3rd July 2020

Science The 5G con that could make you sick

Science The 5G con that could make you sick

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Some people think that 5G can make you sick, and there are scientists who say they can prove that it’s true. But could stoking these fears actually be damaging people’s health?

Since the outbreak of coronavirus something strange has been happening – attacks on telephone masts and telecom workers are being reported all across the world. That’s because some people think that 5G can make you sick – from coronavirus to cancer and a whole host of other symptoms. Even more worryingly, some scientists say they can prove that it’s harmful. But at a time when many businesses are struggling, could this apparent threat be helping to fuel a whole industry of strange and expensive products? And worse, could stoking these fears actually be damaging people’s health? Assignment investigates how bad science could be making you sick.

Presenter: Tom Wright

Producer: Chloe Hadjimatheou

(Image: A banner draped across a Place Royale statue during an anti-5G protest in Nantes, France. Credit: Estelle Ruiz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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