'A growing number of Canadians are very concerned about being zapped by radiation from their cellphones, baby monitors and wireless internet routers.
If petitions are any indication, a growing number of Canadians are very concerned about being zapped by radiation from their cellphones, baby monitors and wireless internet routers.
Seven of the 16 environmental petitions submitted to the auditor general’s office between July 2016 and June 2017 “concerned potential adverse health effects on humans from radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation from personal wireless devices,” according to one of the fall reports from Canada’s environment commissioner, released Tuesday. That’s up from one in 2014-2015 and none in 2015-2016.
Several of the petitions express concern about how close people hold their cellphones to their bodies. One requests that Canada stop marketing wireless devices to children under 14. Another focuses on the possible impacts of radiation on the human eye and newborn babies. One asks that Statistics Canada collect data on electromagnetic hypersensitivity as part of its Canadian community health survey, while another wants the federal government to monitor radiofrequency and microwave radiation in schools.
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