|Updated October 3, 2009|
Ban or Warnings against Wireless Technology
Governments and organizations that ban or warn against wireless technology
American Bird Conservancy and Forest Conservation Council: Brought a lawsuit against the FCC because millions of migratory birds are being disoriented by microwave radiation and crashing into cell towers
Amateur Radio Relay League Bio-Effects Committee: “The FCC’s standard does not protect against non-thermal effects.”
Australian Democrats: The “explosion in wireless communications technology” is causing widespread illness.
Austrian Medical Association: Warns against Wi-Fi, cordless phones, and cell phone use by children.
Ballinderry Primary School, Ireland: Removed Wi-Fi to protect the children.
Bavaria, Germany: Recommends no Wi-Fi in schools.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): The FCC’s exposure standards are “seriously flawed.”
European Environmental Agency: Recommends wireless technology be avoided by vulnerable groups such as children.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA): The FCC’s exposure standard “does not address the issue of long-term, chronic exposure to RF fields.”
Frankfurt, Germany: Bans Wi-Fi in public schools.
Interdisciplinary Society for Environmental Medicine (3000 physicians in Germany): Recommends banning cell phone use by children and banning cell phones and cordless phones in preschools, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, events halls, public buildings and vehicles.
International Association of Fire Fighters: Opposes communication antennas on fire stations.
International Commission on Electromagnetic Safety (comprised of scientists from 16 nations): Recommends limiting cell phone use by children, teenagers, pregnant women and the elderly.
Irish Doctors Environmental Association: Warns that current safety guidelines are “not appropriate.”
Karnataka State, India: Bans cell phones in all schools and pre-university colleges.
Knowsley, Borough of, England: Bans cell phones in schools.
Lakehead University, Ontario: Bans Wi-Fi on campus
Madhya Pradesh, India: Bans cell phones in schools by both students and teachers.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): The FCC’s standard is inadequate because it “is based on only one dominant mechanism—adverse health effects caused by body heating.”
National Library of France: Removed Wi-Fi and installed only cable connections.
Paris, France: Removed Wi-Fi from four libraries.
Prebandal Preparatory School, Chichester, England: Removed Wi-Fi from its campus
Progressive Librarians Guild: Recommends no wireless technology in libraries.
Russian National Committee for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection: Warns that cell phones are unsafe even for short conversations. Children under 16, pregnant women, epileptics, and people with memory loss, sleep disorders and neurological diseases should never use cell phones.
Sainte-Geneviève University, Paris: Removed Wi-Fi from its library.
Salzburg, Austria: Bans Wi-Fi in public schools.
Sebastopol, California: Broke its contract to install citywide Wi-Fi.
Stowe School, Buckinghamshire, England: Removed Wi-Fi from campus.
Therold, Ontario: Broke its contract to install citywide Wi-Fi.
UK Department of Education: Children under 16 should not use cell phones except in an emergency.
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute: Children should never use a cell phone except in an emergency.
Voice (UK Teachers Union): Calls for a ban on Wi-Fi in schools.
Ysgol Pantycelyn School, Carmarthenshirem, Wales: Removed Wi-Fi from campus.
DOCTORS AND SCIENTISTS CALLING FOR STRICTER REGULATION AND/OR A MORATORIUM ON WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Vienna Resolution 1998
Salzburg Resolution 2000
Declaration of Alcalá 2002
Catania Resolution 2002
Freiburger Appeal 2002
Bamberger Appeal 2004
Maintaler Appeal 2004
Coburger Appeal 2005
Oberammergauer Appeal 2005
Haibacher Appeal 2005
Pfarrkirchener Appeal 2005
Freienbacher Appeal 2005
Lichtenfelser Appeal 2005
Hofer Appeal 2005
Stockacher Appeal 2005
Helsinki Appeal 2005
Benevento Resolution 2006
Allgäuer Appeal 2006
WiMax Appeal 2006
Appeal of March 23, 2007
Brussels Appeal 2007
Venice Resolution 2008
London Resolution 2007