'Radiation given off by state-of-the-art street lamps is wreaking havoc on the residents of Gateshead.
According to local scientist Mark Steele, 58, people living in the area are experiencing symptoms of insomnia, nose bleeds and several women have even endured the horror of stillbirths since the introduction of LED lamps that emit 5G radiation.
In his circle alone, Mr Steele is aware of three women who have lost their children since the lights were installed in September 2016, with one giving birth to a deformed child that survived just three hours.
He said: 'We are seeing babies dying in the womb as these transmitters are situated outside people's bedroom windows. It's a humanitarian crisis.'
Earlier this week Gateshead council put out a Facebook post encouraging people to ignore 'conspiracy theories' about the dangers of 5G radiation, adding 'there is no scientific basis or credible evidence for any of these scare stories'.
According to Professor Ulrich Warnke, from the University of Saarland, EMF radiation, which is given out by light transmitters, causes disruption to the body's nitrogen monoxide system, which keeps cells healthy and controls gene expression.
The European Academy for Environmental Medicine (EUROPAEM) – EMF working group notes such radiation has been linked to cancer, insomnia and mental-health disorders.
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom reportedly plans to launch 5G services, such as lamps and cell towers, throughout Britain by 2020. There are rumours Gateshead is taking part in a 'secret Government trial' by rolling out the technology in the borough before then.'
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