The City of Brussels has banned 5G amid growing concerns over health implications and the possibility that the new technology could be used to monitor peoples activities
5G (Fifth Generation) is the latest generation of cellular mobile communications and countries across the world, including Ireland are preparing its roll out.
There has been little funding dedicated into researching the health risks associated with 5G, but 180 scientists have jointly urged the EU put a moratorium on rolling out the small-cell microwave communication network.
According to Tech Direct, in the open letter to the Council of Europe signed by 180 scientists from 36 countries they warn
“We, the undersigned scientists, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) on top of the 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi etc. for telecommunications already in place. RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment.”
In studies of exposure to 2G and 3G rats and mice have been harmed from the increased exposure to electromagnetic fields.
5G will expose people to electromagnetic fields like never before but innovators claim its necessary to facilitate the developing “internet of things”.
Other cities such as Mar a Largo, Florida and Highlands Ranch, Colorado, ironically one of the first cities to see the tech boom take hold have also moved to ban the roll out of 5G infrastructure.
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