The Danish Health Authority Denied the Telecom Minister a 5G Assessment
EHT is sharing press release sent from from Davis Wedege, a Danish journalist who did a Freedom of Information request and found that in internal emails, the Danish health authority stated they could not provide the Danish Telecom minister with a 5G health assessment. Yet the Telecommunications office then stated the national health authority had approved 5G. When Wedege confronted the government health authority he states they wrote that the wording had been quoted out of context and produced a statement that they generally saw no risk with the roll-out of 5G.
Press Release from Danish journalist David Wedege
The Danish Health Authority Denied the Telecom Minister a 5G Assessment
“We have emphasized before that we are unable to make a valid health assessment of 5G”. “So we wonder why they state that we have. We have not been provided the necessary information to perform a valid health assessment.” These words belong to the Danish Health Authority (Sundhedsstyrelsen) under the Danish Government.
Am I certain? As certain as they wrote it, black on white. The quote appears in an internal memo sent by the health authority to the Danish government telecommunications authority (Energistyrelsen) on March 5, 2019.
The letter was only made public via a Freedom of Information request by a Danish journalist. This happened in accordance with Danish law, which grants the right to access some of the public administration documents.
The documents show that on December 20 2018, the health authority requested a large volume of information about 5G that was to form the basis for what the authority called “a valid health assessment”. Without that information, no valid assessment.
On February 8, 2019, the Danish telecommunications authority then sent a memo about 5G back to the health authority, which had been written by the Danish telecoms industry’s trade association (Teleindustrien). It was approximately two pages explaining that with the addition of 5G, the trade association forecasts an increased power density between 10 to 20 percent by 2025.
The health authority quickly responded to the Govt. telecoms authority on February 15, 2019. In very strong wording, the health authority emphasized that the telecommunications industry’s information was grossly inadequate. The health authority stated that it was still missing any useful information about 5G technology and refused to approve the roll-out of the technology from a health point of view.
Nevertheless, on February 25, 2019, the then acting Danish telecommunications minister Lars Christian Lilleholt from the Liberal Party of Denmark, said in a radio broadcast on the Danish Broadcasting Corporation that the health authority had approved 5G.
Lars Christian Lilleholt was responding directly to a phone-in question from a listener. At the same time, the Govt. telecoms authority was answering inquiries from concerned citizens with the same message: Don’t worry. The national health authority has approved this technology.
But it certainly had not.
In an internal memo dated March 5, 2019, the health authority then emphasized to the Govt. telecoms authority that the claim of approval was false. The health authority had yet to be provided even the most basic information about 5G and therefore was unable to perform a health assessment of the technology.
On March 26, within a few hours of journalist David Wedege confronting the health authority with the story, it had suddenly reversed its stance and urgently produced a statement saying that the health authority generally saw no risk with the roll-out of 5G.
But had the health authority really obtained the 5G information they had so strongly requested? The health authority has never been able to confirm that. Nothing suggests that they have been provided the material needed.
David Wedege followed up several times via e-mail. No clear answer has been given.
In a response from the health authority in late November, they wrote to journalist David Wedege that the wording had been quoted out of context. It should have been understood as the health authority had never been concerned about 5G. David Wedege disagrees and believes that the full-length documents obtained by the FOIA request, clearly show the health authority’s refusal to approve 5G.
Therefore, David Wedege chose to publish the FOIA documents in full on his own online news media, “Tabt Tråd”.
The story was ignored by the established Danish media. Journalist David Wedege, who has previously worked for the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, DR, as a news journalist and also for several Danish newspapers, wanted to have the story published in an established and state- supported media, as happens with the work of many Danish freelance journalists.
Another story critical of wireless radiation had already been dealt with by harassing parts of the editorial staff. So when the story of the conflict between the Minister of Telecommunications and the health authority was to be published, the story was withheld and delayed, making it further uncertain whether it would be published at all.
David Wedege went ahead and published the story on his own Facebook page, which was then shared between well over 100.000 Danish Facebook users – which is a large number for a small population such as the Danish (approximately 51⁄2 million inhabitants).
Although the story became very widespread, it wasn’t mentioned by any established Danish media. Quite astonishing! Its customary for Danish newspapers to clear the front page for a story of a Danish minister speaking untruthfully, with follow-up stories interviewing critical parliamentarians on TV and radio. Especially when it can be so solidly documented. The 2019 untruth of the year from a Danish minister, was probably ignored because it came with a story critical of the wireless roll- out. David Wedege runs his own independent news media, which runs global news on the wireless environmental issue.
“It’s very clear from the internal memos that the Danish Health Authority (Sundhedsstyrelsen) expressed a real and valid concern regarding 5G and that they wanted to play a critical and precautionary role. But another Danish governmental authority, the Department of Energy and Telecoms (Energistyrelsen), has obviously disavowed the Health Authority and in reality, usurped their power. In this case, agencies other than the Health Authority are telling them what they can assess in terms of health risks.”
“This means that the health authority simply points towards adherence to ICNIRP guidelines as sufficient basis for approval. But that is in direct contradiction to what the authority wrote in its memos on December 20, 2018. February 15, 2019 and March 5.”
He draws a parallel to NOAA in the U.S.A. NOAA warned the telecom industry against disturbing the weather forecast with 5G frequency use. Then FCC told NOAA that 5G couldn’t cause problems for weather forecasting.
“The health authority is used as a rubber stamp without caring if it’s right or not. The political and economic desire for 5G is obviously so strong that real experts in their own field are completely shut out. What on earth is this becoming?”
“And of course, the government health authority speaks with two tongues. There is a strong traditional sense that the authority will seek to assure the Danish population that nothing hazardous is going on in society; that the countries policies take care of environmental problems. True or not. The content of my disclosure was meant as an internal message. Not for the public.”
Links to articles:
The Denmark Board of Health Provides Recommendations to Reduce Cell Phone Radiation Exposure
“As a precautionary measure, the Board of Health recommends a series of simple steps you should follow to reduce exposure from mobile phones:
Use the headset or handsfree with earbud, conversation, or use the speakerphone feature
When possible, use text instead of call
Limit the duration of calls
Did not sleep with the phone close to the head
Limit conversations during low reception and while in transport.
Do not cover the phone with aluminum foil, special covers, etc.
Compare phones’ SAR value. Lower SAR require less exposure
News: Social Democrat asks critical 5G questions in Helsingør: “Helsingør is to be pilot city in Denmark with 5G trials, but a Social Democratic City Council member is now asking health-critical questions for the project.”
Note: In Denmark, there is a think tank and NGO named the Danish Council for Health Safe Telecom raising awareness on 5G and wireless radiation. A group is suing the Danish government to stop the rollout of 5G.
Picture: May 2019 Copenhagen Conference; Vibeke Frølund (Danish Council for Health Safe Telecom) David Wedege, journalist, Olle Johanssen PhD, Annie Sasco MD