Wireless radiation concerns all

Last October, the city signed a contract with Shaw Systems without public consultation to place Wi-Fi into public parks

Although it may not be evident in the “communication system” public notice published by the city, the purpose of a Jan. 29 meeting is for mayor and council to hear presentations from the public, to share pertinent information in efforts to establish a safe and reasonable local policy on cell tower antennae and microwave transmitter locations. Public concern is that community input, not industry mandates, should drive the approval of locations for microwave antennae, in order to limit health risks, negative property value impacts, and related friction within the community caused by loss of control of the environment.

Last October, the city signed a contract with Shaw Systems without public consultation to place Wi-Fi into public parks, and facilities despite much controversy about the health concerns, in that all wireless emissions are a human cancer risk.

Scientific studies reveal that electromagnetic radiation is a clear and present danger to human health, interfering with cell function and causing double strand DNA breaks. It is well-documented scientifically that chronic low levels of microwave radio frequency radiation create changes in living cells, with evidence of cumulative damage effects; many irreversible. Growing incidence of electromagnetic radiation sensitivity (microwave sickness) is being taken very seriously in Europe. Wireless demand creates rapid expansion of microwave radiation infrastructure so ubiquitous that no living thing can escape for long. Scientists are calling for precautionary measures to be instituted which will protect the public from harm.

Please come to this educational meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 29 at city hall, an issue concerning all of us.

Richard Riach