Pause Taunton's 5G Rollout

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We kindly ask that our local Mayor, political leaders and councillors to issue a moratorium (authorised period of delay) on Taunton's 5G expansion until they can verify through independent studies that 5G frequency emissions will not be harmful to the environment or Taunton's citizens, especially infants, children and pregnant women.

The primary concern of the community is that this new and unprecedented 5G technology, still has not had any publicly available official government safety tests, or broad spectrum health risk assessments before the nation is to be fully exposed to it. The outdated 1950s central government RF exposure guidelines and criteria does not even cover the effects of the “unique” 5G frequency emissions.

The biological effects of 5G microwave radiation are not yet well-studied enough to be fully clear. It is not until the population has been exposed to these for years that we will have more comprehensive data.

There is already a huge amount of research suggesting that EMF's - Electromagnetic frequencies are damaging to human, animal and plant life. 5G will be much stronger, which is why citizens around the World are becoming concerned. 

The 5G space appeal is an International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in space, signed by 100,091 scientists, doctors and environmental organisations from 187 countries. They say ''We urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. RF radiation has been proven harmful for humans and the environment. The deployment of 5G constitutes an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law''

5G technology will require a completely new infrastructure with cell antennas every 100 meters. The planned density of cell antennas is impossible to envisage. In addition to millions of new 5G base stations on Earth and 20,000 new satellites in space. This means all communities will be affected.

Martin Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry at Washington State University lists four main dangers of 5G to humans: 1) an extraordinary number of antennae are required, 2) high outputs are needed for penetration, 3) pulsation levels will be very high, and 4) 5G will have an impact on the human body’s cellular electrical field. He warns that pulsed radiation used by 5G satellites is biologically active and can produce radiation effects deep within human bodies.

Independent peer-reviewed scientific studies (Peer reviewed published science on radiation from 4g-5g small cell wireless antennas) show extensive evidence of harm from 4G and 5G technology including damage to the skin, eyes and nervous system, changes to DNA, changes to bacteria making them more resistant to antibiotics, and direct cancer causation.

The 5G rollout will also consume significant amounts of energy, contrary to global climate goals. It will also encourage more consumerism as all our gadgets become ' smart'. It could be argued that we should be producing less not more and making better use of our resources and time.

’Our own UK Central Government is the main, and financial driving force behind 5G roll out, but it has never said, or categorically stated that 5G is a safe, time proven technology without risks to health. Nor have they disproved or countered the myriad of eminent scientists and health officials, even within the World Health Organisation, who have expressed and documented their most serious concerns about the public exposure to 5G frequency emissions.

5G has already been halted in Brussels ( home of Nato and EC) Geneva ( home of WHO and UN) San Fran Bay Area and the Vatican City. Plus some American states that have already reviewed and acknowledged the peer documented facts and potential health risks, and have correctly decided to say no to 5G emissions at least until there are actual conclusive tests, and real, credible health assurances that these frequencies do not pose a significant health risk or damage to the environment and all its species.

We would like to mention the recent “Glastonbury Town Council” and ''Frome Town Council'' decisions as an example of Somerset towns being absolutely correct in observing their undeniable responsibility for environmental community health with regard to 5G frequency emissions.

By invoking the “Precautionary Principle” these councils scan now fully investigate and take advice in order to make an informed decision regarding exposure to 5G frequency emissions. 

To demonstrate that there are real and genuine health concerns in the Taunton community about the onset and roll out of 5G, the undersigned people whom you serve, and are answerable to, have asked to have their collective views respected, acknowledged, and represented by this petition to say no to 5G frequency emissions.

There is an expectation that you will respond to your communities concerns, and in mitigation, you will accept that you have an environmental duty of health care and social responsibility to be proactive, and to at least invoke the “Precautionary Principle” while you fully contemplate the ramifications and consequences of 5G technology being deployed.