Scientists Appeal for Moratorium on 5G Deployment. September 13, 2017. Over 180 scientists and physicians warm of potential health effects of 5G technology. They state “We the undersigned, more than 180 scientists and doctors form 35 countries, recommends moratorium on the rollout of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunications until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) on top of the 2G, 3G, 4G, etc, already in place. RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful to humans and the environment.
Monterey County Resolution Proclaiming Electromagnetic Sensitivities Awareness Month. (2017) Monterey County BOS September Electrosensitivity Month Resolution, 9-19-17 signed
International EMF Scientist Appeal is the most prominent initiative to date. (2015) Initiated in 2015 it has over 220 signatures from scientists in the field of EMR who are calling upon the United Nations and its sub-organizations, the WHO and UNEP, and all U.N. Member States, for greater health protection on EMF exposure. The The Appeal urgently calls upon them to “Address the global public health concerns related to exposure to cell phones, power lines, electrical appliances, wireless devices, wireless utility meters and wireless infrastructure in residential homes, schools, communities and businesses. International EMF Scientist Appeal
Porto Alegre 2009 (Brazil)
The Porto Alegre Resolution 2009: Co sponsored by the Brazilian Health Ministry and the International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety, May 18, 2009.
“ We agreed that the protection of health, well-being and the environment requires immediate adoption of the Precautionary Principle… for the establishment or modification of non-ionizing radiation exposure standards.
We recognize that, in Brazil as well as all over the world, where there has been an unprecedented explosion in the availability and use of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields for electrical and wireless communications technologies (mobile and cordless phones, WiFi and WIMAX networks, RFID, etc,), as well as major electrical grid and wireless broadband infrastructure changes, this assessment should inform risk management to take proper steps to protect the public from long- term, low-level exposure to extremely-low frequency as well as radiofrequency electromagnetic fields that have substantially increased in the ambient environment in recent years.
The exposure levels at which these effects have been observed are many times lower than the standards promulgated by the International Commission for Non-Ionizing radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and the IEEE’s International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES). These standards are obsolete and were derived from biological effects of short-term high intensity exposures that cause health effects by temperature elevation and nerve excitation discovered decades ago.
We are deeply concerned that current uses of non-ionizing radiation for mobile phones, wireless computers and other technologies place at risk the health of children and teens, pregnant women, seniors and others who are most vulnerable due to age or disability, including a health condition known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity.
We strongly recommend these precautionary practices:
- Children under the age of 16 should not use mobile phones and cordless phones, except for emergency calls;
- The licensing and/or use of Wi-Fi, WIMAX, or any other forms of wireless communications technology, indoors or outdoor, shall preferably not include siting or signal transmission in residences, schools, day-care centers, senior centers, hospitals or any other buildings where people spend considerable time;
- The licensing for siting and installation of infrastructure related to electrical power and wireless broadband telecommunications, particularly, cellular telephony, Wi-Fi and WIMAX, should only be approved after open public hearings are held and approval granted with full consideration given to the need to apply the Precautionary Principle. Sensitive areas should be avoided to protect vulnerable populations;
- Mankind shall be encouraged to continue to discover new means of harnessing non-ionizing electromagnetic energy, aiming at bringing benefits to society, through definition of new standards of human exposure, which are based on the biological realities of nature and not solely on the consideration of economic and technological needs.” Porto Alegre Resolution
Benevento Resolution 2002 (Italy)
“More evidence has accumulated suggesting that there are adverse health effects from occupational and public exposures to electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields, or EMF1, at current exposure levels. What is needed, but not yet realized, is a comprehensive, independent and transparent examination of the evidence pointing to this emerging, potential public health issue. Resources for such an assessment are grossly inadequate despite the explosive growth of technologies for wireless communications as well as the huge ongoing investment in power transmission. There is evidence that present sources of funding bias the analysis and interpretation of research findings towards rejection of evidence of possible public health risks.” Benevento Resolution
Salzburg Resolution 2000 (Austria)
Salzburg Resolution(Austria) on Mobile Telecommunications Base Stations: In 2000 the Salzburg, Austria Resolution was passed with recommendations for siting of telecommunications base stations. They stated “Presently the assessment of biological effects of exposures from base stations in the low-dose range is difficult but indispensable for protection of public health. There is at present evidence of no threshold for adverse health effects. It is recommended for existing and new base stations to exploit all technical possibilities to ensure exposure is as low as achievable (ALATA-principle). In addition the protocol should include considerations on existing sources of HF-EMF exposure. Salzburg Resolution 2000
Vienna Resolution (1998)
Vienna Resolution from Workshop on possible biological and health effects of RF electromagnetic fields, 1998: “The currently used national and international practiced strategy to determine limit values is extremely conservative, it urgently demands replacement by the precautionary principle, similar to strategies in many other sciences. The “Salzburg-model” showed, that neighbor involvement and a precautionary limit value of 1 mW/m2 EMF-flux-density can be achieved even for the sum of all GSM frequencies without technically compromising the quality of the GSM net.” Vienna EMF Resolution 1998