Second Ontario School Removes Wifi Due to Health Concerns
PETERBOROUGH, ON, Oct. 11, 2011
PETERBOROUGH, ON, Oct. 11, 2011 /CNW/ - A Peterborough school has
removed its WiFi and replaced it with a hard-wired internet system due
to health warnings.
"This eliminates any concerns about the safety of using WiFi in a school
setting," said Adam Parker, Principal of Wayside Academy, a private
(K-12) Catholic school.
In May the World Health Organization warned that microwave radiation
from WiFi, and other wireless devices is now considered a "Possible
Carcinogen" and placed it on the same list as DDT, lead, and car
In September another school in Collingwood removed its WiFi, and the
Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario is investigating whether WiFi
is safe for Ontario classrooms.