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Federal Communications Commission (FCC): corrupted by the industries it is supposed to regulate

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is the government agency in America that regulates the maximum allowed transmission power of cell towers, mobile phones, Wi-Fi routers and other wireless devices. It's sort of like the FDA, but for everything wireless. The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University published a book that explains in detail how the FCC is dominated by the industries it is supposed to regulate, and how the FCC is in fact controlled by industry. You can download the full e-book here: FCC: Captured Agency - Norm Alster FCC ignores scientists, doctors, people with health damage, and loses...

5G health risks for highest frequencies unknown, writes Netherlands Health Council

2020 - In its report on 5G, the Health Council of the Netherlands recommends postponing the rollout of the 'second wave' 26 Gigahertz frequency band. No research has yet been conducted into the health risks of these high 5G frequencies. The committee advises to do more research into the connection with cancer, reduced male fertility and birth defects. The committee conducted a worldwide search for scientific studies related to this never before used 26 GHz frequency band, but only found a handful of radar studies. The nine-member committee writes in its report that there is a lot of public concern...

European Parliament resolution: health risks associated with electromagnetic fields

Update March 2020: Briefing on Effects of 5G wireless communication on human health - European Parliamentary Research Service - PE 646.172 European Parliament resolution of 2 April 2009 on health concerns associated with electromagnetic fields (2008/2211(INI)) On 2 April 2009, the European Parliament adopted the resolution entitled 'Health concerns associated with electromagnetic fields (EMF)' by 566 votes in favour. Three points from the resolution: The European Parliament 1.   Urges the Commission to review the scientific basis and adequacy of the EMF limits as laid down in Recommendation 1999/519/EC and report to the Parliament; calls for the review to be undertaken by the Scientific Committee...

David and Goliath battle in Switzerland for stop 5G rollout because of health risks

Update 13-7: Friday the CHANCE5G online platform will be launched. The initiative is funded by the Swiss Telecommunications Industry Association (ASUT) and its members, including telecom companies Sunrise, Swisscom, Cellnex as well as Ericsson and Huawei. They claim that the development of 5G is being held back by 'false conclusions and a lack of knowledge about the technology'. Update 29-2: In Switzerland, municipalities and cantons are battling against providers and the federal government that has auctioned the broadcasting licenses. The municipalities and cantons argue that the adaptive 5G antennas emit at much higher peak power so that they do not...

EU 5G Appeal – Scientists warn of potential serious health effects of 5G

In an appeal to the European Union, more than 180 scientists and doctors from 36 countries warn about the danger of 5G, which will lead to a massive increase in involuntary exposure to electromagnetic radiation. The scientists urge the EU to follow Resolution 1815 of the Council of Europe, asking for an independent task force to reassess the health effects. "We, the undersigned scientists, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry. 5G will substantially increase exposure...

Major Austrian insurer AUVA finds effects of cell phones on DNA, EEG and human proteins

Update August 2016: AUVA Athem 2 report: "DNA damage from cell phones proven" (Article Diagnose Funk) On behalf of the major Austrian insurance company AUVA with over 4.3 million policyholders, research was carried out into the health effects of electromagnetic fields from mobile phones at levels well below current exposure limits, which only protect against warming. In the studies on healthy volunteers, the effects of the fields of the GSM-900 and UMTS technology were measured in a double-blind study. The main results are as follows: Increasing changes in EEG in the alpha spectrum, from about 5-10 minutes after the start of...

U.S. senator Blumenthal raises concerns on 5G wireless technology’s potential health risks

Source: U.S. Senate U.S. Senator Blumenthal criticizes the FCC & FDA for inadequate answers on outstanding public health questions. Wireless carriers concede they are not aware of any independent scientific studies on safety of 5G technologies. During the Feb. 7th Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on the future of 5G wireless technology and their impact on the American people and economy, U.S. senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) raised concerns with the lack of any scientific research and data on the technology’s potential health risks. US Senator Blumenthal Raises Concerns on 5G Wireless Technology Health Risks at Senate Hearing Blumenthal blasted the Federal...

Radiation 5G antennas restricted: uncertainty about danger to public health

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs is considering national restrictions on the radiation emitted by transmission masts. The roll-out of 5G is expected to result in a proliferation of antennas, including in lampposts and bus shelters. This may pose a risk to public health. Source: Algemeen Dagblad, Peter Winterman. Translated from Dutch by JRS. "5G can operate at a higher frequency. That means more capacity, but the range of an antenna is shorter. As a result, many more small transmitters will be needed, which will appear everywhere in the streetscape" Spokesperson for the Ministry of Economic Affairs A document from the Ministry...

Nicosia Declaration on Electromagnetic Fields and Radiofrequencies, November 2017

The Cyprus Medical Association, the Vienna Austrian Medical Chamber  and the Cyprus National Committee on Environment and Children’s Health have signed the Nicosia Declaration  on electromagnetic and radiofrequency radiation and have issued a Common Position Paper and 16 practical rules to educate people and reduce exposure to cell phones and wireless radiation. These practical steps are based on the existing rules published annually by the Medical Chamber of Vienna/Austria, the rules published by the Cyprus Committee on Environment and Children’s Health and the recent Reykjavik appeal 2017. Source: ehtrust.org/2017-nicosia-declaration-electromagnetic-radiofrequency-radiation/  

Cyprus removes Wi-Fi from kindergartens and halts wireless deployment into public elementary schools

Cyprus Minister of Education issues new Decree to minimize wireless radiation exposure to children in schools and require parental consent Update: Cyprus Brochure on Electromagnetic Fields in English Source: Environmental Health Trust The Cyprus Minister of Education and Culture issued a Decree on January 31, 2017, marked "urgent" to all Directors of Kindergartens and Primary Schools, with specific measures to eliminate and minimize wireless radiation exposure to children in schools. "We have taken the decision to have the wireless network Wi-Fi disabled in all Public kindergartens in Cyprus," reads the Decree. Wireless is to be removed from all Cyprus kindergartens, and wireless...