Govt. to introduce national policy on telecom towers

Govt. to introduce national policy on telecom towers

By The Nation
Thursday, 01 November 2012 14:44

Cabinet has approved a proposal brought forward by the President as Minister in charge of Sri Lanka Telecommunication Regulatory Authority to implement a national policy on telecommunication towers with specific guidelines. This was disclosed at the Cabinet press briefing held today.

At present 9 public switched telecommunication network service providers are providing telecommunication services in the and country and more than 2900 antenna tower structures have been installed to facilitate the provision of such services.

Considering the environmental and health related public concerns for human safety, the Cabinet decided to implement a national policy in telecommunication structures with a set of guidelines formulated by a committee of experts appointed for the purpose, the government states.

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Rapid Aging Syndrome – EMF can harm and heal.

Rapid Aging Syndrome – EMF can harm and heal.
Dr. Magda Havas

This video details the harmful effects of microwave radiation also known as electrosmog and the beneficial effects of pulsed electromagnetic devices. It was first presented by Magda Havas at the Zoomer Life Conference in Toronto, October 2011.

Magda Havas is Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University where she teaches and does research on the biological effects of environmental contaminants. Dr. Havas received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, completed Post-Doctoral research at Cornell University, and taught at the University of Toronto before going to Trent University in Peterborough, Canada.

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WiFi in Schools is Safe. True or False?

WiFi in Schools is Safe. True or False?

Dr. Magda Havas

Is Wi-Fi in schools safe? Find out by watching this video. Learn how the Wi-Fi routers used in schools differ from those in homes; learn about studies that have documented the adverse effects of this radiation on rats, blood cells, the heart, cancer; learn about alternatives to wireless routers that are cost

Magda Havas is Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University where she teaches and does research on the biological effects of environmental contaminants. Dr. Havas received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, completed Post-Doctoral research at Cornell University, and taught at the University of Toronto before going to Trent University in Peterborough, Canada.

Health fears prompt Wi-Fi shutdown in B.C. school – The Canadian Press

Health fears prompt Wi-Fi shutdown in B.C. school
The Canadian Press
Posted: Oct 26, 2011 10:52 AM PT

An elementary school near Quesnel, B.C., is waving good-bye to its wireless internet connections due to the uncertainty about the safety of the technology.

North Cariboo Christian School, a private elementary about 10 kilometres south of Quesnel, is shutting down its Wi-Fi link.

Principal John Hengen cites what he says are known health risks related to wireless modems, and notes the school will err on the side of safety for its students. Continue reading

The use of Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation, including WiFi, in the workplace

A position regarding the use of
Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic
Radiation, including WiFi, in the
workplace
OECTA Provincial
Health and Safety Committee
http://www.oecta.on.ca

Introduction
There are growing health and safety concerns regarding the widespread use of technology,
such as cellular phones and wireless computer networking (WiFi), which produce non-ionizing
electromagnetic radiation. It is estimated that at least 3 percent of the population has an
environmental sensitivity to the radiation that is emitted by these devices and, as a result,
experience serious immediate physical/biological effects when exposed. As has been the case
with other known societal health and safety issues, such as exposure to cigarette smoke or
asbestos, the health effects of unprecedented long term exposure to this radiation may not
be known for some time. Widespread use of, or exposure to, wireless communication devices
and WiFi technology in Ontario schools, can be positioned as a potential workplace hazard.
This paper examines what is currently known about the impact of non-ionizing
electromagnetic radiation, reviews the implications it can have for Ontario schools, including
OECTA members, and makes recommendations to the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’
Association on the issue. Continue reading

Ban Wi-Fi in classroom, Ontario teachers union urges The Canadian Press

Ban Wi-Fi in classroom, Ontario teachers union urges
The Canadian Press

Posted: Feb 13, 2012 1:28 PM ET

An Ontario teachers’ union is calling for a ban on new Wi-Fi setups in classrooms. An Ontario teachers’ union is calling for a ban on new Wi-Fi setups in classrooms. (iStock)

An Ontario teachers’ union is calling for an end to new Wi-Fi setups in the province’s 1,400-plus Catholic schools.

The Ontario English Catholic Teacher’s Association says computers in all new schools should be hardwired instead of setting up wireless networks.

It also says Wi-Fi should not be installed in any more classrooms.

In a position paper released on Monday, the union — which represents 45,000 teachers — cites research by the World Health Organization.

Last year the global health agency warned about a possible link between radiation from wireless devices such as cellphones and cancer. Continue reading

A position regarding the use of Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation, including WiFi, in the Workplace

A position regarding the use of Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation, including WiFi, in the Workplace

ONTARIO ENGLISH CATHOLIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

Researched and presented by the OECTA Provincial Health and Safety Committee
January 2012

There are growing health and safety concerns regarding the widespread use of technology, such as cellular phones and wireless computer networking (WiFi), which produce non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation. It is estimated that at least 3 per cent of the population has an environmental sensitivity to the radiation that is emitted by these devices and, as a result, experience serious immediate physical/biological effects when exposed. Continue reading