News letters Our newsletter October 2022
Newsletter number 2
The importance of this ECI - Stay Connected but Protected - grows day by day. In addition to signing and supporting our 23 proposals for changes in EU law and regulations - we have suggestions for specific actions you can carry out in your own everyday life. Please read “Actions we all can do” which is the 23 proposals transformed into daily actions we all can do.
Bear also in mind that you are a part of a huge worldwide movement. No one is alone in this fight.
Not alone – International Conference in Düsseldorf
The German Kompetenzinitiative arranged a conference about the current discussion on 5G and wireless communication technologies October 14-16, 2022, at the Goethe Museum in Düsseldorf
4 participants from our ECI team attended and coordinator Pernille Schriver were invited to join the panel debate the last day of the conference.
A conference like this strengthens and expands our important network, increases the knowledge of active and important stakeholders who can be crucial for the further development of our ECI work, and gives a good picture that all parts of society are now involved: doctors, researchers, NGOs, citizens, lawyers and politicians.
And most important - we have now an invitation to meet important politicians in the EU parliament in December.
Not alone – Appeals from various sides
There are many initiatives in line with our ECI and we mention them all in our Introduction to the Detailed Annex. Moreover, in September 2022, Journal Reviews on Environmental Health published a new document The European Union prioritises economics over health in the rollout of radiofrequency technologies. We quote from this document: "Since September 2017, the EU 5G Appeal and letters have been sent six times to the EU, requesting a moratorium on the rollout of 5G and warning the Union and the Commission regarding the risks associated with wireless technologies."
Not alone – Actions we all can do
In addition to signing and supporting our 23 proposals for changes in EU law and regulations - we have suggestions for specific actions you can carry out in your own everyday life.
It is the 23 proposals transformed into daily actions we all can do. Feel free to share widely. You can find them on our webpage What can you do? https://signstop5g.eu/en/solutions/what-can-you-do
Not alone – Strong support for our scientific based criticism of The SCHEER Opinion from many stakeholders
Our scientific working group have spent weeks reading and analysing the SCHEER Opinion report. Although we welcome a review in this area, the scientific group’s conclusion of the SCHEER Opinion report is unfortunately extremely disappointing and as follows:
“This SCHEER report has by design a predetermined outcome in favor of the telecommunications industry’s needs of continued adherence to ICNIRP’s guidelines. The SCHEER working group has conflicts of interest and is unbalanced as to the selection of its members. The SHEER Opinion fails to include any of the many scientific experts who agree that there is sufficient evidence of health risks well below ICNIRP’s guidelines…….”
Please read more here and learn who signed and supported our feedback.
Not alone – EU Citizens participate in Have your say widely
You can also get involved in forming EU laws in the platform "Have your say".
In September, EU suggested using facial recognition for travel ID. We inspired many people with our two feedbacks to this initiative.
Some of feedbacks from Europeans were "No to totality", "Stop digital monitoring" and "No to China system in EU!". And many other similar voices among the 360 that were sent to the EU to reject this initiative. 92.22% of the feedback were from citizens.
Not alone – Politicians reject antennas, too
The Swiss Minister of Health Alain Berset has successfully prevented a cell phone antenna from being installed near his home! He wrote: "Electromagnetic waves caused by technology, in particular those emanating from mobile radio technology, have harmful effects on the health of humans and animals." Thank you, Alain Berset!
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Responsible and conscientious people succeeded in stopping
the Tobacco Industry, the spread of DDT and asbestos.
We will succeed too – but we must do it together