COPY OF LETTER
American Academy of Environmental Medicine
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May 13, 2013
Open Letter to the Superintendents of the School Districts of the United States
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) strongly supports the use of wired Internet connections.
The AAEM comprises Medical Doctors, Osteopaths, and PhD researchers focusing on the effects of environmental agents on human health. For forty years the Academy has trained Physicians to treat the most difficult patients who are often overlooked by our medical system, because the cause of their illness, rather than being caused by an infection or traditionally understood cause, is related to more basic underlying causes such as chemical, toxic metal, food or radiation exposures.
In May 2011 the World Health Organization elevated exposure to wireless radiation, including WiFi, into the Class 2b list of Carcinogens.
There is consistent emerging science that shows people, especially children who are more vulnerable due to developing brains, and thinner skulls, are affected by the increasing exposure to wireless radiation. In September 2010, the Journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine-Fertility and Sterility, reported that only four hours of exposure to a standard laptop using WiFi caused DNA damage to human sperm.
In December 2012 the American Academy of Pediatrics- representing 60,000 pediatricians, wrote to Congress requesting it update the safety levels of microwave radiation exposure especially for children and pregnant women.
In a school setting, children are exposed to WiFi for an unprecedented period of time, for their entire childhood. Some of these signals will be much more powerful than is received at home, due to the need for the signals to go through walls, and serve multiple computers simultaneously. The school signals are dozens of times more powerful than the café and restaurant systems.
To install this system in your school district risks a widespread public health hazard that the medical system is not yet prepared to address. Statistics show that you can expect to see an immediate reaction in 3% and delayed effects in 30%, including teachers.
It is better to exercise caution and substitute with a safe alternate such as a wired connection, which is not classified as a possible Carcinogen. While more research is being conducted children must be protected. Wired technology is not only safer, it also stronger and more secure.
While the debate ensues about the dangers of WiFi, cell phone towers and cell phones, it is the doctors who must deal with the after affects. Until we can determine why some get sick and others do not, and some are debilitated for indeterminate amounts of time, we implore you to not take the risk, with the health of so many children who have entrusted you to keep them safe while at school.
The Executive Committee of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine