In 80”™s, when the 1G mobile technology was commercialized, things were easy for the telecom industry. Users of the expensive and cumbersome technology were few and, therefore, the number of those concerned with potential health effects was small. The knowledge about the biological and health effects of microwaves was available but not many were aware of it.
Today, some 40 years later, when the 5G technology is going to be deployed on a massive scale, things are different. There is a huge number of the users of the already existing 3G and 4G technology and the applications of the 5G and IoT will make the numbers soar. Everyone, in order to function in the society will be forced to use 5G and IoT and whether willing or not will be exposed 24/7 to the radiation energy at close distances.
The knowledge of the potential risks of the radiation energy emitted by the wireless communication appliances has increased over the 40 years. The WHO agency, IARC, has classified in 2011 radiation energy emitted by the 3G and 4G devices as possible human carcinogen (2B classification). Since then, additional studies in humans (epidemiology) and in animals (toxicology) have indicated that this radiation energy is not only possible human carcinogen (2B IARC classification) but it should be currently classified as a probable human carcinogen (2A IARC classification).
Besides the radiation energy that is emitted already by the 3G and 4G appliances, the coming deployment of the 5G technology will add a new modality of exposure ”“ the millimeter-waves. Our knowledge about the biological and health effects of the millimeter-waves is extremely limited. How the health of billions of users of the 5G will be affected by the 5G-emitted radiation energy is a complete enigma.
In this situation of an extreme uncertainty and extreme lack of scientific knowledge anyone claiming that the 5G will be safe for the whole humanity, because all people on earth will be affected/exposed, is completely baseless.
Thus, no wonder that people would like to slow down the massive deployment of the 5G and give researchers time to conduct studies.
Australia seems to be leading the way in both, eagerness to deploy the 5G and efforts to slow this process down.
A class action lawsuit is being developed in Australia to slow down deployment of the 5G.