The exposure of an incoming CCS kindergarten student is significant - 6.5 hours a day x 5 days a week x 40 weeks a year = 1,300 hours x 13 years = 16,900 hours (long term exposure).
An Air Force study titled "Long-Term Low-Level Microwave Irradiation of Rats" was completed in 1984, published in Bioelectromagnetics, Volume 13, Issue 6, pages 469 - 496, 1992, and published online 10/19/05, came to the following conclusions:
Long term low level exposure to Wi-Fi:
- promotes tumors in rats
- increases tumor occurrence vs no Wi-Fi
- 16% increase in benign cancers
- 100% increase in metastatic cancers
- 260% increase in primary cancers
- negative impact on the immune system
- promotes a decrease in sperm motility and viability potentially leading to fertility problems
- possible DNA damage
- "rouleaux" formations of the blood (red blood cells clump together)
- contributes to headaches, dizziness, concentration issues, nausea, weakness, etc.
- arrhythmia and tachycardia
- damages the heart
- can cause heart irregularities
One in 700 children has Wolfe-Parkinson-White Syndrome and when those children are exposed to Wi-Fi, it causes arrhythmia and tachycardia.
Historically, world-wide, when parents, teachers, and students in schools have discovered and proven dangerous levels of Wi-Fi radiation in the schools, nothing is done with the information by administration.
According to Dr. Magda Havas, BSc, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada, there are people who are especially sensitive to Wi-Fi, but that long term exposure to Wi-Fi can result in medical problems for others that may not be evident for years.
Obviously, in Dr. Rock's intent to make Clarkston Community Schools the first major public school district in the country to install district wide Wi-Fi and provide wireless devices to all students, he apparently failed to look to see if it was actually safe to do so. I hope that Dr. Rock does actually care enough about the health and safety of the students and the district employees to "JUST SAY NO TO Wi-Fi".
Check out these links:
Important YouTube.com video by Dr. Magda Havas, BSc, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Studies at Trent University, Peterborough, Canada
Information on responsible digital communication in schools
Information about Wolfe-Parkinson-White Syndrome, a heart condition that 1 in every 700 students has where Wi-Fi exposure can trigger episodes of arrhythmia and tachycardia.
(a very good 30 minute video story on RF impact transmitted on the BBC split into three 10 minute videos)
More excellent web sources of information on Wi-Fi RF impact: