The European Union prioritises economics over health in the rollout of radiofrequency technologies

Nils Rainer Nyberg, Julie E. McCredden , Steven G. Weller and Lennart Hardell

From the journal Reviews on Environmental Health

“On many occasions in the last century, scientists have alerted governments to the health risks associated with human economic activities. Almost just as many times, due to opposing scientific inertia, lack of political will and the prioritising of economic interests, governments have continued to ignore these warnings, to the detriment of millions of citizens and the environment.

“Late Lessons from Early Warnings [1] lists twelve key lessons from past poor decisions compiled by the European Environment Agency. If heeded, such wisdom gained in hindsight may enable governments and EU decision makers to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past.

“Unfortunately, in the case of biological and health effects from electromagnetic fields, the scientists who are providing the warnings to governments are observing history repeating itself. This paper documents several unheeded Appeals, delivered to the European Commission over the last 4 years so as to warn the Union and the Commission regarding the risks associated with wireless technologies. The rationales that have been given, the calls to invoke the Precautionary Principle, and the lack of political will to act are recorded here.

“This document thus bears witness to an unfolding global health tragedy which may yet be prevented, but only if the EU and governments can untangle themselves from corporate binds [2] and only if wisdom can prevail over the current world-wide, deep-seated, naive faith in technology to save mankind from all its ailments in the 21st century”

“The EU 5G Appeal [4] has now been endorsed by more than 400 scientists and medical doctors from all over the world and has been sent six times to the EU. It requests stricter guidelines on exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) and a moratorium on 5G deployment until international guidelines for RFR exposures are adequate to protect health and the environment. It raises grave concerns for the future well-being of humans and the environment”.

This paper covers the following important topics:

Conflicting interests within the EU, Health risks demonstrated over 50 years, Predictable risks from adding 5G frequencies, Environmental effects need urgent attention, Fundamental planetary systems are being disrupted, Wireless energy consumption will have a greater than tenfold increase, Greenwashed digital future, The current guidelines are compromised and unscientific, Advisory bodies are compromised, Dismissal of important science, Simple modelling of complex systems, Inadequate safety testing, Exposure of captured agencies, The EU has failed to act on warnings, Great denials continue and Conclusions for EU policy.

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