Why Worry About 5G?




* 5G has NEVER been independently tested.

* It is an uninsurable technology.

* Full rollout necessitates such vast numbers of antennae that it will be impossible to avoid exposure in residential areas and privacy and surveillance will be an ever-increasing threat.

* Industry testing on portable and mobile telecommunications equipment has only measured the thermal impact and only in short bursts but damage by radiation is biological and long-term.

* Children are the most vulnerable.



5G telecommunication networks will employ low (0.6 GHz - 3.7 GHz), mid (3.7 – 24 GHz), and high-band frequencies (24 GHz and higher). The “high-band” frequencies largely consist of millimeter waves, a type of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths within 1- 10 millimeters and frequencies ranging from 30 to 300 GHz. For comparison, the 2G, 3G and 4G mobile services employ much lower frequencies between 0.8 GHz and 2.6 GHz.

There is a massive push by governments and telecommunication companies to fast track the rollout of fifth generation technology. Unlike 4G, the new technology promises superfast downloads and greater accessibilty, a fully interconnected world promising a better standard of life, driverless cars, the Internet of Things (IoT) mass data gathering and Smart Cities. There are also almost unprecedented levels of profit to be made but how do we know that this new technology is safe?

Norfolk 5G Awareness is a local group set up to voice concerns over the rollout of so-called fifth generation technology, which has never been independently safety tested and is uninsurable due to serious health concerns. There are hundreds of peer reviewed scientific studies that link Radio Frequency (RF) radiation to major health conditions such as cancer, genetic and reproductive damage and neurological disorders. Children, the unborn, the elderly and the infirm are especially at risk


Unlike previous generations, 5G technology uses milimeter and sub-milimeter waves, which don't travel as far as the microwaves used for 3G and 4G. This means that small-cell antennas will have to be installed in close proximity to homes and places of work. These antennas will emit a constant stream of Radio Frequency (RF) microwave radiation every day, all day.



You would assume that such saturated exposure to these antennas would have been rigourously and independently tested before the technology is installed. However, there are no long-term studies showing that exposure to 5G wirelesss signals is safe for people. In fact there are hundreds of studies showing significant harmful effects to wildlife and the environment.