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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.

Blumenthal blasted the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—government agencies jointly-responsible for [...]

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/
 

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bioinitiative working group issues a no confidence letter to the WHO emf programmanager

BioInitiative Working Group Issues a “No Confidence” Letter to the WHO EMF Program Manager (2016.12.19)
The BioInitiative Working Group has advised the World Health Organization’s Dr. Emilie van Deventer that the membership composition of the RF Environmental Health Criteria Core Group is unacceptable. WHO is urged to make changes to the WHO RF EHC Core Group membership to more fairly reflect membership and expertise of the 2011 IARC RF Working Group. At present the WHO RF EHC Core Group is indistinguishable from ICNIRP (1, 2) undermining credibility of the process and ensuring doubt about conclusions.
Read the Letter from the Bioinitiative [...]

Advice from Cyprus government committee for the Safety of the Environment and Children’s Health

The Council of Ministers of Cyprus established the National Committee for the Safety of the Environment and Children's Health in 2004 (orig. In Greek). The Committee's mission is to protect the fetus and the child from health threats in the environment, to promote normal physical, mental and emotional growth. This is a prerequisite for a healthy future for our children. Recently, the Committee issued an excellent educational video in which the use of wireless devices by children is strongly discouraged.

Educational video for pregnant women about minimizing exposure to electromagnetic radiation.

Educational video for teenagers about minimizing exposure to electromagnetic radiation.

FCC: Captured Agency

How the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is dominated by the industries it presumably regulates.
A great e-book discussing in-depth how the FCC is in fact run by the industry - JRS
By Norm Alster, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University.
Read the full e-book.

Canadian Parliament recalls Health Canada on Health Risks of Electromagnetic Radiation

The Standing Committee on Health of the House of Commons in the Canadian Parliament issued a report on radio frequency electromagnetic radiation and health in June, 2015.
The Committee held public hearings regarding Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 recommended limits on safe human exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation.
Witnesses testified to the Committee or submitted briefs that raised concerns about the adequacy of Safety Code 6 to protect the population from health risks due to RF radiation.
Concerns were raised that the Royal Society of Canada's review of Safety Code 6 for Health Canada was biased. That the review excluded 140 [...]

WHO classifies electromagnetic fields as potentially carcinogenic

On 31 May 2011, after a week of meetings by 31 scientists from 14 different countries, the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer), a division of the World Health Organisation WHO, announced in a press release that it will classify high-frequency electromagnetic fields (used by mobile telephony) in group 2b: 'possibly carcinogenic'.
It does so mainly on the basis of Interphone and Hardell's research into brain tumours: glioma and auditory nerve tumours. In 2008, 237,913 new cases of brain tumours were recorded worldwide (2/3 of which concerned malignant gliomas).
With this IARC statement, the WHO is leaving the dogma that [...]