Website editor’s note:  One of the many concerning aspects of 5G is that not only would the wireless industry like to install “small cells’ that produce millimetre wave radiation every 150 metres or so in urban areas, there are also companies that want to beam 5G frequencies to earth from space.

Even New Zealand, with its tiny (by world standards) population of four million people is potentially in the firing line for this sort of space-based 5G irradiation with Elon Musk’s SpaceX providing a submission to the 2018 consultation* on 5G.

Based on Australian research about the adverse impacts on birds and bats living in a nature reserve in which a variety of wireless transmitters have been sited, the increase in artificial electromagnetic radiation from planned 5G system potentially potentially poses a threat to the natural world as well as human health.

Below is the text of a recent email from Arthur Furstenberg from the Cellular Phone Taskforce requesting that representatives environmental organisations, doctors and scientists sign an International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space.

*This consultation was organised by Radio Spectrum Management NZ, which is a business unit of The Ministry of Innovation, Business and Employment.  A brief summary of the consultation may be found as part of an overview of the history of 5G in NZ at this link of this site: 


Ed note:  There is now an updated link on this appeal; please visit it:

Please sign the petition to stop 5G from earth and in space – this petition may now be signed by EVERYONE

International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space

Dear Scientist, Doctor, Environmental Organization, Friend,

Today we are launching an International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space. The Appeal, together with the list of signatories, will be formally presented to the United Nations, World Health Organization, European Union, and world governments on or before November 1, 2018.

Scientists from each continent who have agreed to be initial signatories are listed below. This email is being sent to 2,400 scientists, doctors and environmental organizations in 90 countries, as well as to people on the Cellular Phone Task Force email list.

If you are a scientist, doctor, health professional, building biologist, or other professional or consultant, or if you represent an environmental organization, please sign the Appeal.

With your help, stopping 5G is possible.

Information about signing the Appeal is provided at the end of this email.


The rollout of 5G is a planetary emergency. Technical standards for terrestrial and satellite 5G networks were released in June 2018. Commercial 5G networks are already in place in parts of Estonia, Finland and Qatar, and trials of 5G are underway in China and South Africa.


5G is radically different from previous generations of wireless technology:


  • Instead of being on private property relatively far from where people live and work, 5G antennas will be on the sidewalk in front of every third or fifth house
  • Instead of emitting hundreds of watts of microwave radiation, each 5G antenna on the sidewalk will emit beams with an effective power as high as tens of thousands of watts of millimeter wave radiation
  • Instead of nature being protected, 20,000 5G satellites in low orbit will irradiate every square inch of the Earth


Stopping 5G will put large investments at risk. Governments are therefore unlikely to act without a strong, detailed, unequivocal, united statement led by scientists, doctors and environmental organizations. We are speaking for humanity and the Earth in demanding that the world’s governments take immediate, affirmative action to prevent imminent, serious and widespread harm.

The International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space is:


  • An appeal to stop 5G addressed to world governments by scientists, doctors and organizations
  • A legal document alleging injury to our planet and requesting an extraordinary remedy
  • A fully referenced review of the problem, explaining exactly what 5G is, what it will do to humanity and ecosystems, and why

Please forward this email widely so that it reaches as many scientists,

doctors and environmental organizations as possible


Read the Appeal:

(Translation into many languages is in progress.)

Sign the Appeal online:



Or you can sign the Appeal by replying to this email with the following information:


Scientist, doctor or other professional

  • Full name
    ·    Academic degree(s)
    ·    Title(s)
    ·    Affiliation(s)
    ·    Place of residence
  • Country



  • Name of organization
  • City (and State) where located
  • Country
  • Name of individual representing the organization

Thank you for helping to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space


Arthur Firstenberg

Appeal Administrator


Initial Signatories



Lauraine Margaret Helen Vivian, PhD, Anthropology and Psychiatry; Honorary Research Associate, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Signatory for South Africa



Girish Kumar, PhD, Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India


Don Maisch, PhD, Independent researcher, author of ”The Procrustean Approach”, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia



Alfonso Balmori, BSc, Master in Environmental Education, Biologist. Valladolid, Spain

Klaus Buchner, Dr. rer. nat., Professor, MEP – Member of the European Parliament, Kompetenzinitiative zum Schutz von Mensch, Umwelt und Demokratie e.V., München, Germany

Daniel Favre, Dr. phil. nat., Biologist, A.R.A. (Association Romande Alerte aux Ondes Electromagnétiques), Switzerland

Annie Sasco, MD, DrPH, SM, HDR, former Chief of Research Unit of Epidemiology for Cancer Prevention at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon; former Acting Chief, Programme for Cancer Control of the World Health Organization (WHO); former Director of Research at the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM); France


Martin Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington State University, residing in Portland, Oregon, USA

Kate B. Showers
, PhD, Soil Science, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for World Environmental History, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK, residing in Bolton-Est, Québec, Canada


Carlos Sosa, MD, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia


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