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PE01753: Moratorium on the roll out of 5G technology

Health

Petitioner: William Mercer

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 30 September 2019

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to support the recommendation for a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G telecommunications technology until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been independently reviewed. 

Petition History:

Summary

7 November 2019: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the basis that the Scottish Government continues to monitor developments closely with regard to 5G and public health. It also agreed to write to the Scottish Government. Link to Official Report of Meeting 7 November 2019

 

  • With over 200 independent scientists and medical professionals from over 40 countries categorically refuting the World Health Organisation and the ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) position that there are no detrimental health effects from radio frequency (RF) radiation, why is the roll-out of the 5G network still going ahead in Scotland?
  • What would a 5G moratorium achieve?
  • How can we persuade the WHO to independently review scientific studies demonstrating the potential harm to human health from RF radiation? 




I've read the SPICe 'Briefing' and I think it is rather thin on detail - using indistinct language about the technology and "possible" effects. Surely we need facts based on good science and independent medical opinion about the actual effects. I have yet to come across any report that states that 5G is SAFE??? If there is one then please put it on display for all the public to see. Finally, why is there an ever increasing amount of independent scientists and medical professional calling for a halt to it's roll-out. Over 220 so far, from over 40 countries. No one has addressed these FACTS. I do not want to increase the possibility of myself or others getting Cancer. Regards the use of mice and rats in test - that does not invalidate the results from the Peer Review Study which concluded that there was "Clear Evidence of Carcinogenic Effect" For over 40 years rats & mice have been used to test many things - vaccine, pharmaceutical development etc etc. So no argument there. I clearly state that 5G and its augmentation (untested) with other telecommunication radiations is harmful and we are the test subjects. Look up these 2 things : The Nuremberg Code and The Precautionary Principle. Nothing should be foisted upon an unknowing population without there consent, especially if there is any doubt as to its safety and outcome effect.

Hugh Jackson

15:11 on 28 Sep 2019

I've read the SPICe 'Briefing' and I think it is rather thin on detail - using indistinct language about the technology and "possible" effects. Surely we need facts based on good science and independent medical opinion about the actual effects. I have yet to come across any report that states that 5G is SAFE??? If there is one then please put it on display for all the public to see. Finally, why is there an ever increasing amount of independent scientists and medical professional calling for a halt to it's roll-out. Over 220 so far, from over 40 countries. No one has addressed these FACTS. I do not want to increase the possibility of myself or others getting Cancer. Regards the use of mice and rats in test - that does not invalidate the results from the Peer Review Study which concluded that there was "Clear Evidence of Carcinogenic Effect" For over 40 years rats & mice have been used to test many things - vaccine, pharmaceutical development etc etc. So no argument there. I clearly state that 5G and its augmentation (untested) with other telecommunication radiations is harmful and we are the test subjects. Look up these 2 things : The Nuremberg Code and The Precautionary Principle. Nothing should be foisted upon an unknown population without there consent, especially if there is any doubt as to its safety and outcome effect. I call for a Moratorium - Now.

Carol Rennie

17:07 on 27 Sep 2019

This really is the stupidest thing we have ever done as a species! No safety studies, no consideration of the harms created by previous technology and no proper consultation with the public, either.

Shem Heather Allanson

11:06 on 26 Sep 2019

3g and 4g are damaging to the microbiome and brain wave states and also our subconscious mind. The evidence is compelling. Shut it down or get debilitating illness. It's that simple.

John Gibson

22:25 on 28 Aug 2019

In view of the research work being carried out at the moment into health hazards of 5G I am very alarmed that the Scottish Government plans to go ahead with this plan and ask that there be a moratorium for the moment.

Sandra Lecuyer

10:17 on 28 Aug 2019

I spent five years running the trade association for UK business to business telecommunications providers. We heard a great deal about how the public is clamouring for 5G. Much less about the ubiquitous infrastructure which will be required to enable it. Short-range high frequency radio signals will, effectively, require a repeater on top of every lamp-post, and several within each internal fire compartmented area within buildings. Given Scotland's unhappy experience with even 'super-fast' broadband outside densely populated areas, there is a real risk of furthering the haves vs have-nots divide.

Christopher Pateman

16:59 on 23 Aug 2019

the less technology like this, the better

peter West

8:01 on 23 Aug 2019

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