No question that EMR is dangerous

The World Health Organization reclassified radio frequency electromagnetic fields as a possible human carcinogen.

Dear Editor

Who says radiation from Smart Meters is dangerous? This year, the World Health Organization reclassified radio frequency electromagnetic fields as a Class 2B possible human carcinogen. Studies show that children absorb at least twice as much radiation as adults, and Health Canada recently issued advice to reduce children’s RF exposure. Look up “International Experts’ Perspective on the Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR)” or research the Citizens for Safe Technology website for some conclusions from doctors and other scientific experts worldwide on the evidence of biological and health effects of EMR.

As Mayor Ranta notes (Dec. 27 Journal), the vast majority may not notice one more layer of wireless radiation, but the fact remains that thousands of people in Canada and the US have reported symptoms due to Smart Meters.

Scientists know that EMR effects are cumulative and more DNA damage is caused by pulsed rather than continuous signals, so the short strong regular transmissions from wireless Smart Meters are particularly harmful to our cells.

The question is not whether it is dangerous, rather what kind and how much wireless radiation exposure are we willing (or able) to take.

Arlene Churchill

Surrey