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5G will have serious, irreversible effects on humans, says petition against its launch

This is set to deliver what is acknowledged to be unprecedented societal change on a global scale

Wednesday February 6, 2019 10:57 PM, ummid.com News Network

5G Health Risks

Mumbai: Thousands of people, among them scientists, doctors and environmental organizations, have demanded a halt on the launch of 5G - 5th generation wireless network warning that soon to be introduced service will have irreparable damage on humans.

"5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation on top of the 2G, 3G and 4G networks for telecommunications already in place. RF radiation has been proven harmful for humans and the environment. The deployment of 5G constitutes an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law", they said in an appeal signed by more than 40,000 people.

"(Hence) we urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites", they added.

Justifying their demand to halt the launch of 5G, they said, "This is set to deliver what is acknowledged to be unprecedented societal change on a global scale. We will have “smart” homes, “smart” businesses, “smart” highways, “smart” cities and self-driving cars. Virtually everything we own and buy, from refrigerators and washing machines to milk cartons, hairbrushes and infants’ diapers, will contain antennas and microchips and will be connected wirelessly to the Internet."

"Every person on Earth will have instant access to super-high-speed, low- latency wireless communications from any point on the planet, even in rainforests, mid-ocean and the Antarctic.(But), what is not widely acknowledged is that this will also result in unprecedented environmental change on a global scale", they said.

"The planned density of radio frequency transmitters is impossible to envisage. In addition to millions of new 5G base stations on Earth and 20,000 new satellites in space, 200 billion transmitting objects, according to estimates, will be part of the Internet of Things by 2020, and one trillion objects a few years later", they said.

"Despite widespread denial, the evidence that radio frequency (RF) radiation is harmful to life is already overwhelming. The accumulated clinical evidence of sick and injured human beings, experimental evidence of damage to DNA, cells and organ systems in a wide variety of plants and animals, and epidemiological evidence that the major diseases of modern civilization—cancer, heart disease and diabetes—are in large part caused by electromagnetic pollution, forms a literature base of well over 10,000 peer-reviewed studies", they added.

"If the telecommunications industry’s plans for 5G come to fruition, no person, no animal, no bird, no insect and no plant on Earth will be able to avoid exposure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to levels of RF radiation that are tens to hundreds of times greater than what exists today, without any possibility of escape anywhere on the planet. These 5G plans threaten to provoke serious, irreversible effects on humans and permanent damage to all of the Earth’s ecosystems", they said.

"Immediate measures must be taken to protect humanity and the environment, in accordance with ethical imperatives and international agreements", they added.

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