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Council urged to investigate risks of wifi

SOLIHULL Council is being urged to investigate the potential risks of wifi in local primary schools.

SOLIHULL Council is being urged to investigate the potential risks of wifi in local primary schools.

Diana Hanson, chair of Cavisoc (Children as Victims Inquiry Society), asked borough councillors last week to consider setting up a working group to discuss the dangers of wireless internet radiation.

Mrs Hanson, of Sharmans Cross Road, told the committee: “Wifi is in the microwave spectrum. It is potentially harmful because they are similar to some functions of the body.

“Reports have found that it could lead to cardiac aneurysm, ADHD and cognitive impairment.

“Children’s skulls are thinner than adults, they can absorb ten times more radiation.

“No council should be complacent about their responsibilty to protect children.

“Schools should be giving preference to wired internet.”

Coun Mike Sheridan (Green, Smith’s Wood) added: “I’m a teacher myself. I’ve been in classrooms with computers with wired internet and they have still had wireless internet.

“Should we really be taking risks with children’s health?”

Coun Joe Tildesley, cabinet member for children and young people, agreed to look into Mrs Hanson’s research with the possibility of organising a working group.

However, Dr Simon Mann, from the HPA’s centre for radiation, chemical and environmental hazards, said there was ‘no consistent evidence’ that exposure to wifi signals was bad for people’s health.

 

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