Our Wireless Stuff Causes Cancer, says Article in Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Canada’s safety guidelines: “a disaster”
On May 7, 2015, the Canadian Medical Association Journal published a scathing condemnation of Health Canada’s safety guidelines for cell phones and Wifi.
The Journal (CMAJ) interviewed multiple international experts in radiation and cancer, who warn that the microwave levels allowed in Canadian classrooms, residences and workplaces are “a disaster to public health.”
One scientist said that given the overwhelming evidence that wireless radiation is harmful, Health Canada staff are either “unwilling or not competent to make evaluation of the current literature.”
The article points out that Canada’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health recently completed three days of hearings on Canada’s safety guidelines, and sent federal scientists back to the office to re-examine 140 recent studies that show wireless radiation emitted by cell phones and WiFi can cause harm.
In his most recent study, Swedish researcher Dr. Lennart Hardell concluded “that glioma and also acoustic neuroma are caused by RF-EMF emissions from wireless phones, and thus regarded as carcinogenic …indicating that current guidelines for exposure should be urgently revised” (Pathophysiology 2015;22:1-13).
The CMAJ article revealed that James McNamee, who wrote Health Canada’s safety code, has also co-authored academic papers with scientists who openly accept payments from the wireless industry.
Frank Clegg, CEO of Canadians For Safe Technology (C4ST), emphasized that Canadians should not rely on safety standards set by Health Canada, pointing out that health regulators failed to forestall public health disasters with tobacco, asbestos, bisphenol A, thalidomide, DDT and urea formaldehyde insulation. He pointed out that China and Russia have safety standards for electro-magnetic radiation that are “100 times safer than Health Canada’s Safety Code 6. … Canada should be among progressive countries such as France, Belgium and Taiwan that have laws in place to protect children in the home and at school or daycare centres,” Clegg stated. He added, “That Canada’s wireless safety code is out of date and mired in conflict of interest is no longer a question — it’s a fact.”
“We’re hoping the Parliamentary Standing Committee will have strong recommendations to fix it,” said Clegg.
Are Clegg and those scientists who are disturbed by Canada’ s current guidelines alarmist? Perhaps those 140 recent studies will tell.
Meanwhile, if you’re a cautious sort of person, you might want to spend a little less time in close contact with your wireless devices.