Editor, The Times:
In addition to embracing Wells Gray Provincial Park, a potential World Heritage Site, Upper Clearwater is one of the increasingly rare areas that is free of cell towers and masts, a feature that may well become a tourist attraction as the pervasiveness of wireless technology gradually sickens the inhabitants of cities.
Up to five per cent of the population is officially recognized by the Canadian Human Rights Commission as suffering from Electro Hypersensitivity (EHS), a condition that can make people very sick or debilitated. Almost all of us are affected by this radiation. We just don’t realize it yet.
As citizens gradually become aware of the connection between their illnesses and the symptoms of radiation sickness, scepticism arises over the corporate lies and biased studies from industry. Independent research reveals that:
• In May 2011, electromagnetic radiation (EMR) was classified by the World Health Organization as a Class 2b carcinogen. This places everyday levels of EMR exposure in the same category as lead, dioxins and DDT.
• Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 is both deceptive and dangerous to public health. It allows for levels of exposure many thousands of times higher than what independent and peer-reviewed medical research dating back 35 years has clearly shown to be harmful. Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) causes quantifiable and significant disruption and damage to human biological systems as well as all other animals, insects and plants. (www.bioinitiative.org)
The lack of a cell tower is something we should embrace, particularly in an area as pristine as Upper Clearwater. The abundance of wildlife, wild flowers, wild water and wilderness give this area a unique attraction for tourists, which is economically desirable for the inhabitants. It could well become officially recognized as a sanctuary for the increasing number of EHS sufferers, if we can keep the cell towers and masts out.
Upper Clearwater, B.C.