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March 19, 2013 - Letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District from The American Academy of Environmental Medicine warning against deploying wifi throughout the LAUSD:

. . . we implore you not to take such a known risk with the health of so many children who have entrusted you to keep them safe at school.

February 8, 2013 - Letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) from Harvard Medical School’s Martha Herbert PhD, MD – pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist on staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Herbert urges LAUSD to:

Step back from your intention to go wifi in the LAUSD, and instead opt for wired technologies, particularly for those subpopulations that are most sensitive.

Dr. Herbert directs LAUSD to her review in the BioInitiative 2012 Report: Findings in Autism (ASD) Consistent with Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR)

May 31, 2011 - The EMR Policy Institute Comment on the joint position statement: Technology in Early Childhood Programs: Serving Children from Birth through Age 8, of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media (FRCELCM) at Saint Vincent College.

Background References Attachment 1 provides the abstracts of the Pathophysiology special issue on electromagnetic fields (EMFs).

Background References Attachment 2 provides abstracts and texts of other pertinent studies and statements.

April 25, 2011 - The EMR Policy Institute Written [Comment on the 2011 Maine legislation
LD 1014
] (HP 750) – “An Act To Create the Children's Wireless Protection Act" - sponsored by Representative Andrea Boland. This document includes the EMRPI Written Comment on the 2010 version (HP1207) of this legislation.

May 29, 2009 - Los Angeles Board of Education Members Vote to Prohibit Cell Phone Towers Near Schools. Official press release from the Los Angeles Unified School District announcing adoption of its Resolution on Wireless Telecommunications Installations.

The Resolution calls for revision of the preemption in the TCA of 1996 over health effects of low-intensity radiofrequency radiation and calls for fiberoptic infrastructure for high-speed broadband internet access.

May 2009Open Letters to Parents, Teachers, School Boards. Regarding WiFi Networks in Schools. In response to a request for assistance in fighting Wi-Fi systems in schools, Dr. Magda Havas, B.Sc. Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies,
Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, has written this open letter. The letter is short, to the point and gets the message of EMR dangers, across very effectively. Please consider submitting a copy of the letter to teachers, schools and parents in your area.

June 5, 2008 - Health Concerns Associated with Energy Efficient Lighting and Their Electromagnetic Emissions. Opinion on "Light Sensitivity" written by Magda Havas PhD of Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada at the request of the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR)

4/4/08 - Magda Havas Presentation for Healthy Schools Network

Feb. 25, 2008 - Jessup, Pennsylvania community wins battle to remove Sprint Nextel antennas from the La Salle Academy, a Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Scranton. Jessup Area Neighborhood Alliance (JANA) challenged the zoning permit that the Borough had issued in error to Sprint Nextel for building cellular antennas in a residential area. See three local news reports linked below:

1/11/05 - High-frequency Wireless Transmitters Near Public Elementary Schools: How Telecommunications Companies Deceive the Public and Lessors Of Transmitter Sites
A First-Hand Account by School Parent Maria Gonzalez (pdf), Astoria, New York City

Antenna array directly across the street from PS 122 in Astoria, Queens in New York City. (jpeg)

Brief of Healthy Schools Network, Inc. as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner Maria Gonzalez in the Supreme Court of the United States. HSN is dedicated to assuring every child and school employee an environmentally safe and healthy school through research, information, advocacy and coalition building. HSN’s web site is www.healthyschools.org.

Dirty Electricity: An invisible pollutant in schools. Magda Havas, PhD, Trent University, Ontario.

Expert Comment of Magda Havas, PhD: Analysis of Health and Environmental Effects of Proposed San Francisco Earthlink Wi-Fi Network. May, 2007.

Teacher and Student Response to the Removal of Dirty Electricity by the Graham/Stetzer Filter at Willow Wood School in Toronto, Ontario. Magda Havas, PhD, Trent University, Ontario. Paper presented at the 3rd International Workshop on Biological Effects of EMFs, Kos, Greece, 4-8 October 2004.


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