Tashi Lhamo from the Stop 5G Northern Rivers NSW Facebook group says they are thrilled to have gained over 1,300 members in just three weeks ‘as awareness grows’.
‘There are rising concerns in the Northern Rivers community over the rollout of 5G, amidst the spiralling number of health dangers emerging worldwide,’ she says.
Tashi says the action group is working around the clock to halt the spread of what they believe is an issue of national urgency, with the potential to gravely affect not only people, but also animals, flora, and fauna.
‘It is the children and elderly who are most at risk,’ says Tashi.
‘If 5G successfully rolls out in this region, we will be assaulted by the unseen. We are not talking hypotheticals now. The science is clearly in – EMR is harmful to humans, animals, and the environment, and this is at the current levels we are exposed to on the 3G and 4G networks.’
‘Along with petitioning, leaflet drops, and lobbying local government, the group is planning a series of rallies to raise awareness.
‘Educating Byron Shire Council on the alarming worldwide concerns of 5G technology is imperative.
‘It is the council’s duty-of-care to adhere to the international policy of the “precautionary principle,” which states an action should not be taken when there is scientific uncertainty about its potential impact.
‘We are also calling on Council to make a public stand against any future rollout in the region without rigorous independent safety testing and proper public consultation.’
The action group is urging all residents to get informed.
June 29 Q&A
‘We will be staging a community Q&A at Mullum’s St John’s Primary Hall on Saturday June 29, from 2 till 4pm,’ she says.
‘10,000 peer-reviewed studies show there is a real and imminent threat to the future of our children. Cancer, sterility, and altered DNA are among the health risks that this new, more intense radiation exposure can lead to, according to global experts.
‘The Australian government is well aware of dangerous radiation emitted by towers. Dr Bruce Hocking (a former Telstra medical director) released a report linking leukaemia incidence with proximity to towers and documented cancer clusters.
‘One of the big concerns is that our government advisory body, the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), has recommended levels that are significantly higher than other countries. They are also exonerating themselves from any liability around information published on their website.
‘Brussels has banned 5G, and many other areas globally are considering their positions as evidence grows of the dangers of this radiation’.
According to a recent New York Times graph, compiled from US agencies, 5G operates near the highest (shortest) frequencies of the radio spectrum, overlapping x-rays and novel EHF therapies.
But according to ABC’s Hack, ‘Australian and many other national health regulators say 5G is safe, while some recognised researchers urge caution’.
The ABC Hack article says 5G and 4G are still on the non-ionising side (considered safe, unlike ionising radiation), ‘despite being farther up the spectrum’.
The Hack article explains that shorter wavelengths are less able to penetrate solid objects such as human tissue.
‘Sunlight can’t go through a wall, but radio waves can’.