by David M. Schwartz, Newsday.com | see original article
The Suffolk County Legislature passed legislation Tuesday to require all county buildings to post notices that wireless routers are in use.
The resolution, sponsored by Legis. William Spencer (D-Centerport), warns that every wireless device emits radio frequency radiation or microwave radiation. It notes that studies “that have looked at the effects of low-level RFR radiation on human cells and DNA have been inconclusive.”
According to the resolution, Suffolk information technology staff will have to “label all locations of wireless routers with a sign” such as, “Notice: Wireless technology in use.”
The bill passed unanimously, although some lawmakers said they didn’t see the need and worried it might alarm the public.
“Is there a public health threat we ought to know about?” asked Legis. Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk).
“As far as a specific issue of threat, there’s a lot of varying opinion,” Spencer responded. “It’s taking something that’s invisible and saying it’s here.”
According to the Federal Communications Commission website, “All wireless devices sold in the U.S. go through a formal FCC approval process to ensure that they do not exceed the maximum allowable” “specific absorption rate,” a measure of the rate [radio frequency] energy is absorbed by the body.
Spencer said the costs should be negligible.
Aides said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone will sign the measure.
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Israeli Ministry Of Education Issues Guidelines to Limit Wi-Fi in Schools – “To limit unnecessary exposure teachers will be required to turn off all radio frequency emitting devices such as mobile phones and Wi-Fi routers when they are not in use for educational purposes. In the first grade students will be limited to use Wi-Fi to study for one hour per day and no more than three days per week.”
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Looming Health Crisis: Wireless Technology and the Toxification of America – General survey of electro-pullution with emphasis on wireless technologies.
Wi-Fi – A Thalidomide in the Making. Who Cares? – PDF. ” … a minimum of 57.7% of schoolgirls exposed to low-level microwave radiation (Wi-fi) are at risk of suffering stillbirth, foetal abnormalities or genetically damaged children, when they give birth. Any genetic damage may pass to successive generations.”.
Why We Will Never See Municipal WiFi Succeed in the US – “Ultimately, the use of these mesh WiFi solutions was the wrong tool for the job.”
Safe School Committee – Extensive list of warnings by world governments.