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Hands up that is against 5G. Twenty Italian municipalities have done so: many have issued or will issue a ban on the installation of antennas and the experimentation of new networks. The band thickens and does not stop at city halls.
Among parliamentarians, regional, provincial and municipal, there are 165 acts requiring (but not always obtained) to block technology or deepen its effects. The list is updated byItalian 5G stop alliance, born for the purpose of a "national moratorium immediately in defense of public health".
Opponents of 5G
The orders are firmly in line with the European Union's precautionary principle and prohibit the experimentation or installation of infrastructure, in most cases "awaiting a new classification of carcinogenesis published byInternational Agency for Research on Cancer"The twenty regulations come from small bipartisan centers and administrations.
The largest municipality involved is that of San Lazaro di Savina, just over 30,000 residents in the province of Bologna. The neo-Renaissance mayor, Isabella Conti, stopped. Kogan is one of 120 small centers selected to experiment with 5G technology. The municipality of Valle de Aosta has requested a cancellation of the project, and Mayor Franco Alera – after writing to the president of the republic – has promised a suspension order (not yet issued).
Four measures already approved come from Padova province: Baone, Toreglia, Tribano and Montregto Terme. Then there is Prasco and Ricaldone (Alessandria), Caresana and Lozzolo (Vercelli), Camponogara (Venice), Kaneva (Pordenone), Dozza (Bologna), Longare (Vicenza), Marsaglia (Cuneo) is Perloz (AO).
Most anti-5G measures are concentrated in Northern Italy. But four suspension regulations come from the southern municipalities: Skezano Ioniko (Matera), Montecorvino Pugano (Salerno), Castiglione Cosentino and Delia (Caltanissetta).
If the provisional becomes final
Although the data-gathering organization speaks of a "moratorium", municipalities are proposing a suspension of caution. That is, basically, they are waiting for more to be known. However, the vague panorama does not reduce the measures. The concept of "certainty" about the relationship between radiofrequency exposure and health damage is more slippery than it appears.
The Scientific Committee on Health, the Environment and Developmental Risks has requested additional information. The report of the Higher Institute of Health "Radiofrequency Radiation and Tumors: A Synthesis of Scientific Evidence" recalls thatInternational Agency for Research on Cancer includes exposure to radiofrequency in the group of "possible carcinogens". But, he explains, the classification is based on "evidence not far from the conclusions that exposure can cause cancer" and "poor support" of the studies.
"Subsequent assessments – the report continues – agree that the evidence regarding the possible association between exposure to RF and risk of tumors weakened. " "As for future 5G networks – the document goes on – it is currently not possible to predict the environmental level of exposure to radio frequencies associated with the development ofInternet of Things".
It is true that "broadcasters will increase, but will have an average power lower than that of current installations, and the rapid temporal variation of signals due to addressable radiation to the user will further reduce the average field level in the surrounding areas." In short: there is always a margin of uncertainty that can be invoked as a precaution. Postponement of installations to a later date.
The steps to court
5G also goes through the courts. on tar dismissed the appeal of The Iliad, who appealed to the administrative judges to overturn the decision of the Municipality of Bologna, which refused to allow the operator the opportunity to reconfigure some telephone antennas given 5G. The ruling – the TAR order – is legitimate because "the public interest must be regarded as prevailing."
The administrative courts can pass again. In January, the ministries of environment, health and education were required to set up – within six months – an information campaign on the risks associated with mobile phone use. A case that can be repeated with 5G frequencies.
5G in parliament
Beyond verdicts, scientific studies and customs, the numbers confirm how – as the transition from experimentation to diffusion approaches – concerns about 5G are rising. Behind the twenty defendants who have already said "no" so far, there are 145 more. Stop 5G has also arrived in Rome. There are 13 parliamentary acts (almost all issues, with proposal and agenda).
To promote them is a very small group of MPs and senators. In the Chamber, four are signed by the former 5 stars (today a mixed group) Sarah Kunial. One of the Galeazzo Bignami of Fraternities d 'Italia and one of Matteo Dahl & # 39; Oso, selected by the 5 Star Movement and moved to Forza Italy. In the Senate, the leader of Misto, elected with Liberia and Ungali, Loredana De Petris, called for "5G population protection guidelines" to be identified.
But in the Palazzo Mama question champions Andrea de Bertoldi of Fratelli d'Italia are first and foremost Saverio De Bonis (another former 5-star hotel in the Misto group today). They have developed three acts to obtain information on the possible electromagnet and to call for greater transparency. In one question, De Bonis states that logging would be under way because they would impede "signal propagation" and "big business on 5G". And he asks ministers if "I am aware of what is happening."
Municipalities, Provinces, Regions
However, most of the traffic passes locally. The municipalities in which 5G proposals and resolutions were submitted are 63. They range from requesting additional information to organizing conferences.
Another 56 acts of the municipality were presented, but rejected. Then there are three provinces that have moved: Bolzano and Trento they did it with movement; Barletta-Andrija-Trani following a (currently unsuccessful) appeal to the municipalities Codacons he demanded that he complain of the precautionary principle and prohibit experimentation.
Then, ten documents, presented at the regional level, including questions, suggestions and question time. True: not all documents are approved. And many are limited to suggestions without specific effects. But they are still a signal. So much soANCI (association of Italian municipalities) is trying to relax the climate and calm the alarm.
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