The increasingly wide spread use of WiFi across business and government (especially in schools) is a move that goes against the rapidly mounting body of credible scientific evidence which makes increasingly clear that exposure to even low levels of WiFi on an ongoing basis has a wide range of serious adverse health effects.
Employers and educational facilities should heed the warning signs:
Important legal news from Spain, France and Italy:
– EHS is recognised as a work accident (the first recognized case in Aragon) and the third in Spain.
– From France:
For Sophie Pelletier, president of PRIARTEM, it is a double first : “This is the first time that the administrative jurisdiction – on which civil servants depend – ruled favourably on this topic.. And the icing on the cake, this is the first time in France that a court decision recognizes intolerance to electromagnetic waves as a disease attributable to work.”
– The Court of Florence has ordered the immediate shutdown of Wi-Fi in a school to protect the health of a minor until the next hearing in March.
We advise employers and educational facilities to avail themselves of the resources at their disposal.
Technology can be used in a safer way. An independent EMF survey is essential to determine the amount of non – ionizing radiation that employees, children and students are exposed to on a daily basis.
It might be a wise decision to take proactive steps in order to avoid costly legal expenses in the future.
It is worthwhile to note that ICNIRP has stated that it recognises that a certain subset of the population is more sensitive to non-ionizing radiation. (ICNIRP 2002: General Approach to Protection Against Non – Ionizing Radiation Published in Health Physics April 2002 Volume 82, Number 4 P 546)