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Cyprus removes Wi-Fi from kindergartens and halts wireless deployment into public elementary schools

Cyprus Minister of Education issues new Decree to minimize wireless radiation exposure to children in schools and require parental consent Source: Environmental Health Trust The Cyprus Minister of Education and Culture issued a Decree on January 31, 2017, marked “urgent” to all Directors of Kindergartens and Primary Schools, with specific measures to eliminate and minimize wireless radiation exposure to children in schools. “We have taken the decision to have the wireless network Wi-Fi disabled in all Public kindergartens in Cyprus,” reads the Decree. Wireless is to be removed from all Cyprus kindergartens, and wireless installations have been halted in elementary schools [...]

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Bioinitiative working group issues a no confidence letter to the WHO emf programmanager

BioInitiative Working Group Issues a “No Confidence” Letter to the WHO EMF Program Manager (2016.12.19) The BioInitiative Working Group has advised the World Health Organization’s Dr. Emilie van Deventer that the membership composition of the RF Environmental Health Criteria Core Group is unacceptable. WHO is urged to make changes to the WHO RF EHC Core Group membership to more fairly reflect membership and expertise of the 2011 IARC RF Working Group. At present the WHO RF EHC Core Group is indistinguishable from ICNIRP (1, 2) undermining credibility of the process and ensuring doubt about conclusions. Read the Letter from the Bioinitiative [...]

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Advice from Cyprus government committee for the Safety of the Environment and Children’s Health

The Council of Ministers of Cyprus established the National Committee for the Safety of the Environment and Children’s Health in 2004 (orig. In Greek). The Committee’s mission is to protect the fetus and the child from health threats in the environment, to promote normal physical, mental and emotional growth. This is a prerequisite for a healthy future for our children. Recently, the Committee issued an excellent educational video in which the use of wireless devices by children is strongly discouraged. Advice of The Cyprus National Committee on Environment and Children's Health Educational video for pregnant women about minimizing exposure to electromagnetic radiation. Protect the [...]

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Canadian Parliament recalls Health Canada on Health Risks of Electromagnetic Radiation

The Standing Committee on Health of the House of Commons in the Canadian Parliament issued a report on radio frequency electromagnetic radiation and health in June, 2015. The Committee held public hearings regarding Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 recommended limits on safe human exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation. Witnesses testified to the Committee or submitted briefs that raised concerns about the adequacy of Safety Code 6 to protect the population from health risks due to RF radiation. Concerns were raised that the Royal Society of Canada’s review of Safety Code 6 for Health Canada was biased. That the review excluded 140 [...]

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