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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