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5G Faces Global Opposition As Health Concerns Mount

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 organisms.

Environment minister Céline Fremault stated her position in no uncertain terms:

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 following:

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 is.

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 measured regularly.

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:
Speed Over Safety: The Perilous 5G Network By: Ty & Charlene Bollinger