Liverpool Petition Against 5G
Thousands of people sign a petition to stop 5G trial in Liverpool.
18:25 19 June 2019
More than 4,000 people have signed a petition opposing the introduction of 5G, the next generation mobile network, in Liverpool.
5G is currently being tested in Liverpool in a bid to tackle loneliness among the elderly by providing them a new way for to connect to people.
However, as of June 15, a petition demanding that the technology be suspended in the city has been signed by 4,715 people. The petition was initiated by Lisa Sweeney who said that ‘accumulating research’ has shown 5G to cause human and environmental problems.
Part of the petition reads: "We urge the council to suspend any plans to inflict 5G infrastructure on our communities, pending a government funded, independent inquiry."
However, Public Health England says it does not expect 5G to have adverse impact on people’s health.
Its head of radiation dosimetry Simon Mann said: “It is possible that there may be a small increase in overall exposure to radio waves when 5G is added to an existing telecommunications network or in a new area.
“However, the overall exposure is expected to remain low relative to guidelines and as such there should be no consequences for public health.”