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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

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