Small Cells, Mini Cell Towers, Wireless Facilities and Health: Letters From Scientists on the Health Risk of 5G
Small Cells, Cell Towers, Wireless Facilities and Health
Scientific Appeals and Scientific Letters From Experts on The Impact of Wireless Antennas on Public Health
2017 Scientific Appeal on 5G To the European Commission
Scientific Appeal on 5G To the European Commission
- Over 250 scientists and doctors from 35 countries.
- “We recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry…RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment.”
- There are 201,383 signatories from 202 nations and territories as of February 14th, 2020; Scientists (4,503), Engineers (8,036), Medical Doctors (2,593), Nurses (4,177), Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Social Workers (9,663), Doctors of Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Ayurveda and Medical Qigong (2,777), Doctors of Oriental Medicine (770), Chiropractors (412), Dentists (438), Pharmacists (552), Architects and Builders (3,137), Building Biologists (271), Veterinarians (344), Beekeepers (657), Other Professions (54,148), Citizens (78,082), Organizations (1,835)
2019 German Doctors Delegation:
70 doctors from Baden-Württemberg have signed the open letter to Prime Minister Kretschmann. The doctors’ demand on Kretschmann is to minimize exposure to electromagnetic fields.
- Stuttgarter Zeitung: Doctors protest against 5G mobile communications
- Stuttgarter Nachrichten: Doctors protest against 5G mobile communications
- TV report in Regio TV Stuttgart
- The study overview (review) “Effects of high-frequency radiation of mobile phones and wireless devices on health and well-being” in German translation is available on the website of diagnostose: funk as a PDF download:
German Environmental Organization BUND
Hamburg – The environmental organization BUND is calling for an expansion stop for the latest 5G mobile network in Hamburg. Read news report that states;
- “Without an assessment of health and environmental compatibility, the infrastructure should not be expanded, said regional manager Manfred Braasch in Hamburg. In addition, the mobile network is currently being expanded without the required technology assessment. The BUND handed over his demands with 6000 signatures to the mayor’s office of Mayor Peter Tschentscher (SPD).”
2019 Hippocrates Electrosmog Appeal of Belgium
- The Appeal has been signed by over 347 medical doctors, nurses and health professionals in Belgium.
- “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.”
- Read the “Hippocrates Electrosmog Appeal of Belgium”
2019 Position Paper of the Pancyprian Medical Association and Cyprus National Committee on the Environment and Child Health.
- The Pancyprian Medical Association and Cyprus National Committee on the Environment and Child Health position paper on 5G is entitled “The Risks to Public Health from the Use of the 5G Network” and was sent to the Cyprus Parliamentary Committees on Environment and Health. The position paper is based on the historic Nicosia Declaration of 2017.
- The position paper emphasizes the lack of safety studies, the increase in exposure and the potential interactions of the network with other telecommunication networks. The paper also highlights the lack of a reliable method to measure the radiation levels in real world situations- an issue that was raised in the 2019 European Parliament Report “5G Deployment State of Play in Europe, USA and Asia”which states that, “ the problem is that currently it is not possible to accurately simulate or measure 5G emissions in the real world.”
- Read Press Release on the 5G Position Paper
2019: Order of the Physicians of Turin: Resolution to suspend 5G
- The Conference ” Electromagnetic waves, effects on people’s health?” organized by the Environmental Commission of the Order of Physicians of Turin was held October 2019
- “It is therefore requested that the Precautionary Principle be applied and the experiments be suspended at least until one is able to measure the electromagnetic field actually produced – waiting for the competent bodies to acknowledge the results of the scientific studies for the possible reformulation of the legal limits for long-term exposure of the population”
- Read the news report here.
2018: The European Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) Report
- The report identified 14 emerging issues to bring to the attention of the Commission services including 5G, E-cigarette and chronic diseases. They prioritized 5G impact as “high” and concludes that “the lack of clear evidence to inform the development of exposure guidelines to 5G technology leaves open the possibility of unintended biological consequences.”
- Read the SCHEER statement “Potential effects on wildlife of increases in electromagnetic radiation“
2018: International Society of Doctors for Environment Declaration on 5G
- “An appeal for a standstill in the respect of the precautionary principle”
- “Thus, in the respect of the precautionary principle and of the WHO principle “health in all policies”, we believe suitable the request of a standstill for the “5G experimentations” throughout Europe…”
- 5G ISDE Appeal link
2015 EMF Scientist Appeal
- The EMF Scientists are reputable scientists from 41 countries who have published peer reviewed research papers on electromagnetic fields who made a 2015 appeal to the United Nations and all member States in the world to encourage the World Health Organization “to exert strong leadership in fostering the development of more protective EMF guidelines, encouraging precautionary measures, and educating the public about health risks, particularly risk to children and fetal development.”
- Read the 2015 EMF Scientist Appeal and see the long list of signatories here
- Read the EMF Scientist Appeal published in the International Journal of Oncology
- Letter to UNEP (June 25, 2019)
Letters and Briefings
Briefing on 5G Health Impacts by Dr. Martin Pall: “5G: Great risk for EU, U.S. and International Health! Compelling Evidence for Eight Distinct Types of Great Harm Caused by Electromagnetic Field(EMF) Exposures and the Mechanism that Causes Them”
November 19, 2018 – Magda Havas, BSc, PhD, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada – Open Letter: Need to Consider Health Effects Associated with Radio Frequency and Microwave Radiation before Deployment of 5G.
November 19, 2018 – Paul Héroux, Professor of Toxicology and Health Effects of Electromagnetism, McGill University Medicine, Montreal – Open Letter
November 21, 2018 – Yuri Grigoriev, Dr. Sc. Med., Professor, Academician of Russian Academy of Electrotechnical Sciences – Open Letter: From Electromagnetic Smog to Electromagnetic Chaos Evaluating the Hazards of Mobile Communication for Public Health
December 7, 2018 – David O. Carpenter, Director, Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany, State University of New York – Open Letter to Ministers and Members of Parliament of the Brussels Capital Region
December 13, 2018 – Olle Johansson, associate professor / retired from the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, and the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden – Letter of Concern, addressed to the decision-makers of the City of Brussels
May 15, 2019- Magda Havas, BSc, PhD, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada Affidavit on 5G to Canadian Parliament with non profit EMF OFF.
LETTERS FROM INDEPENDENT SCIENTISTS & DOCTORS
2019 Letters to the Government of Guernsey
LETTERS FROM ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHERS
Letter from Law Office Of Harry Lehmann to State of California, “Liability for Damage From Microwave Radiation Exposure Sustained by Senate Bill 649 Will Be Shifted to California State”, July 19, 2017
SCIENTIFIC COMMENTS TO THE FCC
Watch a Best Best & Krieger LLP webinar covering CA SB 649, and “what localities should be doing now to protect their interests — at the local, regional, state and federal levels.”
Webinar walks us through much of the legal infrastructure pertaining to cell siting both at the state and federal levels. Although this webinar focuses particularly on California and SB 649, there is much that can be applied to other states.
This presentation is online at https://www.bbklaw.com/news-events/insights/videos/webinars/2016-2017/webinar-cell-tower-and-small-cell-law-a-regulat
View materials from this webinar here.
Learn more about this webinar series, including future installments, by clicking here.
“SB 649 Barely Passes Out of California Legislature,” Government Relations Alert
Many people ask “What scientific research has been done on the radiation from small cell wireless facilities? What is the current scientific opinion of the scientists who are studying the issue?”
The video below is testimony by a 36 year old man who developed cancer in his neck after twenty years of cell phone use. He is testifying to halt small cell deployment in California.
The answer is that the scientists studying the health effects of 5G and wireless radiation are deeply concerned and are calling for a halt to the rollout of 5G and a halt to increasing radiofrequency radiation exposures to the public.
Please see on this page a short list of letters from expert scientists, doctors and public health experts sent to government officials regarding the issue of streamlining small cells in neighborhoods. In these letters scientists share the research supporting their opinion that wireless exposure to the public should be minimized and the deployment of small cell antennas into neighborhoods should be halted.
Many of these letters were written in response to the FCC’s Spectrum Frontiers and state bills such as California’s SB 649 that are streaming small cell deployment. (See a list of these US State Bills.)
If you have a PDF of a letter by a scientists that is missing from this list please send it to email@example.com
Scientific FactSheets on 5G
- US Factsheet on 5G and Small Cells in Color With Hyperlinks
- International Factsheet on 5G and Small Cells in Color With Hyperlinks
- International Factsheet on 5G and Small Cells in Black and White
- A PDF compiling 60 Pages Of Letters On 5G By Scientists And Organizations Such As The Sierra Club, The AARP And Environmental Working Group.
- Read a compilation of Doctors letters on cell towers near schools.
- See a powerpoint presentation on cell towers and health.