Teachers wary of wireless
Teachers in the Nicola Valley want protection from the radiation of technology in the classroom, but their Kamloops counterparts aren’t ready to take a stand on the issue.
Kamloops-Thompson Teachers’ Association president Jason Karpuk said his group is looking at the research on wireless routers, laptops and tablets and the amount of radiation they emit.
The Nicola Valley Teachers’ Union has gone one step further, sending a resolution to the annual general meeting of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, asking the union to support teachers who want to exercise precautionary measures to limit exposure to radiation.
The meeting is scheduled for Vancouver from Saturday, March 16, to Tuesday, March 19.
The resolution notes a cancer-research agency with the World Health Organization has classified the radiation emitted by the wireless devices as a potential carcinogen.
The American Academy of Pediatric Physicians has also warned of potential harm to children from overexposure to the radiation.