Protests in Gloucester over 5G
Campaigners against 5G rollout to stage protest in Gloucester.
18:42 01 July 2019
A group campaigning to stop 5G rollout in Stroud has staged a protest outside Shire Hall on Wednesday morning.
STOP 5G has concerns over new technology’s impact on health.
Richard House for STOP 5G said: “Brussels Environment Minister has concluded that it is not possible to estimate levels of radiation that will accompany a rollout of 5G radiation in the region and that human health should not be put at risk.
“Brussels like a number of regions around the world has therefore applied the precautionary principle and halted the rollout.
“We will be asking Coun Patrick Molyneux, cabinet member for economy, education and skills what information county councillors have access to that indicates Gloucestershire residents are any different physiologically to Brussels residents."
Meanwhile, Public Health England says there is nothing to be concerned about.
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.”