Stop Wi-Fi in schools, deputy health minister implores

Yaakov Litzman asks education minister to halt installation of wireless internet due to hazards of electromagnetic radiation

By Philip Podolsky August 23, 2012

Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman on Thursday implored Education Minister Gideon Sa’ar to immediately suspend the installation of wireless Internet in schools due to what he termed the hazards of electromagnetic radiation.

Litzman issued an official letter to Sa’ar following a letter he received from Attorney Michael Bach. Bach, citing medical research, warned about the health threats to students.

“I am in deep sympathy with Bach’s letter,” wrote Litzman. “I have dealt extensively with the issue, although I am not a professional, and I fear lest the day come when we shall rue the irreversible damage visited on our children.”

Certain countries have banned Wi-Fi in educational institutions, most notably France, which has prohibited any kind of wireless communication in its schools.