Should people in France be worried about 5G?

A 5G antennae. Should people in France be worried about 5G?
Scientists say 5G antennae pose less of a health risk than smartphones, is there is any risk at all.

When eco-friendly mayors rose to power in France’s local elections on June 28, many of them expressed health worries over 5G radio frequency waves. But is there anything to worry about? Scientists explain. 

5G technology will eventually replace 4G technology in France, allowing faster connection rates for smartphones and other connected technologies.

But numerous recently-elected mayors from green party Europe Écologie Les Verts (EELV) are concerned about 5G and actively opposing its deployment in France.

Some argue 5G will impact the environment, by increasing greenhouse gas emissions for example.

Others including new EELV mayors Emmanuel Denis (Tours, Centre-Val de Loire) and Anne Vignot (Besançon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) have said they believe the technology is dangerous for health reasons.

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A preliminary report on the health effects of 5G was released French health security body ...

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