TechSafeSchools – Info for Admins

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Information for Administrators

Legal Responsibility of School Administrators – Multiple state and federal laws confer legal responsibility on school administrators to ensure a safe and healthy learning environment for all students and staff. Understanding the risks of radiofrequency (RF) radiation and knowing exposure levels in classrooms is part of that legal responsibility. For more information, visit the Legal tab on our website.

Emerging Science on RF Radiation Exposure – Recent studies document serious biological harm from RF radiation at levels below current FCC safety guidelines. Exposure is cumulative and additive. Children and developing fetuses are at increased risk due to their unique physiologic vulnerability. To learn more, visit the Science tab on our website.

Three Easy Ways to Reduce Exposures

  1. Have classrooms tested to determine RF radiation exposure levels. Test at task level with all devices operating.
  2. Ask IT staff to reduce output power levels and adjust beacon frequency of routers and access points to reduce exposure levels.
  3. Stop all purchases of wireless technology pending new exposure level recommendations from federal agencies.

For more ways to reduce radiation levels in classrooms, please visit the Mitigation tab on our website.

“We wired all our classrooms with Ethernet, and were able to reduce the power output of our few wireless access points by 75% without any noticeable impact on performance. From our perspective, even though we don’t have all the answers, it’s much better to take precautionary measures than to take the risk, especially when it comes to our students.”

Frances Cameron, Head of School, The Hartsbrook School, Hadley, MA

Source – TechSafeSchools.orgInfo Sheet for School Administrators

The Swiss association AefU – Physicians for Environmental Protection founded in 1987 and a collective member of the “International Society of Doctors for the Environment” (ISDE). states the following.

  • “In accordance with the precautionary principle, the current limit values in Switzerland are too high. We call on politicians to apply the precautionary principle more systematically, to lower the limit values and to provide independent funding for further research.” (Translation)