• August 15, 2013 4:30 PM

extra extra newspaperNow this is brilliant!  If you can’t get these things shut off during school hours, go for a health risk lawsuit and maybe someone will pay attention.  Considering all the proof that cell phones create brain tumors and effect learning…-A.M.

TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2013 /CNW/ – This afternoon the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario voted at its annual general meeting that student cell phones should be turned off and stored during school hours, unless a teacher gives permission.

The vote was part of a series of motions requesting that radiation from cell phones and WiFi be recognized as a potential workplace hazard for teachers.

“There is cause for concern for members’ health and safety, especially women,” said Sandra Wash, a teacher representing Peel District who spoke at the meeting.

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