As many of you know, as Europe goes, so does America- but always second. They get and do everything before we do. Let’s hope our scientists and doctors and legislators were paying attention this summer. (For the moment, they seem to have done just that.)
Because of the fact that 5G has not been fully investigated for “potential health hazards and environmental impact”1 by independent scientists, last week more than 180 scientists and doctors sent an 11-page Appeal for a moratorium on the topic.


The appeal states that 5G is effective only over short distances and is transmitted poorly through solid materials. Because of that inefficiency of transmission, there will need to be a number of antennas or cell towers to implement the service and that means that no one will be able to avoid being exposed.


But besides the increased number of 5G transmitters will be the increased number of connections (10- 20 billion to refrigerators, washing machines, surveillance cameras, self-driving cars, and buses, etc.) and that will substantially increase the amount long-term RF-EMF exposure to all citizens in the EU.

“'[N]umerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines,’ including ‘increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans.’

Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plants and animals.” 2

This is even the opinion of the IARC, who found in 2011 that “EMFs of frequencies 30 KHz – 300 GHz are possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B).”3

Sadly, few legislators seem to have the ability to see long-term, especially beyond their own lifetime, and think about the lives and environment they will leave to us should these policies allow something as dangerous as 5G.

Let’s hope people continue to challenge and question the current status quo- for all our sakes.

Sources and References

  1. Out of Mind, September 24, 2017.
  2. Out of Mind, September 24, 2017.
  3. Out of Mind, September 24, 2017.