The Organization for the Defense of Health and the Foundation for Geoenvironmental Health they have launched the campaign 'School without Wifi' with the aim of eliminating this technology from the classrooms, replacing it with cable technology to avoid problems for health.

The director of the organization, Irina de la Flor, explains that although the radiations coming from the antennae of mobile telephony they are a subject on which there is great concern, the majority of the population does not know that 'wifi' is even more dangerous because its use is widespread, both in homes and in children's schools. minors are constantly exposed to this type of radiation.

Some experts warn that excessive exposure to electromagnetic waves is related to the attention deficit of minors, hyperactivity or sleep dysfunctions. Dr. Miguel Solans, a primary care physician, believes that it is cumulative and that it could affect his development and his nervous, neurological and immune system.

The lawyer Agustín Bocos, expert in environmental law and in electromagnetic pollution, affirms that in Spain the legislation on electromagnetic fields is "insufficient and obsolete" and does not protect the health of citizens, for which reason it requests that legislation be drawn up that prohibits any type of electromagnetic radiation harmful to the health of people in the schools.

Bocos explains that the legal limits established in Spain, which are 450 microwatts per square centimeter for frequencies of 900 megahertz, and 900 microwatts per square centimeter for frequencies of 1,800 megahertz, represent 4,500 times more than the recommended in the first case, and 9,000 times more in the second, what he considers a barbarity. He adds that, in addition, cases of people are increasing electrosensitive, and compares the situation with that of tobacco 10 or 15 years ago.

They warn that the number of children exposed to this radiation has increased as a result of the new educational program 'Escuela 2.0', which was launched by the Ministry of Education a couple of years ago.

The advocates of the eradication of 'wifi' in the school environment warn that the number of children exposed to this radiation has increased as a result of the new educational program 'School 2.0', which launched the Ministry of Education a couple of years ago , and that includes 27,041 digital classrooms, although the total number of centers that currently have incorporated the 'wifi' connection is unknown.

For this reason, the Organization for the Defense of Health and the Foundation for Geoenvironmental Health are urging the Government to eliminate the 'wifi' technology of the schools during this course, and request that it be replaced by the cable installation, that this system does not produce harmful effects for health.

What happens in other European countries

Members of these organizations claim that some countries, such as France, Sweden and England, are already taking measures to suppress the 'wifi' technology of public places such as schools, museums, libraries ... and that in our country we should also act on this. because they believe that, in the near future, it will have negative consequences for public health.

These claims are supported by resolutions of various international bodies such as the Assembly of the Council of Europe, which last May passed a resolution urging European governments to immediately take the necessary and timely measures to reduce the exposure of citizens to all types of electromagnetic radiation.

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has also warned that radiation emitted by microwaves could cause diseases such as brain tumors, breast cancer, childhood leukemia, nervous system disorders, alterations in brain functions and damage to the system immune

The campaign, which broadens the information on the dangers of 'wifi' through the portal 'www.escuelasinwifi.org', offers other tips, such as limiting the use of mobile phones or avoiding prolonged exposure to microwave waves.

Source: EUROPE PRESS

WLAN Case Study: Thor Heyerdahl School - 24,000 sq.m (November 2019).