Switzerland: Text of federal popular initiative “For a health conscious and energy-efficient mobile communications”

Text of federal popular initiative “For a health conscious and energy-efficient mobile communications” – 15 October 2019 – unofficial translation

The proponents of the initiative have until April 15, 2021 to collect the 100,000 signatures needed to force a nationwide vote.

Text:
Published in the Federal Gazette on October 15, 2019. The undersigned Swiss citizens with the right to vote request, pursuant to Articles 34, 136, 139 and 194 of the Federal Constitution and in accordance with the Federal Act of 17 December 1976 on political rights (arts. 68 et seq.), that the Constitution is amended as follows:

Art. 118, al. 2, let. d  It [Confederation] legislates on:
d. protection against non-ionizing radiation; the law regulates the following in relation to the influence of mobile telephony and microwave radiation: 

1. the limit values of the installation set out in the Ordinance of 23 December 1999 on protection against non-ionizing radiation, which are between 4 and 6 volts per meter, should not be measured, not even due to new measurement methods,

2. mobile telephony and Internet services must be divided into outdoor and indoor space; the power and consequently, the electricity consumption of mobile phone transmitters and wireless local area networks must be lowered so that the emissions no longer pass through the damping of the building; inside buildings, the data must be transmitted by fiber-optic or coaxial cables, not by electromagnetic waves,

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