Wi-Fi on the ferry

The school board’s support for wifi on ferries, or any other place of learning, is ironic. Several studies conclude that exposure to wireless (which includes wifi as well as cell phones) interferes with learning and memory: Fragopoulou et al., Pathophysiology 17 (3), 179-187 (2010); Wu et al., ACTA Biophysica Sinica 15, 152-157 (1999); Hao et al, Neurol. Sci. 2012 (Feb. 24). Summaries of these and other studies supporting a link between wireless and adverse bioeffects — increased stress hormones, disrupted immune function, sperm damage, permeability of the blood-brain barrier, and increased cancer rates (to mention just a few) — can be found at www.bioinitiative.org. This website contains over 1800 peer-reviewed studies (pro and con) on wireless. I urge you to read them and judge for yourself whether it is a good idea to subject our children and ourselves to ever-increasing amounts of wireless radiation.

Pamela Finley



  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback






Opinion: Parish’s ‘no’ vote costs Juneau $20M needed for road

I have always been an independent voter. I am also a longtime supporter of the Juneau Access project. To me, this is not a partisan... Read more

Future generations depend on fossil fuel reserves in the ground

Assuming that they survive, how will our great-great-grandchildren look back on the message from Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott in their March... Read more

Stop pretending the national debt isn’t important

I have noticed that when I email Alaska’s three U.S. lawmakers that the topic of national debt is not one of the topics on their... Read more

Alaska natural gas pipeline will be a stimulus for the U.S.

The United States should give us one more stimulus package — to the middle class.

Read more