'The world’s first 5G smartphones will be rolling out in 2019, but it could potentially spell disaster for humans and the environment, according to a group of scientists.
Nearly 30,000 people – including scientists, doctors and environmental organisations – have signed a petition on the website 5gspaceappeal.org.
It appeals for major world organisations, such as the UN, World Health Organisation (WHO), and EU to “urgently halt the development of 5G”.
But many mainstream scientists dismiss the claims and there is no conclusive proof of cancer causing radiation from phones.
The WHO said there has been no evidence of detrimental effects caused by mobile phones despite studies conducted over two decades.
According to the site, wireless networks are "harmful for humans” and the development of the next generation is “defined as a crime” under international law.
The website states: “We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organisations and citizens from (__) countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites.
“5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation on top of the 2G, 3G and 4G networks for telecommunications already in place.'
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