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S McClelland, Byron Bay

Thank you for your latest 5G report. Our nine-year-old is already struggling with the current levels of Wi-Fi in our community.

In our household we have switched off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, use ethernet cables, a home phone and our mobiles are kept on flight mode. I can easily reduce our levels at home to create a safer environment. But it’s not so simple at his local primary school.

I commend Periwinkle preschool for already taking precautions and hardwiring their school. I wish all schools in NSW would hardwire and stop the unnecessary radiation exposure and put in place the ‘precautionary principle’ until we have proof that it is safe.

In 2015 France banned all under three-year-olds from exposure to Wi-Fi in childcare centres and nurseries, as well as in the home. And Wi-Fi exposure in schools should be minimised for children up to 11 years old and switched off when not in use. This made me realise how behind Australia is when implementing safety protocols around Wi-Fi exposure for children.

Classrooms and playground have become a toxic soup of EMR. The long-term accumulative effects of Wi-Fi exposure have never been studied and are concerning. Now with 5G, enough is enough, kids need a safe environment for education not higher radiation. EMR is another form of pollution that needs to be cleaned up. Give us the choice for fibreoptics and for a much safer, secure use of this technology. Protect our children and their future children.


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  1. Perhaps print off and read to your child one evening the advice on the website of ARPANSA that the radiation from 5G is not harmful. Apart from helping them go to sleep, they will learn the principle of seeking reliable advice from the cross disciplinary teams like ARPANSA, that help achieve Australia’s excellent public health outcomes, and to ignore misguided playground gossip about 5G.


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