Civil protests have erupted in many countries across the world against the fifth generation cellular network technology, as doctors and scientists have warned that it would substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF).
“RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment,” said a 2017 memorandum signed by 180 scientists and doctors from 35 countries. They recommended a moratorium on the roll-out of 5G.
“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.
The memorandum served as a springboard for anti-5G protests in countries including Switzerland, Australia, Germany, Uruguay and the US.