PUT SIMPLY, WE ADVOCATE FOR ‘SAFE TECHNOLOGY’. BUT WHY?
The health of our communities is our truest wealth!
Did you know that all wireless technology emit non-ionizing RF radiation that has been proven to be harmful for our health? Or that there are more studies each year that confirm this link?
The safety standards we have in Ireland to ‘protect’ the public from RF radiation are not only 21 years outdated, but they only take into account the thermal effects of RF radiation. Since 1998, there have been thousands of studies clearly linking non-ionizing (non-thermal) radiation from this technology to serious health effects. In 2011 the WHO classified wireless microwave technology (cell towers, mobile phones, Wifi, smart meters, etc.) as a Class 2B Carcinogen (same as Chloroform, DDT and Lead). Now, in 2019, eight years after this decision was made, the WHO recognize that the body of independent scientific research is growing exponentially to reclassify RF radiation as a Class 1 Carcinogen--and thus this classification is being prioritized for review.
In 2011, the same year as the WHO classification, The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Resolution 1815) obliged Ireland and 46 other Governments to educate the public about the dangers of RF radiation from wireless technology, especially vulnerable populations: pregnant women and children - this never happened in Ireland.
The Irish Government has not provided clear & scientific-based information to the public about the safe and responsible use of wireless technology, as they are obliged to do by Resolution 1815. Consequently, there is a lack of education about the proven health effects of RF non-ionizing radiation and how wireless technology should be used responsibly to mitigate risk. This needs to be prioritized, to protect vulnerable populations and allow people to make informed decisions, especially parents.
WHAT HAVE WE DONE?
The Parlimentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in 2011 passed Resolution 1815 calling on all European governments to "for children in general, and particularly in schools and classrooms, give preference to wired Internet connections, and strictly regulate the use of mobile phones by schoolchildren on school premises”, and put in place information and awareness-raising campaigns on the risks of potentially harmful long-term biological effects on the environment and on human health. 9 years later this still has not been done. Ireland For Safe Technology has therefore sent this vital information to all 3962 primary and secondary schools in Ireland. View
We have helped local groups connect and get email campaigns to their local councillors underway. Currently 8 local councils have moratoriums on 5G roll-out in place with more on the way.
We have provided those concerned about 5G and other wireless technologies a way to find information, links, research, action plans and strategies to encourage the safe use of technologies.
We have provided up-to-date news on events concerning 5G roll-out in Ireland. News
We have stood with all the Irish anti-5G groups in Dublin during the world 5G protest day. Gallery
WHAT ARE WE PLANNING TO DO?
We will continue providing a platform for those who are concerned about 5G and other wireless technologies to find information, links, research, action plans and strategies to encourage the safe use of technologies in Ireland.
Nationally there are groups who are gathering to create awareness and working together to advocate for safe and responsible technology and to halt the roll-out of 5G until there has been sufficient, independent research done to verify it is safe for our communities, children, environment, wildlife and future generations. We intend to support these people in their efforts.
We will continue to help local groups organise email campaings for local council motions.
We will be exploring various legal options we have for pausing 5G roll-out.
We will continue to keep everyone up-to-date with important news concerning 5G and wireless technology in Ireland.