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