Breaking News: European Parliament Report re: 5G | And…54,000 Germans petition Parliament to stop 5G on health grounds

Breaking News: European Parliament Report re: 5G | And…54,000 Germans petition Parliament to stop 5G on health grounds

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EU Parliament Report on 5G Deployment
Blackman C, Forge S. 5G Deployment: State of Play in Europe, USA, and Asia. Study for the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies, European Parliament, Luxembourg, 2019. 
 
Following is an excerpt about health and safety from a new report published by a European Parliament committee regarding the deployment of 5G in Europe, the U.S., and Asia
 
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.”
 
For more information including a link to the full report go to:  5G Wireless Technology: Is 5G Harmful to Our Health?

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54,000 Germans petition Parliament to stop 5G auction on health grounds


Telecompaper, 8 April 2019

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.


https://www.telecompaper.com/news/germans-petition-parliament-to-stop-5g-auction-on-health-grounds–1287962

Google translation from German

54,000 citizens demand: Bundestag must suspend 5G frequency auction! Press release from diagnostik: funk

Press release from diagnostik: funk from 5.4.2019

54,000 citizens demand: Bundestag must suspend 5G frequency auction! 

5G petition to Bundestag reaches quorum; Scientists warn again about health effects by 5G in 3sat broadcast

Stuttgart, 05.04.2019: A petition to the German Bundestag to stop the 5G mobile radio reached the quorum yesterday evening with 54.643 co-signers and must be treated thus by the Bundestagspetitionsausschuss. The purpose of the petition: “The German Bundestag may decide to suspend procedures for the award of 5G mobile communications licenses and to stop the introduction of the 5G mobile radio standard, as long as there are scientifically justified doubts about the safety of this technology.”

Link to the petition: https://epetitionen.bundestag.de/petitionen/_2018/_12/_05/Petition_88260.nc.html

Jörn Gutbier, chairman of diagnostose: funk, recalls that to date there is no technology assessment for 5G. Jörn Gutbier continues: “The Petitions Committee must immediately implement the petition’s demands. Many renowned scientists criticize the 5G expansion as a field trial, most recently last night in the 3sat show ‘nano’. The fact that more than 50,000 people are calling for the 5G construction stop within one week shows just how great the concern about cell phone radiation and the possible health consequences is. “

Last night’s 3sat science show ‘nano’ (4.4.2019) featured leading scientists who warn of the already known risks of mobile phone radiation and urge further research.

The concern of the over 54,000 petition signatories must be taken seriously by the Bundestag, the treatment of the petition may not be dragged out. The rapporteur of the Committee on Petitions must propose the application of the rule in section 7.13.2 of the procedural principles: “In the event of a contested measure being forthcoming, it may be proposed in particular to request the Federal Government or the competent authority (No 5) to suspend the operation until the Petitions Committee has decided on the appeal. “This means: Immediate suspension of the current 5G frequency auction is possible, especially as there is no technology assessment for 5G to date.

Furthermore, diagnose: funk demands a Bundestag hearing on the risk status of 5G. To this end, the Bundestag must invite independent scientists and consumer protection organizations.

Jörn Gutbier, chairman of diagnostose: funk: “Especially at 5G shows how the study situation is distorted by the influence of the mobile phone lobby. The Federal Government’s opinion on the risks is based on trivializing and false information. But the population can no longer be deceived, as shown by the success of this petition. “

https://www.diagnose-funk.org/publikationen/artikel/detail&newsid=1380

Google translation from German

Petition website 

Petition 88260

Radiation Protection – Suspension of Procedures for the Award of 5G Mobile Radio Licenses / No introduction of the 5G mobile radio standard without safety clearance from 05.12.2018

Text of the petition

The German Bundestag may decide to suspend procedures for the award of 5G mobile communications licenses and to stop the introduction of the 5G mobile communications standard, as long as there are scientifically justified doubts about the safety of this technology.

Reason

Hundreds of undersigned scientists and doctors from dozens of countries warn against a nationwide 5G mobile phone standard. Many read on recently

https://epetitionen.bundestag.de/petitionen/_2018/_12/_05/Petition_88260.nc.html

5G Wireless Technology: Is 5G Harmful to Our Health?

See the bottom of this page for additional resources.

 
5G Deployment
 
Blackman C, Forge S. 5G Deployment: State of Play in Europe, USA, and Asia. Study for the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies, European Parliament, Luxembourg, 2019. 
 
Download the report at: 
Excerpts
 
“It is becoming clear that 5G [fifth generation cellular technology] will cost much more to deploy than previous mobile technologies (perhaps three times as much) as it is more complex and requires a denser coverage of base stations to provide the expected capacity. The European Commission has estimated that it will cost €500 billion to meet its 2025 connectivity targets, which includes 5G coverage in all urban areas.
 
As 5G is driven by the telecoms supply industry, and its long tail of component manufacturers, a major campaign is under way to convince governments that the economy and jobs will be strongly stimulated by 5G deployment. However, we are yet to see significant “demand-pull” that could assure sales. These campaign efforts are also aimed at the MNOs [mobile network operators] but they have limited capacity to invest in the new technology and infrastructure as their returns from investment in 3G and 4G are still being recouped.
 
The notion of a “race” is part of the campaign but it is becoming clear that the technology will take much longer than earlier generations to perfect. China, for instance, sees 5G as at least a ten-year programme to become fully working and completely rolled out nationally. This is because the technologies involved with 5G are much more complex. One aspect, for example, that is not well understood today is the unpredictable propagation patterns that could result in unacceptable levels of human exposure to electromagnetic radiation.”
 
“Although lower frequencies, many in the UHF [ultra high frequency] range, are being proposed for the first phase of 5G networks, much higher radio frequencies are also projected in bands traditionally used for radars and microwave links. Whether this will transpire is still open to question. These frequencies are being commercially tested by some (e.g. by AT&T in the USA at 28 GHz [gigahertz]). The new bands are well above the UHF ranges, being either in centimetric (3-30 GHz) or in millimetric bands (30-300 GHz) and popularly branded “mmWave”, but present technical challenges that are expensive to solve.”
 
“Although many 5G networks currently being piloted will use the much lower bands, those upper frequencies being proposed for the future may offer propagation ranges only in the order of hundreds or even tens of metres. Higher frequency signals are also subject to more interference from weather – rain, snow, fog – and obstacles – wet foliage or buildings and their walls. This means that, at higher frequencies, indoor use may be problematic if based on through-wall or window penetration. Consequently, re-use of the existing UHF bands and also those just above in the 3-10 GHz range (“mid-range”) are emphasised today, to give 5G signals greater range with fewer technical challenges.”
 
“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.”
 
USA
 
“The USA is moving towards some form of rollout of mobile broadband as 5G but not necessarily in a holistic, well-orchestrated operation. It is more a set of ad hoc commercial manoeuvres. Some of these are simply rebranding existing LTE, rather than delivering novel networks. Re-use of the LTE spectrum in the UHF ranges (300 MHz to 3 GHz) is significant. The latter decision is probably warranted by its geography of large rural spaces and high density urban centres situated more on the coasts. Thus, the insistence for 5G on high centimetric bands (25–30 GHz and higher) is probably less justified than for the dense conurbations of Asia and the EU.
 
A significant challenge concerns the administrative local barriers to small cell rollout. The need for many small cells implies long delays and high costs. Local regulations continue to prevail despite the FCC’s mandate on a light-touch regime and minimal permit costs. This has led to a wide divide between local and central government on the principles of having to obtain permission for rollout and the charges for that. Local administrations, especially in the larger municipalities, are at loggerheads with the FCC (Zima, 2018). Several court challenges are being made to the FCC mandate of August 2018 that overrides local objections to a “one-touch” regime.”
 
 
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How Harmful is 5G?


Harald Schumann and Elisa Simantke. How harmful is 5G really? Der Tagesspiegel, Jan 15, 2019. (In German. For English translation email me at jmm@berkeley.edu.)
5G should transfer huge amounts of data quickly. But it could also harm your health. Europe’s governments ignore the danger.”
 
Investigate Europe reports on the current state of the science and exposes the harmful roles that the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), the World Health Organization’s International EMF Project,  and the EU Commission’s Scientific Committee on New Health Risks (SCENIHR) have played in paving the way for the deployment of 5G without regard to health consequences.
 
Investigate Europe is a pan-European journalist team that researches topics of European relevance and publishes the results across Europe. The project is supported by several foundations, the Open Society Initiative for Europe, and readers’ donations. Among the media partners for the report on 5G include “Newsweek Polska”, “Diario de Noticias”, “Il Fatto Quotidiano”, “De Groene Amsterdamer”, “Efimerida ton Syntakton”, “Aftenbladet” and the “Falter”. In addition to the authors, Crina Boros, Wojciech Ciesla, Ingeborg Eliassen, Juliet Ferguson, Nikolas Leontopoulos, Maria Maggiore, Leila Minano, Paulo Pena and Jef Poortmans contributed to this. 

More about the project: https://www.investigate-europe.eu/publications/the-5g-mass-experiment/

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