Friday, March 24, 2017

Baltimore Sun: Wi-Fi in Md. schools may put your kid at risk for cancer

Baltimore Sun: Wi-Fi in Md. schools may put your kid at risk for cancer

Baltimore Sun "Wifi in Md. schools may put your kid at risk for cancer" by Devra Lee Davis PhD, MPH 
Thank you, Gov. Larry Hogan, for appointing thoughtful, brave medical experts to Maryland's Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council (CEHPAC). Your next challenge is to get the Maryland school superintendents to heed the council's well-founded advice: reduce and restrict children's wireless radiation (wifi). With distinguished experts in child health, neurodevelopment and pediatrics, the council draws on the well-established public health principle that stopping harm now is always better and cheaper than trying to fix damage later.
The council recommends wired rather than wireless classroom networks. Why? All wireless devices from laptops to tablets to cell phones work as two-way microwave radiating radios. While weak in power, this radiation is absorbed into our bodies, far more deeply into children who are smaller with thinner skulls. Two decades ago when the FCC set "safety" standards, authorities assumed that microwave radiation was harmless unless it produced heat. Research on children's long-term effects was nonexistent. Today millions of children regularly use microwave radiating devices. Read the full article online. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

American Academy of Pediatrics Letter in Support of Medical Health and Safety Guidelines for Screens in Schools

Please Read the American Academy of Pediatrics Letter in Support of Medical Health and Safety Guidelines for Screens in Schools. Download it HERE. 





MD State Department of Education Sends Seemingly Misleading Information To State Elected Officials

A letter written on State Department of Education Superintendent Karen B Salmon letterhead provides wishy washy statements and seems to imply that a law creating health and safety guidelines is not needed because there  is a "draft plan" that "addresses these concerns".

This is an insult to the intelligence of parents and teachers everywhere.
Go to the DRAFT and search for yourself.

As Janis Zink Sartucci, Esq.  states in a letter to the Department, 
"In my review of THE DRAFT DOCUMENT, I have not been able to find the specific section that addresses the amount of screen time that students should be on digital devices while in public school classrooms.  Can you please assist me in locating the section of the draft that speaks to this issue? "

The current draft does not address the issues of radiation. Could there be another draft floating around that does or are the statements below simply false? 




 

Click Here to Read the Other Egregious and Shameful  Letters of Opposition to the Child Health and Safety Screen Bill by School Officials

MD Department of Health Letter on Eye Damage To Children From Screens

The Department of Health Letter states several of the health effects digital devices pose to children and that there are no guidelines being followed in school.





Children in Classrooms Using Digital Devices on Laps: UNSAFE TO CHILDREN



Caught on Camera: Please note this image of children using digital devices in unsafe ways in an article about Baltimore Schools found here http://digitalpromise.org/district/baltimore-county-public-schools/

Please take a look at this video showing how radiation penetrates the body when a laptop is on the lap.