School Wi-Fi Ontario
October 14, 2011 by staff
School Wi-Fi Ontario, A second private school in Ontario has been removed from your Wi-Fi Internet, citing health reasons, the latest move in an ongoing public debate about the safety of wireless devices.
A group called the School Safety Committee, said Tuesday that the roadside Academy in Peterborough, Ontario., Has broken wireless Internet access, citing a statement from the World Health Organization in May that the microwave radiation Wi-Fi and other wireless devices are a “possible carcinogen.”
International Agency for Research on Cancer study led to the May classification of radio frequency electromagnetic fields as “possibly carcinogenic” to humans, based on an increased risk of glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer associated with wireless phone use.
The World Health Organization to include cell phones in the same “carcinogenic risk” category as lead engine exhaust and chloroform.
Although experts have stressed that there is no conclusive scientific evidence of health risk, concerns have persisted. Parents and some groups say that the study has not done enough on the long-term effect of continuous exposure to children, whose bodies are still developing.
This summer, the Green Party leader Elizabeth May added her voice to the concerns expressed.
“It’s very disturbing how fast Wi-Fi has been transferred to schools such as children who are most vulnerable,” he wrote online.
For its part, the Academy by the roadside has been replaced with Wi-Fi Internet access wired.
“This eliminates any concerns about the safety of using Wi-Fi in schools,” said Adam Parker, director of the Academy by the roadside, in a statement.
Way is a private Catholic school serving students from kindergarten through grade 12.
In September, Pretty River Academy in Collingwood, Ontario., Also a private school, removed its Wi-Fi for the same reason.
Peterborough is about 130 kilometers northeast of Toronto, while Collingwood is approximately 150 kilometers north of the capital of Ontario.
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