TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - A union representing 45,000 Ontario teachers is warning against WiFi in the classroom.
The Ontario English Catholic Teacher's Association studied the effects of microwave radiation from WiFi, and has published a report stating that classroom computers should only be hardwired.
The union's provincial Health and Safety Committee recognized research that shows up to one million Canadians may have "severe and immediate" reactions to WiFi. That's three percent of the population. The symptoms can range from headaches to heart palpitations, including speeding heart rates.
The report suggests all new schools should be hardwired only, and WiFi should not be installed in any more classrooms.
The union represents teachers at more than fourteen hundred Ontario Catholic schools.
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