Scientists warn EU of wireless radiation risks – part 2

Scientists warn EU of wireless radiation risks – part 2

Is the wireless radiation from your mobile phone, your modem, your baby monitor and all the wireless devices in and around your home safe?

Last week, we showed compelling evidence that it isn’t. We saw that thousands of studies over decades of research have demonstrated that it has harmful effects on the body, harmful effects on wildlife and that 5G technologies are likely to make things much worse.

So why is it then, that not only is our exposure increasing but that our authorities are telling us it’s safe?

The answer lies in the complex web of political, scientific and economic ambitions that are illustrated in the paper by Australian, Swedish and Finnish researchers.

The European Union

The authors point out that the EU 5G Appeal, which contains this evidence and was endorsed by more than 400 scientists and doctors, was sent to the European Union six times, warning it about the risks of wireless radiation and the potential for harm. Yet the EU has failed to take heed.

On the one hand, a EU-commissioned report found that there was sufficient evidence that wireless radiation was a cancer and male-fertility risk to justify reducing exposures. Yet other EU reports have called for expanding 5G and 6G technologies and, hence, exposure to the radiation they emit.

The authors say, ‘The Commission’s latest moves to prioritise industry interests over human health leave it internally conflicted between its plans for a supposed golden future and its core values. Rather than deal with the enormity of the problem that the known health risks from RFR present, the Council of the EU has instead chosen a path of denial.’

Shaky foundations

Hardell and his colleagues say that some of the arguments used to promote the use of radiating technologies are flawed.

  • One argument is that a digitally connected society is required to save Europe from the effects of global warming. However, ‘There has been no rational case made to support such a hypothesis’, the authors say. Further, a digitally connected society will increase energy consumption, not reduce it.

  • A second argument is that wireless technologies are harmless and this is promoted by two organisation on which the EU relies, SCENIHR and ICNIRP. The authors say that SCENIHR members ‘have been shown to be supportive of industry and biased’ while ICNIRP ‘has been captured by industry and is therefore unable to give a trustworthy appraisal of the current science.’


How can the situation be rectified? The authors recommend the following:

  • accepting the evidence that wireless radiation causes adverse health effects;

  • replacing SCENIHR and ICNIRP with new groups of scientists who are independent of industry;

  • developing new and appropriate guidelines and standards;

  • protecting people’s rights for privacy and family life according to the European Convention on Human Rights;

  • applying the precautionary principle to prevent causing serious or irreversible damage to health of people or the environment;

  • not favouring economic gain over health.

Will the EU take notice?

‘If the EU continues to fail to act on these warnings, Europe may end up being faced with a non-reversible burgeoning health impact on humans, especially children and the environment,’ the authors say.

Nyberg, Nils Rainer; McCredden, Julie; Weller, Steven and Hardell, Lennart (2022). The European Union prioritises economics over health in the rollout of radiofrequency technologies. Reviews on Environmental Health. 10.1515/reveh-2022-0106.

What can you do?

  • Don’t assume that your wireless devices are ‘safe’ just because you use them regularly!

  • See Part 1 in this 2-part series here.

  • Measure how much radiation your devices emit with our wireless meters.

  • Learn how to make your home radiation free with our online course, Your electromagnetic-safe Home.

What else can you do?

  • forward this email to others to inform them, too

  • see the latest news in our October newsletter EMR and Health here

  • book a phone consultation to find answers to your questions here