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‘Wi-Fi Illness’ Spreads To Ontario Public Schools

August 15th, 2010 08:44 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Readers of slashdot might be familiar with Lakehead University’s ban on WiFi routers a few years ago in Thunder Bay, Ontario because of ‘health concerns,’ a policy apparently still in effect. Now it seems a group of concerned parents in a number of communities in Ontario have petitioned the local school boards over similar concerns at public schools, where their kids are apparently experiencing ‘headaches to dizziness and nausea and even racing heart rates’ — symptoms that appear only when they are in school on weekdays, not on weekends at home. ‘The symptoms, which also include memory loss, trouble concentrating, skin rashes, hyperactivity, night sweats and insomnia, have been reported in 14 Ontario schools in Barrie, Bradford, Collingwood, Orillia and Wasaga Beach since the board decided to go wireless …’ Besides Wi-Fi signals, could there possibly be any other logical explanation for kids having more symptoms of illness on school days than at home on weekends or in the summer?”

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