Brussels Halts 5G Over Radiation Concerns; U.S. Cities Also Take Steps
Plans for a pilot project to provide high-speed 5G wireless internet in Brussels have been halted due to fears for the health of citizens, making Brussels the first major city to halt 5G.
In July, the government concluded an agreement with three telecom operators to relax the strict radiation standards in Brussels. But it is apparently impossible for the telecom operators to even estimate the radiation from the antennas required for the service, leading to the decision to halt the 5G pilot program.
In announcing the decision, the Environment Minister, Céline Fremault, stated, "I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not. The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt."
Numerous cities in the U.S. are also trying to limit 5G rollout, despite strenuous opposition from the telecom industry. See the following link for a summary of steps that some cities are taking: