The Court of Florence has ordered the immediate shutdown of Wi-Fi in a school to protect the health of a minor. The order was issued to the school manager of the Botticelli Comprehensive Institute.
As the lawyer Agata Tandoi, defender of the family of “Mario” (not the child’s real name to protect privacy) stresses, the emergency order is not a judgment but a preliminary act based on the existence of sufficient environmental barriers for the pupil.
The judge, in fact, ordered …the dismantling of routers and hotspots well before the final verdict. The concern is that continued exposure can cause serious harm to the health of the child, being exposed to an electromagnetic soup at school. The protection of the health of a the child is a constitutional right.
In March a hearing was scheduled to discuss whether the shutdown of Wi-Fi will be temporary or final.”
This court case follows the Italian court ordering the government (Ministries of the Environment and Education) to launch a campaign to advise the public of the health risks from mobile and cordless phones.