ST. PETERSBURG, FL, Oct. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Schools should not install WiFi systems because they are linked to learning disabilities, headaches and altered immune systems, says the American Academy of Environmental Medicine.
"Safer technology such as use of hard-wiring is strongly recommended in schools," says an Academy statement issued at its annual conference on the brain and nervous system this week in Florida.
In August the American Academy of Pediatrics called for a review of government safety limits on microwave radiation due to the increasing number of wireless devices in children's lives. Last year the World Health Organization classified microwave radiation from cell phones and WiFi as a possible carcinogen.
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine is a group of medical specialists who treat illnesses triggered by environmental factors.
SOURCE: Safe School Committee
For further information:
Dr. Amy Dean MD, AAEM (United States)
Dr. Jennifer Armstrong MD, AAEM (Canada)