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We the undersigned petition Brighton & Hove Council to halt the rollout of 5G technology in Brighton & Hove and invoke the Precautionary Principal adopted by the EU in 2005 which states: “When human activities may lead to morally unacceptable harm that is scientifically plausible but uncertain, actions shall be taken to avoid or diminish that harm.” We, the residents of Brighton & Hove, insist that our City Council invoke the Precautionary Principal regarding 5G technology and all associated infrastructure before deploying it in our city. We (the residents) now call for independent research and for the City Council to prove to its constituents that 5G is SAFE and poses NO risk to human health, animals, wildlife, insects, birds and the ecosystem as a whole. Once 5G is deployed fully, it will expose people 24/7 to mandatory radiation without their informed consent, which constitutes a blatant breach of their Human Rights. WE DO NOT CONSENT UNTIL PROVEN SAFE

1.Alarmingly, NO known telecoms industry studies or research have been conducted on the adverse effects of Radio Frequency- Electro Magnetic Fields (RF-EMF ) from 5G technology.

2.PHE (Public Health England), WHO (World Health Organisation), ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) and other such bodies are all quoting outdated research and all have legal disclaimers relieving them of any liability for the information on their websites. PHE are a government body, and the government have a vested interest in 5G and its infrastructure. This constitutes a conflict of interest for PHE.

3.Brighton & Hove City Council have an obligation to adhere to the 7 Principles of Public Life/ Code of Conduct, such as:
ACCOUNTABILITY – Holders of public office are accountable to the public for their decisions and actions and must submit themselves to the scrutiny necessary to ensure this.
OPENNESS – Holders of public office should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner. Information should not be withheld from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for doing so.

4.Harmful effects of RF-EMF exposure have been indicated by a number of controlled studies. More than 230 scientists from 41 countries have expressed their “serious concerns” regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices, already existing before additional 5G rollout. They refer to the fact that “numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines”. Effects include: increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders and general negative wellbeing in general on humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race: there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both animals and plants.

5.The EUROPA EM-EMF Guideline 2016 states that “there is strong evidence that long-term exposure to certain EMF’s is a risk factor for such diseases as certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease and male infertility. Common EHS (electromagnetic hypersensitivity) symptoms include headaches, concentration difficulties, sleep problems, depression, lack of energy, fatigue and flu-like symptoms.”



This ePetition ran from 19/07/2019 to 23/10/2019 and has now finished.

665 people signed this ePetition.

Council response

The petition will be presented to the full Council meeting on the 24th October 2019


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