As a grand-parent and parent, I submit this letter for your consideration. I moved from the hectic Vancouver area some 42 years ago for a “life-style” change and to raise my family in the idyllic Shuswap region. Oh, how it has changed.
1. A cell tower has recently been erected on the TransCanada Hwy approx. 1 km east of the Balmoral intersection. When was this presented to the public for consultation? I and my neighbors were shocked and surprised to see this tower erected so quickly without apparent public input.
2. I am opposed to the installation of the proposed cell tower behind the Village Grocer on Balmoral Road in Blind Bay. I was not aware of any public hearing on this tower. What is the current status of this proposed tower?
3. I am opposed to the addition of another cell tower (5G?) at 1030 Dilworth Road, Sorrento.
Photo source: The Washington Post
My concerns center on the misleading information about the harms caused by the frequencies emitted by these towers. As a Water Operator, (EOCP Certified: Water Distribution Level III and Water Treatment Level II), my job is to provide safe, potable water to the community. I, and people like me, disinfect the water that comes out the tap with the use of chlorine and UV (ultraviolet radiation) systems. Chlorine was the sole method (and still is in many smaller communities) used for decades until the advent of affordable UV equipment. UV does a better job against pathogens (esp. cryptosporidium & giardia) than chlorine without the problems associated with high chlorine levels such as THM & HAA (trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids) which can cause intestinal and other issues.
Contrary to common belief, the UV radiation does not kill the pathogens, but actually renders them incapable of reproducing. In other words the bugs cannot have babies. It does this by damaging the cellular DNA. This is the same energy used in microwave ovens, cell phones, Wi-Fi and X-Rays etc.. Yes, these are all different frequencies but it is the same electromagnetic energy. We all know that sunlight is beneficial to human health but we also know that too much will harm us and cause damage. This is what the constant exposure to microwave radiation is doing to our bodies and cellular structures. This also includes harm to the animal kingdom (i.e. bees and birds).
The other common misconception is regarding the Canada Health directive known as Safety Code 6. This is used by the wireless providers and telecoms as the guide by which they claim these frequencies are safe. Canada’s Safety Code 6 is 10,000mW/m2 – this is amongst the highest electromagnetic exposure levels in the world. Compare Switzerland’s Code which is 0.1mW/m2. This is a difference factor of 100,000 times; making the Canadian Code that much weaker in protection. The comparison to highway speed limits come to mind – if we set the speed limit on our highway to 1000 km/hour we can effectively say we no longer have speeders in our town! This Safety Code 6 does by setting the standard so low that the wireless providers easily claim adherence to the safety standard set by Health Canada. This low level does not protect the public (parents are advised to keep children from the highway!). When considering the cumulative effects of continuous 24/7/365 exposure, there is unquestionably a potential health risk. The military uses these frequency technologies as weapons.
The inherent weakness of the 5G technology (higher frequency and shorter coverage area) will require additional infrastructure in the form of many smaller pods on poles scattered throughout our neighborhoods thus increasing our exposure to unnatural microwave energy.
Further, Safety Code 6 only considers the thermal effects on the tissue; but we know from our experience with disinfecting our water supply that actual cellular damage is done.
Additional towers and infrastructure that will saturate the RF energy of our atmosphere can be compared to a glass of wine or two – we all probably can relate to the proverbial “Uncle Fred” of the family who likes to have more than a glass or two! And we know too well the effects of: “too much” and the devastation this has had on our society at large. We can now buy refrigerators, (and washing machines and other appliances) that can connect to the internet – and tell us we are out of milk!
My question is:
Is our society drunk on technology? Is it time to limit our exposure to these frequencies?
I ask the board to consider a moratorium on the addition of extra towers and the consequent added exposure to an already crowded RF atmosphere that these towers will recreate.
I am prepared to make a presentation to the board of CSRD to expand on the UV radiation explanation.
I extend an invitation to Natalya (as director for my Area G) and any other board members to a tour of our water system to see firsthand the UV and Chlorine disinfection process.