Friday, December 10, 2010

A Perfect NaturopaTHICK Example - Canada ND Pulls Her Kids From Wi-Fi Containing School

here, I cite from a recent report that clearly indicates how NDs view scientific consensus [as in misrepresent it]:

Robert Mangelsdorf reports for the Maple Ridge News in "Children Pulled From Maple Ridge School Over Wi-Fi Concerns" (2010-12-10)[vsc 2010-12-10]:

"parents at a Maple Ridge elementary school have pulled their children out of school over fears radiation from Wi-Fi internet routers may be harming their children. Samantha Boutet [...] a naturopathic doctor [...] pulled her two daughters out of the public school system and now home-schools them [...while] a considerable body of scientific evidence suggests radiation from Wi-Fi routers is perfectly safe. In a 2006 report, the World Health Organization stated there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak radio frequency signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects. Health Canada [...] has determined 'exposure to low-level radio frequency energy, such as that from Wi-Fi equipment, is not dangerous to the public' [...] in response to concerns about perceived health issues, School District No. 42 reviewed existing research, and found there to be no convincing evidence of a health threat associated with Wi-Fi. Boutet believes [!] that until there is concrete evidence Wi-Fi is safe for children, schools should plug their computers back in. 'The science is divided, but until we know for sure, we shouldn’t be putting kids at risk,' she said. 'My kid is the canary in coal mine.'"

Note: the science IS NOT DIVIDED.  But, being that naturopathy groups the scientific and the nonscientific into one falsely labeled scientific category, this is a perfect example of the naturopaTHICK.
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