Thursday, 30 July 2020

Why is Health Canada not doing anything about cell phones that exceed the Safety Code 6 guidelines for radiation exposure?

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Subject: Why is Health Canada not doing anything about cell phones that exceed the Safety Code 6 guidelines for radiation exposure?
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 20:39:49 -0700
From: Janis Hoffmann <>

Dear Brian Aheir, Director, Radiation Protection Bureau,


We want to know why Health Canada, which administers, under the Radiation Emitting Devices Act, the sale, lease and importation of radiation emitting devices has neglected to do its due diligence by allowing cell phones to be brought onto the market without any independent, practical/realistic-use safety testing? 

We want to know why the manufacturers of cell phones are allowed to self report and only have to submit a sample of a one new phone, sent directly from the factory, to comply with exposure standards that has been set by the industry?


We want to know why the federally mandated warnings and safety disclaimers are not made available to the public on the outside of the packaging at the point of sale and on the Health Canada website?


We want to know why Health Canada is not educating thousands of innocent children on the safe use of cell phones and allowing them to press these cell phones against their heads, holding them against their reproductive organs and other vital organs, and storing them in their pockets when we know these devices are emitting 4 - 11 times over the current Safety Code 6 guidelines?  

The Chicago Tribune recently did an independent investigation into the cell phone scandal (Phonegate) and confirmed the findings that iphone 7 and other smart phones exceeded the Safety Code 6 guidelines for radiation exposure (SAR at 1.6 W/kg at 5mm).  Apple and Samsung are knowingly selling products that exceed allowable radiation limits and have failed to warn its consumers regarding radiation risks and the need to keep the phone at a safe distance away from the body.

“The Chicago investigation confirms what the French National Agency has warned about for some time now that 90% of all the major cellphones tested (more than 450) emitted significantly higher levels of radiation exceeding the safety compliance standards, up to 5 times the current guidelines when phones are tested as they are used in real life. The current guidelines for the manufacturers is based on the 1990’s when people wore their standard flip phone on their hip in a holster about 1 “ away from your body.


In a recent study by Professor Om Gandhi, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, he examined data from 450 cell phones and also confirmed that the phone can exceed the guidelines and emitted up to 11 times over the US FCC limit when used under realistic conditions.


France has asked the European Commission to strengthen the regulations and guidelines for new mobile phones placed on the market. As recommended by ANSES, the Government has requested that the certification tests be carried out in regards to the contact with the device, and not at 5 mm as is currently the case, so that they are more representative of the real exposure of users.  France also asked for an information campaign to encourage changes in ways of use, especially among children.

The Italian court ordered the government (Ministries of the Environment and Education) to launch a campaign to advise the public of the health risks from mobile and cordless phones.


Why is Health Canada, a department of the Government of Canada that is responsible for the country's federal health policies, aggressively defending a billion-dollar industry and allowing the sale of products on the market that exceed the federal guidelines?


Looking forward to your response to our concerning questions.


Janis Hoffmann

Parents for Safe Schools