I am writing this article as we await the national rollout of 5G. The antennas have started to pop up on lampposts in every village across the country to much fanfare as we are promised super fast data speeds. This looks really promising as every home will be connected to the 5G network or as it has been called "the internet of things", where your smart appliances within your home can communicate with the network, There is even a rumor that thousands of satellites will be deployed to surround the earth to ensure that every inch of the earth will have 5G communication. Sounds fantastic doesn't it? Well I suppose it really depends on a number of factors. As an example... are you a techno junkie who is constantly on their phone and in constant communication with your friends and family via all the social network apps etc? if so then I guess you will be foaming at the mouth as soon as 5G goes LIVE.
If however you are an open minded person then you have most likely heard about the so-called dangers of 5G. As an open minded sceptic myself I decided to look into what some so-called experts are saying about 5G. It didn't take me long to find a whole lot of information in relation to some known dangers of transmitting at such a high frequency, also known as Microwave frequencies... Hang on a second, MICROWAVE FREQUENCIES??? surely not... Microwaves are used for heating up food or to be more precise heating up water molucules in food... are we not 70+% water? If so then what effect if any will 5G have on us? Will it be high powered or low powered and what levels of exposure are safe? will it be transmitting 24 hours a day? is there a possibility it could cause cancers? WOW, so many questions and so many conflicting answers. It seems those pushing 5G say we have nothing to worry about that everything is fine. Those on the other side are saying 5G has the ability to be used as a weapon... WHAT? a weapon surely they are conspiracy theorists? But hang on what if there is even a small bit of truth in this, should we not test the technology to ensure it is 100% safe?
There are some who say it will be tested, just as soon as it goes live... wait a minute that would mean that it is being tested on us? so we would in essence become the lab rats. Surely not? Then I happen across some information relating to a 5G test in the Netherlands and a coincidental massive death of a few hundred birds... ah no, surely this is BS? I am not going to panic or jump to any conclusions on this so here is a link to said article if anybody wants to check it out and come to your own conclusion Birds dead as 5G tested.
I am concerned now that 5G might be good for some and not so good for others. I am asking everybody reading this to do some research and draw your own conclusions. don't simply believe the spin from the companies with a vested interest in rolling out this technology. Let's err on the side of caution. If you are not 100% certain this is in our best interest then please contact your local politicians and Vodafone and voice your concern. We owe it to our children.
For more thoughts and opinions from concerned Irish parents please check out the 5G Awareness facebook page