Presentations worth considering

Shuswap citizens have been researching and studying and lobbying for a long time. Their subject? Cell phones, cell phone towers and Wi-Fi

A number of Shuswap citizens have been researching and studying and lobbying for a long time. Their subject? Cell phones, cell phone towers and Wi-Fi.

Many of them seem to be activists because of personal experience – that is, they are affected themselves by the invisible electro-magnetic fields and radio frequency. If not personally, they know people who are.

While it’s easy to dismiss them as tin-hat paranoids who are making something out of nothing – that might be a foolish stance. Or at the very least, a tad arrogant.

History holds dozens of examples where people have been patted on the head by industry, medical professionals and government officials, told there’s nothing to worry about.

Some people will remember having their feet X-rayed at the shoe store, others will recall commercials where doctors (or at least actors in white coats) were pictured smoking cigarettes to prove their safety.

On Thursday night, council chambers overflowed with people who felt strongly enough about the topic to speak publicly about it, to lobby council for safety measures. Some of their presentations were compelling. Their words bear, at the very least, consideration.

The stakes involved can be high, while the precautions – not so difficult to take.

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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