Leeds Asked to Investigate 5G
A member of the public says Leeds City Council should investigate the possible impacts of 5G before rolling it out.
12:18 25 June 2019
An unnamed member of the public is asking Leeds City Council to investigate the possible impacts of 5G ahead of the rollout.
The request states: “I hereby request a scrutiny investigation into harmful effects of 5G technology before any decisions are made to roll it out in Leeds.
“Numerous instances of evidence regarding its dangers are now becoming available and I would like a full investigation before any deployment in the Leeds area.’’
It added: “Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans.”
However, the council said that there is no concerning evidence that 5G could have serious health impacts.
It stated: “Some people have questioned whether there are health risks from 5G, but experts and regulators say there is no evidence of danger. Similar fears were expressed around earlier mobile internet and Wi-Fi.
“5G technology is new but experts believe it poses no greater risk than earlier mobile systems. To date there has been no specific guidance issued from Central Government on any Health or Environmental Risk Assessment relating to 5G.”