STATEMENT OF SUPPORT
By completing this form, you are letting us know that you agree that:
- Bill S-5 should include a section to address protections of biota from wireless radiation.
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Given the clear scientific evidence that RF-EMR can harm living organisms and that there are no protections in Canadian law, we urge the Senate of Canada to amend Bill S-5, Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act, to create a Section in the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999,to address RF-EMR.
7 Section 44 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subsection (4): Radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation
(5) The Ministers shall conduct research or studies relating to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation, methods related to its detection, methods to determine its actual or likely short-term or long-term effect on the environment and human health, and preventive, control and abatement measures to deal with it, and alternatives to its use, to protect the environment and human health.
6.1 Section 43 of the Act is amended by adding the following after the last definition in the section:
“radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation” means:
radiated energy arising from accelerating electrical charges, having the form of electromagnetic waves and a stream of photons, and travelling at the speed of light in a vacuum. The rate of oscillation of the waves is in the range between 3 kilohertz (kHz) to 300 gigahertz (GHz), which corresponds to the frequency of the non-sinusoidal radio waves typically used in radio communications.