The California State PTA has considered the issue of electromagnetic radiation for decades and voted to first issue a resolution in 1994. At that time the federal government and California state public health officials were deeply involved in research on the biological and human health effects of electromagnetic radiation.
In fact, in 2002 the California Department of Health Services scientists who reviewed studies of possible health effects from ELF EMF came to these conclusions: “To one degree or another, all three of the DHS scientists are inclined to believe that EMFs can cause some degree of increased risk of childhood leukemia, adult brain cancer, Lou Gehrig’s disease, and miscarriage…”
The California State PTA Resolution on Electromagnetic Fields does the following:
- Documents that legitimate research exists linking non ionizing electromagnetic fields to cancer.
- Documents that children are exposed to sources of EMFs in the classrooms and that safer solutions exist for mitigating risk.
- Resolves that the PTA can educate and inform districts, councils and units about the potential hazards of EMFs to encourage school districts and schools to develop risk reduction policies and to disseminate information on the subject.