Raising awareness & lobbying for safer wireless technology

Safer Wireless Technology NZ (SWT) aims to:

  • Reduce the risks associated with exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields by lobbying the Government to up-date the current NZ standard 2772:1 which sets public exposure limits
  • Place Cell Phone Towers at a safe distance away from homes and schools
  • Raise public awareness regarding the risks to health from exposure to wireless devices such as cell phones, cordless (DECT) phones, baby monitors, smart meters and Wi-Fi routers etc

 Since 1999 government legislation has given the Telecommunications industry the right to place Cell Phone Towers in front of our homes and schools without public notification. Our exposure standards to radio frequency electromagnetic fields (NZS 2772:1) are now 14 years old and obsolete in light of current scientific evidence-based research demonstrating adverse biological effects from the pulsed microwave radiation emissions cell towers and other radio frequency technologies produce. This risk was acknowledged by the World Health Organisation who took the step in 2011 to classify radio frequency electromagnetic fields as a class 2B carcinogen.

To date this landmark classification has been ignored by our governmental authorities who maintain the standards set by the International Committee for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection.

 The NES networks regularly, both nationally and internationally, with scientists, engineers and lawyers specialised in EMR safety standards, all of whom agree that our EMR safety standards do not protect the public’s health.

 We ask that the New Zealand Government reviews the New Zealand Standard for Radiofrequency Fields (NZS 2772:1 1999) in accord with that recommended by the BioInitiative Report, 2012.

 Your support is needed to bring about this change.