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 Unchecked by outdated safety codes, they continue to roll out new applications and designs.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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Physicians for the Environment Request Strict Application of the Precautionary Principle
Mobile Telephony: MfE requests stricter limit values (Switzerland)
Press Release from Physicians for the Environment (MfE - Switzerland)
"In 2012, the University of Zurich noted a 10 times higher prevalence of blindness from birth (cataracts) in calves during the duration of operation of a relay antenna installed on a stable." Strict application of the precautionary principle, lowering of limit values "From the medical point of view, it is urgent to apply the precautionary principle for mobile telephony, wifi, power lines, etc." states Dr. Peter Kalin, President of Physicians for the Environment. The Austrian Medical Chamber has moreover just formulated the same requirement in regard to smart meters. In a communication dated 16 March 2012 to the Federal Council of the Federal Assembly, Physicians for the Environment requested to divide the value limits by 10 . . .
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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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