5G Faces Global Opposition As Health Concerns
In April 2019, Brussels, the capital city of Belgium, put an abrupt
stop to the deployment of 5G networks. In the summer of 2018, law-
makers and telecom companies agreed to relax the city’s stringent
radiation standards. Now, government officials say that it is
impossible to know how much radiation the new network will
introduce, or the effects of that radiation on humans and other
Environment minister Céline Fremault stated her position in no
I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which
must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not. The people
of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit.
We cannot leave anything to doubt.
This is what leadership and public service should look like. While
there are some studies into the effects of 5G radiation, there is
still much that is left unknown. It could be decades before the
impact of 5G on our health is truly known.
Brussels is the first major city to put a stop to the construction
of 5G networks, and the decision could have substantial impact in
Europe. Although the European Union does not have an official
capital, its most important institutions and governing bodies are
found in Brussels.
Even introductory 5G pilot programs are not permitted under
Brussels’ radiation standards and Fremault has said she does not
plan to make an exception. Hopefully, the leadership we’re seeing in
Belgium will spread throughout Europe and to the rest of the world.
And the people seem to stand behind them.
Festival Attendees Wary of Glastonbury 5G Trial
European telecom company EE announced just days ago that it would be
testing their new 5G network at Glastonbury, one of the world’s
largest music and arts festivals. EE’s marketing and communications
director Pete Jeavons couldn’t be more excited:
Smartphones have become a festival must-have as we’ve seen each year
with more and more data being consumed at Glastonbury Festival. As
the long-standing technology partner to this iconic event, we are
committed to building a network powerful enough to cope with this
huge demand. With the introduction of 5G this year, we are able to
trial this new technology at Worthy Farm and make history as the
UK’s first 5G-connected festival.
And while the company is excited to be a pioneer of the new tech,
attendees are more skeptical. In fact, some are rethinking their
decision to even attend in the wake of the news. They’ve been vocal
on social media about the risks of 5G and, more importantly, the
serious lack of sufficient studies. Festival goers do not want to
become guinea pigs for the telecom industry.
In an interview with The Daily Mail, Dr. Joel Moskowitz, a public
health professor at the University of California, Berkeley said the
The deployment of 5G, or fifth generation cellular technology,
constitutes a massive experiment on the health of all species.
And while telecom operators continue to repeat their mantra that “5G
is safe,” some independent studies show otherwise. And that’s why
some nations are beginning to treat 5G like the experiment that it
Switzerland to Monitor 5G Health Effects
Following major vocalization from her citizens, Switzerland
announced last week that they will introduce a federal moni- toring
system to evaluate radiation levels and the effects of the network
on public health. According to Reuters, more than half of Swiss
citizens believe that radiation from cell towers may be dangerous,
and that part of the problem is that network radiation is not
Major telecoms operator Swisscom has already begun to roll out the
new 5G network in over 100 locations throughout the country. CEO Urs
Schaeppi has said that Swisscom plans to cover 90% of the country
with 5G by the end of the year.
But some areas are fighting back, as 4 districts – or cantons –
including Geneva, Neuchâtel, Vaud, and Jura, have suspended
authorizations for the installation of 5G transmitters. There is
currently a study underway that will be presented to the Swiss
government this summer, which the 4 cantons will use to inform
ongoing decisions about the network.
Above extracted from:
Over Safety: The Perilous 5G Network By: Ty & Charlene