LETTER: Apply precautionary principle to Wi-Fi in parks

Until the safety of the public can be proven, all parks should remain free of Shaw’s electromagnetic radiation coverage.

Re: “Nelson council backs Shaw’s free Wi-Fi”

I’m asking Nelson city council to provide me with links to peer reviewed scientific studies that prove beyond a doubt that the rapidly increasing layers of electromagnetic radiation are completely safe for the unborn, pregnant women and small children, all of whom spend significant amounts of time in Nelson’s city parks.

As the elected officials of a municipality, it is their duty to abide by the Public Health Act which gives them the provision to “regulate and prohibit for the purposes of maintaining, promoting or preserving public health.”

Until the safety for the above mentioned population can be proven, the precautionary principle must be followed by Nelson city council. This means that all parks remain free of Shaw’s or any other wireless provider’s electromagnetic radiation coverage (Wi-Fi and broadband).

I await references to the above mentioned studies and ask that until this information has been made available, that residents and users of Nelson’s parks remain free of yet another layer of electromagnetic radiation.

Nadja Hall, Nelson