From Anna Maria Caldara, Bangor PA, April 18, 2014:
Are parents of toddlers aware that their children’s pre-school may contain a Smart Board? Installed as the latest learning tool, teachers probably do not realize that Smart Boards emit DNA-damaging radiation.
Because children’s bodies and immune systems are still developing, they are particularly susceptible to harmful changes in their brains and blood after exposure. The younger the child, the greater the risk.
Children absorb more energy than adults when using a cell phone, for example. The radiation penetrates their mid-brain area. Tumors in this region cause death more frequently than tumors in the temporal lobe, where adult cell phone users are more affected.
“Letter to Parents on Fertility and Other Risks to Children from Wireless Technologies” by Camilla Rees, founder of Campaign for Radiation Free Schools and electromagnetichealth.org, documents study after study that connects microwave radiation with testicular cancer, damaged sperm, and reduced fertility. In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) also classed Smart Boards as “2B: Possible Carcinogens.” After studies conducted at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Health later that year, the WHO was urged to reclassify this source of radiation as “2A: Probable Carcinogen.”
Government and Industry have embraced and encouraged widespread use of wireless technologies at the expense of public health. The Reflex Report was prepared by 12 scientific institutions in 7 countries. It confirmed long-term genetic damage in the blood and brains of cell phone users and other electromagnetic sources. It also showed extremely similar DNA breaks whether one used a cell phone for 24 hours, or submitted to 1600 chest x-rays! Yet public relations firms spend billions of dollars annually promoting the so-called benefits of wireless, sidestepping accumulated medical data to the contrary.
Symptoms of electrosensitivity (headaches, dizziness, fatigue, motor impairment, among others) are often not linked with cell phones, microwave ovens, and Smart Boards. Doctors are largely uneducated about this invisible health hazard.
Campaign for Radiation Free Schools can provide information on how to remediate internal sources of radiation. Fiber optics and cable are safer choices. Funds can be raised to remove wireless systems and hard-wire buildings. As Camilla Rees states, “At critical times of development, when one wants to set the stage for optimal learning, children’s environments should be electromagnetically clean.”
How many local day cares contain cell phones, microwave ovens, and Smart Boards? If succeeding grades also rely on this technology, what chance do our youth have for healthy growth? Our children are innocent of these dangers, and trust in our guidance. Will we protect them?