News Brief – April 13, 2020
The following reports have attracted little attention from the larger mainstream media outlets. But seen together they are obviously part of a wider and encouraging trend, which constitutes a growing awareness of the health threat posed by 5G.
We suspect that in the coming months and years we will see many more similar reports, not necessarily in the mainstream media, which will probably make a point of ignoring them but in blogs and independent news websites. Ed.
Brussels halts 5G activity because of radiation concerns
SmartCitiesWorld – April 12, 2020
The regional government is concerned that 5G technology can’t measure the radiation levels from 5G antennas.
Plans to pilot 5G in Brussels have been blocked due to concerns over radiation levels, the regional government has confirmed.
The government is concerned that the radiation from 5G antennas can’t be measured. With limits of 6 volts per metre (v/m), Brussels has among the strictest telecom radiation regulations in the world.
Last year, the Belgian Institute of Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) recommended that Brussels increase the limits to enable the region to capitalise on 5G. Ministers approved an increase to 9v/m indoors and 14.5v /m outdoors.
Orange announced plans to roll 5G out in Brussels this year and launch commercial services next year. However, Céline Fremault, the Minister for Housing, Quality of Life, Environment and Energy in the Government of the Brussels Capital Region, is halting further activity due to concerns that massive MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) antennas aren’t technically able to measure the amount of radiation emitted and, therefore, staying within legal limits can’t be guaranteed.
The people of Brussels will not be “guinea pigs” and as long as radiation can’t be accurately measured, 5G plans for Brussels will remain on hold
Slovenia halts 5G to Investigate Health and Safety
Environmental Health Trust – March 2020
5G has been halted in Slovenia while officials take more time to investigate health effects of the new technology. A letter from Minister Rudi Medved (unofficial translation below) states they will reopen the debate on potential health risks.
Be aware that over 180 Cities in Italy have passed Halt 5G Resolutions, several cities in USA have passed protective ordinances to restrict 5G in neighborhoods and municipalities worldwide are slowing and halting the 5G rollout because of published research showing harm from wireless radiation.
Switzerland halts rollout of 5G over health concerns
Sam Jones – FT.com Zurich Feb 12, 2020
Switzerland, one of the world’s leaders in the rollout of 5G mobile technology, has placed an indefinite moratorium on the use of its new network because of health concerns.
The move comes as countries elsewhere around Europe race to upgrade their networks to 5G standards amid a furious rearguard diplomatic campaign by the US to stop them using Chinese technology provided by Huawei. Washington says the company, which is fundamental to most European networks’ upgrade plans, presents a grave security risk.
Switzerland is relatively advanced in Europe in adopting 5G. The wealthy alpine country has built more than 2,000 antennas to upgrade its network in the last year alone, and its telecoms providers have been promising their customers’ imminent 5G coverage for most of the past year.