We've come to depend on cell phones and expect them to do more and more for us. Cell phone companies need cell towers to deliver their growing number of services. The placement of these cell towers is permissible near where families live, and where children play and go to school.
INDUSTRY CANADA regulates cell companies in terms of their use of radio frequency spectrum and the siting of cell towers. Industry Canada relies on a Health Canada standard called "SAFETY CODE 6," to establish the limits of electromagnetic radiation exposure which is considered safe and to which cell operators are required to comply. Unfortunately, Safety Code 6 is among the LEAST STRINGENT STANDARDS IN THE WORLD, and it does not address the critical issue of long term exposure to low level intensity microwave radiation emitted by cell towers.
Industry Canada's reliance on Safety Code 6 means that INDUSTRY CANADA IS RELYING ENTIRELY ON AN INADEQUATE STANDARD OF SAFETY TO PROTECT CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.
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OTTAWA – The federal government is trying to mitigate an irritant for some municipalities and resident groups by expanding the rules governing construction of new cellphone towers.
Under a new Industry Canada policy announced Wednesday, wireless companies will now have to consult with communities before building new towers, no matter what their height.
Cell phone industry may not admit that there are harmful effects just like cigarette industry. People have to unite to convince policy makers to adopt stricter radiation norms to protect people, birds, animals, trees, plants and the environment.
Toronto asks provided to limit their emission limits to 100 times less than the Canada Safety code 6. Even if this limit were to be called in Montreal, no companies would have the slightest problem abiding to this standard because Safety Code is a Federal regulation.
OTTAWA, ON - Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) President Karen Leibovici and Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) President Bernard Lord announced today at a news conference in Ottawa, a joint protocol on the siting process of wireless antenna systems.
In this review we discuss alarming epidemiological and experimental data on possible carcinogenic effects of long term exposure to low intensity microwave (MW) radiation. Recently, a number of reports revealed that under certain conditions the irradiation by low intensity MW can substantially induce cancer progression in humans and in animal models. The carcinogenic effect of MW irradiation is typically manifested after long term (up to 10 years and more) exposure. Nevertheless, even a year of operation of a powerful base transmitting station for mobile communication reportedly resulted in a dramatic increase of cancer incidence among population living nearby.
The Town of Oakville passed a motion on August 12, 2013 requesting that Industry Canada place a moratorium on the approval of any new radiocommunication facilities located within certain criteria until such time as the review of Safety Code 6 has been finalized. They also requested that Industry Canada provide a response to the Town of Oakville regarding this request outlining reasons for or against the moratorium.
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