Switzerland Says It Will Monitor 5G Health Risks
Switzerland will introduce a system that keeps tabs on 5G health risks. The government is reacting to pushback from citizens who claim that (5G) mobile frequency emissions presents dire health risks. The Swiss cabinet says it will leverage a federal environmental agency to monitor levels of non-ionising radiation. The agency also claims it will release results to the public as often as possible.
The monitoring agency aims to appease Swiss cantons that are skeptical over 5G. Without cantons allowing the installation of 5G network towers, 5G technology will be slowed greatly. Many countries are feeling the pressure to lead the charge in 5G as a way to improve their country’s global leadership positions. Telecom companies believe that 5G technology will drive a future that seeks faster internet, self-driving cars, and robotic medical procedures.
However, half of all Swiss citizens distrust 5G technology. And Swiss Parliament has refused to change existing emissions limits until more research into 5G health risks is accomplished.
One of Switzerland’s largest telecom companies launched 5G network capabilities in 102 locations.
Scientists are pushing back on telecom companies. At least 180 scientists from all over the globe wrote an open letter condemning the furious pace of 5G installations.
“We, the undersigned scientists, 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. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) on top of the 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi etc. for telecommunications already in place. RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment,” wrote the scientists in a statement on January 19th, 2019.
“Under Swisscom’s plans, more than 90 percent of the population will be covered by the end of 2019,” Swisscom said in its statement.
In California, parents believe that a single 5G tower is responsible for an uptick in childhood cancer. Officials in Portland are attempting to block 5G network installs throughout their city. Telecom companies in New Hampshire are quietly installing 5G towers on streetlights and power poles.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.