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5G, the latest generation of mobile phone technology, is being installed in many areas right now. But it’s more than just an upgrade to 4G. 5G uses higher-frequency electromagnetic waves than 3 or 4G, which require vastly more antenna, or “small cells” to ensure coverage. A European Parliament briefing paper estimated that there could be as many as 800 5G antenna per kilometre.
What effect will this have on human health? On animal and plant life? On the environment and even the climate? On property prices?
No one seems to know, and only a few people seem to care – among them, 388 scientists and medical doctors who have signed an appeal calling for a moratorium on this technology until the full effects on health and the environment have been fully investigated.
It’s time to wake up to the approaching storm of 5G.
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European Parliamentary Research Service – Effects of 5g wireless communication on human health
5G Deployment – State of Play in Europe, USA and Asia
Environmental Health Trust – What you need to know about 5G
Scottish Parliament briefing on petition seeking a moratorium on 5G
Articles cited by the petition:
National Toxicology Program – Peer Review of the Draft NTP Technical Reports on Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation
International Appeal to stop 5G on Earth and in Space
The 5G Appeal
Swiss Re Institute paper on New emerging risk insights
Lifewire on 5G cell towers
Vodafone burying antennas under manhole covers