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Mobile mast attacks show industry needs to take public 5G concerns more seriously

Thursday 16 April 2020 | 12:56 CET | Author: Corina Schultz, Martijn Kregting | Market Commentary
The anti-5G movement has ramped up in recent weeks with a raft of vandalism against mobile masts in the UK and the Netherlands. Belgium also joined countries such as Switzerland and Austria where local authorities are holding back the 5G roll-out on health concerns. This makes clear that public concerns about 5G need to be taken seriously, and the industry needs to do more to combat the lies and rumours with hard facts. This means taking legal action against the vandalism as well as more education and public engagement on the science behind 5G.  

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Companies: Agentschap Telecom / ANFR / Ofcom / Proximus / Telecompaper
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This is effectively what was said when 4G came in. Does anyone know if these measurements are cumulative, in other words do they add potential 5G RF radiation to that produced by 4G and other sources? Or doesn't it matter because there is no cumulative effect? ....scientific evidence from bodies such as the WHO and the Health Council and measurements by the Telecom Agency that show 5G is well within the maximum RF exposure limits.
Jim Strother @ 21/4/2020 - 12:39


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