Nov 2016 – Submission re The European Commission’s proposal for a European Gigabit Society/Digital Single Market/Trans-European Telecom Network

“The European Commission wishes to promote free Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens and visitors in public spaces such as parks, squares, public building, libraries, health centres, and museums everywhere in Europe through WIFI4EU.

The initial budget of the WIFI4EU scheme is EUR 120 million between 2017-2019. It will support the installation of state-of-the-art equipment like Wi-Fi antennas in the centres of community life.”

http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/rep/1/2016/EN/1-2016-589-EN-F1-1.PDF

https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/wifi4eu-free-wi-fi-europeans

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Submission re The European Commission’s proposal for a European Gigabit Society/Digital Single Market/Trans-European Telecom Network

This given opportunity is taken regarding the European Commission’s COM (2016) 589 final 2016/0287 (COD) Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) No. 283/2014 relating to the promotion of Internet connectivity in local communities across Europe.

The Commission’s expected results and impact of the implementation of this proposal is that local public authorities will offer free Wi-Fi connectivity in centres of community life including public buildings, health centres, parks or town squares and all public spaces.  Libraries, schools, universities, transport hubs, train stations, airports, research centres, doctors surgeries, hospitals and stadiums will be equipped with Gigabit connections by 2025.  The benefits are seen as enabling public authorities and local businesses to offer a range of local digital services, applications and products with a prediction of 40-50 million connections per day.

In order for the Trans-European Gigabit Society to proceed, ‘legal obstacles’ will be removed and the process will be supported ‘through simplified planning procedures and lightened regulatory obligations’.

Additionally, a new legislative concept has been generated in light of this universal service ‘whereby every EU citizen shall have the right to be connected; the right to a functional Internet connection in order to fully engage with the digital economy and society’.

As with national planning applications for telecommunications infrastructure, references to health have ceased, having been labelled as a potential barrier.

Yet, it is estimated that there are now between ‘22.3 million to 37.1’ million individuals (3% – 5% of the population) across Europe seriously affected by the toxic levels of Electromagnetic/Radiofrequency Fields (EMF) in our environment.  EMF is radiated mainly from masts/towers, antennas, mobile phones, cordless phones, wireless utility meters, all things wireless (Wi-Fi) including wireless baby monitors and all ‘smart’ devices.  These figures are forecast to rise to 10% of the population over time.

The consequential affect of these toxic levels is the environmental/functional impairment referred to as Electrohypersensitivity (EHS).  It is thought that this impairment is due to the difficulties the natural internal EMF of our bodies experiences on interacting with extreme external levels of EMF.  These levels are now considered to be one million billion times greater than the natural background EMF that life has adapted to over millions of years.

Electrohypersensitivity manifests itself through multiple and diverse symptoms.

These can be debilitating and disabling and are usually experienced through severe headaches, burning sensations, nausea, dizziness, memory/concentration lapses, pain, insomnia, anxiety, eye problems, mood changes and the extremely stressful ‘microwave hearing’ i.e. the auditory perception of radio-frequency fields.

The link between EMF and many modern health issues such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, early dementia, Alzheimers, autism, DNA damage, infertility etc has already been established and recorded in reports such as the BioInitiative Report (2014) and in research undertaken by independent scientists.  Children are particularly vulnerable as they absorb more radiation than adults and will be exposed to more radiation over their lifetime.

http://www.bioinitiative.org/conclusions/

Conclusions from the BioInitiative Report 2012

www.bioinitiative.org

Several conclusions were reached from the BioInitiative Report 2012, including health effects caused by exposures to cell towers, wi-fi, EMF, RFR and more.

One of the main problems identified by those advocating precaution/change is that EMF safety guidelines refer only to thethermal and short-term effects of EMF.  Many concerned scientists have been striving to highlight the fact that it is non-thermal EMF emissions that are having the most damaging/life threatening effects on all living things, not just humans.

At the basis of the thermal paradigm is a claim that there is no viable biological mechanism for the action of weak non-thermal fields on human tissue.  In 2015 Dr. Martin Pall (Professor Emeritus, Washington State University) established that such a mechanism exists.  Dr Pall’s findings have been peer reviewed by experts in the field and have been conclusively tested many times.

http://www.saferemr.com/2015/10/how-does-wireless-radiation-produce.html

How does wireless radiation produce harmful health effects?

www.saferemr.com

Dr. Martin Pall describes how low intensity (i.e., non-thermal) microwave radiation exposure can cause harmful health effects.

Sections of the European Union, and their Government representatives i.e. those whom the citizens of Europe have trusted with responsibility for protecting life, are aware of this issue but remain silent.  The proposal for the precautionary principal as recommended by the European Parliamentary Assembly (Resolution 1815) (2011) has long been ignored.

http://assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/XRef/Xref-XML2HTML-en.asp?fileid=17994&

The potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their …

assembly.coe.int

See related documents. Resolution 1815 (2011) Final version. The potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment

When expectations re margins of profit have been attained and when this potential health crisis increases exponentially questions will be asked of those we trusted.

They cannot:

  • claim that they were not aware of reports such as the BioInitiative report (2012) with its inclusive 3,800 research studies evidencing the damaging/life threatening bio-effects of EMF;
  • profess to have had no knowledge of the further 25,000 (approximately) research papers/reports produced by independent scientists on the many diverse and adverse health affects issuing from exposure to non-thermal EMF. All of these studies/reports cannot be wrong;
  • have avoided noticing the classification of EMF by the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a Group 2B (possible) carcinogen;
  • claim failure to have noticed the numerous Appeals submitted by concerned groups of independent scientists, doctors, biologists etc calling for precaution and time for further research;
  • allege that they had no knowledge of the findings of the National Toxicology Report, 2016 (USA), a report which clearly demonstrates the links between exposure to EMF and a higher risk of glioma brain cancer and Schwannoma cancer of the heart;
  • argue that they were not conscious re the dearth of research on the potential long-term effects of Long Term Evolution fourth and fifth generation (5G) technology. These emit the pulsed microwave energy needed to create the EMF blanket that will allow this EU Proposal to be established.  Findings to date on 4G/5G demonstrate that although they feature a faster bandwidth they are also considered to be several times more of a health hazard than their predecessors and will lead to increased EMF exposure.

Furthermore, there is a rule of law stating that contrived ignorance or wilful blindness is equivalent to knowledge.(Michener, L. (2010), Contrived ignorance: Wilful Blindness.

The EU Proposal introduces a new contemporary human right, as mentioned earlier.  The question is, if ‘every EU citizen shall have the right to be connected: the right to a functional internet connection’ how can this right coexist with the rights of all citizens to liberty, security and protection against discrimination and torture, as expressed in the European Convention on Human Rights?  What of the rights of EU citizens who are Electrosensitive, especially those who cannot stay in their homes or indeed who cannot leave their homes due to the torturous pain/’microwave hearing’ they experience in the toxic environment that is being created?  These citizens/EU stakeholders have a right to access all public places with equality and with dignity; they have a right to a healthy and electro-sanitized environment. This proposal in effect excludes electrosensitives from society, a society that will become deeply embedded in the use of EMF in order to function.

The establishment of a Trans-European Telecom network that depends on pulsed microwave energy, which has not as yet been properly tested for safety, could be classified as a cross-European biological experiment.  Lessons were learnt at the War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremberg out of which a Treaty was drawn up, agreed to and signed by every nation in the world. This informs us that, a person being experimented upon must first:

Give their consent – free from force, fraud, deceit, duress or coercion;

Have sufficient knowledge of what is happening and

Know the possible effects upon one’s health

And they must have the legal capacity to say No.

The citizens of the EU have a right to know about the potential health effects linked to EMF exposure and a right to be asked if they have any objections to taking part in this biological experiment.

There is no doubt that these technological gadgets have bestowed great convenience in communication, especially for those in transit, but these gadgets are not necessary for life.  They are a distraction from lived reality and worryingly offer the possibility of mass surveillance.

Given the capability of toxic levels of EMF to create a serious cross-European health crisis, we now ask the EU Commission to postpone this proposal until such time as all scientific research studies are taken into account and until further good and independent scientific research is undertaken that will enable new EMF regulations to be created that will truly protect the citizens of Europe and all living things.

Ethna Monks,

Submitted on behalf of Electrosensitivity Ireland/the Irish Electromagnetic Radiation Victims Network

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Electrosensitivity Ireland/The Irish Electromagnetic Radiation Victims Network  (https://iervn.com) is a member of the European Citizens Initiative and the European Co-ordination of Organizations for a Regulation of Electromagnetic Field (EMF) exposure, which Truly Protects Public Health.