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Is the WiFi System in the Bucks County Libraries Making People Feel Sick?

Posted by seumasach on April 3, 2010

Dear Martina Kominiarek

Executive Director, Bucks County Public Libraries, Pennsylvania, USA:

I had the opportunity to visit two of the libraries in Bucks County on my recent visit there last month in March of 2010.

Unfortunately, after entering these libraries I quickly started to feel ill with nausea, brain fog, and pressure in my brain, among a number of other very unpleasant symptoms.

Fortunately (or unfortunately) for me I am aware of what is the cause behind these ill feelings: WiFi (aka Wireless Fidelity ) systems installed in your libraries — which pump out a continuous stream of digitally modulated microwave radiation — in order to allow people to access the Internet with their computers without any wires.

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Progressive Librarians Guild Statement on WiFi in Libraries and the Precautionary Principle

Posted by seumasach on June 22, 2008

Often unaware of the potential risks to both library staff and the public, libraries have adopted wireless technology as a means to bridge the Digital Divide and in order to fulfill their mission under the Library Bill of Rights.

Research on the health effects of wireless technologies (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz bands) and electromagnetic (microwave) radiation indicates wireless technology, among other effects, may cause immune dysfunction, increased risk of brain tumors and acoustic neuromas, childhood cancers, breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease (European Environment Agency, Bioinitiative Working Group, 2007),  and genotoxicity. Research also indicates that public health standards are inadequate in offering guidance on the use of wireless technologies in community spaces.

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