Children face wifi threat

Thank you for publishing the recent commentary by Devra Lee Davis regarding limiting wifi in schools ("Wifi in Md. schools may put your kid at risk for cancer," March 24). I am pleased that the Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council looked at the science carefully before recommending precaution with our children's health by limiting wifi in schools.

Contrary to some criticism that "junk science" was used, I felt the council was both informed and balanced. There was an abundance of peer-reviewed scientific research in their materials presented that showed evidence of harm. Non-ionizing microwave radiation from wireless devices we commonly use has been shown in the broad scientific literature to impair sperm, cellular structures, plants, trees, animals and insects in addition to humans, and the research is growing. One only has to read the published science to be convinced this is an unaddressed important public health issue.

More science is needed, but at this stage, precaution is sensible and necessary, especially for children. People need to be more aware and concerned about this and not be lulled into complacency by those who ignore or dismiss a large body of science showing harm from this type of radiation. That is truly antiscience.

Dr. Cindy Russell, Portola Valley, Calif.

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