1) The 3rd largest state in Switzerland, Vaud, has passed a moratorium on 5G installations until a full report on the new technology’s effect on the environment has been completed. The article announcing it opines that more states will follow.
5G: Vaud (Switzerland) adopts the resolution for a moratorium.
“After last week’s news about Brussels putting the brakes on 5G, Switzerland’s 3rd largest canton (i.e. region) has also called for a halt to 5G, adopting a moratorium…
Over fears, uncertainties, pressures from certain business circles, Raphaël Mahaim asked for caution and consideration. Most importantly, to wait for independent analysis of the impacts of 5G on health as well as on nature and society, including levels of electricity consumption.”
2) And in Germany, a petition is being circulated to stop 5G promotion based on concerns for health.
Germans petition Parliament to stop 5G auction on health grounds
“A petition asking the German Parliament to stop the award of 5G frequencies has reached 54,643 signatures, surpassing the quorum, according to an environmental campaign group called ‘Diagnose: Funk’. The German Parliament may decide to suspend the procedure to award 5G frequencies based on “scientifically justified doubts about the safety of this technology”, according to the petition.
Scientists and doctors have warned against a nationwide introduction of 5G mobile standards, the petition said. In particular, the new 5G standard uses millimeter waves up to 200 GHz. This radiation is absorbed by the human skin or plant leaves, carrying the risk of cancer, cellular stress and genetic changes, among other diseases, according to the petition.”
3) A major newspaper’s article about 5G, Huawei and the inevitable proliferation of wireless devices. Too bad there was nothing about the dangers to health as well as the possible cybersecurity issues.
Why 5G Phones Are Arriving With Subplot of Espionage
The U.S. charges brought against Huawei include industrial sabotage –– something that 5G could allow to happen on a larger scale, according to U.S. officials. But other concerns include the vulnerability of public infrastructure and what might happen in a widespread failure. While today’s wireless systems connect a few devices like our phones and computers, 5G promises a radio wave-rich environment where billions of chips, sensors, cameras, appliances and electronics around us will be interconnected, pinging information back and forth. By 2024, the amount of data carried by mobile networks will be five times greater than it is today and 5G networks will cover more than 40 percent of the world’s population, according to Ericsson AB, the Swedish maker of wireless networks. It estimates that more than 22 billion gadgets will be connected to the internet of things by 2024.
4) Dr. Joel Moskowitz has shared excerpts from a report “Blackman C, Forge S. 5G Deployment: State of Play in Europe, USA, and Asia. ” The entire roll-out of 5G (milliwave technology) is confused and confusing, delayed due to logistics, and apparently hyped to be something it may never be. One thing that is important to emphasize, 5G (5th generation) which is being promoted by most telecoms, is NOT using milliwaves. It is an upgraded means of using 4G.
5G Wireless Technology: Is 5G Harmful to Our Health?
“With higher frequencies and shortened ranges, base stations will be more closely packed into a given area to give complete coverage that avoids “not-spots”. Ranges of 20-150 metres may be typical, giving smaller coverage areas per “small cell”. A cell radius of 20 metres would imply about 800 base stations per square kilometre (or small area wireless access points (SAWAPs), the term used in the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC)). That contrasts with 3G and 4G which use large or “macro” cells. Traditionally they offer ranges of 2-15 km or more and so can cover a larger area but with fewer simultaneous users as they have fewer individual channels.
5G Electromagnetic Radiation and Safety
“Significant concern is emerging over the possible impact on health and safety arising from potentially much higher exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation arising from 5G. Increased exposure may result not only from the use of much higher frequencies in 5G but also from the potential for the aggregation of different signals, their dynamic nature, and the complex interference effects that may result, especially in dense urban areas.
The 5G radio emission fields are quite different to those of previous generations because of their complex beamformed transmissions in both directions – from base station to handset and for the return. Although fields are highly focused by beams, they vary rapidly with time and movement and so are unpredictable, as the signal levels and patterns interact as a closed loop system. This has yet to be mapped reliably for real situations, outside the laboratory.
While the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) issues guidelines for limiting exposure to electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields (EMF), and EU member states are subject to Council Recommendation 1999/519/EC which follows ICNIRP guidelines, the problem is that currently it is not possible to accurately simulate or measure 5G emissions in the real world.”
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
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