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To: To Hon. Kris Faafoi, Minister for Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, and Prime Minister Rt Hon. Jacinda Ardern

Halt 5g in Aotearoa NZ

Halt 5g in Aotearoa NZ

We call on the New Zealand Government to exercise the Precautionary Principle and place a Moratorium on 5G until more independent scientific research is done on the cumulative biological effects of 5G on the health and safety of citizens and the environment, and the technology has been proven to be safe.

Why is this important?

Researchers, scientists, physicists, biologists and physicians internationally know that there are many health, safety, environmental, privacy, security and energy use issues associated with 5G, which have not been addressed.

It is vital that the Precautionary Principle is invoked in New Zealand, and the roll out of 5G is halted until it is proven safe for all life.

In an appeal to the European Union, more than 180 scientists and doctors from 36 countries warn about the danger of 5G, which will lead to a massive increase in involuntary exposure to electromagnetic radiation.

They say, “We, the undersigned scientists, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) on top of the 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi etc. for telecommunications already in place. RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment.”
“Evidence that radio frequency (RF) radiation is harmful to life is already overwhelming. The accumulated clinical evidence that the major diseases of modern civilization—cancer, heart disease and diabetes—are in large part caused by electromagnetic pollution, forms a literature base of well over 10,000 peer-reviewed studies.”

Insurance companies throughout the world, including the underwriters, Lloyds of London, are declining cover for any health problems or illnesses, which result from EMR (Electro-Magnetic Radiation), including 5G Technology. What does that tell us?

One of the initiators of the above appeal is Dr. L. Hardell, Professor of Oncology at Örebro University in Sweden. He states: “The telecom industry is trying to roll out technology that may have very real, unintended harmful consequences. Scientific studies, both recently and over many years, have identified harmful effects on health when testing wireless products under realistic conditions. We are very concerned that the increase in radiation exposure by 5G leads to damage that cannot be reversed”.
Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plants and animals.

5G stopped in Brussels
Plans for a pilot project to provide high-speed 5G wireless internet in Brussels have been halted due to fears for the health of citizens.
Environmental Minister Céline Fremault explains: "I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected. The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt."

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NOTE: Neither we nor Greenpeace support or associate with the dangerous destruction of cell towers recently which pose a risk to people’s health and safety. Nor does Greenpeace support the harmful conspiracy theories about a connection between Covid-19 and 5G.

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Reasons for signing

  • I have signed this petition because of reports i have read that have concerns around the safety of 5G.where there are concerns there needs to be time to examine all infirmatio without the influence of other factors like money.
  • This is being forced on us with no consultation
  • Becaus it is dangerous


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