The country that has been using this communication technology for a year has slowed down its progress until its safety for people's health is proven.
Switzerland is one of the most advanced countries in Europe when it comes to 5G technology, but due to the demands of citizens for the safety of the health of the population, it has established an indefinite moratorium on the use of this network.
In the last year, Switzerland has raised 2,000 antennas to offer this type of coverage throughout the country. In fact, 5G officially started in April 2019 in the country despite the fact that fears of possible adverse health effects caused several local political initiatives to stop it. In several cantons, the authorities had already established moratoriums on deployment, and anti-5G movements have emerged across the country that have moved their protests to the streets of their main cities.
Today, from the Federal Office for the Environment, a notice has been issued by letter to local governments asking to paralyze the advance of 5G towers and thus allow more time to analyze the emission of radiation that could be harmful to health. Then, establish a single criterion throughout the country.
Doubts about the health effects of 5G are due to the fear that the electromagnetic radio frequency field it creates (significantly greater than that of existing networks such as 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi), together with the high number of antennas that demands can cause serious damage to the health of living beings.
Studies by the World Health Organization (WHO) indicated at the beginning of this decade that electromagnetic fields with frequencies between 30 kilohertz and 300 gigahertz, among which would be those of 5G, could be carcinogenic to humans, although they did not confirm fully this conclusion.
The power of the new electromagnetic fields could increase the cases of electrohypersensitivity, a sort of “allergy”To certain devices that is recognized as a disease only in the UK and Nordic countries.
Faced with all these doubts, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) defends that “there is no evidence”That electromagnetic fields from mobile phone networks are harmful to health.