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Controversial phone mast plan is thrown out at Appleton
United Kingdom Created: 6 Aug 2021
PLANNING chiefs at Warrington have thrown out proposals for a mobile phone mast in Longwood Road, Dudlow’s Green Appleton.

The proposal by CK Hutchison Networks was for a 20m mast with a wraparound cabinet and associated ancillary work.
The borough council’s development management committee rejected the scheme after hearing there had been 28 objections from members of the public, an objection from Appleton Parish Council and also from local borough councillors.

Officers had also recommended the scheme be refused.

They said the siting and appearance of the mast would be acceptable but that it would be detrimental to highway safety because it could obscure the view of pedestrians using a nearby crossing.

There were also concerns over the impact on nearby protected trees.
Members of the public also objected because of the proximity of houses, overbearing impact because of land levels and harm to the character of the area.

The applicants claimed there was a need to upgrade their network to improve coverage and capacity, mosty notably in relation to 5G services.

They said the site was chosen to avoid interference with other networks.
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Source: Warrington Worldwide, David Skentelbery, 05 Aug 2021

"Good news" claim after bid to build Hartlepool 5G phone mast is rejected again
United Kingdom Created: 30 Jul 2021
Council chiefs have said it is "good news" that an appeal against their decision to refuse a 20-metre tall 5G phone mast has been dismissed.

Hartlepool Borough Council’s planning committee heard last month that an appeal had been submitted over a decision from officers to reject plans for the mast in the town’s Lynn Street.

The proposals, submitted by Hutchison UK, stated the mast would have improved 5G mobile phone services in the area for network Three users.

Yet Daniel James, council planning team leader, told the committee’s latest meeting: “The application was refused under delegated powers, owing to the impact on the sighting and appearance of the area.

“Quite positively the inspector dismissed the appeal and supported the officers decision, which was good news.”

Planning Inspectorate report author Chris Baxter concluded: “The proposal would be an obtrusive feature that would have a harmful effect on the character and appearance of the surrounding area.

“It would appear as an unusual feature that dominates the street scene.

“From the evidence before me, I am not convinced that alternative options including other sites or redesign of the proposal have been fully explored.”

The application is one of several rejected bids for 5G masts across town.

In response to the appeal over the Lynn Street plans being dismissed, a Three spokesperson stressed they believed they had chosen the most suitable location to serve Hartlepool neighbourhoods.

They said: “5G rollout is vital for residents and business of Hartlepool.

“We want to offer the local area a great network experience and our planners determined that a new site was required to deliver it.”
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Source: Hartlepool Mail, Nic Marko, 29 Jul 2021

Residents celebrate victory in fight against 20m mobile phone mast on Sheffield estate
United Kingdom Created: 28 Jul 2021
Delighted residents on a Sheffield housing estate are celebrating victory in a campaign to stop a giant phone mast being built in the middle of land where their children play.

They said it should be placed in a nearby industrial estate instead, which already had a mobile phone mast just 30m away.

But now Sheffield Council planning officials have thrown the plans out, leaving those who fought against the scheme at the corner of Clement Street and Allende Way believing it to be now 'dead in the water'.

In a document confirming the plan had been rejected, the council stated: “The local planning authority considers that the proposed mast, owing to its scale, siting and appearance, will form an obtrusive feature in the street scene that will be out of keeping in the locality and harmful to the visual amenity of the area.”

Resident Anto Heley, who had been among those fighting the plans, said they did not expect an appeal from the mobile phone company, as they had already started speaking to the consultants who had been working on the project about alternative sites, which they hope will be in the nearby industrial estate.

He said: “We feel as though everything is now going to work out for the best. From what we have heard from the planners and the consultants, plans to put it where they had originally proposed are dead in the water.

“We want to thank The Star for its help raising awareness of our campaign.”

He said they would be happy to work with officials to find a more suitable location.

A spokesman for Vodafone's infrastructure partner, Cornerstone, had said Vodafone customers expect to use their devices wherever they live, work and travel, which is why Cornerstone had proposed the new site for Darnall, and the mast would provide customers in the area with stronger and more reliable voice coverage and fast mobile data speeds.
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Source: The Star, David Kessen, 26 Jul 2021

17 minutes a day on mobile device over ten year period increases risk of tumours by 60%
United Kingdom Created: 11 Jul 2021
Researchers analysed the results of 46 different studies into mobile phone use. These were from the US, Sweden, UK, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand. They found that using a device for 17 minutes per day over 10 years was an issue. This time caused a 60 per cent increased risk of developing cancerous tumours. It also resulted in twice the risk of developing a brain tumour over a decade. Study authors say people should use a landline wherever possible for calls.

Using a mobile phone for as little as 17 minutes per day over 10 years increases the risk of developing cancerous tumours by up to 60 per cent, a surprising study found.

The controversial research involved statistical analysis of 46 different studies into mobile phone use and health around the world, by experts from UC Berkeley.

They found that using a mobile for 1,000 hours, or roughly 17 minutes per day over a ten year period, increased the risk of developing cancerous tumours by 60 per cent.

Researchers say that radiation from mobile signals 'interfere with cellular mechanisms' and can result in the creation of stress proteins that cause DNA damage, tumours and even cell death in extreme cases.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) denies any link, saying there is 'no consistent or credible scientific evidence of health problems caused by the exposure to radio frequency energy emitted by cell phones.'

Berkeley experts examined earlier studies carried out in the US, Sweden, UK, Japan, South Korea, and New Zealand to get a broad picture of mobile use and health.

The rate of mobile phone ownership is increasing, with studies showing a rise from 87 per cent of homes having at least one device in 2011, to over 95 per cent in 2020.

Study author Joel Moskowitz said people should minimise time on mobile phones, keep them away from their body and use a landline for calls where possible.

Studies examining a link between mobile phone usage and cancer are controversial, said Moskowitz, who said it is a 'highly sensitive political topic'.

He said there are significant economic ramifications for the powerful mobile phone industry, which also funds a number of studies into the subject.

The Berkeley team conducted the research with the South Koreas National Cancer Center and Seoul National University.

'Cell phone use highlights a host of public health issues and it has received little attention in the scientific community, unfortunately,' said Moskowitz.

However, the Food and Drug Administration in the US says on its website there is 'no consistent or credible scientific evidence of health problems caused by the exposure to radio frequency energy emitted by cell phones.'

Michelle Mitchell, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive said that the review looks at findings of previous research into the health impact of mobile phones.

She said the results were mixed,' adding that 'there are some important limitations with some of the studies used.

'For example some were done in animals, while others compared people who already had cancer and asked them to remember past mobile phone use rather than tracking people over time.

'Research is still on-going into the longer-term effects, but overall, the best scientific evidence shows that using mobile phones does not increase the risk of cancer.'

A Public Health England spokesperson reiterated that sentiment.

Adding: 'There is no convincing evidence that exposure to electromagnetic fields has adverse health effects provided exposures are below recommended guideline levels.'

Moskowitz says many of the studies showing no link have been fully or part funded by the mobile phone industry, adding there is obvious evidence of a link if you look at the wider picture, and compare multiple studies to look for a trend.

He said many experts who support a link say the modulation of wireless devices makes the radiation energy more 'biologically active'.

'This then interferes with our cellular mechanisms, opening up calcium channels, for example, and allowing calcium to flow into the cell and into the mitochondria within the cell, interfering with our natural cellular processes and leading to the creation of stress proteins and free radicals and, possibly, DNA damage.'

'And, in other cases, it may lead to cell death,' he added.

'A big reason there isn't more research about the health risks of radiofrequency radiation exposure is because the US government stopped funding this research in the 1990s,' he said.

One exception was a $30 million rodent study published in 2018 by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' National Toxicology Program, which found 'clear evidence' of carcinogenicity from cellphone radiation.

However, the FDA dismissed the findings of that study, saying the findings don't apply to humans, calling them 'over-hyped'.

Moskowitz says the FDA is 'controlled by the telecom industry,' with a revolving door between membership of the FCC and people working in telecom.

'The industry spends about $100 million a year lobbying Congress,' he said.

Over 250 scientists who have researched health effects of non-ionising electromagnetic fields from mobile devices, have signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal, which calls for health warnings and stronger exposure limits.

'So, there are many scientists who agree that this radiation is harmful to our health,' explained Moskowitz.

A number of studies have tried to settle the debate over cell radiation. Rates of a particular kind of heart cancer do seem to be linked to greater cell phone usage, but the number of people with the rare disease is small.

The UC Berkeley team worked to apply statistical analysis to 46 different studies conducted in multiple countries to see if there was a consistent outcome.

They found a mixed set of results, but when focusing on those with 'high quality methodology' they found a 'clear link' between mobile phone radiation and increased risk of developing tumours.

Specifically, spending 17 minutes per day on average using your mobile phone over a decade increased the risk of cancerous tumours by 60 per cent.

'Most recently, on March 1, 2021, a report was released by the former director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which concluded that there is a "high probability" that radiofrequency radiation emitted by cellphones causes gliomas and acoustic neuromas, two types of brain tumors,' Moskowitz said.

He recommends people minimise their use of mobile and cordless phones in order to reduce their radiation exposure time.

He said you should 'use a landline whenever possible' and if you do use a mobile 'turn off the WiFi and Bluetooth if you're not going to use them'.

'Distance is your friend,' the study author added, saying that keeping the phone 10 inches from your body results in a 10,000-fold reduction in exposure - so make a call using the speaker rather than hold it to your ear.

'Further studies using the exact data on the time spent on cellular phones are warranted to confirm our findings,' the authors wrote.

The findings have been published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health:
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Source: Daily Mail, Ryan Morrison, 08 Jul 2021

Councillor Fitzpatrick rallies Addiscombe residents to object to 5G mast
United Kingdom Created: 20 Jun 2021
An Addiscombe councillor has stepped in to try to protect the local environment by demanding “Not In Our Back Yard” over proposals to build a massive 5G telecommunications mast on a patch of public green space.

Jerry Fitzpatrick, the veteran councillor for Addiscombe West, has flagged up the proposals from infrastructure company Cornerstone which threatens to destroy trees and build over the green space to make way for their mast.

One tree under threat was planted recently as a memorial to a much-admired local, “the Running Lady of Addiscombe”.

Residents in the area received a letter from Cornerstone earlier this week.

They want to submit a planning application to erect a radio base station on the grass planted area outside 71 Addiscombe Road, not far from the Lebanon Road tram stop.

This would involve the installation of a monopole nearly 70-feet high, supporting six antennae, plus a cabinet and ancillary works. Cornerstone state that this would provide the neighbourhood with improved 3G, 4G and 5G mobile phone coverage.

In a message to residents, the councillor wrote, “This grass planted area is home to a variety of wildlife which contributes valuably to biodiversity in our community.

“It is home to the tree which the community planted in 2017 in memory of Joan Pick, the remarkable Park Hill resident who for the last 45 years of her life did not use – either in her home or as a form of travel – any carbon-depleting form of energy, and was recognisable to all as ‘the running lady’ because she literally ran to and from her every destination.”

Councillor Fitzpatrick encourages residents to email, who is seeking to take into account public opinion before making an application to erect the mast. There is a June 28 deadline for submissions.

“If Cornerstone choose to submit an application, I shall of course inform local residents as soon as I can of this threat to our green space so that you can make your views clear to the planning authority,” Fitzpatrick writes.
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Source: Inside Croydon, 19 Jun 2021

BOLTON: 5G phone mast plans for two sites previously rejected by council
United Kingdom Created: 8 Jun 2021
A TELECOMS firm has resubmitted plans for two 5G phone masts which were thrown put by planners last month when they were described as ‘wholly incongruous’.

Earlier this year, Hutchison UK Ltd applied to install an 18 metre pole at Elgin Street/Shepherds Cross Street, Brownlow Fold, Halliwell, and a second 20 metre pole close to a primary school on Belmont Road in Sharples.

Those plans were rejected but the firm has now said it will reduce the height of both masts to 15 metres to lessen the visual impact.

In documents sent with the application Hutchison said “the height of the poles have been reduced down to the absolute minimum capable of providing the required essential new 5G coverage”.

The proposed site at Elgin Street and Shepherd Cross Street has residential properties to the north, north east and north west and to the south is a play park.

A planning report on the April application said the mast “would be a wholly incongruous and dominant feature, that would be harmful to the mostly residential setting”.

Similar factors were cited in turning down the application on Belmont Road, which is close to to High Lawn primary school.

In the applications Hutchison said the new installations were essential for their customers to access new technology.

Their applications, states: “This specific proposal forms part of an integral requirement for expansion of the 5G telecommunications network within the BL1 area.

“Mobile phone base stations operate on a low power and accordingly base stations therefore need to be located in the areas they are required to serve.

“Increasingly, people are also using their mobiles in their homes and this means we need to position base stations in, or close to, residential areas.”

Hutchison also provided details of locations close to the Belmont Road site which it had rejected due to proximity to other cell sites and residential properties.

They were two other sites on Belmont Road, Andrew Lane, Sharples Hall Drive, the corner of Mackenzie Street/Athlone Avenue and Blackburn Road.

For the Halliwell site they said “there are no other viable locations in the search area to site the equipment”.

After the previous rejections a spokesman for phone network Three, for whom Hutchison is planning the mast sites, said: “Access to 5G has a vital role to play in boosting local economies, helping residents and businesses get faster and more reliable network coverage.

“We are assessing our options for continuing to supply 5G and improved 4G to the residents and businesses of Halliwell and Sharples. We will work with the council to find a way forwards.”
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Source: The Bolton News, Chris Gee, 25 May 2021

People power helps block plans for giant telephone poles in Hartlepool streets
United Kingdom Created: 8 Jun 2021
Concerned residents have been handed a boost after controversial plans for several new telephone masts in Hartlepool up to 20 meteres tall were refused.

Hartlepool Borough Council’s planning department has refused proposals for numerous new telephone masts in the town after scores of complaints were received from concerned residents.

More than 20 objections were lodged against plans, submitted by Hutchison UK Ltd, for a 20metre telephone mast on the corner of Bamburgh Road and Clavering Road.

Concerns raised included “unsightly views” for residents, its proximity to nearby schools, along with the mast impeding on the available space on footpaths.

Over 20 residents raised concerns over plans for an 18metre-tall mast from the same applicant on the corner of Throston Grange Lane and Pembroke Grove.

Five objections were also lodged over plans for an 18metre mast adjacent to Wooler Road roundabout.

Similar applications were also submitted by Hutchison for 20metre masts on the corner of Mountbatten Road and Cleveland Road, and on land adjacent to the Training and Enterprise Centre in Lynn Street.

However council planning officers have refused all of the applications, in each case noting the location and appearance of the masts would have a negative impact on the area.

A report from senior council planning officer Laura Alderson, in concluding to refuse the proposals for the Throston Grange Lane site, said the development is “unacceptable” in the location for several reasons.

She said: “It is considered that the siting and appearance of the proposed development is unacceptable with respect to the impact on the character and appearance of the surrounding area and to trees.

“The proposed development would result in an overbearing impact on the outlook from a number of neighbouring properties and their gardens.”

Planning documents submitted by WHP Telecoms Ltd, on behalf of the applicant, stated the proposals would have improved 5G mobile phone services in the area.

It said: “Three are in the process of building out the UK’s fastest 5G network.

“To bring this new technology to the people H3G (Three) will need to provide a mix of upgrades to existing sites and the building of new sites.

“In this area there is an acute need for a new mast to deliver the above.”

Objections to the Throston Grange Lane plans stated the mast would be an “eyesore” in the area, and similar concerns were lodged over the proposals for the site on the corner of Bamburgh Road and Clavering Road.

A Bellasis Grove resident said: “We do not want the aesthetics of the local area to be blighted with the introduction of a 20 metre eyesore so close to our home.

“There is potential for vandalism and antisocial behaviour that has already been apparent in other areas of the country by those who protest against the erection of 5G monopoles and associated equipment.”

Another resident on the street added: “The monopole is not in scale with the local buildings, making it visually intrusive and unacceptably prominent within the local area, overshadowing the natural features.”
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Source: Hartlepool Mail, Nic Marko, 02 Jun 2021

Relief as bid for 5G mast in middle of Halesowen housing estate thrown out
United Kingdom Created: 8 Jun 2021
A BID for a "monstrosity" mast in the middle of a Halesowen housing estate has been thrown out after more than 200 objections were received.

Hutchinson 3G wanted to build a towering 18-metre 5G mast at the rear of 7, Cricklewood Drive, on the Abbeyfields estate.

The proposal, which attracted hundreds of objections from residents of roads including Cricklewood Drive, Hamilton Avenue, Carisbrooke Drive, Westdean Close and Hartsbourne Drive, has been thrown out by council planners to their delight.

Councillor David Vickers, who welcomed the news, said it was the first time a mast he had objected to had been thrown out, and he has objected to masts in his ward since 1967.

He said: "I'm very, very pleased.

"It was totally the wrong position, on one of the largest housing estates in the borough and its size and appearance would have dwarfed surrounding properties.

"I totally understand why residents felt it would have devalued their properties.

"This is the first time a mast I have objected to has been thrown out.

"The first one I objected to was in 1967, so this is history making for me."

A report by council planners states: "A fine balance needs to be struck between providing the increase capacity for the mobile technology in such residential area and protecting the impact on residential amenity.

"Whilst mobile phone masts are becoming a common feature of the streetscene not just across the Dudley Borough, but across the UK, it is considered that in this case a 18m high mast located in this wholly residential location is not appropriate.

"By virtue of its siting and size, the proposal would be in an exposed and prominent position in the street scene and would materially harm the character and appearance of this residential area.

"It is therefore considered that this forms sustainable grounds upon which to recommend refusal of the application."

Letters of objection centred around the mast being "detrimental to mental health," it being an eyesore, ruining views and devaluing properties and possible health concerns.

One objection stated: "This is completely the wrong site for this monstrosity, a quiet residential area.

"There is waste land on Manor Way. Mucklow Hill is largely industrial.

"I don't understand why what is literally almost in my back garden should be chosen as suitable.

"I have just retired after 40 years teaching local children, I was going to spend a lot of time enjoying my garden ..... but now...for no good reason it will be ruined.

"I am heartbroken."

The estate of around 500 homes is near Leasowes Park and Manor Way in Lapal.

Councillor Vickers said he is worried where the mast will now go. He said a better spot would be on Manor Way close to the motorway.

Hutchinson 3G have been contacted for comment.
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Source: Halesowen News, Helen Attwood, 01 Jun 2021

(2020) Man allergic to electricity says it has made him a prisoner in his own home
United Kingdom Created: 14 May 2021
Former bodybuilder Bruno Berrick says the condition, electromagnetic hypersensitivity, left him 'a bag of bones'.

A father of three who claims to be allergic to electricity says he has been left trapped in his own home due to extreme symptoms.

Bruno Berrick, 48, says he began experiencing unexplained burning sensations in his face, popping in his head and lost a massive five stone in weight caused by a reaction to electromagnetic waves.

The former bodybuilder and greyhound trainer from Rothwell in Northamptonshire says it took him years to discover what was causing the symptoms.

He later realised he was suffering from a are and controversial condition called Electrosensitivity - also known as Electromagnetic hypersensitivity, Electrophobia, or Electromagnetic Field Intolerance Syndrome.

Studies suggest that around 4% of people in the UK claim to suffer from some sort of sensitivity or discomfort to electromagnetic fields (EMF).

However it is still up for debate whether the syndrome even exists - and electromagnetic hypersensitivity is currently not recognised by medical professionals as a diagnosable condition.

In fact, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommend that anyone presenting with claims of electrosensitivity to be psychologically evaluated.

His condition mirrors that of Chuck McGill, a high-flying lawyer in the Breaking Bad spin-off series Better Call Saul.

But Bruno, and and partner Lisa Chambers, 34, say his condition is all too real.

Speaking for just a very brief phone call to avoid what he said was "excruciating physical discomfort", he said he was a normal guy until he began to suffer debilitating fatigue four years ago.

He has since spent upwards of £200,000 travelling the world - including stints in Germany and the USA - in a quest to discover what was causing the debilitating symptoms.

He lost five stone and went from being a hard worker and boxer who loved life to spending months stuck in bed without the energy to move.

He said: "I was a builder - I’m not one of these to go off on one.

"I was just your normal everyday bloke you know? I was a greyhound trainer - trained greyhounds for a living, I was working all day, I’ve got three little kids, I’m living proof of what it does to you."

He added: "I've been seriously ill for about four years - nobody could find out what it was.

"I went everywhere, spent about £200,000 trying to find out what was wrong with me. I didn’t know what it was, we had the internet in the house, wi-fi, a smart TV, all of this and I went to bones - I was a 15 stone, big , powerful builder and I went to 10 and a half stone.

"I was like a bag of bones. I was in bed for six months with chronic fatigue but nobody knew what it was.

"I had a clicking and popping sensation in my head when there was electricity on, and a burning face when I went outside."

Eventually, he says he started to find answers in the American west coast city of Seattle where he tested positive for pesticide poisoning.

He said: "In 2016 I got poisoned by pesticides because I lived next to a field that they were spraying but nobody knew what it was.

"I ended up about a year and a half later having to go to America, Seattle in Washington and they found it in about two days. They sent a urine sample to Kansas and it came back and said I was full of pesticides.

"Basically, it stripped my immune system. It went down to nothing and I kept getting infection after infection and it's turned into this."

Despite finding answers as to why he had suddenly started feeling different, Bruno still didn't feel sure of what was wrong with him until he met a man by the name of Geoff Simmonds.

Bruno said: "I went to a seminar in Brighton about a year ago and there was a man there who had the same problem as me and he did a seminar on it.

"A load of doctors from around the world came to this seminar and I thought ‘Jesus, that sounds like me.’

Geoff told me you will not get better until you’re totally protected - away from wi-fi internet, mobile phones, everything.

Lisa added: "He sent us an EMF reader, he said go round the house and see where it gets the highest.

"We went upstairs into our little girl’s room and it was getting higher and higher and we pointed it out the window and there was a phone mast in direct view of our bedroom window."

Bruno says that in his previous home, which was next to a phone tower, he was "shaking physically and trembling inside".

Following the discovery, the family moved into a caravan in a remote part of Rutland to escape the electromagnetic waves. Staying there for six months, away from the house, he said he gained some weight and his energy had started to return.

When the couple moved back they set their sights on their new home which has now been made secure for Bruno.

They have painted the new bungalow in 5G protective paint - which blocks electric and radio waves. He also keeps the electric turned off, which means no lights, no heating, no TV, or his "eyes go black within ten minutes."

And despite being able to keep his symptoms at bay while in his home, Bruno says he is now trapped in his protective house, unable to go outside.

However as the cold weather and dark nights approach, the family need to use the electricity to keep the house warm. So they have now opted to create a low-tech electricity-free protective haven in the garden where he plans to spend the rest of the winter so his family can have the heating on.

Partner Lisa said: "We’re having a building built in the garden for him because the darker nights are coming now we’ve got three kids and we cant put the heating on, we can’t put the lights on so he’s having a building.

"We’re getting that all protected for him and putting a wood burner in there and a snooker table so he’s got something to do because he can't watch TV and he’s read every book under the sun already."

She added: "He cannot leave the house because people are walking around with phones all the time and within five minutes of him walking past them he will be seriously paralysed.

"It’s hard for people to get their head round it but when you’ve lived with it for four years its absolute hell really. You know what it's like these days, it's technology crazy."
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Source: Manchester Evening News, Zara Whelan, 16 Mov 2020

United Kingdom Created: 23 Apr 2021
Legal Action Against 5G led by Michael Mansfield QC have recently lodged their case against the government.

The Defendants are




The Claimants are represented by Michael Mansfield QC, Philip Rule and Lorna Hackett of Hackett & Dabbs LLP

The case concerns an important issue of public safety. It raises the risk to which members of the public, including particular vulnerable individuals, and children, are being exposed without having consented to or agreed to expose themselves to that risk; and without an adequate and proper consideration undertaken by the relevant safeguarding authorities of the creation of those man-made public health risks.

We provided documents containing evidence from a multitude of respected and eminent experts concerning the health effects of the technology used by 5G, and the attendant risks to the public and individuals, upon which the Defendants declined to act.

The Defendants cannot lawfully continue to ignore or overlook the evidence that indicates the existence of a risk that has not been quantified. To date there has been a failure to engage with this body of evidence, and an inappropriate attempt to delegate any assessment of risk to an external body – a body against which membership legitimate criticism of industry finance and conflict of interest is levelled.

The issues include:

the absence of due investigation of the nature and extent of the risks to the safety of individuals, and human health by the relevant United Kingdom authorities;

the absence of appropriate measures, systems and safeguarding steps to address the identified risks or potential risks; and
a failure to adopt and apply a precautionary principle, or informed foresight, to the exposure of non-consenting children and adults to a risk of harm.

The law provides a framework that demonstrates the unlawfulness of the inaction and errors of the executive bodies we have challenged.
Holding to account the executive or legislative authorities to comply with the law and legal duties is undoubtedly a proper and essential function for the Court, especially in the context of protection of individuals from harm that includes loss of life or serious injury.

The grounds are:

The Defendants are in breach of section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 resulting from omissions and failings in violation of the positive obligations required to be met by Articles 2, 3 and/or 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The Defendants have failed to consider the best interests of children when considering formulating, updating or reviewing the appropriate approach to 5G policy and risk assessment for exposed children. In the alternative, they have failed to make this a primary consideration.

The Defendants are in breach of the Public Sector Equality Duty (“PSED”) (s149 EA 2010). There has been no equality assessment, within the meaning and terms of the PSED, to properly inform and be considered in decisions as to the risk posed by RFR and affecting for example approval of 5G generally and/or of permissible locations of 5G and/or of the policy to adopt ICNIRP guidelines.

The SSHSC is in breach of his statutory duty under s2A of the National Health Service Act 2006, either resulting from (a) unlawful delegation or abdication of the statutory function to an external private organisation; and/or (b) irrationally failing to take appropriate steps under this power and/or failing to exercise a discretion in accordance with the statutory purpose.

The Defendants have failed to take into account as a relevant consideration, and give due and proper consideration to, all the evidence, information and concerns which we have raised with them.

The Defendants have failed to provide adequate and sufficient reasons for the decision not to establish a process to investigate and establish the adverse health effects and risks of adverse health effects from 5G technology and/or for discounting the risks presented by the evidence available.


The Claimants wish to thank all the many members of the public who have supported them including those that have written messages of encouragement, some of which have been heart wrenching, on the Crowd Justice site; who watch our updates on progress and the thousands who have given donations in support of this legal action. It is for those who have written letters, signed petitions and campaigned, the scientists, doctors and engineers that have put their names to appeals and all the many who have supported our work. It is for those who remain puzzled or uninformed but feel unwell or develop any of the many symptoms that are associated with or worsened by radiation. And it is for our shared environment that does not have a say but for which we, as responsible citizens, are custodians.

Meanwhile our work continues in earnest, and we wish to thank all of you for your continuing support. We will issue further information as this matter progresses.

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Source: Action Against 5G, via email, 22 Apr 2021

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