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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Knesset Education committee discussion about WIFI and tablets in schools 01-2016

On the 25-Jan-2016 the Knesset Education Committee held a discussion about WIFI and Tablets deployment in Israeli schools.

The Ministry of Education informed the committee the majority of schools have WIFI and more then 700 schools use tablets and wireless laptops (out of about 5000 schools in Israel). 

The Ministry of Health representative admitted they know about none thermal biological effect of WIF but not enough, that the so called safety standards do not address these effects and the they don't have enough information about EHS. She also said that the ministry of health do not cray on any health survey on the students in the schools in which WIFI and wireless tablets were deployed.

Most of the speakers in the meeting were school masters who talked in favor of the program.
Only 3 voices against the program were heard, including my own.

The Knesset members who took part in the meeting where mostly concerned about the inequality that the tablets BYOD program will create, only few of them also brought up the possible health issues.

In the summary of the meeting the chairman of the committee also put the emphasis on the parents payment for the BYOD  project and the inequality that can follow. Health concerns where also part of the vocal summary. These subjects were also included in the written summary, but with an acknowledgment that more than 2500 schools were tested for RF radiation, and that all were OK. This may mark that the committee did not understand that the test done are not satiable for WIFI ( as I and others noted) and that the so called safety standards are very high and not based on biological effect or long term effect.

In the picture - the Committee assembly 

In the picture  - The Knesset and me.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting in English and for standing up for those of us with EHS around the world.

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    1. Thank you for the support.
      You can see by the look on my face in the picture above, that I am too happy with the results of the meeting.
      They are continuing with the deployment and they will not stop until all will be EHS.
      amirb

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  2. In 1996 wireless was classified as an Emerging Risk" by Lloyd's of London and Swiss Insurance who no longer insure anything wireless
    "'The Electromagnetic
    Fields Exclusion (Exclusion 32) is a General Insurance Exclusion and is applied
    across the market as standard. The purpose of the exclusion is to exclude cover
    for illnesses caused by continuous long-term non-ionising radiation exposure.
    We will not;
    a) make any payment on your behalf for any claim, or
    b) incur any costs and expenses, or
    c)reimburse you for any loss, damage, legal expenses, fees or costs sustained by you,
    d) pay any medical expenses: directly or indirectly
    arising out of, resulting from or contributed to by electromagnetic fields,
    electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetism, radio waves or noise.”
    That likely means that School Boards that have put wireless in schools and Cities and Municipalities that have voted in Smart Meters are not insured for "injury to health".

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    1. Thanks for the info. can you post a link to the original document?
      amirb

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