Over 400 doctors in Brussels sign an open letter to the government to stop the roll out of 5G due to safety fears.

The letter in full reads:

In the midst of a pandemic, while citizens are confined and society is under severe strain, Proximusa began in March and the deployment of the future 5G in 30 municipalities around Brussels.

Even if it could be a simple coincidence, this seems indecent to us at a time when the Belgians must fight together to try to overcome the human drama which concerns us all.

At the same time, consumer organizations have rushed to publish articles to assert the non-dangerousness of this technology.

The exposure of the population to electromagnetic radio frequencies / microwaves (RF / MO) did not stop increasing in the last decades. , tablets in 3G then 4G, Wi-Fi at home, at work, in nurseries, schools, transport and public places … And now, we are witnessing the arrival of 5G or at least 4G +. However, the safety of this exposure has never been demonstrated.

On the contrary, the evidence of sanocivities is accumulating. Since 2011, moreover, electromagnetic RF / MO radiation from wireless technologies has been considered by OMS as possibly carcinogenic (class 2B), largely because of the increased risk of gliomas and acoustic neuromas. among long-time cell phone users.

The Precautionary Principle was in no way observed during the massive deployment of these wireless technologies. However, when serious and possibly irreversible risks have been identified, the lack of certainty should not be used as an excuse to postpone measures to protect the environment and health.

We have reviewed the independent scientific literature and we refer to inter alia, to Resolution 1815 of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Our conclusions agree with those of independent specialists, and are that the precautionary principle is not currently applied and that the protection of the health of citizens, and children in particular, is not ensured in the face of overexposure to these RF electromagnetic radiation. /MO.

The standards intended to protect the population from exposure to electromagnetic RF / MO radiation only take into account the heating of tissues (thermal effect) during an exposure of limited duration.

These standards do not take into account repeated and / or prolonged exposures, or any non-thermal biological effects that occur at values ​​significantly lower than the values ​​currently authorized.

They were not designed to protect fetuses, children, adolescents, the elderly … For children, the risks may be increased due to the cumulative effects of prolonged exposure. Their brains, organs and developing and immature tissues may be more sensitive to exposure, and radiation penetrates their organs proportionally more deeply than those of adults since their dimensions are smaller.

Numerous studies (studies on cells, animals, epidemiological studies) confirm the existence of non-thermal biological effects induced by exposure to electromagnetic RF / MO radiation emitted by wireless technologies.

These biological effects are, for example, DNA damage (ruptures), disturbances in protein synthesis, sperm alterations, disturbances in hormone synthesis is aware of the consequences of DNA damage,

in particular their link with the occurrence of cancers.The latest studies on rats conducted in 2018 by two different independent institutes (NTP and Ramazzini) have shown that exposure to electromagnetic RF / MO radiation increases the occurrence of tumors, especially of the brain.

Following this, in March 2019, the International Agency for Research on Cancer recommended a reassessment of the classification of these radiations within 4 years.

The consequences of DNA damage, including their link to the onset of cancer, were known.The latest studies on rats conducted in 2018 by two different independent institutes (NTP and Ramazzini) showed that exposure to electromagnetic RF / MO radiation increases the occurrence of tumors, especially of the brain.

Following this, in March 2019, the International Agency for Research on Cancer recommended a reassessment of the classification of these radiations within 4 years.

In May 2019, the Belgian Superior Health Council recognized, in an opinion on non-ionizing radiation, the existence of the biological effects of this radiation at non-thermal levels; their link with the development of cancers (significant and statistically significant increases in the risk of cerebral gliomas and homolateral acoustic neuromas); the link between maternal exposure to electromagnetic fields from the frequencies of mobile phones and the existence of behavioral and language disorders in children

Although it takes more than 20 years for some cancers to develop, there is already an increase in glioblastomas (brain cancers) in populations in some European countries

In view of these facts, it would therefore become unseemly to dare to continue to claim that all of this represents no danger to health.

The installation of 5G will require a significant easing of standards that are already much too high. ‘preliminary health studies.

Some scientists fear an increase in the occurrence of skin cancer and eye damage linked to the use of higher carrier frequencies

In addition, the multiplication of the number of relay antennas necessary for the installation of the 5G network and the absolute hyper-connectivity in which it will precipitate society will impose a general and certain increase in the levels of exposure of populations.

This is equivalent to predicting a situation where the overall health risk would be increased by a factor which it is impossible to determine in advance, with health consequences of which we do not know the nature and over which we would have no control.

And this would also amount to an offense under the Nuremberg Code since it would ultimately be an experiment on humans without his consent, without certainty that the benefit to society is greater than the risk incurred

As doctors, we are already deploring more and more pathologies that may be related to environmental components such as this increasing exposure of the population to electromagnetic radiation from wireless.

We are also receiving testimonials and we are meeting more and more people suffering from physical disorders potentially linked to exposure to electromagnetic radiation such as sleep disorders, tinnitus, palpitations, headaches, attention and concentration disorders, severe pain …

We ask, with reference to Resolution 1815 of May 2011 of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, as well as in line with dozens of calls from doctors and scientists around the world, that local, regional public representatives and federal governments take their responsibilities and the necessary measures in order to obtain

  • The application of the Precautionary Principle in order to protect the population, especially the youngest, children, pregnant women, the elderly,
  • • A moratorium on the deployment of 5G pending health impact studies, • Awareness of citizens, in particular parents, adolescents and pregnant women, for the responsible and responsible use of wireless connected objects,
  • The establishment of truly protective exposure standards based on the thermal and non-thermal biological effects of RF / MO electromagnetic fields and radiation,
  • • The creation of a vigilance center or a symptom inventory organization in connection with this exposure

With this carte blanche, we reach the thousands of doctors and scientists from around the world who, since the year 2000, have joined their voices in recurrent calls to alert populations and politicians to the dangers of wireless technologies

Today, we are one of the 486 medical doctors who signed the “Hippocrates Electrosmog Appeal” to ask the government to apply the precautionary principle in order to protect the population from these dangers

You will find on our website all the references relating to the information communicated above: https://www.hippocrates-electrosmog-appeal.be/

The recent news worries us all the more, but let’s bet together that it can be the opportunity for new awareness and advances in the field of prevention, which must today and more than ever be the subject of our full attention