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

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