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30 May 2019

Switzerland: 19.3113 INTERPELLATION: Who Bears the Health Risk of 5G Technology?

UPDATE : On 22 May 2019, the Federal Council replied to this interpellation:

Opinion of the Federal Council

1. The Federal Council takes the public's concern about the harmful effects of mobile telephony very seriously. With its ordinance on protection against non-ionizng radiation (ORNI; SR 814.710), Switzerland has a legislative framework that restricts the radiation of mobile telephony antennas more than most of its neighboring countries. The limit values are set in the ORNI on the basis of the precautionary principle laid down in the Environmental Protection Act (EPL; SR 814.01), a principle that the Federal Council intends to maintain.

Video Interview with Professor Martin Röösli, President of the Swiss Advisory Expert Group NIS (BERENIS)

Video interview with Professor Martin Röösli
schutz-vor-strahlung.ch, 29 May 2019 - translation
[All interviews are in Swiss German.]

Professor Martin Röösli
Martin Röösli is Professor in Environmental Epidemiology at the Tropical Institute in Basel and also a member of  ICNIRP.  He also presides over the Advisory Expert Group NIS (BERENIS), which works for the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), and continues to work in the "Mobile Communications and Radiation" working group, which is mandated by the Confederation. We were allowed to interview him.

WLAN [Wi-Fi] and the detectability of electrosensitivity

We wanted to know why Prof. Röösli considers WLAN to be negligible, because building biologists have been recognizing WLAN as a disturbing factor for a good night's sleep for years.

"If it were possible to prove electrosensitivity only once, that would question the whole model of thinking." 
- Martin Röösli, epidemiologist and FOEN consultant
According to a 2004 survey , 5% of respondents said they were electrosensitive. According to another survey in 2009 , it was 8.6%. An additional increase in the number of persons affected by 2019 is to be expected. Around 800,000 people in Switzerland are therefore likely to react sensitively to electrosmog today. Nevertheless, Prof. Röösli finds no scientific proof of electrosensitivity.

28 May 2019

Twenty New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (23 May 2019)

Twenty new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health, courtesy of Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 23 May 2019

[Dr. Moscowitz] has been circulating abstracts of newly-published scientific papers on wireless radiation and electromagnetic fields (EMF) about once a month since August, 2016. Several hundred EMF scientists around the world receive these updates. The complete collection including the papers below now contains more than 600 abstracts.

To see the latest studies or to download the 467-page document (pdf) go to the following web page:

Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields


International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) Commission Elections 2019
Call for nominations - Open until 17 September 2019

Botanist Report Links The Pulsed Microwave Radiation Emissions Of Wireless Networks To The Disappearance And Exodus Of Song Birds, Bats And Insects In Mt. Nardi (Australia)

Botanist Report Links The Pulsed Microwave Radiation Emissions Of Wireless Networks To The Disappearance And Exodus Of Song Birds, Bats And Insects In Mt. Nardi
Environmental Health Trust

A report to UNESCO by botanist Mark Broomhall details the association between increasing amounts of electromagnetic radiation and species disappearance and exodus from the Mt. Nardi area of the Nightcap National Park World Heritage Area during a 15-year period (2000-2015.) Mt. Nardi has a tower complex, an installation of wireless antennas, that has steadily increased the electromagnetic emissions in the areas as new antennas were added over the years. The report contains a timeline of the activation of new antennas and documents the endangered birds, bats and plants that have decreased in the area. In addition, he states that from the year 2000, flying insects have been noticeably diminishing.

He estimates that 70 to 90% of the wildlife has become rare or has disappeared from the Nightcap National Park within a 2-3 km radius of the Mt. Nardi tower complex and summarized that concrete data shows:

26 May 2019

Swiss Re Emerging Risk Report: 5G Mobile Networks Rated As "High Impact" Risk for Insurance Industry

5G mobile networks rated as "high impact" risk for insurance industry in new Emerging Risk report from Swiss Re.  Swiss Re rated 5G as a "high impact" risk affecting property and casualty claims in more than 3 years.

From: Swiss Re. SONAR – New emerging risk insights. Zurich, Switzerland: Sustainability, Emerging and Political Risk Management, Swiss Re Institute, Strategy Development & Performance Management. May 2019. https://www.swissre.com/insti…/research/sonar/sonar2019.html

Off the leash – 5G mobile networks (p. 29)

"5G – short for fifth generation – is the latest standard for cellular mobile communications. Providing ultrafast broadband connection with higher capacity and lower latency, 5G is not only heaven for your smartphone. It will enable wireless connectivity in real time for any device of the Internet of things (IoT), whether that be autonomous cars or sensor-steered factory. In doing so, it will allow decentralised seamless interconnectivity between devices.

To allow for a functional network coverage and increased capacity overall, more antennas will be needed, including acceptance of higher levels of electromagnetic radiation. In some jurisdictions, the rise of threshold values will require legal adaptation. Existing concerns regarding potential negative health effects from electromagnetic fields (EMF) are only likely to increase. An uptick in liability claims could be a potential long-term consequence.

Swiss Firms Will Not Be Compensated if 5G Found to Be Harmful

Swiss firms will not be compensated if 5G found to be harmful
swissinfo.ch, 23 May 2019

The Swiss government will apply the precautionary principle to fifth generation mobile communications (5G) and can tighten existing laws in the face of new scientific evidence on risks.

Mobile operators that have invested in 5G technology will not be financially compensated by the state if stricter laws are introduced, the Federal Council responded on Thursday to a parliamentarian’s question. The financial cost of complying with scientifically-backed new legislation will have to be borne by the telecom companies. There was acknowledgement of the World Health Organization’s decision to classify high frequency radiation as potentially carcinogenic to humans but the government pointed out the absence of relevant long-term studies.

Hence, the Federal Council has taken these grey areas into account based on the precautionary principle. It has set stricter installation limit values for sensitive areas likes homes, schools, hospitals, offices, playgrounds, etc. to ensure low-level exposure over the long term.

When it comes to compensating victims of harmful exposure, several existing legal provisions would make it possible to demand compensation, provided a causal link can be proven. As of now, the law does not provide for the creation of a mutual compensation fund financed by mobile telephone operators. 

25 May 2019

Geneva: Speech during 5G Protest

Speech during 5G protest opposite the United Nations, Geneva, 4 May 2019
Olivier Pahud, 4G Bien Assez ! - translation

Roger Federer wants us to believe that he doesn't have wifi at home for his virtual glasses, and it is now clear for whom Donald Trump is defending interests. 5G is imposed on us like force-feeding geese.

However, I see in 5G an opportunity, the opportunity to unite, all together. Yellow vests, climate demonstrators, the electrohypersensitive (EHS), all ages from all walks of life have a common cause here.

Because in the end, 5G is symptomatic of our society, of the exhaustion of our old democracy. The commune says to refer to the canton, the canton to the confederation: a devious form of dictatorship in three layers! Politicians are the bedrock of industrialists. They have only one word in their mouths: growth.

Health Concerns May Slow Rollout of Super-Fast 5G Mobile Networks, Analyst Warns

Health Concerns May Slow Rollout of Super-Fast 5G Mobile Networks, Analyst Warns
By AARON PRESSMANfortune.com, 22 May 2019

As the wireless industry races to install thousands of new cellular sites to create super-fast 5G networks, questions about the impact of the new technology on human health may delay its arrival, one Wall Street analyst warns.

In the U.S., both the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Communications Commission say there is nothing to worry about. Most studies have not linked radio signals from mobile phones and cell towers to disease, the agencies say.

But some researchers have found heightened risks from cellular networks, and additional research will be coming over the next few years, HSBC Securities analyst Sunil Rajgopal said in a new report on Tuesday. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified cellular radio waves as a possible carcinogen in 2011 and is undertaking a “high priority” study seeking a more definitive answer, he added.

Switzerland: Information War Over 5G

Editorial:  Information War Over 5G
by Antoine Grosjean, Tribune de Genève, 24 May 2019 - translation

Swisscom has recently deployed its 5G network in major
Swiss cities. A new network that is far from being
unamiously accepted. 
Image : Lucien Fortunati
Swisscom and its partners probably saw themselves as modern-day heralds, welcomed with open arms by the poor populations to whom they would bring progress. But now, just like the former conquistadors who claimed to civilize the world, those eulogizing 5G are welcomed with arrows and blowguns.

Faced with this popular and political sling, the blue giant pulled out the heavy artillery, paying itself a golden price for double pages of infomercials in several German and French-speaking newspapers, and covering our walls with giant posters. It's David against Goliath.

This information war is also played out on the political battlefield. Sign of a certain nervousness on a hot topic, the pro and anti-5G have split up letters to City Councils to praise the merits of this technology, or on the contrary, to enjoin them to be wary of it.

22 May 2019

Poor Semen Quality in Switzerland

Never keep a cell phone in your pocket. The Phonegate Alert Association has revealed that some 250 cell phones tested in contact with the body expose users to radio frequencies exceeding European (and Swiss) regulatory limits and must be updated or withdrawn from the market. This issue was raised at the National Council of the Swiss Parliament in March of this year. When will the authorities correctly inform cell phone users?

Poor semen quality in Switzerland
Press Release, unige.ch, 22 May 2019

Researchers at UNIGE have carried out the first nationwide study on semen quality of young Swiss men. And their verdict? Only 38% of men have semen parameter values above the norms set by World Health Organization for fertile men.

[Full text of study published in the journal, "Andrology".]

Over the last fifty years, a marked decrease in sperm count has been observed in the Western World. But what about the situation in Switzerland? Up to now, no study had evaluated the reproductive health of Swiss young men. Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, working in collaboration with other institutions and with a logistical support from the Swiss army, have undertaken the first nationwide assessment of the semen quality of men between the age of 18 and 22. The scientists assessed three important parameters: the number of spermatozoa, their motility and morphology. The results were well below the reference values issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The current situation is a matter of concern since the poor semen quality of Swiss men is associated with an increase in the incidence of testicular cancer. You can read about the study in the journal Andrology.

Phonegate Alert Association: Minutes of the First General Assembly

Minutes of the first Phonegate Alert General Assembly
Phonegate Team,  22 May 2019

The first Ordinary General Assembly of our association was held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at our association’s headquarters. It allowed us to draw a first assessment of the many actions carried out in 2018 by our young organization. Attached is the agenda for this annual meeting as well as the President’s moral report and the Treasurer’s financial statement.

Agenda :

  • Moral report from Dr Marc Arazi
  • Financial report for 2018 (over 10 months)
  • Prospects and projects for 2019
  • Election of the members of the Board of Directors
  • Other matters

Moral report of the President

The Phonegate Alert association was created on March 2, 2018 by three founding members, Lysiane Brasset, Joël Ferbus and Marc Arazi. It was officially declared in the Journal officiel de la République française on 10 March 2018.

The creation of our association is in line with the alert action carried out by Dr Marc Arazi since July 2016 to make the Phonegate industrial and health scandal known internationally.

21 May 2019

Open Letter to the President of the German Federal Network Agency from Environmental Physician Barbara Dohmen

Open letter to the President of the Federal Network Agency
diagnose-funk.org, 17 March 2019 - translation

5G auction / suffering of affected people

The environmental physician Barbara Dohmen from Murg (Baden-Württemberg) wrote an open letter to the President of the Federal Network Agency on the occasion of the 5G frequency auction. From a medical point of view, she impressively describes the dramatic consequences that complete radiation will have for electrohypersensitive people. Freiburg, 17.3.2019

Dear Mr. Homann,

As you will chair, as President of the Federal Network Agency, the auction of the 5th mobile phone generation, 5G, next Tuesday, 19.3.2019, I would like to urge you to inform yourself about the probable unknown effects of mobile phone technology in the health sector. There is a worrying increase in morbidity that we doctors trained in environmental medicine have observed in our professional lives since the beginning of the expansion of wireless communication technology with 2G, 3G, 4G:

19 May 2019

5G: The Unreported Global Threat: Dr. Devra Davis Responds to the New York Times

Dr. Devra Davis, president of the Environmental Health Trust, responds to the New York Times: "5G: The Unreported Global Threat"

5G: The Unreported Global Threat
by Dr. Devra Davis, medium.com, 18 May 2019

Accusations of Russia lobbying are ricocheting around the media and have now been extended through a front-page article in the New York Times positing that scientists and consumer advocates calling to halt 5G have fallen under the spell of RT, a news network registered as a Russian foreign agent in the U.S. Could it be a coincidence that following on the heels of the NY Times story, the Wall Street Journal and the UK Telegraph have echoed the same smear of guilt by association, portraying scientists who warn of the potential environmental and health damages of 5G as untethered alarmists unwittingly linked to Russian propaganda? These otherwise credible media sources ignore the substantial body of science pinpointing hazards of wirelessradiation and 5G detailed in independent journalistic investigations that have appeared extensively in media throughout Europe and been covered by majornetworks.

18 May 2019

New York Times Denies Health Impacts of 5G Cellphone Technology

New York Times Denies Health Impacts of 5G Cellphone Technology
By Richard Gale and Dr. Gary Nullglobalresearch.ca, 17 May 2019

Electromagnetic frequency's (EMFs) biomolecular effects on living organisms

The New York Times continues to descend further into spewing fiction masquerading as news. Its most recent analysis challenges Judith Miller‘s delusional screed about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction as sheer nonsense. Evidently the Times has a propensity for disgracing itself. Now the newspaper’s latest low is William Broad’s essay, “Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise,” touting a wild conspiracy theory that 5G technology’s severe risks to human health and the environment is a covert Russian plot intended to sow confusion into the minds of the American public.

As a patriotic loyalist of Russo-paranoia, Broad has dreamed up a hallucination that Russia is preparing to outpace the US’s strategy to dominate the global “internet of everything” in the race to launch 5G technology globally. Aside from Broad’s otherwise corporate friendly stances supporting hydrofracking, genetically modified foods, and the myth that vaccines do not contribute to neurological disorders, he has produced some excellent work about Yoga culture and North Korea. Yet these are hardly topics that would enable a person to speak intelligently about electromagnetic frequency’s (EMFs) biomolecular effects on living organisms.

Cellphone Industry Continues to Control the Safety Message

Cellphone industry continues to control the safety message
By Frontier Centre for Public Policytroymedia.com,  May 16, 2019

In the U.S., the industry has influenced science, regulators, public perception and government policy

When industry wants science to say something, how does it do it?

Last year, The Nation showed us how in its special investigation, How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe.

In 1993, a lawsuit alleged that cellphones caused a woman’s terminal brain cancer. As wireless stocks headed downward, the industry unleashed a five-fold response.

This tactical plan can be used by any threatened industry on any issue at any time to influence science, regulators, public perception and government policy.

Citizens beware.

Study Claims 5G 'Overheats Insect Antennas'

Study claims 5G 'overheats insect antennas'
by Andrés Castellanoandroidpit.com, 17 May 2019

Les ondes plus puissantes de téléphonie mobile ont une
influence sur le métabolisme  fragile des insectes.

Image: iStock / Keystone (Photo posted in Le Matin)
The Swiss organization Pro Natura has published new studies, which indicate that the frequencies used by 5G increase the body temperature of insects. Are we taking another step against nature?

Both insects and 5G need antennas: insects use them as an olfactory organ, and 5G use them to propagate waves, which are invisible, but not harmless. Now, new studies indicate that insects are sensitive to 5G waves: A recent study has shown that insects exposed to 5G radiation have experienced an increase in their body temperature.

Pro Natura runs an intense insect protection campaign called "En
semble contre la disaparition des insectes! "(in English: "Together against the disappearance of insects!"). The campaign addresses the many problems we humans are causing our tiny cohabitants: intensive agriculture, pesticides, the disappearance of ecosystems, light pollution, and now, 5G radiation.

16 May 2019

5G Health Fears Exist but NYT & WSJ Blame Them on RT

5G health fears exist but NYT & WSJ blame them on RT (15 May 2019 - 11 min.)

Following a NY Times hit piece on RT’s 5G coverage, now the Wall Street Journal has followed suit. RT’s Dan Cohen reports from a protest in Bethesda, Maryland, that highlights the dangers of 5G radiation and mentions the demonstration against 5G in Bern in which over 1,000 people participated.   Filmmaker Sabine E. Gemayel discusses her documentary, Generation Zapped, about the risks of wireless radiation and 5G.

Explosive: NY Times 5G Ties Uncovered

Explosive: NY Times 5G ties uncovered (13 May 2019, 19 min.)

RT America:

Rick Sanchez lays into the New York Times’ baseless and intellectually lazy attack on RT America’s coverage of the potential health hazards posed by 5G radiation. Then RT America’s Dan Cohen reports on the deep conflicts of interest between New York Times and US telecommunications giant Verizon and what ties between the two say about the Times’ motives for attacking RT’s coverage of 5G technology. RT America’s Michele Greenstein discusses the legitimate public health concerns that scientists continue to raise about 5G technology and are relevant to people of all countries and points out that smearing RT is far easier than smearing the doctors and other experts sounding the alarm. Finally, journalism professor Chris Chambers joins Rick Sanchez to weigh in on the Times’ “bizarre” latest attack on RT and what it says about declining standards in journalism. 

15 May 2019

United States: Millennials Besieged by Chronic Illness: From Age 27, It’s All “Downhill”

"Other environmental factors, such as the ubiquity of glyphosate in food, air, water (and vaccines) and young people’s immersion in a wireless-saturated environment also merit close attention and an immediate response."

Millennials Besieged by Chronic Illness: From Age 27, It’s All “Downhill”
By the Children’s Health Defense Team, childrenshealthdefense.org, 14 May 2019

NOTE: There can be no denying that America’s children and young adults are at a critical juncture. Unless we start admitting what we already know about environmental culprits and become willing to do something about them, children, young adults and our nation are going to continue to get short-changed.

Millennials (the generation born between the early 1980s and approximately the mid-1990s) just got some bad news. Health insurance data from 2017 show that many of them, especially older millennials in their mid-30s, are facing unprecedented levels of mental and physical illness.

14 May 2019

California Jury Hits Monsanto with $2 Billion Judgment in Cancer Lawsuit

California jury hits Monsanto with $2 billion judgment in cancer lawsuit
By Andrew Blankstein and Adiel Kaplan,, nbcnews.com, 14 May 2019

It's the largest payout so far and the third loss in a row for Monsanto in lawsuits alleging Roundup has caused or contributed to cancer.

A woman uses a Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller spray
without glyphosate in a garden in Ercuis near Paris on
May 6, 2018. Benoit Tessier / Reuters file
A California jury has found that a popular weedkiller made by Monsanto likely caused cancer in a husband and wife and ordered the chemical giant to pay more than $2 billion in damages, twice what the plaintiffs' attorney had requested.

It's the largest payout and the third loss in a row for Monsanto in lawsuits alleging that Roundup, which includes the herbicide glyphosate, has caused or contributed to cancer — and there are approximately 11,000 suits pending across the country.

"Unlike the first two Monsanto trials, where the judges severely limited the amount of plaintiffs' evidence," attorney Michael Miller said, "we were finally allowed to show a jury the mountain of evidence showing Monsanto's manipulation of science, the media and regulatory agencies to forward their own agenda despite Roundup's severe harm to the animal kingdom and humankind."

11 May 2019

Hippocrates Electrosmog Appeal Belgium

Hippocrates Electrosmog Appeal Belgium (auto-translation)

Faced with the massive and reckless deployment of wireless technologies, we health professionals are asking the government to apply the precautionary principle in order to protect the population and more particularly the most vulnerable groups, including pregnant women. and the children.

"Hippocrates Electrosmog Appeal Belgium"

On the eve of the deployment of 5G, Belgian health professionals sound the alarm

Smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, connected objects of all kinds, WiFi at home, at workplaces, nurseries, schools, transport and public places, ... The exposure of the population to electromagnetic radiofrequency radiation / microwave (RF / MO) keeps increasing. We are now talking about the arrival of 5G and its myriad of connected objects.

Swiss Popular Resistance to 5G Grows

Swiss popular resistance to 5G grows
CET | News, telecompaper.com, 9 May 2019

The association Stop 5G in Switzerland has called for a demonstration against the new mobile radio standard, the latest sign of growing popular resistance to 5G, reports NZZ. Almost daily, parliamentarians are filing for 5G moratoriums in cantons and municipalities, such as in the canton of Geneva. Their reasoning is the possible health effects of radiation from the new mobile radio standard are still under-researched. Nevertheless, operators received the green light in mid-April and switched on the 5G antennae. 

North Carolina: 5G rally held May 15 in Asheville

We would love to see more local newspapers and online sites posting about the nationwide rally against the rollout of 5G . such as this excellent article.

5G rally held May 15 in Asheville
Community Bulletinmountainx.com, 10 May 2019

Press release from event organizers:

(Choice of image by Editor, "Towards
Better Health")
Asheville, NC — All are invited to join a rally against the rollout of “5G” cell towers on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 4:00 – 5:30 pm at Pack Square in downtown Asheville. As one of at least 25 rallies across the U.S. among 100 organizations on 5G Crisis National Day of Action, Stop 5G Asheville believes a moratorium on the rollout of 5G is critical, due to the serious health effects associated with exposure to 5G’s high-frequency wireless radiation. Unlike current, lower wireless frequencies, 5G will utilize millimeter waves, used for radar signals, airport security, and crowd control by the U.S. Department of Defense. The relatively “small cell” towers for 5G will be erected next to homes, schools, and businesses, resulting in involuntary, 24/7, long-term exposure to unprecedented radiation levels. Peer-reviewed studies show that millimeter waves increase the incidence of damage to skin, eyes, DNA, cardiac and immune systems. This exposure will be dangerous for all living things, and particularly dangerous for children.

For more information, email: Stop5GAsheville@Gmail.com and/or join the organizers’ Facebook group: Stop 5G Asheville

United States: 5G Crisis: Nation-Wide Day of Action - 15 May 2019

We are framing this particular event to concentrate on the impact of chronic radiation exposure on children. 

As of April 15th, 59 cities in 23 states and D.C., have signed up to sponsor a demonstration against 5G on May 15th.

We are facing a 5G Crisis.
5gcrisis.com, April 2019

That’s why Americans for Responsible Technology is planning a nationwide Day of Action on May 15th, calling on wireless companies (Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile) and their sub-contractors (Crown Castle, ExteNet Systems and other antenna installers) to suspend the deployment of small cell wireless antennas in residential neighborhoods until such time as chronic, low level exposure to 5G radio-frequency (RF) microwave radiation can be proven completely safe.

Switzerland: Over a Thousand People Demonstrate in Bern against 5G

Speakers in Bern emphasized that the Federal Constitution was committed to the protection of physical integrity. "But we cannot rely on politics to protect us. We must therefore take legal action to ensure that the State meets its precautionary obligation. "

Over a thousand people demonstrate in Bern
srf.ch, 10 May 2019 (auto-translation)

Citizens Committee «Stop 5G» calls for a moratorium on 5G technology and rejects higher limits.

Over a thousand people demonstrated in Bern against the new 5G
mobile communications standard. SRF.
In Bern, more than a thousand people demonstrated against the new 5G mobile communications standard on Friday night. They fear possible negative health effects from the technology, which enables faster data transmission.

The rally was organized by the Citizens Committee «Stop 5G». It calls for a stop to 5G expansion in Switzerland until there is a sufficient number of independent scientific studies. In addition, the applicable radiation protection limits must not be increased.

For the opponents of this technology, it has been proven that high-frequency radiation harms biological life and favors illness. With the introduction of such technologies, humans and ecosystems are threatened with irreversible effects, they warn.

Switzerland: 5G Debate Heats Up with Protest in Bern

Swiss 5G debate heats up with protest in Bern
by Domhnall O'Sullivanswissinfo.ch, 10 May 2019

Demonstrators at the anti-5G protest in Bern on Friday.(© Keystone / Peter Klaunzer)

Simmering opposition to the rollout of 5G technology in Switzerland climbed a notch on Friday as a 1,000-strong protest was held in the capital, Bern.

Demonstrators at the anti-5G protest in Bern on Friday.
(© Keystone / Peter Klaunzer)
Organised by the Stop5G citizen group, the gathering on Bern’s Waisenhausplatz square – a couple of stone’s throws away from the federal parliament – was the first significant national expression of resistance to plans for a 5G Switzerland.

Scientists, doctors, engineers, environmentalists, left-wing politicians, and even a tech-sceptic musician took to the stage to highlight the key demand outlined by event organiser Tamlin Schibler Ulmann: “a national moratorium on 5G development”.

Widely-distributed flyers outlined their reasons: health concerns (they fear that diseases from cancer to depression to chronic fatigue may be caused by electromagnetic waves); the damage to sustainable development of the infrastructure and energy usage of 5G; and the security threat to our private lives that universal connectivity implies.

10 May 2019

Thyroid Cancer & Mobile Phone Use

Thyroid Cancer & Mobile Phone Use
saferemr.com, 9 May 2019

From: Carlberg et al. 2016 (see abstract below).

A new review of the research has found that cell phone radiation adversely affects cells in the thyroid gland and thyroid hormones. The study was published in the journal, Environmental Science and Pollution Research International by Jafar Asl and colleagues.

The findings from this study support the findings from two recent human studies. Ermioni Tsarna and colleagues recently found in a cohort study that cell phone use during pregnancy increased the risk of preterm birth, and Jiajun Luo and colleagues (see below) found in a case-control study that heavy cell phone use increases the risk of thyroid cancer.

The figure above is from the following open access paper: Carlberg M, Hedendahl L, Ahonen, Koppel T, Hardell L. Increasing incidence of thyroid cancer in the Nordic countries with main focus on Swedish data. BMC Cancer. 16:246. 2016.https://bmccancer.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12885-016-2429-4

Adverse Effects of Cell Phone Radiation on the Thyroid Gland: Research Review

09 May 2019

Radiation from Cell Phones a Human Carcinogen, New Review Finds

Radiation from cell phones a human carcinogen, new review finds
whsc.on.ca, 8 May 2019

Recent research into radiofrequency radiation (RFR) provides the evidence necessary to reclassify and prevent exposures urges a recently published scientific literature review.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) first classified RFR as a possible human carcinogen (Group 2B) in 2011. Authors of the literature review say IARC should now upgrade RFR’s designation to carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).

“With the epidemiological studies of humans over many years and the recent findings of the US National Toxicological Program and Ramazzini Institute animal studies, we now have enough evidence to classify radiofrequency radiation as carcinogenic to humans,” says Dr. Anthony Miller, lead author of the review and professor emeritus, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Miller is also a former Senior Epidemiologist for IARC and former Director of Epidemiology for the National Cancer Institute of Canada.

Swiitzerland: "Stop 5G": National Event - Bern, 10 May 2019

Come join us at the Waisenhausplatz in Bern, 
10 May, 18h30-20h30

08 May 2019

Switzerland: "Stop 5G" - 10 May 2019, Bern

SWITZERLAND: "Stop 5G" on May 10 in Bern
Safety Plus, 7th May 2019 (auto-translation)

On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, a press conference will be held in the Käfigturm in Bern from 10:30 to 12:00 for the National Rally "Stop 5G". The rally, which takes place on May 10, 2019 at the Waisenhausplatz in Bern, is organized by the civic association "Stop5G", which in particular calls for a moratorium on 5G technology and refuses to increase the current limit values ​​of the NIS Regulation [Ordinance on Protection against Non-Ionizing Radiation].

5G is a threat to life. This is clear from previous experience with 2G, 3G, 4G, WLAN, as well as from a number of independent scientific studies. 5G is neither safe nor necessary. © schutz-vor-strahlung.ch

Scientists and doctors from around the world - including Swiss physicians (FMH) - are concerned about the potential dangers of 5G technology. The precautionary principle must have absolute priority. Therefore, the Organizational Committee of the planned demonstration "Stop 5G" demands that a moratorium be introduced on this technology without delay. The organizers refuse to raise the current limit values ​​of the NIS Regulation and to average the readings over 24 hours. They also demand that the current peak values ​​- instead of the current average values ​​according to current regulations - do not exceed the applicable limit values.

Already 800,000 electrosensitive people in Switzerland

06 May 2019

Should Parents Pledge as a Group to Delay Giving Smartphones to Their Children?

Photo from 3 May 2019 NBC Bay Area report.
No mention of exposure to radiofrequency radiation emitted by smartphones here.  But, curiously, the article says, "...t his isn’t just a question of the effect of one smartphone on one child. As I said, it’s a public health issue. The constant use of smartphones harms surrounding peers, even if they don’t have a device themselves."

Should Parents Pledge as a Group to Delay Giving Smartphones to Their Children?
By The Wall Street Journal /posted on qz.com,
April 28, 2019

Parents of young children today wrestle with questions their own parents never could have imagined. For instance, at what age should children be entrusted with their own smartphones?

Several organizations have arisen that ask parents of young children to promise to wait until at least eighth grade before giving their children smartphones. These promises are made in the form of pledges—compacts, if you will—that are signed by fellow parents of young children in the same grades and schools.

Why Cell Phones & Tablets are Absolutely NOT Safe for Children

Why Cell Phones & Tablets are Absolutely NOT Safe for Children
Written By: Nicolas Pineault, greenmedinfo.com, 1st May 2019

This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2019
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I'll put it bluntly. Cell phones and tablets, and the EMF radiation they emit, are definitely not safe for children. Not a tiny bit.

In an age where the website Parents.com has called the iPad the "best babysitter"[1], and where a 2014 survey showed that up to 75% of 4-year olds in certain US neighborhoods already own a cell phone[2]… let's hope that I'm dead wrong on this one.

Unfortunately, you'll see that the 5 science-based facts reveal a concerning truth: our wireless technologies are simply not "safe".

These facts are the reason I became a bestselling author and EMF activist demanding safer technologies, and also why I've sworn to never let my 1-year old son hold a tablet or phone.

Fact #1: EMF Safety Standards Have Not Been Updated Since 1996

05 May 2019

Trying for Kids? Wifi Devices Lower Your Chances, New Study Shows

Trying for kids? Wifi devices lower your chances, new study shows
by Claire Huang, Hong Kong Correspondent, straitstimes.com, 1st May 2019

The study found that the longer the exposure to waves
from Wi-Fi devices, the lower the sperm motility rate
and higher the death rate. 
Photo: St File 
Hong Kong - A new study has found that exposure to Wifi connections lowers male fertility rates and reduces couples' chances of having children by killing sperm, adding to mounting evidence that electromagnetic waves are harmful.

The Japanese study, carried out between August and November last year on 51 men, is reportedly the first such trial that focuses on the effects of electromagnetic waves from Wifi devices such as mobile phones and home routers on sperm motion and death.

Researcher Kumiko Nakata, from the Reproductive Medicine Research Centre at Yamashita Shonan Yume Clinic, noted that electromagnetic waves have been said to be safe for humans, in terms of health and wellbeing.

Switzerland: Parliamentary Group on Non-Ionizing Radiation, Environment and Health (PGNIS)

Parliamentary Group on Non-Ionizing Radiation, Environment and Health (PGNIS)
Media Releasesfunkstrahlung.ch, 15 November 2017 - translation

Spontaneous event on health risks of mobile telephony radiation
Olten, November 15, 2017

On the occasion of the current discussion about the intended relaxation of the mobile telephony limit values ​​by the Federal Council, the parliamentary group non-ionizing radiation, environment and health (PGNIS) carried out an sponataneous  event on health risks of mobile radiation. It took place on November 14, 2018 [2017?] in Olten. The co-presidents and national councilors Thomas Hardegger and Maximilian Reimann were supported by the physicians for environmental protection (AefU) and the umbrella organization for electrosmog Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

04 May 2019

Is 5G Technology Safe? The Debate Intensifies

Is 5G technology safe? The debate intensifies
Jennifer Lewkewhec.com, 2 May 2019

NEW YORK (WHEC) -- The major cell phone companies promise 5G networks will bring faster internet speeds, better reception and the ability to connect more devices simultaneously but as they ramp up for the rollout, many are wondering whether the technology is safe.

What makes 5G different? 2G brought the ability to text message, 3G laid the groundwork for smartphones and 4G allowed video streaming. 5G is expected to download data 20 times faster and could pave the way for self-driving vehicles but a big question many have is whether the radio frequency waves it takes to do all of that are dangerous to your body and overall health.

Is 5G Worth the Risks?

Is 5G Worth the Risks?
by IISHANA ARTRAcounterpunch.org, 3 May 2019

In recent months there’s been a lot of talk about 5G – the next generation of wireless technology. 5G is being touted as a necessary step to the ‘internet of things’ – a world in which our refrigerators alert us when we’re low on milk, our baby’s diapers tell us when they need to be changed, and Netflix is available everywhere, all the time. But what we’re not hearing is that evidence-based studies worldwide have clearly established the harmful effects of human exposure to pulsed radiofrequency radiation from cell towers, cell phones and other devices – and that 5G will make the problem exponentially worse.

Twenty-Four New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (3 May 2019)

Twenty-four new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health, courtesy of Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 3 May 2019

[Dr. Moscowitz] has been circulating abstracts of newly-published scientific papers on wireless radiation and electromagnetic fields (EMF) about once a month since August, 2016. Several hundred EMF scientists around the world receive these updates. The complete collection including the papers below now contains more than 600 abstracts.

To see the latest studies or to download the 450-page document (pdf) go to the following web page:

Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields


International Symposium: Biological Effects of Wireless Technology, Mainz, Germany, October 2019

An international symposium, “Technical progress or progressive irresponsibility? Biological effects of wireless technology,” has been organized by a number of European organisations, a partial listing includes the Competence Initiative for the Protection of Humans, the Environmental and Consumer Organization for the Protection against Electromagnetic Radiation, the European Academy of Environmental Medicine (EUROPAEM), Pandora – the Foundation for Independent Research, the Association of Building Biology and other partners.

The event is sponsored by Stiftung für Kinder, Freiburg and Auerbach Stiftung, Tettnang. It will take place on October 4-6, 2019 at the Electoral Palace Mainz.


Recent Papers

02 May 2019

Glyphosate Revolt Rocks Germany Inc.

Glyphosate revolt rocks Germany Inc.
By SIMON MARKS, EDDY WAX AND MAXIME SCHLEEpolitico.eu, 27 April 2019, updated 29 April 2017

Bayer’s management board suffers massive vote of no confidence over glyphosate.

Bayer Chief Executive Werner Baumann at the
meeting in Bonn /
Maja Hitij/Getty Images
You can't blame the Americans at Monsanto any more. Europe's most politically inflammatory chemical — the ubiquitous weedkiller glyphosate — is now well and truly a German problem.

Shareholders of the German chemical giant Bayer staged a full-blown revolt at a heated 13-hour meeting in Bonn on Friday, arguing that the management failed to see the company was inheriting a raft of nightmarish litigation associated with glyphosate when it bought U.S. agrichemical giant Monsanto for $66 billion last year.

The investors are furious that a blue-riband European company is now potentially exposed to billions of dollars of claims over the glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup, created by Monsanto. Two U.S. court verdicts over the past year found that the world's most popular herbicide caused cancer, hauling shares in Bayer down about 40 percent since August. Bayer has appealed those decisions but is now facing an avalanche of some 13,400 claims.

Have You Seen the Safety Warning Hidden Inside Your Cellphone?

Have You Seen the Safety Warning Hidden Inside Your Cellphone?
by Dr. Joseph Mercola, 16 March 2019


Where to never carry your cellphone.
  • A little-known warning from the manufacturer hidden within your cellphone manual advises you to keep the device at a certain distance from your body to ensure you don’t exceed federal safety limits for radiofrequency (RF) exposure
  • Depending on the manufacturer, you need to keep your cellphone at least 5 to 15 millimeters away from your head and body at all times to avoid exceeding the safety limit for RF exposure
  • In the real-world, most people carry their phones close to their body, usually in a pocket or bra. When popular cellphones were tested in direct contact to the body, they all exceeded the safety limit
  • SAR is a measure of how much RF energy your body will absorb from the device when held at a specific distance from your body (ranging from 5 to 15 mm, depending on the manufacturer). It’s important to realize that the SAR value is not an indication of how safe your phone is
  • SAR testing, which is modeled on a very large male head, was devised before cellphone usage became commonplace among toddlers and young children, whose skulls allow for far greater RF energy penetration

01 May 2019

Study: Cell Phones Touching the Body Greatly Exceed Safety Limit

Study: Cell Phones Touching the Body Greatly Exceed Safety Limit
Suzanne Potter, Public News Service - MO, publicnewsservice.org, 30 April 2019
(article comes with an audio)

Experts warn against holding a tablet in your lap,
putting a cell phone to your ear or carrying a device
in your pocket. 
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Public health groups are calling for a nationwide recall on some cellular phones after a new study showed some units, when pressed up against the body, emit 11 times more radiation than Federal Communications Commission safety limits allow.

A study done by a professor emeritus of electrical engineering from the University of Utah analyzed data from the French government, which tested 450 phones, and found that 9 out of 10 violated safety limits when they touch the body.

Dr. Devra Davis, president of the Environmental Health Trust, said she thinks the U.S. government guidelines themselves are old and need to be updated.