Maryland State Children’s Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council Releases Factsheet on How to Reduce Children’s Exposure to Wireless at Home.
The Maryland State Children’s Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council (CEHPAC) has released an informational factsheet on how to reduce children’s wireless exposures entitled “Guidelines to Reduce Electromagnetic Field Radiation”.
The factsheet includes recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics who has long called on the United States government to strengthen wireless exposure regulations to protect children and pregnant women.
“If you plan to watch a movie on your device, first download it, then switch to airplane mode while you watch in order to avoid unnecessary radiation exposure,” recommends the American Academy of Pediatrics.
CEHPAC’s health experts include Governor appointed doctors, Maryland State House/Senate appointees and representatives of the Department of Education and Department of Health.
“We applaud the Council in issuing practical advice for parents on ways to reduce wireless exposures. Children deserve safe technology and a healthy environment. Every state should have a Council like Maryland solely focused on protecting children’s future,” stated Theodora Scarato MSW, executive director of the scientific think tank Environmental Health Trust, who first brought the issue to the Council’s attention in February of 2014 and has played a pivotal role in supporting the educational efforts.
A few years prior, in 2017, the Maryland State Advisory Council issued a Report on Wi-Fi in school advising the Department of Education to recommend local school districts reduce classroom wireless radiation exposures by providing wired—rather than wireless—internet connections. Several countries, such as France, Israel and Cyprus, already have protective measures minimizing school wireless radiation exposures as national policy. CEHPAC also has written to the FCC requesting they update their human exposure limits.
About Environmental Health Trust
Founded in 2007, Environmental Health Trust, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is a think tank that promotes a healthier environment through research, education, and policy. EHT conducts cutting-edge research on environmental health hazards and works with communities, health, and education professionals, and policymakers to understand and mitigate these hazards.
In 2021 EHT won a lawsuit against the FCC regarding its refusal to update US laws on human exposure to wireless radiation. Currently, EHT works with scientists, policymakers, teachers, parents, and students to promote awareness of how to practice safe technology.
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