Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Fighting the Roll-out of Wi-Fi in the Montgomery County, Maryland Public School System

Fighting the Roll-out of Wi-Fi in the Montgomery County, Maryland Public School System

Theodora Scarato and other parents have been fighting the roll-out of Wi-Fi in their public school system in Montgomery County, Maryland.

They are requesting letters from experts to counter the claims of the school administration and a technical analysis prepared by a contractor. Your help would be appreciated.
I have some Wi-Fi resources on my EMR Safety web site at http://bit.ly/schoolswifi and http://bit.ly/wifiresearch.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <theodorams@aol.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 7:27 PM
Subject: Please share this - thank you
To: jmm@berkeley.edu

Help Needed from EMF experts

I am a mom working for years on the wifi in school issue and I need your help and expertise to help move the RF issue in my town. I believe we will make serious news when we respond in full to this-- but we need official letters from experts. 

Our school district of Montgomery County (MCPS) in Maryland has taken radiation measurements from the wifi LAN. We are one of the Unites States biggest most affluent school districts in the  Washington D.C. area.Parents in Montgomery County are lawyers, doctors and elected officials' children, and they need a credentialed response. 

I am one of many parents advocating on this issue here in the D.C. area. We have gotten substantial TV attention. See a recent news piece here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2o_mJCSxAo and here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzP_LYPXyQk

I am writing to ask that you personally respond to the misinformation in the recent radiation report that MCPS just issued. They took measurements. Please note the raw data is at the end of the report on the last 5 pages. 

Here is what we are asking of experts:

Could you please send a short signed letter on letterhead to Theodora Scarato at theodorams@aol.comaddressing the following:

1. Your concerns about possible health effects from wireless LAN in schools
2. Your recommendations for schools.
3. Comment on one or more misleading comments in the report (you will find a lot and I doubt you have to review all of them so if you just pick one or two things to comment on it would mean a lot to us to show how misleading this report is.) 
4. Comment on the raw data if you can.
It is critically important that we have letters from experts speaking to the problems in this report.  For example, you could respond to the report's claims:
  •  "FCC standards are not outdated"
  • "precautions are not needed" at this time
  •  "the “Precautionary Principle” is already implemented in the Wi-Fi guidelines and exposure limits set by WHO, FCC, Health Canada, Public Health England, and other public-health bodies.
Please do not write MCPS but send your comments to my email because we are going to share all the comments at once at the best time. 

I cannot thank you enough for all of your work. I am glad to send you specific details of statements that are made that you could focus on.

Thank you so very much, 
Theodora Scarato LCSWC

I attached both the Report and the misleading  Q and A they have posted on their website . You can access it at the link below but I thought it would helpful for you to have the PDF attached.


Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety

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