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    Scare-mongering SSITA email about Wifi being sent around

    My manager received the email today. I have advised her that the Council of Europe is a non-legislative body, with zero powers and have based their decision on faulty research.

    So, I have said 'ignore until something solid comes from our own government'.

    I think I'm being sensible here am I not? We're not going to go around scrapping a 2 year old £20k wireless system that everyone loves because of a scaremongering agency.

    The email:

    SSITA Safe Schools Information Technology Alliance
    Dear Headteacher and Board of Governors,

    We know that this is an extremely busy time of year for you but we would like to let you know about three important announcements in May which impact on school health and safety policies.
    1. The Council of Europe Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs voted unanimously to ban Wi-Fi and mobile phones in schools.
    The Council of Europe is a non-legislative body but influences policy making within the EU.
    (8.3.) concerning the protection of children:
    8.3.2. ban all mobile phones, DECT phones or Wi-Fi or WLAN systems from classrooms and schools, as advocated by some regional authorities, medical associations and civil society organisations.
    Download pdf or visit the Council of Europe website for the html version.
    2. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted the above resolution, recommending that schools “give preference to wired internet connections”
    ... for children in general, and particularly in schools and classrooms, give preference to wired Internet connections, and strictly regulate the use of mobile phones by school children on school premises.

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    3. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of The World Health Organisation, classified radio frequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (group 2B).

    www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf

    Lastly, you will find that the British Medical Journal press release gives a clear and simple overview of these developments.

    wifiinschools.org.uk/resources/BMJ+May+2011.pdf
    Please, for the sake of the children in your care, consider these recommendations and their implications when reviewing your health and safety policies.
    With best wishes,
    SSITA

    Call: 0121 704 9988 or visit us online www.ssita.org.uk
    BCM SSITA London WC1N 3XX

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    There's another thread about this: I Received This Forwarded E-Mail Today

    It is Scaremongering and the Council of Europe is not a legislative body

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    Utter Garbage - look at the Contact page on SSITA - A London address with a Birmingham Phone number, and a personal email address.

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    Didn't this go around a few months ago as well? I'm sure I remember it from back then.

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    I'm a non-legislative expert on the matter of wi-fi (having used it for a loooong time) and proclaim it to be safe - carry on...


    That said, I'm also a non-legislative expert on tea (having drank it for many years) and also proclaim that the correct procedure is to put the milk in before the hot water.

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    Yes I have seen it before, about 18 months ago I think. Garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korifugi View Post
    I'm a non-legislative expert on the matter of wi-fi (having used it for a loooong time) and proclaim it to be safe - carry on...


    That said, I'm also a non-legislative expert on tea (having drank it for many years) and also proclaim that the correct procedure is to put the milk in before the hot water.
    AAAHHHHH! No!! Then it's too milky! Teabag then water, leave to stand, remove teabag then add milk and sugar

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    Dear non-legislative expert; what is your position on the correct time in the process for the addition of sugar?

    Anyway... back on topic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by korifugi View Post
    I'm a non-legislative expert on the matter of wi-fi (having used it for a loooong time) and proclaim it to be safe - carry on...


    That said, I'm also a non-legislative expert on tea (having drank it for many years) and also proclaim that the correct procedure is to put the milk in before the hot water.
    I'm afraid research disagrees with you - Boffins brew up formula for consummate cuppa ? reghardware

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    You won't find the BMJ's article of course, as it's paywalled.

    However the NHS has written here: New report discusses health impact of wi-fi and mobile phones - Health News - NHS Choices. Seems a little less overly cautious, and has a WHO comment too.

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    Not again! Easy on the milk, and no sugar for me please :-p

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    We're not going to go around scrapping a 2 year old £20k wireless system that everyone loves because of a scaremongering agency.
    You could get the school to buy some BacoFoil instead.


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