Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
Cell Towers / Antennas
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.
Industry Canada regulates cell companies in terms of their use of radio frequency spectrum and the siting of cell towers. It has established a standard called "Safety Code 6," which cell operators are required to meet. However, Safety Code 6 has 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.
In terms of the siting of cell towers, Industry Canada does not rule out approving cell towers anywhere and everywhere. This means that the cell industry as regulator does not rule out locating cell towers near where families live, and where children play and go to school.
It also means that Industry Canada depends entirely on an inadequate standard of safety to protect children and families.
The telecommunications industry is delighted. Unchecked by outdated safety codes, they continue to roll out new applications and designs. Governments rely on the revenue generated, and consistently ignore a troubling fact: The low-level, non-ionizing, microwave radiation generated by cell and portable phones and the transmitters they rely on, is biologically harmful, and fundamentally incompatible, at a cellular level, with humans, domestic animals, wildlife and the natural environment.
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Infected Airwaves (UK 2005)
Rowena Byrne-Jones is the regional complex injury co-ordinator for Cunningham Lindsey UK
"Despite health concerns being linked to the police force's new Tetra radio system, roll out will continue this year. Rowena Byrne-Jones explores the evidence for a causal link and assesses potential insurer ramifications.
"Much has been written recently on the potential for oesophageal cancer, and other health scares, caused by exposure to radio waves, with particular reference to the installation of a new and controversial radio system . . .
"However, the system has provoked strong protests, with claims that the radio signals cause headaches, sickness, disturbed sleep and skin rashes. Although the health fears surrounding Tetra are linked to concerns about mobile-phone masts, as the symptoms that affect some people appear consistent - sleep deprivation, nausea, headaches, ear pressure and nosebleeds - the symptoms appear to stop when the Tetra exposure ends . . .
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Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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