March 2020: Effects of 5G wireless communication on human health. A report from European Parliament Research Service. Link
February 2020: Geneva halts 5G and 4G+ rollout for three years. Link (in French).
January 2020: Slovenia halts adoption of broadband strategy including 5G due to uninvestigated health risks. Link
January 2020: Scientific study report that honey bees will absorb several times more power at frequencies intended for use by 5G: “a relatively small shift of 10% of environmental incident power density from frequencies below 3 GHz to higher frequencies will lead to a relative increase in absorbed power of a factor higher than 3.” Link
January 2020: French Authority, Anses, concludes in preliminary report on health risks from 5G that there are no studies on health- or biological effects available on frequencies between 3-4 GHz. The very same frequencies that are intended to be used in the 5G roll-out. For frequencies between 24 and 30 GHz, only three studies on effects at 28 GHz and 27 GHz were found. For frequencies between 40 and 60 GHz the report found more studies. Final report is expected in 2021. Link (in French)
January 2020: Dr Lennart Hardell and prof. em. Rainer Nyberg and the 5G Appeal. In this article, the the 5G appeal and the letters to the EU Health Commissioner since September, 2017 and the authors’ rebuttals are summarized. Link
January 2020: Letter from 23 scientists to president in Switzerland expressing concern that a Swiss report on potential health effects from 5G was led by a person with conflicts of interests and history of misrepresentation of science. Link
October 2019: More than 300 Belgian physicians warns of health consequences of deployment of 5G and other wireless technologies in Hippocrates Electrosmog Appeal. Link
October 2019: Officials in Totnes, UK vote to ban installations of 5G. Link.
September 2019: The Pancyprian Medical Association and Cyprus National Committee on the Environment and Child Health submitted a position paper on 5G to the Cyprus Parliamentary Committees on Environment and Health. Link
September 2019: Telenor started 5G tests at their headquarter in Oslo, Norway. Several persons working in the neighborhood complain of severe headache right after the start of the tests. Link (in Norwegian)
September 2019: The regional goverment of Wallonia, Belgium decide to investigate health- and environmental risks before deployment of 5G. Link (in French)
September 2019: Several thousand protest against 5G in Swiss capital. Opponents of 5G in Switzerland gathered in Bern on Saturday to protest against forced radiation and called for a national moratorium on 5G as well as the creation of radiation-free zones. Link
September 2019: The real dangers of 5G. It is the added effect of 5G on 3G and 4G EMR which are a must for the effective function of 5G, and the widespread use of IoT that will synergistically augment environmental health hazards and hence increase morbidity and mortality. Once 5G is used for daily purposes, it is envisaged that humanity is bound to crash much quicker. By Godfrey Farrugia, MD. Link
August 2019: Glastonbury council opposes 5G roll out due to its ‘unpredictable’ health effects. Link
July 2019: First reported 5G injuries in Swiss Magazine. Link
May 2019: Letter to EU Commissioner of the Environment, requesting a moratorium on 5G roll-out, new guidelines for exposure and documents that show safety of 5G. Link
April 2019: Jura in Switzerland adopts resolution for a moratorium of 5G. Link
April 2019: Dutch house of representatives is concerned about the health risks of radiation from the new 5G network. Political parties want to know as a matter of urgency what the 5G dangers are before 5G is rolled out on a large scale. Link
April 2019: Geneva, Switzerland, adopts resolution for a moratorium of 5G. A clear majority of the local council ask for research on effects of 5G on health and the wildlife before 5G roll out. The adopted text: ““invite le Conseil d’Etat à mettre en place un moratoire concernant l’installation de la 5G sur le territoire de la République et canton de Genève tant que des études scientifiques indépendantes de l’industrie démontrent la non-nocivité de la 5G sur le corps humain.” Link
April 2019: Vaud in Switzerland adopts resolution for a moratorium of 5G. The measure applies until it receives a report of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment on 5Gs impact on health and wildlife. Link
April 2019: Petition signed by over 50 000 Germans ask the parliament to stop the auction of 5G frequencies on health grounds. Link
March 2019: Stop5G vote expressed by the XII Municipality of Roma. The local council wants to create “a 5G free area”. With 11 votes in favor and 3 abstentions, the XII Municipality of Roma Capitale voted against the experimentation with 5G. A large slice of the city of Rome therefore wants to avoid fifth generation wireless, creating a ‘5G free’ area in the Portuense, Gianicolense and Monteverde areas up to Maccarese and Castel di Guido: “We ask the mayor to stop the 5G trial and not to raise the limit values of the threshold of electromagnetic radiation avoiding the positioning of mini-millimeter microwave antennas on homes, schools, day care centers, recreation centers, street lamps and more “, the approved text writes. Link.
March 2019: Florence, Italy, will apply precaution regarding 5G roll-out. The local council decided that “for the installations of the 5G technology before issuing individual authorizations in view of the application of the Precautionary Principle and public health”, “carefully evaluating any authorization for 5G installations in the territory of the municipality of Florence”. Link
March 2019: Portland City Council in Oregon, USA, unanimously approved a resolution calling for the Federal Communications Commission to study the health hazards of 5G technology. The resolution introduced by Commissioner Amanda Fritz said the FCC has not studied such risks, even though studies compiled and released by the European Union found cancer and other risks. Link
March 2019: Radiation concerns halt Brussels 5G development, for now. Plans for a pilot project to provide high-speed 5G wireless internet in Brussels have been halted due to fears for the health of citizens, according to reports. In July, the government concluded an agreement with three telecom operators to relax the strict radiation standards in Brussels. But according to the Region, it is now impossible to estimate the radiation from the antennas required for the service. Link
February 2019: US Senate hearing: No studies show 5G is safe. During a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on the future of 5G wireless technology and their impact on the American people and economy, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) raised concerns with the lack of any scientific research and data on the technology’s potential health risks. Link
October 2018: 5G and systems using frequencies above 10 GHz may cause tissue heating and permanent tissue damage at intensities tolerated by ICNIRP: “Even though the time- and area-averaged power density values remain within the acceptable safety limits for continuous exposure, these bursts may lead to short temperature spikes in the skin of exposed people…The results also show that the peak-to-average ratio of 1,000 tolerated by the International Council on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection guidelines may lead to permanent tissue damage after even short exposures, highlighting the importance of revisiting existing exposure guidelines.”. Link
September 2018: Bay Area City, California, USA, halts 5G development over health concerns. Link
July 2018: According to Ericsson, one major industry player in the 5G technology, 5G base stations will significantly increase microwave or radiofrequency radiation making it “impossible” or a “major problem” to roll out the technology in countries with better protection against radiation hazards (i.e. Switzerland, Italy, Russia etc.) than the obsolete limits recommended by ICNIRP. According to Dr Lennart Hardell: “No doubt this presentation by Ericsson show that 5G will increase exposure, proper scientific evaluation has not been done and re-enforces the need for a moratorium as demanded in the 5G Appeal.” Link
June 2018: Letter to UN Sectretary General António Guterres informing that scientists from all over the world warn of serious health and environmental effects of 5G in the 5G Appeal. Link
June 2018: Letter to prime ministers of Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland from prof. em. Rainer Nyberg and Dr Lennart Hardell, informing them of the 5G appeal. 200+ scientists call for a moratorium of 5G roll-out. “5G might have serious negative effects on public health and the environment, which we ask you to consider”. Link
June 2018: Scientific Conference Segovia, Spain: 5G, Health and Environment, June 16-17, 2018. Programme
May 2018: 5G wireless speeds could be dangerous. The wireless industry is rolling out powerful 5G technology throughout the United States. However, some studies show a link between cell phone radiation and cancer. rt.com
May 2018: The roll out of 5G is a massive health experiment, public health expert warns. Daily Mail
May 2018: “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” by Professor Martin Pall, Washington State University, USA. Link
April 2018: Will driverless cars cause DNA damage and cancer? Article describing the 5G and self driving cars connection: “The microwave radar systems used in DAS and driverless cars can project microwave radiation for more than 750 feet in front of the vehicle and a similar distance behind the vehicle. They use a combination of short-range, medium-range, and long-range microwave radar systems at very high frequencies. Each radar system uses different Gigahertz microwave frequencies much higher than current generation cell phones and Wi-Fi. These frequencies have not been tested to prove they are safe for humans. No safety studies have been done to determine the dangers of constant exposure to multiple microwave frequencies.” Link
April 2018: 5G will generate significantly higher radiation, “a major health concern”. Study finds that 5G will generate “significantly higher power density (PD) and specificabsorption rate (SAR) than a current cellular system”.
“Thus,when a larger phased antenna is used or when a user moves closer to the AP, the PD value becomes a major health concern which inevitably requires more research about health effects of 5G before it is deployed successfully by strictly following the RF emission standards.” Link.