LETTER: Advisories on Wi-Fi are buried
Thank you for the Fay School lawsuit update. As former president of the Ashland Education Foundation and grant coordinator for Ashland Public Schools, I helped bring laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, etc., into our district. When an electrical engineering friend mentioned potential harm from Wi-Fi I felt morally obliged to investigate.
I learned all Wi-Fi devices operate off high levels of unshielded microwave radiation that can cause electrohypersensitivity (EHS), infertility, cancers, behavioral issues, DNA damage and more. Children and fetuses are especially vulnerable (see bioinitiative.org)
With health advisories buried in fine print (showthefineprint.org), our School Committee realized most folks, themselves included, didn’t know. Ashland Public Schools implemented Best Practices for Mobile Devices to keep safer distances and turn Wi-Fi off when not in use. I was grateful for this first step although scientists urge using only hard-wired technology. Our bodies cannot repair during sleep while fending off radiation emitted 24/7 by routers, devices, and the Worcester pilot program’s “smart” utility meters.
I realized the rest of our citizens were in the dark, including our public health officials. So, I bought a meter and measured the radiation coming from Senator Karen Spilka’s cell phone and her district director’s laptop. Science indicates harm near .1 milliwatt per square centimeter, and both measured over 100 milliwatts. Senator Spilka introduced Senate Bill 1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields, which is now under review.
Readers are welcome to peruse my research repository for additional information and solutions, https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/