Ontario school bans Wi-Fi


Tony The Bot
#1
Ontario school bans Wi-Fi
Posted via Canadian Content

Some parents in the Barrie, ON area suspect wireless Internet may be to blame for illness in children attending school. The group believes Wi-Fi causes dizziness, nausea, headaches and even as far as increased heart rates. Parents at St. Vincent Euphrasia elementary school in Meaford, Ont.,
voted to ban Wi-Fi transmitters.

The school became the first in Canada following discussions across the country about whether there are health problems associated with Wi-Fi technology.

The parents claim the Simcoe County school board refused to do anything regarding their concerns, even though the children lose their supposed symptoms on weekends, P.A. days and on school holidays.

At some point, the parents even offered to pay to replace the wireless signals with wired connections to no avail.

Commenting to the CBC, Rodney Palmer of the Simcoe County Safe School Committee "They didn't even say no, they ignored it and ... reaffirmed their position supporting Wi-Fi.

"Parents are getting together and realizing this is the pattern," said Rodney Palmer of the Simcoe County Safe School Committee.

"We went to the school board and they did nothing."

Parents in the group also claim that a slew of various reports and evidence exists to support their position, though Health Canada disagrees stating that Wi-Fi is safe and though federal guidelines on electromagnetic radiation say otherwise, they're "outdated and incorrect."

The Ontario Ministry of Education has also been contacted on the issue, though they state it's up to individual school boards to take action on the issue.

At a higher level of education, Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and Orillia has already taken steps to limit the use of wireless connectivity to areas not already served by wired connections.

There's no word yet on whether the group of parents wish to also target mobile phone connectivity which could potentially be a whole new can of worms.


Original Article: http://www.canadiancontent.net/commt...i-fi_1005.html
 
gnuman
#2
Parents are just uneducated about this issue. The sun emits radiation which is much more stronger than WIFI signals. We got cellphone signals as well which is stronger than wifi, what about cordless phones as well?

Maybe the kids feel sick from the recirculated air in the school and lack of fresh air in the system?
 

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