Wi-Fi in Schools - What are the known safe levels of exposure for children?

Amy Harron made this Freedom of Information request to Holy Family Primary School, Teconnaught

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Christopher Curran
Doing business as Principal
Holy Family Primary School
1 Drumnaconagher Road
Teconnaught
Downpatrick

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Wi-Fi in Schools - What are the known safe levels of exposure for children?

Christopher Curran

NOTICE OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified wireless radiation (RF/EMF) as a Group 2B ‘Possible Human Carcinogen’ from 2011 onwards, based on scientific evidence that linked wireless exposure with increased risks of brain or head tumours, damage to DNA and other types of genotoxicity, increased oxidative stress and evidence from animal studies.

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) IARC 2B ‘Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans’ classification includes wireless RF/EMF radiation from any transmitting source in the range of 30 KHz to 300 GHz emitted from any device. This includes mobile phones, tablet computers/iPads, Wi-Fi devices, etc. https://ehtrust.org/science/whoiarc-posi...

The 2013 World Health Organisation’s IARC published their full report or monograph ‘The evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans’. Vol 102 outlines that children absorb wireless (RF/EMF) radiation deeper into their bodies than adults and also states that the classification includes exposure to all radiofrequency radiation [RF] and not just mobile phones, pages 34 & 33 of http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs....

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland [UK] is a member state and also participates in the Governing Council of the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. The UK was also a founding member of the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer in 1965. https://www.iarc.fr/en/about/membership....

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, you are requested to provide the following:

1. All documents written or electronic, scientific studies or reports, World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer monographs and classifications, or any other form of evidence in which it is stated that Wi-Fi exposure is safe and poses no risk to children’s health, including cancer, held by Holy Family Primary School.

2. All documents written or electronic, scientific studies or reports, World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer monographs and classifications, etc. in which it is stated the known safe level of exposure that is without risk to health, including cancer, for children aged 4-11 years to wireless RF/EMF radiation, including Wi-Fi, held by Holy Family Primary School.

3. All documents written or electronic, scientific studies or reports, World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer monographs and classifications, etc. in which it is stated the known safe level of exposure that is without risk to health, including cancer, for children with Down’s Syndrome aged 4-11 years to wireless RF/EMF radiation, including Wi-Fi, held by Holy Family Primary School.

Please number your responses.

I require written receipt of this Freedom of Information Request.

Sincerely and without ill will, vexation or frivolity,

by Amy Harron

C CURRAN, Holy Family Primary School, Teconnaught

World Health Organisation.

Dear Mrs Harron
The school does not have any of the information, documents written or electronic, scientific studies or reports requests 1-3 from The World Health Organisation.

Regards
Mr Curran
Principal

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November 24, 2018
Christopher Curran
Doing business as Principal
Holy Family Primary School
1 Drumnaconagher Road
Teconnaught
Downpatrick

NOTICE TO THE PRINCIPAL IS NOTICE TO THE AGENT; NOTICE TO THE AGENT IS NOTICE TO THE PRINCIPAL

Wi-Fi in Schools - What are the known safe levels of exposure for children?

NOTICE OF CLARIFICATION OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

Dear Christopher Curran,

On 23 October, 2018, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, you were requested to provide the following:

1. All documents written or electronic, scientific studies or reports, World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer monographs and classifications, or any other form of evidence in which it is stated that Wi-Fi exposure is safe and poses no risk to children’s health, including cancer, held by Holy Family Primary School.

2. All documents written or electronic, scientific studies or reports, World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer monographs and classifications, etc. in which it is stated the known safe level of exposure that is without risk to health, including cancer, for children aged 4-11 years to wireless RF/EMF radiation, including Wi-Fi, held by Holy Family Primary School.

3. All documents written or electronic, scientific studies or reports, World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer monographs and classifications, etc. in which it is stated the known safe level of exposure that is without risk to health, including cancer, for children with Down’s Syndrome aged 4-11 years to wireless RF/EMF radiation, including Wi-Fi, held by Holy Family Primary School.

While you have provided a response, you have apparently misunderstood my questions. As such, you have not responded to them. I ask that you please re-read the questions above and respond accordingly.

My Freedom of Information request’s twenty-day (20) day deadline ended on Friday November 23, 2018.

Failure to respond to my Freedom of Information Act 2000 Request and provide the requested information places you, Christoper Curran, as the living man and acting as Principal of Holy Family Primary School, Teconnaught, in breach of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and your duty “to confirm or deny”, as outlined in Part I ‘Right to Information’ Section I of the Act. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2000...

You have 72 to respond to this notice.

Please number your responses.

I require written receipt of this NOTICE OF CLARIFICATION OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST.

Sincerely and without ill will, vexation or frivolity,

By Amy Harron
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C CURRAN, Holy Family Primary School, Teconnaught

Dear Mrs Harron,

The school does not have any of the information requested. Should you require further information, please contact the Education Authority,
South Eastern Region, Grahamsbridge Road, Dundonald, BT16 2HS. Tel:02890566200

Regards
Mr Curran
Holy Family Primary School.

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