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Oregon is the First State to Pass Legislation Banning WiFi in Schools

WiFi Legislation Declares an Emergency

80th Oregon Legislative Assembly
Senate Bill 283 (SB 283-B) 
Passed June 13, 2019

In a precedent setting move, the Oregon Legislature has declared an emergency and called for a ban on WiFi in Schools, related to the danger of exposure to radiation of school children in the state of Oregon.

Section 2: This 2019 Act being necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is declared to exist, and this 2019 Act takes effect on its passage.

80th Oregon Legislative Assembly, June 2019

However, legislative process calls for a committee Review of peer-reviewed, independently funded scientific studies of the health effects of exposure to microwave radiation, particularly exposure that results from the use of wireless network technologies in schools or similar environments; and then report the results to an interim committee related to education not later than January 2, 2021

According to Oregon Advocate for Wireless Safety David Morrison, “the bill is expected to also pass in the House, following compelling testimony from the Chair of the Health Committee, Sen. Laurie Monnes-Anderson.”

Portland Public Schools Sued Over WiFi Exposure in 2011

A precedent for Oregon being first in the nation to introduce this type of Wireless School Safety Bill could have to do with the Portland Public School System being sued in July of 2011 by this same David Morrison, who at the time had a child attending school there, and charged the school board with “involuntarily exposing the child to microwave radiation” via powerful WiFi routers in the school.

2011 was also the year that the World Health Organization declared radio frequency electromagnetic fields, which refers to the microwave radiation emitted by WiFi, Cellphones, Bluetooth, Smart Meters, and other wireless technologies, a Group 2B Carcinogen, putting it in the same category as lead and vehicle emissions.

The suit was heard and dismissed in Federal Court by U.S. District Judge Michael Mosman, who found that the lawsuit was challenging safety standards set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and that only the FCC could hear complaints regarding the safety of technology.

“Portland Public Schools spent over $200,000 instead of simply talking with me.” remarked Morrison following the verdict. Then to further underscore the earnestness of his intention to eliminate Wifi from schools he ran for a 4 year term on the Portland School Board in Oregon and won 17% of the vote in 2013. In subsequent years he won 4% in 2016, and 3% of the vote in 2017. (Ballotpedia)

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