Partit Demokratiku leader and medical doctor Godfrey Farrugia has issued a last-ditch warning to Malta against introducing 5G, warning that the technology poses severe health risks.
In an opinion piece for Times of Malta, Farrugia warned 5G will lead to even more artificial electromagnetic radiation and said he often questions whether we play Russian roulette every time we use our phones.
“Who knows, I may have developed prostate cancer early in life not only because I am genetically predisposed but because I used to hold my cellular phone in my trousers pocket or on my car seat very close to me while driving,” he said. “Non-native EMR may have been the triggering factor.”
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To back up his argument, Farrugia cited the case of Jimmy Gonzalez, a late US attorney who had warned that his tumours had developed on the exact spots of his body where he most used and kept his phone, namely his left hand, the left side of his head and in his abdomen near his suit pocket.
“All living matter, every living cell in our body, has its own chemically induced electro-magnetic properties. We are all electromagnetic beings, our heart and our brains would not work without their own electromagnetic fields,” he said. Microwaves disrupt this field.
“It is this additional exposure on to our systems that is a health hazard.”
He warned that 5G radiation will damage cell membranes and expose cells to toxins, with the eyes, brain, heart and male genital organs at highest risk of damage, and that it will increase rates of neurodegenerative diseases, infertility and insomnia.
While some scientists and doctors have flagged potential health scares as a result of 5G, there has been no conclusive research yet which establishes such links.
“We are simply treating wireless radiation like we treated cigarette smoking 40 years ago,” Farrugia said. “Should we continue to treat ourselves as guinea pigs? It is a proven fact that 3G is not safe to our health. It is described as a cancer risk.”
“5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) present a wake-up call. It is a beast masqueraded as a beauty, and we will have a monster once 6G and 7G are introduced. Reality as we know it today may easily be transformed, with the result of ‘I not remaining me’, but that is not the scope of this article. The military have already used 5G at high power in developing the Growler, a weapon designed for warfare and crowd control.”
5G, the next generation of internet connection speed, promises lightning-fast data download speeds, up to 100 times as fast as the current 4G. It will also also be able to simultaneously support over a million devices per square kilometre, a leap over the 60,000 devices that 4G can use, a crucial development for a world which is starting to embrace Internet of Things technologies.
Malta’s mobile service providers have already started upgrading their networks to be compatible with 5G when it eventually rolls out.