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Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMFs) are found everywhere electricity is used and come from home appliances, computers, office equipment, wiring in our homes and workplaces and electric power facilities such as substations and transmission or distribution lines.


For more than 30 years, research studies have examined questions around EMFs and health. Health agencies and many reputable scientific organizations around the world have concluded that the scientific research does not demonstrate that EMFs cause or contribute to adverse health effects. However, some scientific questions remain the subject of ongoing research.

We recognize that some members of the public continue to have concerns about EMFs and we take seriously our responsibility to understand, appropriately address, and communicate information on this issue. 


Therefore, we will:
  • Monitor worldwide scientific research and regulatory requirements relating to EMFs and make appropriate adjustments to our existing policies, programs and practices, if necessary 

  • Work with employees and their representatives on occupational EMF issues/developments 

  • Support collaborative research 

  • Design, site and operate our facilities in accordance with all regulatory requirements 

  • Evaluate no-cost or low-cost measures to minimize EMFs when designing and siting new facilities, without compromising safety, performance, environmental and other siting criterion.

 

Electricity provides us all with many benefits and we depend on it every day for our personal safety and livelihood. EMFs are one of many issues we address as we continue to deliver electricity and energy services to our customers in a safe, socially responsible and cost-effective manner.


Scientific Reviews and Additional Information

Hospital for Sick Children
Type Name
PDF About Kids Health - Electromagnetic Radiation & Cancer Fears

National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health
Type Name
PDF Magnetic Field Exposure and Cancer – November 3, 2014

Canadian Electricity Association
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LINK
Canadian Electricity Association
LINK l'Association canadienne de l'électricité

Expert Advice

Your Health  

  • Contact Health Canada (Consumer and Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau) at ccrpb-pcrpcc@hc-sc.gc.ca.

  • Contact Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Public Health Division, 416-212-3831.

  • Contact Local Public Health Unit or 1-866-532-3161.


Your Work
  • Contact Ministry of Labour, 416-235-5922


Your Home
  • Contact Local Municipal Planning Department