PUBLIC concern is growing at the government's 'roll-out' of 5G wireless technology and its potential to harm public health, wildlife and the environment.

The BCP Council cabinet has given the go-ahead for a pilot 5G scheme in the Lansdowne area, depending entirely on the advice of Public Health England.

The ICNIRP guidelines that Public Health England and BCP Council relies upon are unfit for purpose. Their published information is out of date, ignoring most of the more recent independent scientific research in favour of industry-led studies.

Their guidelines set the safety limits in the UK far too low for 5G radiation to be considered safe.

There is a substantial and growing body of independent, peer-reviewed scientific study showing that 5G radiation may well be dangerous to life and the environment.

Worldwide, over 156,000 scientists and doctors have signed a petition to the UN calling for a moratorium on wireless 5G.

No other product would be allowed to be let loose in the public domain before its effect on public health has been fully understood (the ‘Precautionary Principle’).

Other countries have higher safety standards. Major European cities such as Brussels, Rome, Florence and Geneva have all called a halt to the roll-out of 5G technology in their areas.

Celine Fremault, minister for housing, environment and energy of Brussels Capital Region said last July: "I cannot 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."

In its December 2019 manifesto, UKIP has called for a moratorium on the further roll-out of 5G technology, until it has been independently scientifically tested to determine whether its high-energy microwave transmitters are fully safe for human beings, animals and plant life.


Chairman, UKIP Mid-Dorset & North Poole

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