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Prevent Cancer Now is a partner in an urgent multi-organizational appeal to the Government of Canada to suspend the deployment of 5G and choose safe and reliable fibre connections.
The telecommunications industry is rushing to deploy 5G across Canada, without prior health and environmental impact assessment, without fully understanding the economic consequences, and without informed consent.
Canadians are largely unaware of the risks of chronic exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation emitted by cell tower antennas, small cell antennas, cellphones, cordless phones, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices such as tablets, laptops, baby monitors, wireless printers/keyboards/mice, gaming consoles, virtual reality headsets, wearables, “smart” appliances, and utility meters.
RF radiation is scientifically demonstrated to cause or contribute to numerous health effects, including cancers, sperm damage, reproductive harms, learning and memory deficits, and neurodegenerative, cellular and genetic damage.
If recent events have shown us anything, it is that our health is what matters most, late responses to early warnings of potential harm are costly — and we need the Internet!
We rely on the government to ensure our safety. To date, Health Canada and other Ministries have let us down. We urge Canadians to appeal to the Government of Canada to “look before we leap,” to immediately suspend any further 5G rollout, and to press for a safer, more cost-effective and secure alternative — namely fibre optic and wired connections to every home and business.