From Kompetenzinitiative e.V. 5th May 2022
STOA study in German translation
EU review on carcinogenic and reproductive health risks
In June 2021, the Science and Technology Options Assessment Committee (STOA) of the European Parliament published the study “Health effects of 5G. Current knowledge on the carcinogenic and reproductive development risks associated with 5G, as derived from epidemiological studies and experimental in vivo studies result”. The STOA Committee is a committee of the European Parliament dealing with science and technology assessment.
The results of the STOA report can be summarized as follows:
- In the synopsis of the results from epidemiology, in-vivo and in-vitro studies, there is evidence from animal experiments for a carcinogenic potential, especially for the previously used mobile radio frequency ranges of GSM, UMTS and LTE (FR1: 700 to 3,800 MHz), as well negative effects on fertility.
- There are no adequate studies available for 5G in the higher frequency range (FR2: 24.25 to 52.6 GHz). That is why the study describes 5G as an experiment on the population.
- In the assessment, the non-thermal effects must be taken into account, which has not been done so far. The ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) is directly criticised for this. The reference values of their guidelines only protect against thermal effects.
- The authors of the study call for a 5G expansion freeze (for 5G in the higher frequency range, FR2: 24.25 to 52.6 GHz), further research on the high 5G frequencies FR2, education of the population and a focus on the expansion of fiber optic networks.
This is significant in two ways: According to the STOA report, the probability that the radiation of the frequencies used so far (FR1: 450 to 6000 MHz) causes cancer, damages fertility and particularly vulnerable organisms is confirmed by the latest research results. Anyone who claims that 5G (FR2: 24 to 100 GHz) is harmless is passing off ignorance as knowledge.
The report therefore proposes the following consequences:
- “7.1 Deciding on a new technology for mobile phones that enables a reduction in RF exposure…
- 2 Revision of public and environmental exposure limits to reduce RF exposure from cell towers…
- 3 Adoption of measures that provide incentives to reduce RF-EMF exposure…
- 4 Encourage multidisciplinary scientific research to assess the long-term health effects of 5G and find an appropriate method for monitoring exposure to 5G…
- 5 Promotion of information campaigns about 5G.”(p. 152 ff)