Most people are now aware the World Health Organization has reclassified wireless telecommunications emissions as a Class 2B Potential Human Cancer Risk.
Microwave radiation emissions are now in the same risk category as lead and DDT. It is notable that the risk is not confined to cellphone exposure, but to all wireless devices emitting microwave radiation.
Would I be forced against my will to endure the spraying of DDT on my lawn and in my house every day? Would I be forced to paint my house inside and out with lead paint? Of course not!
So why am I being forced to have a device of similar risk affixed to my house, emitting high-power density spikes of microwave radiation every minute or few seconds and permeating my home continuously? This is undemocratic, and further, an act of terrorism and criminality.
By educated choice, our house has no wireless devices, including cellphones, as we have long been cautious about the health risks of microwave radiation, and two members of our family are medically diagnosed electrohypersensitive.
Now, BC Hydro is forcing us to have a cellphone device strapped to our house emitting constant microwave radiation classified by the WHO as potential cancer risk.
And what about the poor people whose home will be designated as a collection point for smart-meter wireless signals before being transmitted onwards? Are these families being asked if they wish to be the collection point for microwave radio-frequency radiation signals coming from all around their neighbourhood to their very home? Perhaps BC Hydro should be offering more money to the families who are willing to take on a higher cancer and overall health risk as the neighbourhood radio-frequency radiation collection point?
For those suffering with electrohypersensitivity, exposure to wireless microwave radiation emissions can cause disabling health consequences.
We need Energy Minister Rich Coleman and Premier Christy Clark to protect families and stop the use of microwave radio-frequency radiation with smart meters.
A simple solution is to tie smart meters into the phone lines, or fibre optic cables that run to most areas.
Our families, our children, must have the right to protect their health in their own homes.
Una St. Clair, White Rock
Citizens for Safe Technology Society