Letter: Stop next wave of wireless

As many are aware, 5G is the next wave of high-capacity wireless technology. It allows for exponentially more data transfer than 4G and is planned to support the growing demand for all things wireless.

Intensive infrastructure will be required because 5G technology is effective only over short distances and is poorly transmitted through solids. This means that there must be unobstructed paths between transmitters and receivers. Therefore, many antennae will be necessary, preferably line-of-sight. As a result, full-scale implementation could result in small yet powerful antennae every few houses in your neighbourhood.

There is strong scientific evidence that the radiation from the 3G and 4G we are currently being exposed to has serious adverse effects on human health. The new spectrum proposed to be licensed has undergone very little research on human health effects.

Neither Health Canada nor Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada can point to any peer-reviewed, evidence-based science showing 5G technology is safe.

Over 224 scientists from 41 nations, who have published peer-reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of non-ionizing radiation, made the following statement on May 11, 2015:

“These findings justify our appeal to the United Nations (UN) and, all member States in the world, to encourage the World Health Organization (WHO) to exert strong leadership in fostering the development of more protective EMF guidelines, encouraging precautionary measures, and educating the public about health risks, particularly risk to children and fetal development. By not taking action, the WHO is failing to fulfill its role as the preeminent international public health agency.”

Please advise (write to) your local representatives on city council and the CSRD to support the resolution at the September UBCM convention demanding we have input on microcell placement. Even better – a moratorium on 5G until it is proven to be fully safe.

Shelley Corbin

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Knights of Columbus step up for Shuswap community groups

Organizations from Shuswap, Thompson regions receive $15,000

Silverbacks forward receives BCHL Community Hero Award

Award presentation for Coalson Wolford to take place Sunday, Feb. 23

Deaths on popular Shuswap trail ruled accidental

Trail to remain closed until recommended works completed

Shuswap blockade temporarily lifted following negotiation with CP Rail

Onus placed on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to respond

A piece of Shuswap paradise could be yours for just $5.5 million

Waterfront listing in Blind Bay appears to have reached the pinnacle of pricing in region

VIDEO: B.C. senior recalls ‘crazy’ wartime decision to grab bear cub from den

Henry Martens – now 96 – says he was lucky to be alive after youthful decision to enter a bear’s den

Gas drops below a dollar per litre in Penticton

Two stores in Penticton have gas below a dollar.

Pawsative Pups: You have a new puppy, now what?

Lisa Davies is a new columnist for Black Press who writes about dog training

Loans or gifts? Judge rules woman must pay B.C. man back $7K

B.C. judge rules that woman must pay back more than $7,000 in advanced funds to man

VIDEO: Outpouring of worldwide support for bullied Australian boy

Australian actor Hugh Jackman said ‘you are stronger than you know, mate’

Sewer service planned for South Okanagan community of Kaleden

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen plans to extend Okanagan Falls system into Kaleden

‘A horror show:’ Ex-employee shares experience at problematic Chilliwack seniors’ home

Workers are paid below industry standard at all Retirement Concepts facilities

Forest industry protests northern B.C. caribou protection deal

B.C. Mining Association supports federal-Indigenous plan

Youth-led report calls on B.C. government to create plan to end youth homelessness

There are no dedicated programs for youth homelessness at federal, provincial level, report says

Most Read