Letter of the week

To the editor:

Re: "Smart meters an uncontrolled experiment on public health," Dec. 8.

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Who says radiation from smart meters and other wireless devices is dangerous? This year, the World Health Organization reclassified radio frequency electromagnetic fields as a Class 2B possible human carcinogen. Studies show that children absorb at least twice as much radiation as adults, and Health Canada recently issued advice to reduce children's RF exposure. Look up "International Experts' Perspective on the Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR)" or research the Citizens for Safe Technology website for some conclusions from doctors and other scientific experts worldwide on the evidence of biological and health effects of EMR.

People are free to ignore the evidence and embrace as harmless our ever increasing exposure to wireless radiation, but the fact remains that individuals have already had to revert to an analog meter be-cause radiation from their smart meter made them sick. Scientists know that EMR effects are cumulative and more DNA damage is caused by pulsed rather than continuous signals, so the short strong regular transmissions from wireless smart meters are particularly harmful to our cells.

The question is not whether it is dangerous, rather what kind and how much wireless radiation exposure are we willing (or able) to take.

Arlene Churchill, Surrey

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