Canadians For Safe Technology, C4ST, is a not-for-profit, completely volunteer-based coalition of parents, citizens and experts whose mission is to educate and inform Canadians and their policy makers about the dangers of the exposures to unsafe levels of radiation from technology, and to work with all levels of government to create healthier communities for children and families across Canada.
C4ST has the following goals:
- It is critical that all levels of Government:
- Acknowledge that current assumptions about the safety of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) are outdated and must be revised.
- Offer protection and choice for pregnant women, children, electrosensitive and other vulnerable individuals who are exposed to EMR in their homes, schools and places of employment.
- Health Canada must overhaul its process for updating Safety Code 6 and update its guidelines to protect Canadians.
- Implement all the recommendations of the House of Commons, Standing Committee on the HESA 2015 Report, “RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AND THE HEALTH OF CANADIANS”.
- Given the significant scientific evidence that has been made public in the last 12 months, re-evaluate Safety Code 6 with an independent review panel that follows international, scientific best practices
- Improve the process used to monitor the science based evidence that is published.
- Industry Canada needs to play a leadership role in protecting Canadians
- All wireless devices carry safety warnings buried in their manuals. These warnings should be prominently displayed where Canadians can see them.
As technology advances and becomes a bigger part of our lives, Canadians’ exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from sources such as cell phones, Wi-Fi, cordless phones, smart meters, and cell towers is growing exponentially. More and more studies are emerging that show non-ionizing radiation is biologically harmful, and that chronic long-term exposure can lead to cumulative damage. The most recent $25m US National Toxicology study shows a link between cell phone radiation and cancer in rats and directly challenges the core assumption of Health Canada that tissue must be heated to be harmed from radiation. 220 scientists from 41 nations have appealed to the United Nations (UN) and, all member States in the world, to encourage the World Health Organization (WHO) to exert strong leadership in fostering the development of more protective EMF guidelines, encouraging precautionary measures, and educating the public about health risks, particularly risk to children and fetal development.