5G IN MERTON WELCOMES YOU
We decided to start this site to:
To explain what 5G is
Help spread awareness of the roll-out of 5G in Merton and indeed the whole of the UK.
What it means for people in terms of their health, environment and communities
News of any events in Merton or nearby related to 5G
5G-HANG ON, IS THIS A GOOD IDEA?
Behold the vision!
Source: DCMS- Next Generation Mobile Technologies: An update to the 5G
WHAT IS 5G ACTUALLY?
All you need to know is unlike previous generations of network it will be deployed in the millimetre-wave spectrum with cells operating frequencies at or above 24 GHz.
If you're into being a bit techie...
Unlike those previous generations of mobile network, 5G is unlikely to be defined by any single form of technology. It’s often referred to as "the network of networks" for the way it will bind together multiple existing and future standards, including current advanced LTE (4G) networks. On a more general level, however, it will increasingly be defined by the use of higher radio frequencies. It's meant to deliver faster download speeds and lower latency meaning it is more responsive to user input, for instance during game-play.
Apart from 24 GHz, government also intends to start work on making 66-71 GHz band available.
Other spectrum bands are also planned to be used for 5G: 700 MHz being suitable for providing coverage over a wide geographical area and 3.4 GHz, which has a much shorter range but can support faster data transfers than 700 MHz.
WHEN'S IT HAPPENING?
According to The Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) there is broad consensus that commercial rollout of 5G in the UK should begin by 2020, with competition likely to drive the mobile market to initially provide enhanced mobile broadband services.
Digital connectivity part of the government's industrial strategy. DCMS says it wants the “UK to become a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone.” 5G is a big part of this, so let's say they are pretty keen on it.
STEPS GOVERNMENT IS TAKING TO ACHIEVE THIS:
Extending mobile coverage to 95% of UK geography.
The Government’s 5G Testbeds and Trials Programme- tax-payer funded R&D basically
Working out how private investment in 5G can be encouraged/made easier
Working with Local Government to make sites available for deployment of infrastructure and to deliver the levels of connectivity which reflect the need of local areas (not defined) via the Local Connectivity Group
Developing future-focused spectrum policy to help ensure that spectrum is allocated in a way that supports the Government's mobile ambitions
New cross-government, barrier-busting task force (don't mess!), which will be working with industry, local authorities and Ofcom to address barriers to the deployment of digital infrastructure.
WHY AM I READING THIS AND WHAT'S THE PROBLEM YOU ANNOYING KILL-JOY?
Our health, mainly
My concern was sparked by the U.S. senate hearing on 6 Feb 2019, Richard Blumenthal asked wireless industry representatives whether there are any health implications of 5G, which due to its much shorter wavelength frequency will require potentially millions of transmitters to be added closer to homes, schools, workplaces (currently there are 200,000 4G transmitters in the US).
Earlier in Dec 2018 he requested studies to be provided on the safety of the technology to be demonstrated. Nothing was provided. The industry representatives confirmed to the senator that there has been no funding of independent studies and no independent industry-backed research has taken place regarding the safety of 5G for the public. Blumenthal concluded “we're flying blind in terms of health and safety is concerned”.
The UK Health Protection Agency rode to the rescue when I was hoping for some good news. In April 2012 it published “Health Effects from Radio frequency Electromagnetic Fields, Report of the independent Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation” It found that there was no consistent evidence that warrants concern.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) also says fears around radio frequency waves (yep including 5G) are largely baseless:
“Cellphones work by sending signals to (and receiving them from) nearby cell towers using RF waves. This is a form of electromagnetic energy that falls between FM radio waves and microwaves. Like FM radio waves, microwaves, visible light, and heat, RF waves are a form of non-ionizing radiation. They don’t have enough energy to cause cancer by directly damaging the DNA inside cells. RF waves are different from stronger (ionizing) types of radiation such as x-rays, gamma rays, and ultraviolet (UV) light, which can break the chemical bonds in DNA,” the ACS explains. “At very high levels, RF waves can heat up body tissues. But the levels of energy given off by cellphones are much lower, and are not enough to raise temperatures in the body.”
This is echoed by industry which says 5G is harmless because it is below the thermal threshold, i.e the waves do not heat our body. Recent studies have been done on the health effects of RF below the thermal threshold and negative results have been found in the studies.
In 2016 the largest study to date on mobile phones and cancer, the $25M National Toxicology study in the US found a link between mobile phone radiation and cancer. Scientists found the increased risk at radiation exposure levels similar to what’s deemed safe by the U.S. government. In the rat study, the mobile phone radiation raised levels of brain cancer and a rare heart tumour, there was clear evidence for the latter-malignant schwannomas (the document by the way only reviewed these 2 aspects of heath risk). Risk increased with higher radiation exposure.
Yes, more research needs to be done before we can definitely say mobile phone radiation causes cancer in humans. The question is, should we be exposed to ever higher levels in the meantime? This study looked at RF emitted by 2 and 3G mobiles, it didn't include the additional exposure of 4 and 5G.
The 2012 assessment of the UK Health Protection Agency that “ there was no consistent evidence that warrants concern.” is now on shaky ground. The Ramazzini Institute (RI) study in 2017 also found results consistent with the NTP study: An increase in the incidence of very rare highly malignant tumours—schwannomas of the heart. It also reported a decrease in litter weights in the RFR exposed groups . These effects are now considered a reproducible finding. Again, these findings occurred at non-thermal levels, the RFR exposures were at levels the U.S govt considers allowable, yet a statistically significant increase in malignancies was found.
WE'VE BEEN FLYING BLIND UP TO 4G, SO WHAT'S THE PROBLEM NOW?
5G's requirement for a huge number of transmitters and our government's strategy for at least 95% 5G connectivity in the UK, represents a massive step change in EM radiation. At the moment, there is an option to move away or some distance from a transmitter, with 5G that wont exist. The allocation of high frequency wavelength to 5G means it can't travel far. So antennas will be placed every 10-12 houses and with 5G internet of things (IoT) where fridges and smart meters etc are sending and receiving signals that is a substantial increase in RF-EMF to all citizens and it will be added to 3 and 4G & WiFi. The studies mentioned show it has a cumulative effect over time.
WHAT TO DO?! WHAT TO DO?!
What are your skills, what do you enjoy doing? Try to channel that into helping to bring sanity.
Talk to your friends and family. Listening is more important than talking I've found. What are they interested in? Trees, animals, family health, tech, food, privacy, democracy, community and friends? Talk to them with this in mind.
You'll need to get to know the topic yourself and know what is going on. Be savvy/aware of how the issue is being muddied, (very reminiscent of how the smoking debate in relation to health was messed with, so there was needless prolonged uncertainty around it).
Read the 5G and the Precautionary Principle document in the resources section of the site.
Let MPs and your local councillors know about the issue and the concerns raised by Senator Richard Blumenthal, Dr Joel Moskowitz, a public health professor at the University of California, and the 270 doctors and scientists from the International Society of Doctors that: “The deployment of 5G, constitutes a massive experiment on the health of all species”
I've noticed a tendency of senior officials using a faux certain and authoritative tone to make inaccurate statements, they also try to put people on the spot but if you know the info, are comfortable in your mind about it then you'll storm it!
No independent testing has been done, he effect on our health is unknown,
Eric Van Rongen, Chair of ICNIRP [self-proclaimed international commission on non-ionizing radiation protection, but actually just a German NGO], the organisation whose non-transparent pronouncements on the international limits at which phones can emit radiofrequency are strangely adopted by UN bodies, calls 5G “a public health experiment”, stating that “It will be necessary to gain more information about the exposure and any health problems that might come from an effect of that exposure”. This is the body from which the UK government takes its lead.
An EU report admits that 5G is a massive experiment, lamenting that “it is not possible to accurately simulate or measure 5G emissions in the real world” and stating that “complex interference effects … may result, especially in dense urban areas
On learning that Montreal would serve as a “living laboratory” designed to test 5G technology (50-60K antennas planned for Montreal), Guy Boulianne calls it a criminal act and calls for a people’s movement to oppose the deployment of 5G in Montreal and elsewhere. François Croteau, Director of the “Smart” city project, said that this “urban laboratory” would “enable the different branches of public health, federal and provincial, to come in and do analyses to see the potential impacts on public health”, adding that the studies conducted to date on the subject had been “contradictory”.
Lloyds of London, whose business relies on precaution will not insure against 5G wireless claims. Lloyd’s November 2010 Risk Assessment Team’s Report compares these wireless technologies with asbestos, in that the early research on asbestos was “inconclusive” and only later did it become obvious to anyone paying attention that asbestos causes cancer.
Any kind of transmitting wireless antennas such as those on cell towers, should not be near homes, schools, parks or hospitals. We need to switch to wired communications, reducing the need for wireless connections. Wired communication is higher quality, less vulnerable to cyber attacks and safer for human health because wired technology does not have radio frequency exposure.
Cece Doucette is very clear on wireless in schools well-informed, clear, does not browbeat:
We ourselves are electromagnetic, our cells (communicate and reproduce electromagnetically, our heart and brain are electromagnetic). We, nor our local representatives should be bullied, pressured or ignored by central government's “barrier-busting task force”
The government has already introduced planning reforms in England which include a significant relaxation of restrictions on the siting and installation of small cells that will support both 4G and future 5G rollout.
So far government has:
legislated for additional permitted development rights for taller mobile masts;
removed the threshold for placing small cell antenna on commercial buildings/structures to support mobile rollout.
brought into effect new building regulations which require all new buildings and existing buildings undergoing major renovations to have infrastructure capable of delivering superfast broadband greater than 30Mbps;
SOURCES OF ENCOURAGEMENT
The problem is being recognised as shown by the video above, there is a lot of info in it but helpfully a transcript is available. People are seeing both sides and are independently reaching the same conclusions. Some local areas are keeping 5G cell towers out of their communities. City council members of Mill Valley in Northern California passed an ordinance in September 2018 to keep 5G transmitters from being deployed in residential areas.
After firefighters began exhibiting health problems, The International Association of Firefighters began opposing installing cell towers on fire stations in San Francisco.
Dr. Gunnar Heuser, who orchestrated a pilot study on firefighters at a station with cell towers said the symptoms included “problems with memory, problems with intermittent confusion, problems with weakness.”
In the UK, Mark Steele, whose background is in weapons systems engineering, is campaigning against 5G microwave transmitters being put on street lights in Gateshead. The council in Gateshead applied for an injunction to limit what Mr Steele could post online about 5G. The case was heard in October 2018 by Judge Nolan and resulted in him refusing to 'gag' Steele adding “The public have a right to know”. After reading written evidence from Mr Steele. Judge Nolan declared Mark Steele as a credible expert and engineer on EMF and GSM technologies and instructed the council to address public concern regarding 5G.
How does Mark Steele with a background in weapons engineering know so much about 5G? Millimetre frequencies (5G) have the capacity to cause a severe burning sensation in the skin and are used by the U.S. Department of Defense in crowd control guns called Active Denial Systems.
LOVING OUR TREES
5G can't go through trees and wet leaves due to the millimetre frequency (MMW) it uses, requiring the culling of trees such as has been happening in Newcastle and Sheffield. The University of Surrey https://www.surrey.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2018-03/white-paper-rural-5G-vision.pdf is aware of this limitation.
Network Rail is aiming to cull 10 million trees, the stated aim however is to prevent branches and leaves from falling on the track.
The Guardian reported on the culling on 29/04/2018: “James Graham, from Manchester, said he saw thousands of trees being felled last week along a 10-mile section of the trans-Pennine route from Manchester to Leeds.
“I know they have to manage the trees, but this was excessive,” he said. “It looked like some kind of logging operation. I was sitting in the train and looking out at the countryside and all you could see was mile after mile of tree stumps and sawdust. They had felled trees which were a long way from the track. It was extreme.””
In the 2017 Autumn Budget, the Government announced an investment of £35 million to install trackside fibre and 5G network infrastructure along the Trans Pennine route between Manchester, Leeds and York. In light of this fact, is it credible this vast cull is to simply prevent leaves and branches from falling on the track?
Similarly, work is progressing on connected and autonomous vehicle trials in the West Midlands. The trial will test technical, deployment and commercial aspects of providing roadside 5G infrastructure. You may have experienced a delay along stretches of motorway which are being converted into a “smart” motorways, it will use 5G.
OUR RIGHT TO PRIVACY
Internet of things (IoT) will collect a vast amount of data on your household, in real time, wireless transmissions are relatively easily hacked, automated cars will be networked, what about hacking issues there? Cell towers at close proximity from one another will scan everything which is passing through the array and therefore has the capability build up an electronic picture.
Privacy and Freedom Erased by 5G Infrastructure Enabling AI driven Smart Cities.
This vivid speech was delivered on 25th September 2019 by PM Boris Johnson at the UN. This is the transcript.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon is part of the UN delegation present. He was receptive to concerns about man-made EMR when he met with BEMRI.org
NEWS & VIEWS
5G IN MERTON: BULLETIN NO.6
Here's the bulletin. The contents are:
1. Our Letter to Merton Council 14/11/22...now awaiting a response
2. Why do we often face a blinkered approach from our representatives?
3. Breaking the Spell
4. Media Selection
5. AA5G Judicial Review Hearing on 13th December
6. Telecommunications Infrastructure (Consultation) Bill (Action)
7. Making email more secure (Action)
8. Telcos Trying Their Luck in Brighton & Hove Again (Action)
9. Would you like to join an informal group to make schools safer?
10. Sharing Your Talents
11. National Residents Association & Merton Together Group
12. Use of Sensors/IoTs by Local Authorities
13. Epigenetic effects of EMR
AA5G COURT HEARING CONFIRMED 13TH DECEMBER 2022
The full day Court Hearing will take place at The Royal Courts of Justice on Strand, London WC2A 2LL on Tuesday, 13th December.
The legal team have completed the preparation of the Exhibits, Statements and Reports and are now ready for the case to be heard.
The work on the Court bundles has been enormous, the commitment of our legal team has been outstanding and the preparation of documentation quite astonishing. Their dedication is unrivalled and for their 32 months of diligent work we are enormously grateful.
We want to thank every one of you for your wonderful donations, your support and for your greatly appreciated comments. Your trust in our work on the challenge we share has encouraged us immeasurably.
Your continued support would be very welcome as there are outstanding legal costs.
We would love you to join with us and focus on bringing truth, wisdom and justice to the Court on the day.
And please share this news, this appeal and our website: https://actionagainst5g.org where there is information, news and blogs. Many more people are learning of the harm caused by radiation to all life, that affects their children’s health and the environment, and there has been no environmental risk assessment of the effects of 5G. They may gladly wish to support this case.
There will be a meeting at a local venue after the hearing where our legal adviser Lorna Hackett will be present to share information about the proceedings. We will make a further announcement about the venue closer to the time.
With gratitude to you all, may truth prevail.
NATIONAL RESIDENTS' ASSOC PODCAST WITH 5G IN MERTON
The chat with Cassie from NRA covers a wide range of topics about 5G as well as campaigning in general. Have a listen.
5GINMERTON BULLETIN NO.5
Here's the bulletin, the contents are:
1. Local update (Action)
2. Telecommunications Infrastructure (Consultation) Bill (Action)
3. Mast minimum set back distance of 500m established..
4. Mendip Council refused mast based on health impact- a discussion
5. Local Authorities are against carbon emissions but for smart tech
6. Facial recognition rollout – by stealth
7. You can do a Wireless Risk Assessment for schools
8. Government removing some 5G deployments from local scrutiny
9. Planning Aid England – getting answers to planning queries
10. Smart motorways, no hard shoulder to cry on
11. Directed-Energy Weapons (DEW) and 5G
12. What to make of copper phone lines being replaced by optical fibre?
IMPORTANT SUMMARY EXPLAINING WHY A BASE STATION/MAST SHOULD BE 500M AT LEAST FROM THE POPULATION.
Please find the summary here
ACTION AGAINST 5G JUDICIAL REVIEW: PERMISSION GRANTED AT THE COURT OF APPEAL
Secretary of State to be challenged on failure to give adequate information to the public about the risks of 5G and to explain the absence of a process for investigation of any adverse health effects. We are delighted to announce that the Court of Appeal has today granted permission for our case to proceed on two grounds concerning:
1. The failure to provide adequate or effective information to the public about the risks and how, if it be possible, it might be possible for individuals to avoid or minimise the risks;
2. (a) The failure to provide adequate and sufficient reasons for not establishing a process to investigate and establish the adverse health effects and risks of adverse health effects from 5G technology and/or for discounting the risks presented by the evidence available; and/or (b) failure to meet the requirements of transparency and openness required of a public body.
These grounds advance a breach of the Human Rights Act 1998 by omissions and failings in violation of the positive obligations to protect human life, health and dignity, required to be met by Articles 2, 3 and/or 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The case will now be sent back to the Administrative Court and we await the directions as to the full hearing in due course. To our wonderful supporters: this is YOUR victory. Without your unerring faith in our case, this would not have been possible. With eternal gratitude
Action Against 5G
THE FIRST EVER STUDY OF THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF 5G RADIATION ON HUMANS...
Shows that 5G causes typical symptoms of microwave syndrome as well as a massive increase in microwave radiation. The case study also confirms once again that radiation well below levels allowed by the authorities causes ill health.
TALK & Q & A THURS 16TH JUNE IN ESSEX
5G IN MERTON SPEAKING AT CARSHALTON SUNDAY 29/5/2022
5GINMERTON BULLETIN NO.4
Here is the bulletin, the contents are:
Some good news since the last bulletin-Thanks for your support
Let's meet again.
You can scrutinise the council about 5G.-Using our power.
Turning a deaf ear into a listening one.- An exploration.
A great explanation of 5G and its issues by U.S. Lawyer.- Useful video
Wired vs. Wireless- a first look
LEAFLET TO INTRODUCE 5G ISSUES
A leaflet compiled and produced by a supporter summarising 5G issues including ecological issues. Great for introducing the topic to those wondering what the fuss is all about.
CATCH UP MEETING IN WIMBLEDON PARK 6:30PM WEDNESDAY 29TH JULY
It's been a while hasn't it? Some members and I thought it would be a good idea to catch up.
Here's the meeting point, it's in the portion of the park away from the tennis courts. I look forward to meeting up. Please refrain from performing any rain dances in the meantime.
ACTIONAGAINST5G.ORG TAKING SERIOUS LEGAL ACTION-OPEN FOR DONATIONS FROM 22ND MAY
The legal case is headed by Michael Mansfield QC, renowned for upholding Human Rights, supported by a robust and committed legal team.
Nothing other than a legal challenge will force a government to take notice; this is the only way to ensure the government engages with the issue.
We bring this case because we lack confidence in Public Health England. PHE has dismissed multiple warnings from both government and independent scientists including many Scientific Committees for Health and the evidence of thousands of peer reviewed scientific papers. Instead it accepts outdated opinions from unreliable and unaccountable agencies.
Since 2000, when The Stewart Report recommended the government apply the precautionary principle to electro-magnetic radiation, the government has failed in its duty to protect health.
Our concerns include the imposition of radiation on the population without consent and the serious matter of privacy, surveillance and social control.
CLEAREST DOCUMENTARY ON THE 5G ISSUE
The 5G Trojan Horse was made by an extraordinary campaigning journalist Derrick Broze in Houston Texas. He took the same approach as me, looking at mainstream sources and hoping the concerns were unfounded only to concede that the opposite is the case. His experience of how the roll out is taking place, (it's not to satisfy a commercial or market need as many think) mirrors the UK, even down to local planning laws. The high-handed imposition of 5G on people is apparent to people everywhere.
NEW SITE WITH TIPS ON STARTING A CAMPAIGN AND LINKS TO EXISTING CAMPAIGNS
Useful site and worth exploring https://stop5g.co.uk/local-campaigns/
Helpful if for instance you
to find a campaign that's already running which may be near you.
have started one already you may want to add details to the list of groups
want to start a campaign group there are tips such as what tools can help you
22 APRIL 2020 12 ANTENNA INSTALLATION REFUSED IN PRIMROSE HILL
Application for 12 antennae in Primrose Hill refused.
Hill View Apartments Primrose Hill Road London NW3 3AX
Installation of 12 pole mounted antennas, 2 x 300mm dishes, 4 cabinets and ancillary works thereto at main roof level.
Application number: 2020/0989/P
Application type: GPDO Prior Approval Determination
DecisionPrior Approval Required - Approval Refused 17-04-2020
If you go into the planning application no. 2020/0989/P and look at the officers report. It says this, see below.
Here is the link to the officers report with grounds for refusal.
22 APRIL 2020 12 ANTENNA INSTALLATION GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT IN PORTSMOUTH
The pace of Installations are unaffected by the CV-19 lockdown. However the ability of public scrutiny is hampered. Councillors asked for the installation of the antennae to be discussed in committee by a group of constituents but there wasn't time. See letter here
If public bodies have to make decisions in a limited time-frame which then excludes time for public scrutiny by those they are supposed to represent then the system is not working for both parties. It only operates in a way that benefits corporate business interest.
INSTALLATION OF 4G LTE TRANSMITTERS NEAR HOMES IN MERTON
The following are the locations where “small cell” wireless telecoms infrastructure has been installed:
Arthur Road, Wimbledon Park – on LC 038
Arthur Road, Wimbledon Park - on LC 041
Arthur Road, Wimbledon Park – on LC 044
Church Road, Wimbledon – on LC 018
Plough Lane, Wimbledon – on LC 014
London Road, Mitcham – on LC 004
Requests have been received from Arqiva for the following as possible locations for future deployment of “small cell” equipment:
Connaught Gardens, Morden – LC 001
Central Road, Morden – LC 010
Kingston Road, Wimbledon / Raynes Park – LCs 050, 069 & 080
The Broadway, Wimbledon – LCs 006, 010 & 015
Hartfield Road, Wimbledon – LC 026
Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon – LCs 004 & 011
Haydons Road, South Wimbledon – LCs 036 & 043
Rowan Road, Streatham – LC 001
Here is an example people simply not being asked about the installation of transmitters on their streets. The only stakeholders involved are local councils who agree to rent public infrastructure use (pushed by central government rules) and international corporations.
This is how it goes: O2 decides where it needs to boost coverage. They use Nokia (currently) which supply them with relatively cheap, easy to install hardware to do this. Arqiva with their agreements with councils install the transmitters on our poles on our streets. People wake up to see strange square boxes attached to poles.
HAVING OUR SAY. LETTING GOVERNMENT KNOW THE TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THEIR ENQUIRY IGNORES HEALTH AND WELFARE OF THE PEOPLE. DEADLINE FRIDAY 19TH JUNE
MPs launch an inquiry into Broadband and road to 5G to examine Government’s pledge to ensure every home and business in the UK has gigabit-capable broadband by 2025.
14 APRIL 2020 NTP DOES NOT PLAN TO CONDUCT 5G STUDIES IN HUMAN POPULATIONS.
From: NTP Support <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: 14 April 2020 16:32
Cc: NIEHS NTP Web Request
Subject: NTPDM-2732 [Done] RE: Contact us
Thank you for your email to the National Toxicology Program (NTP) inquiring about funding for the Cell Phone Radio Frequency Radiation study and if 5G tests have been conducted on humans.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a member of the NTP partnership, funded the cell phone studies. NTP does not plan to conduct 5G studies in human populations. A brief description of NTP’s future studies on cell phone radiofrequency radiation is available on its website.
Please contact the NTP Web Team with any additional questions or concerns.
NTP Web Team (contractor)
Background on the National Toxicology Program (NTP)
NTP is a federal, interagency program headquartered at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. NTP's goal is to safeguard the public through research, testing, and analysis to identify substances in the environment that may affect human health.
12TH APRIL 2020 CITY OF LINCOLN COUNCIL HAS BEGUN INSTALLING A MMW WIRELESS SMART CITY SURVEILLANCE NETWORK.
Our towns and cities seem to be in a rush to be twinned with dystopia. The 60 GHz frequency which has the effect of oxygen absorption is being used for CCTV and public access WiFi backhaul. The company being used for this is called Siklu and they say using 65-66 GHz will avoid this effect. Here's the press release.
4TH APRIL 2020 NIGERIA RESEARCHING SAFETY OF 5G BEFORE DEPLOYMENT. SLOVENIA USES THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE TO HALT 5G ROLL OUT.
Nigerian Government responds to concerns of its citizens. Read the statement.
The Republic of Slovenia has stopped the assignment of the 5G frequency spectrum. Minister of Public Administration Rudy Medved, has opted for the adoption of the precautionary principle : “I am aware that we will not find a definitive answer, since there has not been one globally. 5G technology has not been established in practice to the extent that studies could produce results by which we could conclusively say that 5G is completely harmless.”
20TH MARCH 2020 UPDATED ICNIRP GUIDELINES RELEASED
Eric van Rongen, the chairman of ICNIRP: "We know parts of the community are concerned about the safety of 5G and we hope the updated guidelines will help put people at ease." Van Rongen is with the Health Council of the Netherlands. In 2019 he stated: “It [5G] is not set up as a public health experiment but of course you can consider it as such. It will be necessary to gain more information about the exposure and any health problems that might come from an effect of that exposure."
Updated guidelines can be found here: https://microwavenews.com/short-takes-archive/icnirp-rf-guidelines-2020
The ICNIRP say the 1998 guidelines are fit for purpose but they have been updated for 5G exposures.
The update as they relate to 5G are for frequencies above 6GHz:
-The addition of a restriction for whole body exposure
- The addition of a restriction of < 6 minute exposure to small regions of the body
-The restriction of the maximum exposure permitted over a small region of the body
It is essentially the same document as 1998 because the guidelines contain the same fundamental flaws:
It only considers tissue heating as evidence of as absorption of EMF power which would impact health
It considers harm as a function of dose. Many papers show this is not the case when it comes to harm to the blood brain barrier where it is affected by specific windows of dose
Says cell membrane permeability is only affected at v high levels of exposure far above that which causes tissue heating. This is where Professor Martin Pall takes issue with ICNIRP
Discounts 2 major studies of our time. The NTP study and the Ramazzini Institute Study "the statistical methods employed were not sufficient to differentiate between radiofrequency-related and chance differences between treatment conditions; interpretation of the data is difficult due to the high body core temperature changes that resulted from the very high exposure levels used; and no consistency was seen across these two studies. Thus, when considered either in isolation (e.g., ICNIRP 2019) or within the context of other animal and human carcinogenicity research (HCN 2014, 2016), their findings do not provide evidence that radiofrequency EMFs are carcinogenic." Those who led the studies have issued rebuttals which can be read here. The NTP study is probably the most rigorous and peer-reviewed study of its kind to date.
It omits major areas of health impact and makes a curious distinction between biological and an adverse health effect. "It is important to note that ICNIRP bases its guidelines on substantiated adverse health effects. This makes the difference between a biological and an adverse health effect an important distinction, where only adverse health effects require restrictions for the protection of humans. Research on the health effects of radiofrequency EMFs has tended to concentrate on a few areas of particular interest and concern, with some other areas receiving little or no attention. There is not sufficient research addressing potential relations between radiofrequency EMFs and the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, and excretory systems, and so these are not considered further."
CLAIMANT SUCCESSFULLY WINS APPEAL FOR UNIVERSAL CREDIT ON THE GROUNDS OF ELECTROHYPERSENSITIVITY
The Appeal was held in January 2020. She submitted widely collated medical evidence and had the support of her GP and Neurologist. Electrohypersensitivity occurs when a person is sensitised to electromagnetic fields, radio and microwave signals from sources such as mobile phones, WIFI and Telecommunication Masts. Proximity, duration, and frequency being key factors of exposure risk. Claimant lived in a second-floor flat in London where she encountered a myriad of signals from a multitude of directions, as well as vertically, up through her feet. She states the collective exposure weakened her receptor and vascular resistance which sent her health spiralling downwards. It became necessary for her to relocate to accommodation in a rural setting for there to be any hope of recovery.
The claimant is supported by the Charity Electrosensitivity UK (ES-UK) who supports all people who have been sensitised by electromagnetic fields and radiation.
SURVEILLANCE ON UK COUNCIL WEBSITES
Nearly all councils in the UK permit at least one company to learn about the behaviour of people visiting their websites. Tweet this
People seeking information about disability, poverty, drugs and alcoholism services are profiled by data brokers on some council websites. Tweet this
198 council websites in the UK use the “real-time bidding” (RTB) form of advertising. Real-time bidding is the biggest data breach ever recorded in the UK. Though illegality is not in dispute, the UK Information Commissioner (ICO) has failed to act. Tweet this
Google owns all five of the top embedded elements loaded by UK council websites, giving it the power to know what virtually anyone in the UK views on council sites. Tweet this
Over of a quarter of the UK population is served by councils that embed Twitter, Facebook, and others on their websites, leaking data about what sensitive issues people read about to these companies. Tweet this
6.9 million people are served by councils that allow data broker LiveRamp to track people on their sites. Until recently, LiveRamp was part of the Acxiom Group, which sold data to Cambridge Analytica. Tweet this
None of the data collecting companies recorded in this study had received consent from the website visitor to lawfully process data. Tweet this
This report should spur Elizabeth Denham, the UK Information Commissioner, to finally enforce the GDPR. It is 17 months since formal evidence from Brave and complaints about breaches of data protection laws were filed before the ICO. Tweet this
TURIN COURT OF APPEAL CONFIRMS HEAD CANCER CAUSED BY MOBILE PHONE
Court in Italy judged in 2017 that an employee's acoustic neurinoma was caused by use of mobile phone as part of his work. In December 2019, in The Turin Court of Appeal, The employer INAIL appealed the 2017 judgement. The appeal court upheld the initial judgement. It's worth reading this professionally translated verdict. It has huge implications, it shows how the court recognised clear conflicts of interest in bodies which are setting our safeguards and gives you a flavour of the rigour in arriving at the verdict.
27TH FEBRUARY 2020 LETTER FROM MP FOR BATH TO MINISTER FOR DIGITAL AND CULTURE
I commend Wera Hobhouse MP for this letter about 5G and government liability for damage to health and the curtailing of the democratic responsibility. It covers
the prevention of public and local authorities to object to infrastructure roll-out
the exclusive use of ICNIRP guidelines basis of determining its safety
its uninsurability in terms of health and privacy
the exemption PHE from all liability in the event of future legal action relating to adverse health effects resulting from following their guidance
the impossible position of the public and their local authorities. PHE's solicitors: "if it be alleged that a public body now or in the future acted unlawfully in placing reliance on the (PHE) guidance, that cannot retrospectively taint the guidance with illegality.” However Planning regulations mean public bodies are forced to stick to PHE/ICNIRP guidelines as infrastructure is rolled out, therefore accepting a potentially catastrophic risk for which they could be liable.
SATURDAY 25 JANUARY 2020 IS 5G GLOBAL PROTEST DAY.
The London Global Protest March will start from Hyde Park Corner at 2 p.m., and supporters will gather there between 11 a.m and 2 p.m. PLEASE COME AND JOIN US!
7PM FRIDAY 24TH JANUARY 2020 STOP 5G TALK IN LONDON
7pm AMP Studio, Old Kent Road SE15 1NL. Mark Steele will be there so should be powerful.
THURSDAY 23RD JANUARY 2020 ANGLO-POLISH SOLIDARITY AGAINST 5G
Outside the Polish Embassy in Portland Place, London between 13:30 and 14:30. A letter demanding no roll-out of 5G in both countries will be delivered to the Polish Ambassador. This demo is totally independent.
THURSDAY 23 JANUARY 2020 12PM DEMO
Outside an pro-5G industry conference being held in Westminster. The demonstration will be from 12pm. onwards at 1 Wimpole Street, W1G 0A
WEDNESDAY 22ND JANUARY 2020 DELIVERY OF 5G SPACE APPEAL TO 10 DOWNING STREET
Only those who have received clearance can go inside, but anybody is welcome to join outside with a placard!
From The Telegraph 25th October 2019. The cars, designed by UK company FiveAI, will be carrying one of 130 volunteers everyday on a circuit through Croydon's roads.
HAVE YOUR SAY-PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS FOR 5G MASTS
4th November is the deadline to make your submission, please let your views be known here and let your local groups and residents associations know.
FOLLOWING TOTNES, KINGSBRIDGE HAS DECLARED A MORATORIUM.
Well done to John Kitson of 5Gawareness.com and all concerned. Here is his interview in the Daily Mail. This is a stand by local people and their brave reps. It is not a binding situation. Central government could technically impose it on the community with their "barrier-busting task force".
8TH OCTOBER 5G IN MERTON ATTENDING WIMBLEDON PARK RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION AGM.
Will be on hand to answer any questions. Stephen Hammond MP will also be there.
5G IN MERTON MEETING 7TH OCTOBER 7PM
The Sultan Pub, 78 Norman Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1BT in the upstairs meeting room. Various updates, not least from attendees of the recent Radiation Research Trust conference.
FORTHCOMING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT 5G
5G in Merton was interviewed by Polish documentary makers in August 2019. The film will be ready in month or so but funding is needed for distribution. To see a clip from the film, read more about it and donate towards it please go to https://pomagam.pl/en/megaustawa
NEW DOCUMENT SUMMARISING THE ISSUES
This document aims to:
Bring information together in one place.
Facilitate conversations with family, friends and officials about 5G.
Help people to discern when misleading information is presented.
FOLLOW UP MEETING: NEXT STEPS 7PM 11TH JULY
The Sultan Pub, 78 Norman Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1BT in the upstairs meeting room
MEETING HAPPENING ON 24TH JUNE 2019 7PM
A Community Meeting to learn more about what 5G is, why it is being rolled out, and how it will affect you, young children and our environment
The meeting will be held on
Monday, 24 June from 7 - 9:30 pm In St Mark’s Church, St Mark’s Place
Wimbledon SW19 7ND
Please reserve a space here:
PAPER PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2019 BY PROFESSOR MARTIN PALL SENT TO 5G IN MERTON
TELCOS WRANGLING WITH COUNCILS TO ACCESS LAMP POSTS
NOW VAUD AND GENEVA IN SWITZERLAND ARE HALTING 5G
APRIL 2019, RADIATION CONCERNS HALT BRUSSELS 5G DEVELOPMENT
Raising awareness in your communities
INACCURATE OFFICIAL ASSESSMENT OF RADIOFREQUENCY SAFETY BY THE ADVISORY GROUP ON NON-IONISING RADIATION
Critical Analysis of Basis of Government's Position on Non-Ionising Radiation by Sarah J. Starkey 16 Oct 2016
BBC PANORAMA FROM 2007
Features Mike Repocholi, founder of ICNIRP and Sir William Stewart former chairman of the Health Protection Agency who is expressing safety concerns and is critical of WHO's pronouncements which he says does not accurately reflect the science.
BENEFITS OF WIRED NETWORKS
Document analysing the current state of modern communications and clearly explains the benefits and
accessibility of national wireline systems that can guarantee for everyone a superior foundation of
Internet access, unequalled connectivity speed, safety, privacy, security, resiliency, energy efficiency,
and long-term sustainability.
Next Generation Mobile Technologies: A 5G strategy for the UK- 8 March 2017- DCMS Policy paper
Next Generation Mobile Technologies: An update to the 5G strategy for the UK- 19 Dec 2017- DCMS Policy paper
Washington DC Council Small Cell Roundtable https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljLynbr5iPc
Captured Agency: How the Federal Communications Commission is Dominated by the Industries it Presumably Regulates by Norm Alster https://ethics.harvard.edu/files/center-for-ethics/files/capturedagency_alster.pdf
University of surrey 5G and trees
List of scientific papers from Physicians for Safe Technology. https://mdsafetech.org/5g-telecommunications-science/
Scientists and doctors calling for the precautionary principle to be applied http://www.5gappeal.eu/the-5g-appeal/
Ramazzini Institute Study: Animal Study On Base Station/Cell Tower Radiofrequency Radiation (at levels lower than US FCC and internationally referenced ICNIRP limits) Question & Answer: https://ehtrust.org/ramazzini-institute-study-animal-study-on-base-station-cell-tower-radiofrequency-radiation-question-answer/
US Senator Blumenthal Raises Concerns on 5G Wireless Technology Health Risks at Senate Hearing https://youtu.be/ekNC0J3xx1w
Planetary electromagnetic pollution: it is time to assess its impact https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(18)30221-3/fulltext
Dr Miller, The body of evidence linking cell phone radiation to cancer https://youtu.be/1OlTb3CrXNE
Former Microsoft Canada Chief Exec on 5G and wireless tech safety https://youtu.be/xSP2exnmJXg
Dr. Sharon Goldberg Testifies at Michigan's 5G Small Cell Tower Legislation Hearing October 4, 2018 https://youtu.be/YNfFdsk0ZAk
Former Microsoft Canada Chief Exec on 5G and wireless tech safety https://youtu.be/xSP2exnmJXg