Scientific evidence supporting the statements made in Health Canada’s Fact Sheet on Safety Code 6, which recommends limits for safe exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic radiation

Petition: 365

Issue(s): Environmental assessment, human/environmental health, science and technology, and other

Petitioner(s): Resident of Canada

Petitioner Location(s): Simcoe, Ontario

Date Received: 13 June 2014

Status: Completed—Response(s) to petition received

Summary: The petition states that in February 2014, Health Canada published a fact sheet on Safety Code 6, Health Canada’s guidelines recommending limits for safe human exposure to radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic radiation. In the fact sheet, Health Canada responds to a number of myths about Safety Code 6 and RF electromagnetic radiation. The petitioner notes that an organization has questioned a number of statements in the fact sheet and that it has raised concerns about the depth and breadth of scientific review carried out by Health Canada on this subject. The petitioner asks Health Canada to provide scientific evidence that refutes the concerns raised by that organization.

Federal Departments Responsible for Reply: Health Canada