LONDON, Ontario, September 27, 2012 /Canada NewsWire/ - Fifty-seven-year-old Wendy Hoy will arrive in London today, after walking the first 100 kilometres of her province-wide march for Canadians who are concerned about the effects of radiation, including cell towers near their homes.
"Cell towers are a perfect example of involuntary exposure to microwave radiation, and you cannot object if a company puts one up beside your house," said Hoy.
She was ignored after opposing a new cell tower in her neighbourhood in Port Franks, near Sarnia, even though more than 50% of the town signed a petition against it.
"We're helpless. Bell Canada has more power than our municipal council," she said, pointing out that the council was trying to set up a "tower-free zone".
Hoy is speaking out on behalf of Canadians who are sensitive to microwave radiation and cannot live near a cell tower.
Last year the World Health Organization placed radiofrequency radiation from cell towers, cell phones and WiFi on a list of "possible carcinogens." The American Academy of Pediatrics has called for stricter safety limits for microwave radiation due to its potential harm to children. Hoy is walking 800 km from her home in Port Franks to Parliament.