The School Board’s position on cell phone and wireless computer usage inside my kids’ school is: Hey, we just follow what Health Canada says! And Health Canada says there is no possibility of danger from radio frequency microwave radiation. Huh.
So here’s what I think of that:
Currently, Health Canada maintains that 1000 mw/cm2 is a safe exposure level for public places. So how come Russia has set its safety level at 10 mw/cm2 (microwatts per centimetre squared) and many European countries have set their microwave radiation safety levels at .10 mw/cm2? Clearly someone is being unduly influenced by industry here…
Many schools have a “no cell phone on school grounds” policy. Unfortunately, ongoing, they are relying on children to police themselves – and we all know how reliable that is!
My son informs me that a boy in his grade 4 class has received a cell phone as a gift from his Dad, which he carries around in his pocket – turned on – so that he can send and receive text messages from his Dad. The teachers have no idea the cell phone is turned on, or that he is texting behind his desk.
And here’s the problem with that: “The body of available research indicates that operation of a nearby portable cellular telephone will expose a non-user to radiation, some of which will be deposited into the brain of the non-user at levels higher than necessary to elicit undesirable biological effects even though the phone may be more than ten feet away from the non-user.”
(Source: Robert Kane, PhD., former Motorola Senior Research Scientist)
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa,
Western Sahara, El Aaiun,
Gold Coast, Queensland,
Costa Rica, San José
Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Click on any of the pictures below
to learn more