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The Government of Canada’s Health sector published a piece, last updated in 2015, about the risks of human exposure to radiofrequency energy and how to protect yourself from it. In “Safety of cell phones and cell phone towers,” Health Canada discusses the health risks Canadians face from exposure to radiofrequency fields:
The number of cell phone users in Canada has steadily increased from a mere 100,000 in 1987 to more than 24 million by the end of 2010. As such, there has been a mass increase in cell phone towers to accommodate the demand for new wireless services. There have been a number of epidemiology studies over the past few years that have connected brain cancer rates to long-term and heavy cell phone users.
We continue to discuss the risks radiofrequency exposure has on all members of the community and the reaction from specialists and members of Canadian parliament who understand the severity of the issue. This October, news broke that Health Minister Jane Philpott has been misleading Canadians about the safety of their wireless devices.
“The Parliament’s Health Committee sent recommendations to Philpott last June stating there are dozens of scientific studies showing that microwaves from common wireless devices are harmful. The Committee even recommended a national education program for safer use of cell phones and Wifi, especially for Canadian children.”
Unfortunately, regardless of the studies performed that prove the health risks of radiofrequency exposure from cell phones and cell phone towers, the efforts are still being met with resistance for government leaders such as Philpott. Click here to learn more about the ongoing investigation.
As we continue to push for more public awareness and education, Health Canada recommends cell phone users take some practical measures to reduce their exposure:
- limiting the length of cell phone calls
- using “hands-free” devices
- replacing cell phone calls with text messages
C4ST aims to educate and inform Canadians and our government about the dangers of exposure to radiation from our wireless devices and other technology. We strive to work with all levels of government to create a healthier Canada for everyone.