While telecommunications companies are singing the praises of their new 5G technology, a growing grassroots effort continues to warn of its damaging health effects.
A coalition of more than fifty state and local groups calling themselves Americans for Responsible Technology is calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to stop the rollout of 5G infrastructure.
“We have finally gotten the United States to do a study,” said Patti Wood of Grassroots Environmental Education. “The final report on that study corroborated thousands of studies showing that this type of radiation can cause cancer.”
Wood calls the rollout of 5G one of the biggest public health issues of our time.
“We’ve got clear evidence of cancer, neurological and cognitive problems, heart abnormalities, reproductive effects, microwave sickness and electro-magnetic sensitivity,” she continued.
Telecommunications companies say the equipment will be safe and unobtrusive and will support future apps including driverless cars.
5G revenue is predicted to reach $250 billion by 2025.