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Health Minister Caught Misleading Canadians about Safety of their Wireless Devices

OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2016 /CNW Canada’s Health Minister Jane Philpott has contradicted the findings of a Parliamentary Health Committee report which recommends the government start warning Canadians that their wireless devices can cause cancer. In response to letters from parents whose children have developed symptoms from exposure to wireless devices Philpott wrote: “There is no scientific evidence of health effects,” […]

WRSC to challenge Federal leaders on wireless health risks

Wireless Radiation Safety Council to challenge Federal leaders on wireless health risks CANADA NEWSWIRE APRIL 17, 2011 Mothers of children affected by wireless fear for the health and safety of their children will speak TORONTO, April 17 /CNW/ – On Monday, April 18, 2011 at Queen’s Park the Wireless Radiation Safety Council (WRSC) will challenge the Federal leaders on wireless […]

Safety Code 6 draws criticism at Commons committee meeting

Health advocates and industry clash over health effects from wireless technology Could cell phone towers like this one in Merritt’s downtown core pose a significant health risk to humans?  Some experts say yes. MAY 3, 2010 JOHN O’CONNOR – NEWS EDITOR Concerns over the possible health effects from everyday wireless devices have prompted the federal […]

War on health effects of wireless devices waged in capital

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 By BRYN WEESE, PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU OTTAWA — A battle is brewing on Parliament Hill over whether mobile phones, wi-fi networks and cell towers emit too many harmful microwaves. Industry officials say they don’t and argue the scientific community is behind them, but a fledging Montreal-based group, Save our Children from Microwaves, […]

MPs hear conflicting evidence on cellphone safety

BY MEAGAN FITZPATRICK, CANWEST NEWS SERVICE Vancouver Sun APRIL 27, 2010 A committee of MPs heard conflicting evidence on the safety of cellphones and other wireless technology Tuesday as well as opposing views on whether Canada’s safety standards are strong enough. Photograph by: Archive, Calgary Herald OTTAWA — A committee of MPs heard conflicting evidence […]