We require low-radiation living spaces. We demand a time out for reflection.
ETH Engineer in Civil Engineering, Expert in electrosmog, Member of the frequencia Committee
Dear fellow demonstrators!
We stand here in front of the house from which the Federal Council intends to implement the Swiss Digital Strategy. One may wonder: Will the Swiss be forced to want a full digitization of Switzerland? Where is the public debate on how digitization has recently changed our lives and will change them even more? Because it will change not only our professional life, but also our fundamental freedoms, our health, our social life, our cultural life!
5G is part of the Swiss digital strategy. Apparently, only 5G can offer the massive data transmission capacity for a fully digital and intelligent Switzerland to operate. However, the 4G+5G 1st phase network, currently being extended and used mainly for video streaming, will not be sufficient. No, the second phase of the 5G network which uses millimetre waves, whose health effects can only be guessed, will be essential.
In order for this total digitization to be applied, it must not be publicly admitted that the airwaves make people sick. But they do ! I know this with absolute certainty thanks to my 20 years of experience in the field of measurement; my Swiss and foreign colleagues also know it. And we really and truly know that radio waves have a pathogenic potential. Many studies conducted by researchers independent of industry attest this fact. In addition, there was a several decades long experience which evaluated tens of thousands of people who suffer from radio frequencies. This practical experience has been summarised in indicative values that are well below the so-called Swiss precautionary limit.
With this knowledge, we bring forth a basic claim. We demand low radiation in living spaces and information and communication technologies [ICTs] that are compatible with health and the environment. The realization of this basic claim involves concrete requirements:
■ The radiation limit value of the antenna must not be increased. Not even through the clever trick of averaging the measured values. Because it is the measured peak values which determine the harmful effects on health!
■ Internet power supply inside the house must be separated from mobile Internet outside. And if the radiation from the antennas no longer has to pass through the walls, it can be reduced considerably – along with the limit value.
■ Those who want a radiation-free home must have the legal right not to be supplied by the mobile service. On the other hand, those who choose this technology should not irradiate their neighbours with it. This is not easy to solve! But we have to find ways to do it. Otherwise, part of the population will be victimized by the other part committing a sort of home invasion.
■ We require low radiation areas in public life, housing and nature. A growing proportion of our population is limited in their daily lives by radiation, sometimes to the extreme. I know many people who sleep in the basement and can no longer travel by train.
■ The energy needs of the fixed and mobile Internet, which will explode as a result of total digitisation, must be taken into account in the energy strategy and climate objectives.
■ General information on risks and radiation protection need to be substantially improved. This applies to public authorities and politics, schools at all levels, the public health sector, telecommunications installation companies and the general population. And this information should no longer be one-sided and selective, but should encompass all existing knowledge.
STOP 5G is the request for a pause for reflection. From Switzerland, something more than just being a technical model could shine in the world, namely the demonstration of a counterweight