Friday, October 30, 2015

First US Public School District Limits Wi-Fi Radiation Exposure to Students and Staff

Instructions for "Best Practices" are posted in every classroom and include:

- Turn off the device when not in use
- Turn Wi-Fi on only when needed
- Always place the mobile device on a solid surface
- Viewing distance should be a minimum of 12 inches from the screen
- Specific product information guides are available through the IT department
- We ask that staff members regularly remind and instruct students in using best practices in regards to mobile devices


  1. WOW. At least MCPS could do take these very simple steps. What harm can it do to implement this statewide? The potential harm from NOT doing it is huge.. cancer.. immune damage.. cmon MCPS ...DO THE RIGHT THING HERE!

  2. Go to the blog where parents are calling on MCPS to take action on this issue.

  3. From where do these "Best Practices" originate? What "device" is being turned off? If it's a cell phone or laptop turning them off doesn't reduce the "radiation" (radiation, mind you, that has less energy than visible light and couldn't raise the temperature of a class of water sitting under it, but we're supposed to be afraid of it for ourselves and our children - the ignorance tied to this issue is stunning) from the wifi transmitter that sends out the "radiation" that everyone is concerned about. How does putting to device down flat on a table change anything - again, the signal from the wifi transmitter is still flying through the air, you still have to touch the thing to work it, and I guess it's not being held in your hands while you use it - wow, let's see, given how many people actually hold these things there must be all kinds of abnormal cancers of the skin or tissues of the hand spiking throughout the world ... actually, no, not happening.

    There is no evidence to support that there's harm tied to wifi, none. On the basis of there being no evidence everyone wants to assume that there must be something harmful, here to in spite of the fact that there's no evidence of medical conditions increasing that can in any way be tied to wifi.

    Let's hold meetings where we all show our ignorant concern, and put in place "standards" that, for sure, most won't even pay attention to, instead of funding research that will conclusively show that this is not an issue.

    You and your children absorb far more radiation, legitimate honest-to-God DNA altering radiation, from flying in a plane at high altitude than you do from your wifi devices in a year's time. I don't read of anyone being up in arms over making sure lead suits are available for flying, or that airlines be forced to fly at lower altitudes to reduce radiation.

  4. You need to read the research. There is evidence.
    Start here..
    Akar A. et al., 2013. Effects of low level electromagnetic field exposure at 2.45 GHz on rat cornea. Int J Radiat Biol. 89(4): 243-249.

    Atasoy H.I. et al., 2013. Immunohistopathologic demonstration of deleterious effects on growing rat testes of radiofrequency waves emitted from conventional Wi-Fi devices. Journal of Pediatric Urology 9(2): 223-229.

    Avendaño C. et al., 2012. Use of laptop computers connected to internet through Wi-Fi decreases human sperm motility and increases sperm DNA fragmentation. Fertility and Sterility 97(1): 39-45.

    Aynali G. et al., 2013. Modulation of wireless (2.45 GHz)-induced oxidative toxicity in laryngotracheal mucosa of rat by melatonin. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 270(5): 1695-1700.

    Ceyhan A.M. 2012. Protective effects of β-glucan against oxidative injury induced by 2.45-GHz electromagnetic radiation in the skin tissue of rats. Arch Dermatol Res 304(7): 521-527.

    Chaturvedi C.M. et al., 2011. 2.45GHz (CW) microwave irradiation alters circadian organization, spatial memory, DNA structure in the brain cells and blood cell counts of male mice, Mus musculus. Prog Electromag Res B 29: 23-42. (Full paper).

  5. Then here..
    Chou C.K. et al., 1992. Long-term, low-level microwave irradiation of rats. Bioelectromagnetics 13(6): 469–496.

    Ciftci Z.Z. et al., 2015.Effects of prenatal and postnatal exposure of Wi-Fi on development of teeth and changes in teeth element concentration in rats : Wi-Fi (2.45 GHz) and teeth element concentrations. Biol Trace Elem Res. 163(1-2): 193-201.

    Cig B. and Naziroglu M. 2015. Investigation of the effects of distance from sources on apoptosis, oxidative stress and cytosolic calcium accumulation via TRPV1 channels induced by mobile phones and Wi-Fi in breast cancer cells. Biochem Biophys Acta.1848(10 Pt B): 2756-2765.

    Dasdag S. et al., 2015. Effect of long-term exposure of 2.4 GHz radiofrequency radiation emitted from Wi-Fi equipment on testes functions. Electromagn Biol Med.34(1): 37-42.

    Dasdag S. et al 2015. Effects of 2.4 GHz radiofrequency radiation emitted from Wi-Fi equipment on microRNA expression in brain tissue. Int J Radiat Biol. 91(7): 555-561.

  6. Then here..
    Desmunkh P.S. et al., 2013. Detection of Low Level Microwave Radiation Induced Deoxyribonucleic Acid Damage Vis-a-vis Genotoxicity in Brain of Fischer Rats. Toxicol Int. 20(1): 19-24.

    Deshmukh P.S. et al., 2015. Cognitive impairment and neurogenotoxic effects in rats exposed to low-intensity microwave radiation. Int J. Toxicol. 34(3): 284-290.

    Eser O., 2013. The effect of electromagnetic radiation on the rat brain: an experimental study. Turk Neurosurg. 23(6): 707-715.

    Ghazizadeh V. and Naziroglu M. 2014. Electromagnetic radiation (Wi-Fi) and epilepsy induce calcium entry and apoptosis through activation of TRPV1 channel in hippocampus and dorsal root ganglion of rats. Metab Brain Dis. 29(3): 787-799.

    Grigoriev Y.G. et al., 2010. Confirmation studies of Soviet research on immunological effects of microwaves: Russian immunology results. Bioelectromagnetics 31(8):589-602.

    Gumral N. et al., 2009. Effects of selenium and L-carnitine on oxidative stress in blood of rat induced by 2.45-GHz radiation from wireless devices. Biol Trace Elem Res. 132(1-3): 153-163.

  7. The research is OVERWHELMING and so is the power of the industry dear friend. Tobacco=Wireless

  8. Research shows cancers are increasing.
    Educate yourself please..
    Using U.S. national tumor registry data, a recent study found that the overall incidence of meningioma, the most common non-malignant brain tumor, has significantly increased in the United States in recent years (Dolecek et al., 2015).
    The incidence of glioma, the most common malignant brain tumor, has also been increasing in recent years in the United States, although not across-the-board. The National Cancer Institute reported that glioma incidence in the frontal lobe increased among young adults 20-29 years of age (Inskip et al., 2010). The incidence of glioblastoma multiforme, a highly cancerous glioma, increased in the frontal and temporal lobes, and in the cerebellum among adults of all ages in the U.S. (Zada et al., 2012).
    Hardell and Carlberg (2015) recently reported that brain tumor rates have been increasing in Sweden based upon the Swedish National Inpatient Registry data.

    In addition, the likelihood of developing a non-malignant brain tumor has increased in recent years in the U.S. according to newly-released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    The age-adjusted incidence of the most common non-malignant tumor, meningioma, significantly increased among adults from 2004 through 2012. Several studies have found an increased risk for meningioma among heavy cell phone users: Carlberg and Hardell (2015) , Coureau et al. (2014) and Cardis et al. (2011)

    The age-adjusted incidence of pituitary gland tumors has significantly increased among children and a prospective study of 790,000 women in the United Kingdom reported that the risk pituitary gland tumors was more than twice as high among women who used a cell phone for less than five years as compared to never users (Benson et al., 2013).

  9. No evidence?
    How embarrassing that the world is so ill informed.
    If sperm are dying, that's harmful.


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