Brent Council Eases 5G Fears
Brent Council eases fears that 5G technology could be damaging to humans.
18:07 13 March 2019
Brent Council, which is one of the first in the UK to deploy 5G technology, has assured members of the public saying that it does not pose health threats to humans. The comment comes following concerns that small cells that will be placed on lampposts and other street furniture could cause cancer and miscarriages. There had been numerous calls for greater tests before 5G is finalised.
Cllr Margaret McLennan, deputy leader of Brent Council, said: “Brent will be one of the first boroughs in London to receive the benefits of cutting-edge 5G technology.
“The small cells will provide more consistent coverage – especially for areas that currently have poor mobile phone signal – and are considered safe by the World Health Organisation (WHO).”
Despite assurances from local councils and WHO, not everyone is convinced by the safety of the technology. Nehal Chauhan, who lives in Harrow, sent a letter to her council listing the articles that she believes highlight the technology’s dangers.
Harrow Council has no plans to introduce 5G but says it expects the technology to be widely available in the United Kingdom in the near future.