireless in Schools
Lecture videos from the expert forum held in Shrewsbury, MA on March 25, 2019, “Questioning the Safety of Our Children’s Exposure to Wireless Radiation in the Classroom.” Please watch the other presentations in this series and share with friends, school officials and legislators. Grassroots Environmental Education, Wireless Education, Canadians for Safe Technology and Environmental Health Trust participated in the forum.
- Ronald Melnick, Ph.D., Former Toxicologist of National Institute of Health (NIH), Senior Science Advisor, Environmental Health TrustDr. Martha Herbert, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical SchoolDr. David O. Carpenter, Public Health Physician and Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment, a Collaborating Center of the World Health OrganizationFrank Clegg, CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology and former long-time president of Microsoft CanadaTheodora Scarato, MSW, Executive Director, Environmental Health TrustCecelia Doucette, MTPW, Technology Safety Educator
Ronald Melnick, Ph.D., Former Toxicologist of National Institute of Health (NIH), Senior Science Advisor, Environmental Health Trust describes the National Toxicology Program Study and the relevance to human health.
Dr. Martha Herbert, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School describes the impact of electromagnetic fields to the developing brain.
Dr. David O. Carpenter, Public Health Physician and Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment, a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization shares the science on cancer and electrical sensitivity.
Frank Clegg, CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology and former long-time president of Microsoft Canada shares more on policy to hardwire schools and why industry should develop safe technology.
Theodora Scarato, MSW, Executive Director, Environmental Health Trust describes what countries are taking action to reduce exposure to wireless and how schools are removing the wireless and hardwiring internet connections.
Cecelia Doucette, MTPW, Technology Safety Educator discusses Massachusetts policy and how to reduce exposure.
More resources on Wi-Fi in School
PARENT TOOLKIT TO ADVOCATE ON SAFE TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOL
- Questions and Answers on Wi-Fi and Cell Phones in Schools: This two pager is filled with links and resources on why and how to reduce wireless radiation exposure at schools.
- Checklist on How to Reduce EMF and Wireless Radiation for Schools: A list of actionable steps every school can take to eliminate and reduce EMF exposure at school.
- CHPS Low EMF Criteria:The Collaborative for High Performance Schools has developed Best Practices for LOW EMF classrooms that details how schools can replace wireless networks with wired networks.
- Letter on School Wi-Fi and Health for Principal
This draft letter compiles the latest research and you can take portions of it or all of it to send it to your school administrator to begin this important conversation on safe technology.
- Letters by Scientists on Wireless and Cell towers for School Administrators: This webpage has a compendium of letters (downloadable PDF’s) written to school officials regarding wireless in schools and cell towers at schools.
- Peer Reviewed Published Science on Wireless Radiation, Published Science on Wi-Fi Specifically
- Youtube Playlist on Wi-Fi in Schools: News Reports on schools removing the Wi-Fi and scientific lectures.
- Printable Resources to Educate Parents
- What Parents Need to Know About Wireless Radiation Factsheet
- BabySafe Project: “Reduce Your Wireless Exposure” English Brochure, Spanish Brochure
- New Jersey Educational Association “Minimize health risks from electronic devices” NJEA Online Article, PDF of Recommendations
- American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendation Protect The Ones You Love Card English, Spanish
- EHT Compendium of Printable Factsheets, Brochures and Fact Sheets on Wireless and Children: This webpage compiles a variety of resources that you can download and print to spread awareness on this issue.