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e-404 (Cellphone towers)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Kristin Morrison from Caledon, Ontario, on June 17, 2016, at 9:10 a.m. (EDT)
keywords
Cellphone towers
Electromagnetic radiation
Health
Radio frequencies
Schools
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • Cell towers emit radiofrequency / microwave radiation which has been classified by the World Health Organization as a class 2b possible human carcinogen;
  • Unlike other possible carcinogens in this category such as chloroform, the emissions from cell towers radiate humans continuously;
  • Studies in Brazil, Israel and Germany show cancer rate increases up to over 40 times higher within 400 meters of a cell tower than beyond 1000 metres;
  • It has been proven by the scientific community that children are more vulnerable to the effects of exposure to radiofrequency/microwave radiation due to their thin skulls and developing brains. No laws currently prevent the installation of cell towers near schools;
  • A Nanos poll indicated that 60% of Canadians are concerned or somewhat concerned about possible health effects related to electromagnetic frequencies. Cell phones and cell towers were the top two sources of electromagnetic frequencies that Canadians were concerned about; and
  • Industry Canada does not monitor emissions once cell towers / antennas are approved, i.e, no one measures the amount of radiation emitted when additional antennas are added.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to
1. Enact the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Possible) when it comes to radiofrequency/ microwave radiation exposure allowances;
2. Ensure that cellular antennas /towers are kept away from schools and other sensitive areas; and
3. Enforce continuous monitoring during and after the installation of cellular antennas /towers for minimum achievable radiofrequency / microwave radiation levels.
Dufferin—Caledon
Conservative
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on October 26, 2016
Government response tabled on December 9, 2016
Open for signature : June 17, 2016, at 9:10 a.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : October 15, 2016, at 9:10 a.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
49
British Columbia
337
Manitoba
18
New Brunswick
3
Nova Scotia
8
Ontario
360
Prince Edward Island
3
Quebec
579
Saskatchewan
6
Yukon
1
Other Countries
5
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