Safety Code 6 and protection from electromagnetic radiation generated by a cell tower antenna

Petition: 378

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

Petitioner(s): Resident of Canada

Petitioner Location(s): Simcoe, Ontario

Date Received: 1 June 2015

Status: Completed—Response(s) to petition received

Summary: The petition raises concerns about a potential health issue for people who work close to a cell tower antenna in Simcoe, Ontario. The petition references Safety Code 6, Health Canada’s radiofrequency exposure guidelines, as the key document used by the federal government to address such concerns. These guidelines provide recommended limits for safe human exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic radiation. The petition asks how Safety Code 6 protects Canadians exposed to electromagnetic radiation generated by a cell tower antenna.

Federal departments responsible for reply: Health Canada