Herbert Letter: No WiFi in schools

This post will take a little time to read but basically the gist is this:

Martha Herbert is a Pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and a part of the staff at Massachusetts General Hospital.

She is board certified.

In this letter, she pleads with the Montgomery County school district in Maryland to rethink their use of Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies.

Below is an excerpt from the letter that I believe you should read RIGHT NOW:

“In fact, there are thousands of papers that have accumulated over decades –and are now accumulating at an accelerating pace, as our ability to measure impacts become more sensitive – that document adverse health and neurological impacts of EMF/RFR. Children are more vulnerable than adults, and children with chronic illnesses and/or neurodevelopmental disabilities are even more vulnerable. Elderly or chronically ill adults are more vulnerable than healthy adults.

Current technologies were designed and promulgated without taking account of biological impacts other than thermal impacts. We now know that there are a large array of impacts that have nothing to do with the heating of tissue. The claim from wifi proponents that the only concern is thermal impacts is now definitively outdated scientifically.

Radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation from wifi and cell towers can exert a disorganizing effect on the ability to learn and remember, and can also be destabilizing to immune and metabolic function. This will make it harder for some children to learn, particularly those who are already having learning or medical problems in the first place. And since half of the children in this country have some kind of chronic illness, this means that a lot of people are more vulnerable than you might expect to these issues.

Powerful industrial entities have a vested interest in leading the public to believe that EMF/RFR, which we cannot see, taste or touch, is harmless, but this is not true. Please do the right and precautionary thing for our children.

I urge you to opt for wired technologies in Montgomery County classrooms, particularly for those sub-populations that are most sensitive. It will be easier for you to make a healthier decision now than to undo misguided decisions later.”

 

Please take the time to READ and SHARE the full letter at the link below:

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