Your Children Need Your Help!

This summer, Moms across Canada are voicing their concerns to Health Minister Jane Philpott and their Members of Parliament.

It is critical that the Liberal Government take three actions to protect Canadian Children from the dangers of wireless radiation exposure:

  1. Provide a comprehensive response to the 2015 HESA REPORT
  2. Implement all the 2015 HESA recommendations from the report “RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AND THE HEALTH OF CANADIANS
  3. Call for an updated review of Safety Code 6, Health Canada’s guidelines regarding wireless radiation exposure, based on the significant evidence-based science that has been made public in the last 12 months.

Courtesy of our friends at BabySafeProject.org

Use the form below to send an email to Health Minister Jane Philpott and your local MP encouraging them to:

  • Provide a comprehensive response to the HESA Report in October 2016
  • Adopt all the HESA Recommendations in full
  • Call for an independent review of Safety Code 6

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What is HESA?

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Health (HESA)’s mandate is to study and report on all matters relating to the mandate, management, and operation of Health Canada. The 2015 committee unanimously adopted the final report of their study of Health Canada’s Safety Code 6, the guideline for all wireless exposure in Canada. Safety Code 6 applies to cell phones, cellular towers, Wi-Fi, Smart Meters, and all other wireless devices. It has not had a major revision since 1979.

During three sessions of hearings, the ten MP member panel heard from both sides of the issue including leading scientists and doctors from around the world, Health Canada, and the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association.

Take Action

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Education and Awareness

The issues
HESA Recommendations

RECOMMENDATION 8

That an independent scientific body recognized by Health Canada examine whether measures taken and guidelines provided in other countries, such as France and Israel, to limit the exposure of vulnerable populations, including infants, and young children in the school environment, to radiofrequencies should be adopted in Canada.

RECOMMENDATION 9

That the Government of Canada develop an awareness campaign relating to the safe use of wireless technologies, such as cell phones and Wi-Fi, in key environments such as the school and home to ensure that Canadian families and children are reducing risks related to radiofrequency exposure.

RECOMMENDATION 12

That the Government of Canada and manufacturers consider policy measures regarding the marketing of radiation emitting devices to children under the age of 14, in order to ensure they are aware of the health risks and how they can be avoided.

Requested Action

We are asking you, our elected official to ensure that the government’s response;

  • Reflects the current evidence-based science
  • Aligns Canada’s guidelines with other world-leading countries
  • Protects vulnerable individuals including children, the elderly and those with electrosensitivities
  • Demonstrates acceptance that Safety Code 6 needs major improvements
  • Is based on international best practices regarding the evaluation of scientific evidence

Electrosensitivity

The issues
HESA Recommendations

RECOMMENDATION 2

That Statistics Canada consider including questions related to electromagnetic hypersensitivity in the Canadian Community Health Survey.

RECOMMENDATION 3

That the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, consider funding research into electromagnetic hypersensitivity testing, diagnosis and treatment, and its possible impacts on health in the workplace.

RECOMMENDATION 4

That the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the World Health Organization consider updating their guidelines and continuing education materials regarding the diagnosis and treatment of electromagnetic hypersensitivity to ensure they are based on the latest scientific evidence and reflect the symptoms of affected Canadians.

RECOMMENDATION 5

That the Government of Canada continue to provide reasonable accommodations for environmental sensitivities, including electromagnetic hypersensitivity, as required under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Requested Action

We are asking you, our elected official to ensure that the government’s response;

  • Reflects the current evidence-based science
  • Aligns Canada’s guidelines with other world-leading countries
  • Protects vulnerable individuals including children, the elderly and those with electrosensitivities
  • Demonstrates acceptance that Safety Code 6 needs major improvements
  • Is based on international best practices regarding the evaluation of scientific evidence

Health Canada’s process

The issues
HESA Recommendations

RECOMMENDATION 6

That Health Canada ensure the openness and transparency of its processes for the review of Safety Code 6, so that all Canadians have an opportunity to be informed about the evidence considered or excluded in such reviews, that outside experts are provided full information when doing independent reviews, and that the scientific rationale for any change is clearly communicated.

RECOMMENDATION 10

That Health Canada conduct a comprehensive review of all existing literature relating to radiofrequency fields and carcinogenicity based on international best practices.

Requested Action

We are asking you, our elected official to ensure that the government’s response;

  • Reflects the current evidence-based science
  • Aligns Canada’s guidelines with other world-leading countries
  • Protects vulnerable individuals including children, the elderly and those with electrosensitivities
  • Demonstrates acceptance that Safety Code 6 needs major improvements
  • Is based on international best practices regarding the evaluation of scientific evidence

Research

The issues
HESA Recommendations

RECOMMENDATION 1

That the Government of Canada, in collaboration with the health departments of the provinces and territories, examine existing cancer data collection methods to improve the collection of information relating to wireless device use and cancer.

RECOMMENDATION 7

That the Government of Canada establish a system for Canadians to report potential adverse reactions to radiofrequency fields.

RECOMMENDATION 11

That the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, consider funding research into the link between radiofrequency fields and potential health effects such as cancer, genetic damage, infertility, impairment to development and behaviour, harmful effects to eyes and on the brain, cardiovascular, biological and biochemical effects.

Requested Action

We are asking you, our elected official to ensure that the government’s response;

  • Reflects the current evidence-based science
  • Aligns Canada’s guidelines with other world-leading countries
  • Protects vulnerable individuals including children, the elderly and those with electrosensitivities
  • Demonstrates acceptance that Safety Code 6 needs major improvements
  • Is based on international best practices regarding the evaluation of scientific evidence

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