International Actions to Halt and Delay 5G


International Actions to Halt  and Delay 5G

The growing awareness of the health impact of the 4G/5G densification is resulting in action by policymakers worldwide. Cities are issuing resolutions and calls for research before deployment. There are citizen organizations in almost every country working on this and a growing list of public officials speaking out.

For example, in the United States the state of New Hampshire has a 5G Bill HB 522 that asks, “Why have 1,000s of peer-reviewed studies, including the recently published U.S. Toxicology Program 16-year $30 million study, that are showing a wide range of statistically significant DNA damage, brain and heart tumors, infertility, and so many other ailments, being ignored by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC)?” and, “Why have more than 220 of the worlds leading scientists signed an appeal to the WHO and the United Nations to protect public health from wireless radiation and nothing has been done?”

EHT is compiling a list of actions. This is NOT a complete list. Please email EHT at [email protected] let us know actions we need to add. Note that US City actions are detailed on the EHT page on City 4G/5G policy.



Belgium, Brussels, Radiation concerns halt Brussels 5G development, for now, HLN Brussels Times, 01/04/2019


11/2019 The council of Bad Wiessee has unanimously decided to allow no 5G installations in the municipal territory. Read news reports at this link. 


As of October 23, 2019 it is reported that over 67 Cities in Italy have officially opposed the 5G rollout. Read a list here. 

Scanzano Italy, Mayor of Scanzano (region Basilicata, where EHS people are exempt from medical co-payments) announces he is prohibiting 5G rollout on the basis of health concerns, quoting the precautionary principle and the need to protect electrosensitives. TV footage ,  News: 5G hazardous to health: Scanzano Jonico forbids it 8/3/2019, The municipality of Scanzano Jonico has banned 5G trials to prevent health risks

Florence, Italy “It causes damage to the body!” Florence brakes on 5G and applies the Precautionary Principle. Motion in defense of health approved (almost) unanimous,  EXCLUSIVE NEWS OASI SANA, 05/04/2019

Florence, Italy Florence will use the precautionary principle for the rollout of 5G, Lennart Hardell’s Blog, 08/04/2019

XII Municipality of Rome, Italy A Municipality of Rome votes against 5G: what will the Giunta do? Terra Nuova, 28/03/2019

Municipality of Rocca di Papa, Italy 5G moratorium approved in Rocca di Papa (Rome), the city council deliberates on the precaution: “We do not authorize technologies that can aggravate the unhealthiness” EXCLUSIVE NEWS OASI SANA, 24/04/2019

Montecitori Palace, Rome, Italy Stop 5G: a parliamentary motion commits the Government to the moratorium, Ortica Web, 20/05/2019

As of June 24 2019 it is reported by Oasis Sana the following actions by Mayors and municipalities in Italy  to halt 5G have been approved:

  • Rome Capital City Hall XII APPROVED MOTION
  • Municipality of Florence MOTION APPROVED
  • Municipality of Rocca di Papa (Rome) RESOLVED APPROVED
  • Municipality of Savignano Irpino (Avellino ) RESOLVED APPROVED
  • Municipality of Viareggio (Lucca) RESOLVES APPROVED
  • Municipality of Cinto Euganeo (Padua) APPROVED RESOLUTION
  • Municipality of Cervaro (Frosinone) APPROVED RESOLUTION
  • Municipality of Fresagrandinaria (Chieti) MOTION APPROVED
  • Municipality of Conca Casale (Isernia) MOTION APPROVED
  • Municipality of Marsaglia (Cuneo) MOTION APPROVED
  • Municipality of Sesto Fiorentino (Florence) MOTION APPROVED
  • Municipality of Campiglia Cervo (Biella) RESOLUTION APPROVED
  • Municipality of San Gregorio Matese (Caserta) PROHIBITION OF THE MAYOR AT 5G

6/24/2019 Oasis Sana: Mayors Stop 5G, here is the first Italian suspension order. And the list of 13 council resolutions and municipal motions for the precaution.


United Kingdom

Lampeter Town Council


West Monkton Parish council in Taunton Somerset resolution tonight to apply the PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE to the rollout of 5G.

  • “Even though parish councils can’t stop 5G infrastructure coming into our communities, it sends out a clear signal to central government that there is an issue , it creates local awareness through media coverage, helps other councils to follow suit and creates a ripple affect and ground swell. Please 5G campaigners call you local parish clerk and ask to speak about 5G , which is normally 5 mins, mention that the precautionary principle has now been applied in Glastonbury, Frome, Sheppton Mallet, Wellington, West Monkton, Totnes and Kingsbridge.” Facebook link of residents sharing the news. 

10/2019: Brighton City Council bans 5G masts. 

10/2019: Hove City Council bans 5G masts. 

10/2019: UK, Devonshire officials ‘ban’ new installations.  

UK Frome, Somerset voted to apply the precautionary principle. 

  • News Reports: Frome could be second town in Somerset to oppose 5G roll-out due to health impact concerns
  • Frome Town Council discuss 5G: Town Council Website
    • “The hotly debated subject of 5G was discussed by Frome Town Councillors at July’s Council Meeting. The Councillors agreed the following recommendation: Frome Town Council has a moral responsibility to protect public health and the local environment. Until there is more independent scientific consensus that 5G wireless radiation is harmless to humans and the environment, FTC adopts the precautionary principle and will not endorse the rollout of 5G. Leader of the Council, Rich Ackroyd said, “Clearly Frome Town Council is not in a position to ban or allow 5G to go ahead in our town. Although our official position doesn’t endorse the rollout it does not mean that Frome Town Council is against 5G, simply that we’re exercising caution until we have more information available.” FTC has agreed to work alongside Glastonbury Town Council to keep abreast of any further developments.” 

Totnes council issues moratorium on 5G. A Devon town has become one of the first in the country to try and prevent new 5G mobile phone networks being installed. Totnes Town Council does not have the power to stop new masts going up, but councilors said their moratorium sent the message that they did not want the technology in the town until there was evidence it was safe. Mayor of Totnes Jacqi Hodgson said it was another form of emissions that were not being monitored.” Read Totnes council protests 5G mobile phone networks

Glastonbury Town Opposes 5G: Glastonbury Town Councillors opposed the introduction of 5th Generation (5G) technology in Glastonbury until further information has been obtained on the health effects on residents. At the Glastonbury Town Council meeting on Tuesday 11th June a motion proposed by Cllr Mike Smyth and seconded by Cllr Jon Cousins read as follows:

“This council has a social responsibility to protect the public and environment from exposure to harm, albeit unpredictable in the current state of scientific knowledge, and therefore opposes the roll-out of 5G in the Parish of Glastonbury – based on the precautionary principle – until further information is revealed from a newly convened 5G advisory committee (working group)…..”-Town Council challenges 5G, June 2019

England, Trafford, Trafford Council Rejects 5G, News4Trafford, 11/02/2019



Netherlands, Chamber wants radiation research first, then 5G network, AD News, 04/04/2019



Russia, The Ministry of Defense refused to transmit to the operators the frequencies for 5G, Vedomosti, 28/03/2019



Dutch house of representatives is concerned about the health risks of radiation from the new 5G network. Political parties want to know as a matter of urgency what the 5G dangers are before 5G is rolled out on a large scale. Link



Cantons of Geneva, Jura, and Neuchatel vote to halt the  5G rollout (no new permits) until safety is shown. Canton of Vaud also issued a resolution but has been reluctant to implement their resolution. News reports state that 5G has been halted due to widespread protests. Switzerland’s government states they will start monitoring radiation levels.

Switzerland refuses to weaken radiofrequency radiation limits: A parliamentary motion demanding a weakening of the precautionary emission limitations for mobile phone base stations has been rejected by the Swiss Parliament, therefore the precautionary installation limit values in the ONIR remain at 4-6 V/m for this type of installations.

5G infrastructure halted

Massive protests in Bern 

“On September 21 last year, several thousand people demonstrated in Bern, on the Federal Square, against the new 5G mobile communication standard, considered dangerous for the health of the population, subjected according to protesters to “forced irradiation”.

Jura, Switzerland adopts a resolution for a moratorium of 5G. “Jura Minister of the Environment David Eray believes that it is wise to delay and privilege the precautionary principle in relation to the effects of 5G on health.” Watch News Story.

Cantons of Geneva and Neuchatel officials vote to halt the  5G rollout (no new permits) until safety is shown. Canton of Vaud also issued a resolution but has been reluctant to implement their resolution.

Switzerland to monitor radiation levels amidst 5G rollout. 

“ Switzerland will introduce a monitoring system to assuage concerns about the potential health impact of fifth-generation (5G) mobile frequency emissions and smooth the cutting-edge technology’s rollout, the government said on Wednesday.

The cabinet agreed to have the federal environmental agency measure levels of so-called non-ionising radiation, assess the risks and regularly inform the public about its findings.”

 – Reuters April 2019

Switzerland to monitor radiation levels.

Geneva, Canton of Vaud, Geneva stops construction of 5G antennas, 20 Minutes Switzerland, 11/04/2019

Geneva, Canton of Vaud, Geneva blocks the erection of 5G mobile antennas, le News Switzerland, 02/05/2019

Cantons of Geneva, Vaud, and Neuchatel, Switzerland blocks the deployment of 5G telephony until its security is demonstrated, ABC Society, 14/04/2019

Canton of Vaud, Swiss canton blocks 5G mobile rollout, le News Switzerland, 11/04/2019

Cantons of Geneva, Vaud, and Jura, May the antennas be built or not? Cantons complain of 5G chaos, Aargauer Zeitung, 5/22/2019

ZURICH (Reuters) – Switzerland, Switzerland to measure RFR levels and monitor potential health risks posed by 5G networks, KFGO, 17/04/2019

Switzerland (Reuters), Switzerland to monitor potential health risks posed by 5G networks, It News, 18/04/2019

Watch below press coverage from a protest in Bern.


The People of Geneva are fighting against 5G antennas, Tribune de Genève, 01 April 2019

In Switzerland, a task force of specialists is analyzing studies on the effects of 5G, Le Matin Dimanche, 31 March 2019



Australian Parliament opens up an Inquiry into 5G

  • On 13 September 2019 the Minister for Communications, Hon Paul Fletcher MP asked the Committee to inquire into and report on the deployment, adoption, and application of 5G in Australia. The Committee invites written submissions by Friday, 1 November 2019. 

“Terms of Reference: The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts will inquire into and report on the deployment, adoption, and application of 5G in Australia. 5G refers to the fifth generation of mobile technology, in line with the International Mobile Telecommunications-2020 (IMT-2020) Standard of the International Telecommunications Union and the associated releases of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). The Committee will:1. Investigate the capability, capacity, and deployment of 5G; 2. Understand the application of 5G, including use cases for enterprise and government.

Matters relating to national security are out of scope for this Committee.”

8/9/ 2019: The Austrian parliament has commissioned study on 5G health effects

According to the Telecom Paper news report, “The Austrian parliament has commissioned a study into the health effects of 5G networks due to concerns among the public the new generation of mobile services could pose risks from increased radiation exposure. 

The Advisory Council on Technology Assessment of the Austrian Parliament has decided to obtain expertise in the field and appointed a consortium of the Institute for Technology Assessment of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Austrian Institute of Technology to conduct a study. The research institutes already provide the parliament with scientific advice on many topics. 

The study is expected to be ready by January 2020, providing an overview of the latest research on the topic. The report will be published on the parliament’s website.



Actions by US Cities:

  • Petaluma, California, no Small Cell shall be within 500 feet of any residence.
  • Fairfax and Mill Valley California, small cells prohibited in residential zones
  • San Diego County, no small cells located within 1,000 feet of schools, child care centers, hospitals, or churches.
  • Mason, Ohio, No small cells in residential areas or within 100 feet of residential property
  • Burlington, Massachusetts, annual recertification fees for small cells.
  • Baton Rouge, Small cell deployment halted.  May 30, 2019, Baton Rouge mayor hits pause on AT&T’s ‘small cell’ towers after complaints from residents

See a full compilation of the US Cities issuing ordinances to slow the densification of 4/5G Antennas at this link USA Cities on 5G Small Cells Action.

California – Notable Court Ruling on Small Cells, California Supreme Court Sides with Cities in Small Cell Faceoff, Government Technology, 05/04/2019

Cities across the country are enacting ordinances to restrict cellular antenna deployment into neighborhoods near schools and homes. 

Los Altos California: no antennas in residential areas, 500-foot setback for multi-family residences in commercial districts, 500 ft separation from schools, 1500 ft separation between nodes. 

San Diego County, no small cells located within 300 feet of schools, childcare centers, hospitals, or churches, (1000 foot setback for schools was changed to 300 ft setback after industry lobbying), expanded ADA language- whereby sensitive individuals with disabilities and medical conditions who must avoid increased exposure to rf radiation may apply for and receive ADA accommodations such that small cells are not placed within a certain radius of their home or very nearby. Link  

Petaluma, California, no Small Cell shall be within 500 feet of any residence.

Fairfax and Mill Valley California, small cells prohibited in residential zones

Mason, Ohio, No small cells in residential areas or within 100 feet of residential property 

Burlington, Massachusetts, annual recertification fees for small cells. 

See a full compilation of the US Cities issuing ordinances to slow the densification of 4/5G Antennas at this link USA Cities on 5G Small Cells Action. 


 US State Action

Towards Protective Laws on 5G, Wireless and Small Cells 

Passed: New Hampshire Bill 522: An act establishing a commission to study the environmental and health effects of evolving 5G technology which asks “Why have 1,000s of peer-reviewed studies, including the recently published U.S. Toxicology Program 16-year $30 million study, that are showing a wide range of statistically significant DNA damage, brain and heart tumors, infertility, and so many other ailments, being ignored by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC)?” and “Why are the FCC-sanctioned guidelines for public exposure to wireless radiation based only on the thermal effect on the temperature of the skin and do not account for the non- thermal, non-ionizing, biological effects of wireless radiation?”

Passed- Vermont: H.513 (Act 79) An act relating to broadband deployment throughout Vermont

  • Read section 24  of the full act which discusses wireless radiation and health concerns.
  • Sec. 24. WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES; PUBLIC HEALTH REPORT (a) “On or before January 1, 2020, the Commissioner of Health shall submit to the Senate Committees on Health and Welfare and on Finance and the House Committees on Health Care and on Energy and Technology a report on the possible health consequences from exposure to the radio frequency fields produced by wireless technologies, including cellular telephones and FCCregulated transmitters. The report shall include a summary of available scientific data as well as a comparison of various emissions standards and guidelines.
  • (b) The purpose of this report is to provide policymakers and the general public information deemed significant by many Vermonters. It is not intended that the information gathered in the report be used to form the basis of policies that are inconsistent with federal law.”

Passed- Louisiana: The Louisiana House voted to have the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Health conduct a study on the effects of 5G technology, not just on the environment, but also public health. The Louisiana legislature passed House Resolution 145 with a vote of 103 in favor and zero representatives voting against the measure.

Passed -Oregon

The state of Oregon has passed SB 283 “A bill relating to exposure to radiation in schools in this state; and declaring an emergency.”  The Act states that the Oregon Health Authority shall:

  • Review peer-reviewed, independently funded scientific studies of the health effects of exposure to microwave radiation, particularly exposure that results from the use of wireless network technologies in schools or similar environments; and
  • Report the results of the review to an interim committee of the Legislative Assembly related to education not later than January 2, 2021.
  • The review described in paragraph (a) of this subsection must, at a minimum, consist of a literature review of peer-reviewed, independently funded scientific studies that examine the health effects of exposure to microwave radiation on children.
  • The Department of Education shall develop recommendations to schools in this state for practices and alternative technologies that would reduce students’ exposure to microwave radiation that the review described in subsection (1) of this section identifies as harmful.

SECTION 2. This 2019 Act being necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety, an emergency is declared to exist, and this 2019 Act takes effect on its passage.


Proposed State Laws

11/2019 Chicago: State Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton seeks task force to study impacts of 5G networks

Proposed New York State A08637: Establishes a temporary commission to study the environmental and health effects of evolving 5G technology.



Proposed– Montana Joint Resolution 13: “A JOINT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MONTANA URGING CONGRESS TO AMEND THE FEDERAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT TO ACCOUNT FOR HEALTH EFFECTS OF SITING SMALL CELL NETWORK EQUIPMENT IN RESIDENTIAL AREAS”  which states “the State of Montana has long valued its healthy environment and the well-being of its citizens; and the siting of modern small cell network infrastructure in residential areas can create radiation exposure risks for citizens; and section 704 of the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 prohibits state and local governments from regulating wireless service provider infrastructure sitting on the basis of environmental effects. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MONTANA Congress be urged to amend the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 to account for the health effects of sitting small cell network equipment in residential areas.” 


United States Resolutions on 5G and Small Cells

2019: Wilton Manors Florida Resolution NO. 2019-064:  Urging Members of Congress to Oppose Senate Bill 1699 that streamlines 5G Small Cells and pre-empts local authority. 

2019: Clearwater Florida 19-29 Resolution to Initiate A Scientific Study of 5G” the City of Clearwater believes it is in the best interest of its residents and visitors, as well as of all citizens, for the Federal Government to initiate a scientific review of the health and economic impact of 5G technology”

2019: Town of Hillsboro Beach Florida Resolution No. 2019-035:  Opposes FL Senate Bill 1699  which preempts local control regarding Small Cell Deployment 

2019: Carmel, Indiana: Resolution CC-10-21-19-03: Requests the Indiana State Legislature to take all necessary steps to thoroughly study the effects of 5G technology on humans and to immediately suspend the deployment and use of this technology in Indiana until scientific evidence conclusively establishes that it poses no harm to humans

Hallandale Beach Florida 5G Small Cell Tower Resolution: Read press release here. See the Hallandale Beach Florida Resolution here. 

Portland City Council in Oregon. The City unanimously approved a resolution calling for the Federal Communications Commission to study the health hazards of 5G technology. The resolution introduced by Commissioner Amanda Fritz said the FCC has not studied such risks, even though studies compiled and released by the European Union found cancer and other risks. Link

Greendale,  Wisconsin Resolution No. R2018-20 in November 2018 : The Board of Trustees of the Village of Greendale, County of Milwaukee, State of Wisconsin, passed Resolution No. R2018-20 in November 2018 in opposition to the FCC’s September 26, 2018 Order because the Order s an unprecedented attack on local control of Greendale’s largest asset, the public rights-of-way, for 5G technology; threatens the Village’s responsibility to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its residents; and threatens the Village of Greendale’s designation as a National Historic Landmark. The Village asked the FCC for changes that maintain a reasonable level of local control.  The Resolution was sent to the FCC and State and Federal officials.Resolution No. R2018-20 Greendale Wisconsin RESOLUTION RELATING TO EXPANDED USE OF PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY BY WIRELESS PROVIDERS FOR 5G TECHNOLOGY AND OTHER WIRELESS SERVICES, AND ASKING FOR CHANGES THAT MAINTAIN A REASONABLE LEVEL OF LOCAL CONTROL

Increasing Awareness of 5G Health Effects Internationally


Citizen Petitions on 5G

(Please contact us with petition hyperlinked so we can paste your petition in.)

5G Appeal for Scientists and Doctors

5G Appeal to Stop Deployment on Earth and Space 

See a video on 5G from Australia

This page will be updated soon as we compile more.

Where can I find published research on 5G? 

Please go to EHTs page on peer-reviewed published research on 5G 

Where can I learn more about 5G? 

Read EHTs Top 20 Facts On 5G: What You Need To Know About 5G Wireless And “Small” Cells

Read the EMF Scientist Appeal in the European Journal of Oncology.

Letters from the US Congress asking for documentation of safety in regards to the 5G rollout

Letter from Senator Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) and Rep Anna G. Eshoo (California) to the FCC 12/2018

Letter from Rep Thomas Suozzi (New York) to the FCC 4/2019

Letter from Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (Oregon) to the FCC 4/2019

Letter from Representative Andy Kim (New Jersey) to the FCC 4/2019


Chairman Pai’s Response to Members of Congress Regarding the Potential Impact of 5G Deployment on RF Exposure

Letter from the FCC to Senator Richard Blumenthal (Connecticut) and Rep Anna G. Eshoo (California)

Letter from the FCC to Rep Thomas Suozzi (New York)

Letter from the FCC to Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (Oregon)

Letter from the FCC to  Representative Andy Kim (New Jersey)

In a 2019 US Senate hearing on 5G where Blumenthal asks industry representatives about any research on the human health impact of 5G wireless technology and was told that industry is not supporting such research.

See Senator Richard Blumenthal’s Press Release “At Senate Commerce Hearing, Blumenthal Raises Concerns on 5G Wireless Technology’s Potential Health Risks.”

“I believe the American people deserve to know what the health effects are…We are flying blind here on health and safety”.

– Senator Richard Blumenthal


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