Fascinating article in The Telegraph recently from a British expert in electromagnetic radiation concerning her very real concerns about WiFi’s effect on our children. She is calling for the UK to follow France in banning WiFi in nurseries and primary schools.
I have written about this issue before – I do fear we are all guinea pigs in this tech revolution and I do worry about it in schools and the sheer amount children are using in terms of phones, Ipads, laptops etc etc. Personally, I have corded phones only, use Ethernet instead of WiFi (which, incidentally, is FAR more reliable) and don’t use mobile phones for talking on – mine actually is enormous so I would look silly if I did!
The article is specifically about children’s health but you can read the same warnings for adults as far as I’m concerned. The expert herself has eschewed use of any WiFi or digital tech, going from someone who thought it was fabulous to now not deeming the potential risks worth it.
As she points out, Britain’s head teachers are now in a bit of a tight spot since insurance company Lloyds of London told them in February that they will now be excluding liability for EMF damage from their school policies, making the school heads liable directly for exposing kids to EMFs:
“The Government is expecting head teachers to decide whether risk versus benefit is worthwhile. This seems unfair to me,” says Mallery-Blythe. “Most teachers don’t even know that RF is currently classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a Group 2B carcinogen, which means it is a possible cause of cancer in humans. There is a vast amount of published literature documenting the harmful effects on every biological system. Most people understandably don’t have time to read and digest it all.”
In a funny kind of way, I think Lloyds will have forced the issue and heads, quite rightly, will not want to take that risk in future. It could signal the end of WiFi in schools (pun intended) and that can’t come quickly enough for me. Ethernet instead please.
Read the full article here.