Glastonbury Council Rejects 5G
Glastonbury council rejects 5G rollout over its possible health effects on residents.
12:14 25 June 2019
Glastonbury councillors are opposing the introduction of 5G technology until further information is obtained on its possible health effects on residents. Members of the community have previously raised concerns claiming that the next-generation mobile network is hazardous due to the high frequency it utilises.
Councillor Mike Smyth read: “This council has a social responsibility to protect the public and environment from exposure to harm, albeit unpredictable in the current state of scientific knowledge, and therefore opposes the roll-out of 5G in the Parish of Glastonbury – based on the precautionary principle – until further information is revealed from a newly convened 5G advisory committee.”
“In April this year, 5G internet roll-out was postponed in Brussels when Celine Fremault, Environment and Energy Minister, identified that it was not compatible with Belgian radiation safety standards.”
In a statement, Ms Fremault’s said she could not “welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not. The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt.”