Ashland, Massachusetts Public Schools have announced they will be reducing Wi-Fi radiation exposure to students and teachers via Wi-Fi Device “Best Practices.”
“Spurred by parent Cecelia Doucette’s concerns about the lack of safety data on Wi-Fi and children, the district investigated the issue and developed a policy to substantially reduce wireless exposures to students and staff. Doucette not only brought the issue to the district’s attention, but then also worked with state legislatures who introduced two bills concerning electromagnetic radiation this session. The Environmental Health Trust submitted written testimony on MA Senate Bill 1222 after expert scientists presented information on wireless health risks at a briefing at the Massachusetts State House in June 2015,” according to the Digital Journal.
Instructions for “Best Practices” have been posted in every classroom in the Ashland, Massachusetts Public School system. The instructions include: turn off electronic devices when not in use, keep all electronic devices on a solid surface, turn on Wi-fi only when it is needed, viewing distance should be a minimum of 12 inches from the screen, and staff members are to remind and instruct students to use these practices.
“Ashland is the first US public school to create such policy on wireless transmitting devices. However, this U.S. Massachusetts school district now joins dozens of schools and governments that have already implemented even more stringent measures to reduce wireless exposure to children. For example, Israel and France have banned Wi-Fi in kindergarten. The European Union recommends wired Internet rather than wireless in schools,” according to the Digital Journal.