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Wi-Fi safe for students

Some parents still say its a health hazard

A report to be presented to Edmonton’s public school board concludes that Wi-Fi networks in schools are not a health hazard for students. “We take our lead from the World Health Organization and Health Canada — they deem it (Wi-Fi) to be safe,” a representative of the board told the Edmonton Journal. The report comes after complaints were filed with the superintendent’s office by a group of parents concerned that having Wi-Fi networks contributes to health problems. Objections to Wi-Fi have surfaced all over Canada, and a school in Meadford Ontario has officially banned using the networks. A House of Commons committee has also deemed Wi-Fi safe.

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