‘Flying blind’ on 5G health and safety is the conclusion reached by Senator Richard Blumenthal recently during a U.S. Senate Commerce Hearing on the roll-out of 5G.
Addressing wireless industry representatives last month, Senator Blumenthal raised concerns about 5G’s potential health risks and asked whether they have supported research on the safety of 5G technology and potential links between radiofrequency and cancer.
The industry representatives conceded they have not supported such research, leading Senator Blumenthal to conclude that “we are flying blind here on health and safety.”
Watch the video of the Senate Commerce Hearing.
What is 5G?
The roll-out of 5G in Australia is imminent with Optus recently announcing its 5G home broadband package to select suburbs around the country and Samsung announcing its partnership with Telstra to bring the first 5G-enabled mobile phone to our shores.
We have many phone calls every week from people eager to understand exactly what 5G is, how it will work and what implications it might have on our health.
In our new blog post we have put together what we hope is a quick, easy guide about 5G, including the reasons many scientists, doctors, environmental health experts and citizens around the world are concerned about its imminent arrival and what measures you can take to protect yourself from this new generation of wireless communication.