Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Canadian Parliament Committee Calls for Protection of Vulnerable Groups from Wireless Radiation Exposure

Canadian Parliament Committee Calls for Protection of Vulnerable Groups from Wireless Radiation Exposure

June 17, 2015

The Standing Committee on Health of the House of Commons in the Canadian Parliament issued a report on radio frequency electromagnetic radiation and health in June, 2015.

The  Committee held public hearings regarding Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 recommended limits on safe human exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation.

Witnesses testified to the Committee or submitted briefs that raised concerns about the adequacy of Safety Code 6 to protect the population from health risks due to RF radiation ....

The witnesses discussed possible links between RF exposure and cancer, reproductive issues and autism. Concerns were raised about RF exposure in schools due to use of Wi-Fi; the need for RF exposure limits to protect vulnerable populations such as pregnant women, infants and children, and persons with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) ....
The Standing Committee on Health made the following recommendations in their report to the Parliament ....


Upcoming Event

"Cell Phones and Wireless Technologies: Should Safety Guidelines be Strengthened to Protect Adults, Children and Vulnerable Populations--And Should Parents, Teachers and Schools Restrict Technology Overuse Among Children?"

Monday, June 22nd, 11:30-3:30 p.m. (light lunch at 11:00 a.m.)
Commonwealth Club of California
555 Post Street (new location), San Francisco

Participants: Victoria L. Dunckley, Martin L. Pall, Beatrice Alexandra Golomb, Suleyman Kaplan, Mary Redmayne, Nesrin Seyhan, Devra Davis, Karl Maret, Joel Moskowitz, Camilla Rees, and Lloyd Morgan.
In the wireless generation, people have embraced and accommodated the cellphone, but how much physical harm could a tiny wireless device cause? A panel of distinguished researchers will review the science of cellphone risk, mechanisms of action, new genetic questions, and whether the IARC warning should be upgraded to "probable carcinogen" – or even "carcinogen." Special focus will be put on risks to children and the role overuse of wireless technologies may be playing in attention, functional and relational difficulties and risk to the elderly, where cognitive decline might be misconstrued as dementia. The program includes a light lunch.
More Information:
International EMF Scientist Appeal

More than 200 EMF scientists have signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal. The Appeal has received worldwide media coverage (see links at


Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety

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