CHPS Special Consideration
The World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified ELF magnetic fields and radio-frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic based on scientific evidence surrounding incidence of childhood leukemia and brain cancer. Schools districts and design teams should:
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Check out this school which uses Best Practices!
The Upper Sturt School
CHPS is a leader in sustainable and healthy building with the goal of recently adopted EMF building code requirements which include wired computers, wired phones and wired LAN networks. Download the criteria HERE.
CHPS EQ 15.2.1 Low EMF Best Practices for Computers
The District or equivalent governing body for a private school shall pass a resolution requiring:
CHPS EQ 15.2.2 Wired local area network (LAN) to reduce radio-frequency (RF) EMF
CHPS EQ 15.2.3 Wired Phones to reduce RF EMF in classroom
...The Board should adopt programs to expand wired internet infrastructure and “EMF/RFR best practices” including the use of wired (CAT-6 or other), cable modem internet, or fiber optic connections instead that do not produce toxic exposures.”
-Cindy Sage, Editor of the Bioinitiative
We parents do not need to debate science to choose the safest option. The fact is that scientists are ringing the alarm bell across the world. Why risk our child's health?
There is no harm in installing safe corded connections in the classroom. There could be a great harm to our kids if this wireless exposure continues.