Cell Phones and WiFi are a "Serious Public Health Issue" - Canadian Parliamentary Report

OTTAWA, June 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Cancer, infertility, and learning disabilities might be caused by our cell phones and WiFi, according to a new Parliamentary report. 

The microwave radiation from our little wireless devices is now a "serious public health issue" according to the report delivered Tuesday by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health (HESA).

The unanimous report recommends Canadian doctors be taught to recognize the symptoms associated with using common wireless devices.

It also recommends parents be taught the risks of wireless radiation to ensure their families are safe at home and at school.

The Committee heard from wireless industry representatives as well as international scientists working on the health fall-out from our increasingly wireless world.

The Conservatives, Liberals, and NDP agreed that Health Canada has left Canadians at risk by ignoring or dismissing the growing evidence that shows our favourite devices like tablets and smart phones may be harmful, especially to children.

During the hearings four international experts testified that Health Canada is "either unwilling or not competent" to judge current scientific evidence that wireless radiation is harmful to our health.

"This Committee finally gave a voice to the scientists," said Frank Clegg, former President of Microsoft Canada who is now CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST). 

"It reached across Party lines to tell Canadians we deserve to be protected.  Health Canada has to stop hiding behind the worst countries on this issue, and instead catch up with countries like France and Belgium where you can't market a cell phone to children anymore, or expose children to Wi-Fi in a daycare," said Clegg.  

The committee also recommends that federal workplaces recognize employees who have developed electro-hypersensitivity.

Full text of Report and transcripts from Hearings  www.c4st.org/HESARecommendations

SOURCE C4ST: Canadians For Safe Technology

For further information: Interviews: media@c4st.org; Wendy Perkins, Canadians For Safe Technology (C4ST) 289-242-4928

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