Target:
Industry Canada; City of Hamilton/Ancaster; David Sweet, MP
Region:
Canada

Our concern is Health and Industry Canada's relaxed safety standards for human exposure to electromagnetic radiation and in particular the proposed cellular tower being located at Redeemer University on Kitty Murray Drive in Ancaster, Ontario.

It will be located across from Immaculate Conception Elementary School, residential homes, beside the Sports Dome, close to Redeemer’s own student residence and two childcare facilities and in the heart of the residential area known as, the Meadowlands. The Meadowlands is a heavily populated area. This area has the largest population of young children in Ancaster. If plans continue in raising this tower, these children will be spending 100% of their time being exposed to electromagnetic radiation day in and day out, as they play, go to school and live in the same area.

Considering the other three cellular towers -- one less than a kilometre away! -- telecommunications companies should be (as the government states) required to look at alternatives including sharing towers in the same area.

As well, the dual combination of hydro towers and communications towers will intensify the effects of electromagnetic radiation people in this community will be exposed to. We do not want to live in the cancer epicentre of Hamilton, Ontario.

Along with health concerns, these towers will affect our property values and resale turnaround. Currently, this area has a prestigious reputation with one of the highest tax brackets in Canada.

Please sign our petition and aid us to STOP the placement of the Redeemer Cell Tower. Let us stop the constant low-level radiation amongst our families.

For more info, visit: http://c4st.org/cell-tower-situations/situations/on-ancaster-redeemer-university.html


FACT: It has been recommended by Dr. Anthony Miller, a cancer epidemiologist from the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health (presented to the Toronto Council) that RF exposure should be classified as a 2A PROBABLE CARCINOGEN, not a 2B possible carcinogen.

FACT: "Children are at the greatest risk due to their thinner skulls, and rapid rate of growth. Also at greater risk are the elderly, the frail and pregnant women."
— Risk to Children, Daily Mail (UK) May 11, 2000

FACT: Doctors say that RF radiation is wreaking havoc with normal biological cell functions: "RF alters tissue physiology," says Dr. George Carlo, an epidemiologist who found genetic damage in a $28 million research program paid for by the industry.
— Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age: An Insiders Alarming Discoveries About Cancer and Genetic Damage. Dr George Carlo and Martin Schram, Caroll & Graf

FACT: The fact that they are an eyesore (and could hurt the resale value of your home) aside, it has been proven by over 100 physicians and scientists at Harvard and Boston University Schools of Public Heath that communication towers are a radiation hazard. 33 delegate physicians from 7 different countries have declared cell towers a "public health emergency". In the US, many petitions have effectively halted their erection in and near schools while overseas regulations are even stricter and communications towers are not allowed near schools, hospitals or nursing homes.

FACT: Scientists and the global medical community are becoming increasingly concerned about the health risks related to the electromagnetic radiation emitted by cellular towers. Exposure to non-ionizing radiation from cell towers can trigger or significantly accelerate progression of numerous diseases and conditions (including cancers, neurological diseases and electrosensitivity). Children, pregnant women, elderly, and those with compromised immune systems are at even greater risk.

More info: http://c4st.org/cell-tower-situations/situations/on-ancaster-redeemer-university.html

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