July 11, 2014
Our Advisory Board Doctors For Safer Schools urgently requests Health Canada to re-examine Safety Code 6 as it fails to protect Canadians from the harm to human health that occurs at non-thermal levels of radio-frequency (RF) exposure.
As Health Canada scientist Dr. James McNamee said in 2013, Safety Code 6 is based only on thermal levels – preventing damage from heating, like electrical burns. RF exposure from WiFi and cell phone radiation causes significant adverse biological effects without warming human tissue.
Why Over 100,000 physicians, scientists, Health Authorities, and Many Governments are concerned:
- Published and peer-reviewed scientific evidence of biological harm at government-sanctioned levels of RF exposure, far below Safety Code 6
- Evidence of related medical symptoms, including electro-sensitivity, and cancer and brain health risks; no one is monitoring for adverse or cumulative effects
- Safer, non-RF emitting, secure and affordable Internet connection methods (wired cables and/or fiber optics) are widely available
Why not have students and staff in our schools, for example, be tech-savvy, connected and healthy?
Why not have proactive policies and accurate safety standards to help people of all ages suffering ill effects and protect everyone?
Epidemiologist and DFSS Scientific Advisor, Devra Davis PhD: If the cell phone were a drug, it would be banned. Governments around the world advise precautions. Children and young people are especially vulnerable to harm due to their thinner skulls.
Canadian Surgeon, DFSS Board Member, John Barnhill MD, FRCSC: The medical, psychological and social effects of RF radiation are quite concerning. The evidence in the medical literature is in keeping with the carcinogenic capability of radiation. And exposure is without consent.
International Health Authorities Have Issued Medical Alerts:
- The World Health Organization: After examining the scientific evidence, 31 scientists designated RF radiation a class 2B carcinogen – in the same category as lead, automotive exhaust, and DDT.
- American Academy of Pediatrics: Children are disproportionately impacted by all environmental exposures, including cell phone radiation. It is essential that any new standard be based on protecting the most vulnerable populations to ensure they are safeguarded.