The Right to a Healthy Environment: RF Radiation Exposure from Cell Towers

After a group of concerned citizens of Cadboro Bay (Municipality of Saanich on Vancouver Island) prevented a cell tower from going up in their neighborhood, Telus placed 33 microcell antennas throughout the area in spring 2014. Though the laptop-size antennas are relatively low power, they are mounted awfully close to people and homes--at the lowest cable on utility poles. As a result, ambient RF exposure levels have dramatically increased. My presentation below explains what municipalities can do to get actively involved in a more precautionary consultation and planning process.