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Beginning in 2012 the Peel District School Board (PDSB) approved a $7 million investment in technology that included a plan to install WiFi in all Peel schools, elementary to secondary by the end of the 2012/2013 school year. The plan also included a roll out campaign directed at students to BYOD — “Bring Your Own Device” to school in order to save costs on having to purchase devices for each student. Since then parents, students, teachers unions, and concerned organizations have called upon the PDSB to engage in dialogue and work towards safe use of wireless devices. Instead parents and concerned teachers have been ridiculed and told to take the issue up with Health Canada and Peel Health.
Recent Twitter Comments From PDSB Director Of Communications Regarding The Growing Wireless Concerns at PDSB
PDSB Director of Communications Instructs Peel Principals to Keep WiFi Issue Off of School Agenda (Internal Email)
PDSB Chair Janet McDougald Correspondence With C4ST
PDSB Chair Janet McDougald’s Response
PEEL’S students call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau directly to step in to prioritize and act immediately on the 2015 HESA Recommendations
“I did not consent to this level of risk,” said the high school student in Mississauga. “The School Board has been informed that our WiFi system puts us at risk of infertility and breast cancer but it’s choosing not to protect us,” she said.
The student is part of a group of female high school students lobbying for safety standards to be tightened since microwave radiation from WiFi and cell phones is now considered a Class 2B Carcinogen on the World Health Organization’s Cancer watch list, and they are exposed to it daily at school.
“PM TRUDEAU WE REQUEST YOU PRIORITIZE THE RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE HESA REPORT. IT IS URGENT FOR THE HEALTH OF EVERY STUDENT IN CANADA, AND THE NEXT GENERATION OF CANADIANS.”
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health (HESA) tabled its report in the House of Commons June 17, 2015. The HESA Committee made 12 recommendations that demonstrate that Safety Code 6 does not protect Canadians
Other Concerns That PDSB Refuses To Address
See How Wireless Exposure Levels At Different Peel Schools Approach Unsafe Levels
Canada’s Largest Teacher’s Unions Appeal to HC re Safety Code 6
PDSB Conflicted 2014 Electromagnetic Radiation testing in 25 Schools
PDSB Statements to Wi-Fi Concerns – C4ST Reponses
Is Wi-Fi Included in the IARC/WHO’s 2B Classification of RF-EMF?
- Recent News and Information:
- CMAJ Parliamentary Report Calls For Action on WiFi
- CMAJ Scientists De-Cry Canada’s Outdated WiFi Safety Rules
- Is Wi-Fi Making Your Child Ill?
- Workers Health and Safety Centre of Ontario Warns of RF Exposure
- American Academy of Environmental Medicine Letter to PDSB
- Dr Magda Havas Letter to PDSB
- Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association Stance on WiFi in the Classroom
- Local Teacher Suffers from EMR
- Peel’s Responses to Frequently Asked Questions