Industry Canada

In a residential neighbourhood in the northeast end of Guelph, Ontario, the proposed Bell Cell Tower at the intersection of Grange and Starwood, and the Rogers wireless pole extension on Auden Road should not be approved.

Cell towers do not belong in residential neighbourhoods – and certainly not close to schools. The proposed Bell Cell Tower would directly overshadow two adjacent schools.

Canadians are currently being exposed to levels of radio and microwave frequency that have never been experienced in human history – or ever tested for their long term effects.

In May 2011, the World Health Organization classified electromagnetic radiation as a Class 2B possible human carcinogen. The microwaves that are emitted from these towers are being linked to leukemia, infertility, cancer, Alzheimer's, autism and various other insidious health issues. The standards that have been set by Health Canada – Safety Code 6 – fall at least 100 times higher (meaning 100 times more exposure) than those set by most European countries. We're led to think that this new technology is safe and that we're well-protected – but we're not. At present, Safety Code 6 is based ONLY on thermal heating effects, and not on biological (cellular) effects. It doesn't take into account the effects of electromagnetic radiation on brain waves, or on neurological or endocrine systems.

We're playing with fire when we should be erring on the side of caution. Red flags are waved by The Bioinitiative Report (www.bioinitiative.org), the most comprehensive and daunting compilation of research on cell tower emissions done by an independent international body of scientists and researchers; Magda Havas PhD (www.magdahavas.com), Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University; Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt MD PhD (www.klinghardtacademy.com); Citizens for Safe Technology (www.c4st.org), and numerous other respected researchers and organizations.

Note: Developments on this situation are being posted at https://www.facebook.com/StopTheGuelphCellTowers, and also at www.c4st.org (click "News" then "Cell Tower Situations" and scroll to Guelph).

We, the undersigned, call on Industry Canada to NOT approve the proposals for the Bell Cell Tower at the intersection of Grange and Starwood, and the Rogers wireless pole extension on Auden Road in Guelph.

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The Stop New Cell Towers in Guelph, Ontario petition to Industry Canada was written by Sue and is in the category Health at GoPetition.