5G Health Risks To Be Considered By City Council

Portland, USA: The City Council will consider requesting additional federal studies of the potential harmful health impacts of 5G wireless communication technologies on Wednesday.

The resolution introduced by Mayor Ted Wheeler and Commissioner Chloe Eudaly says some studies have suggested 5G technology could increase cancers in those exposed to it — which would be almost everyone in cities because of the large number of closely spaced "small-cell" antennas required.

"There is evidence to suggest that exposure to radio frequency emissions generated by wireless technologies could contribute to adverse health conditions such as cancer. Wireless companies in the U.S. say they'll have to install about 300,000 new antennas, close to the total number of cell towers built over the past three decades. This substantial increase in cell towers deployed in communities means greater contact with them," reads the resolution to be considered March 13.

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