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Ontario’s elementary and secondary school teachers unions in Kingston Ontario say they want WiFi turned off in schools until more information is available on the safety of its radiation.

Ontario’s elementary and secondary school teachers unions in Kingston Ontario say they want WiFi turned off in schools until more information is available on the safety of its radiation.
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Teachers concerned over WiFi health risks

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School classes resume today, Monday March 21, in Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, after the March week-long “spring break”.

But classes resume under a bit of a controversy.

Teachers in the city of Kingston Ontario say they want the WiFi in schools turned off due to health concerns.

Two teachers unions in Kingston Ontario say WiFi radiation is on the same cancer watch-list as DDT and car exhaust and that “there is increasing evidence that WiFi in the classroom is not safe”.

“WiFi emits microwave radiation and it’s linked to cancer by the World Health Organization,” said Andrea Loken, Kingston area President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) said in a press release.  “No teacher has consented to be exposed to this. Nor has the Board ever warned us about it,” she said.

Air Canada Boeing 777. The airline announced today that it will begin offering satellite WiFi on its international flights later this fall
Air Canada Boeing 777. The airline announced today that it will begin offering satellite WiFi on its international flights later this fall © Brian- Wiki commons

The unions want the WiFi routers turned off until they can be proven to be safe.

Frank Clegg is the former president of Microsoft Canada. He is now CEO of Canadian’s For Safe Technology, said school Boards are ignoring the mounting evidence of both cancer and infertility for the teachers and students exposed to all day WiFi.

The Limestone School Board which covers the Kingston area is expected to report on the safety of WiFi in classrooms sometime in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, Air Canada announced today, that it will provide satellite WiFi connections on all its international flights. This will allow passengers to surf the net while travelling anywhere Air Canada flies beginning later this fall.  The airline already offers WiFi on narrow-body flights within North America.

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5 comments on “Teachers concerned over WiFi health risks
  1. Stephanie Dickerson says:

    I am one of the unfortunate teachers exposed to the new “high density” wifi. I assumed this was safe, but consequently became very ill from the daily exposure. There is growing scientific knowledge of the mechanisms that cause sensitivity to wifi, enough evidence that wifi in public spaces , especially schools, should stop now while these harmful effects can be better studied and understood. The industry cannot study their own product, which is what we are relying on now for public “safety”. There actually are no current “safety” standards, but instead, a presumption of safety perpetrated by the wireless industry itself.

  2. Thank goddess for the Canadian Teacher’s Unions. Far more active than in the U.S. because we in the U.S. have no media !!!
    Good work Canada.

  3. We would appreciate it if you could list the http://www.c4st.org in the additional information at the bottom on this article. this is the org that Frank Clegg represents and is relevant to the article.
    many thanks

  4. Marcus Schluschen says:

    Concerns for negative biological effects from wireless technology are drastically increasing on the world stage.

    In 2015 and again in 1016, over 220 international EMR scientists, who collectively published more than 2000 peer reviewed studies, warned the UNITED NATIONS(UN)of the adverse health effects of WiFi, cell tower radiation, cell phones etc.

    Exposing children without informed consent, to this uncontrolled WiFi experiment, is a violation of human rights!