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



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

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 councillors 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 which was 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



Jura, Switzerland adopts 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

Actions proposed  in US states include:

  • Louisiana LawBill: Requests the Department of Environmental Quality in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Health to study the effects of evolving 5G technology. To urge and request the Department of Environmental Quality in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Health to study the environmental and health effects of evolving fifth generation cellular network technology (5G) and report its findings to the House Committee….WHEREAS, peer-reviewed studies on this topic show the potential for wide-range effects; and WHEREAS, 5G technology requires small cellular towers to be placed a short distance apart, closer than existing towers, at telephone pole height, and will operate in conjunction with the 3G and 4G technology infrastructure; andWHEREAS, the insurance industry may have placed exclusions in policies to exempt damage caused by this technology; and WHEREAS, certain manufacturers provide warnings to consumers regarding the reception of devices using this technology;…”
  • Proposed- 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?”
  • 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.”




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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