Irish county bans 5G

Opposition to 5G is worldwide and continues to increase (see 1, 2, 3, 4).  In February telecom executives testified that they have NO scientific evidence that 5G is safe.  Many doctors and scientists say that it’s not.  Warnings about its forced installation have been issued by a growing number of experts for a variety of reasons IN ADDITION to biological and environmental risks (see 1, 2, 3).

Thanks to council members in Laois County, Ireland for putting public health above profit.

From Laois Today:

Public concerns around potential health hazards of 5G technology have led to calls for its rollout to be suspended until these matters can be independently investigated and resolved.

Leading the charge for 5G to be put on hold until such time as public anxieties around its health and safety can be allayed is Cllr Aisling Moran.

She called on the Minister for Communications, Richard Bruton to stop the rollout of 5G, fifth generation cellular technology, across the country.

“We as a Council and public representatives have a moral and ethical responsibility to protect the health and wellbeing or all our citizens.

“There is a reason why insurance companies will not insure 5G, this needs to be investigated further by an independent company with no prospect of financial gain,” she maintained.

The motion was seconded and supported by Cllr Caroline Dwane-Stanley.

“I don’t want to stop the rollout of 5G but I want it put on hold. There are health concerns that it may cause cancer, I don’t know but those concerns are there and I’m not a medical person or an engineer.

“The local authorities should engage with the public and we need an independent review of the technology championed by the government. We all want broadband, but not at the expense of the public health. That may be just scaremongering, but we need to know,” said Cllr Dwane.

She went on to state that there had been speculation that 5G devices were attached to the new LED public lights being installed, but that this was unfounded and not the case.

Cllr Padraig Fleming agreed that the matter of concerns around 5G had been raised repeatedly on the doorsteps during this year’s local elections.

Cllr Tom Mulhall confirmed that those concerns are out there. “Technology is great, but where is it all going to end up,” he asked?

Not for the first time Cllr Moran demonstrated that she had done her homework before tabling the motion.

“There are arguments for and against 5G, but we need to look at the facts. There is still no report done by an independent body that states that electro-magnetic fields, EMFs, are safe and we need to be sure that this technology will not compromise the health and well-being of our people.

By B.N. Frank


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