John Kitson, from Totnes, has chosen to stand for Parliament because of his concerns about the rollout of experimental, dangerous 5G technology which is being rolled out without concern for the health and wellbeing of the British public, and the environment.
The industry says 5G – the fifth generation of mobile phone technology – will revolutionise society by connecting more services all around us including transport and buildings and offer speeds several times that of current-generation 4G.
Once rolled out, the next generation of mobile internet connectivity is supposed to transform our lives. It will enable the fastest speeds and most reliable connections on smartphones and other devices.
But fears have been raised about the safety aspects of the new technology, and campaigners in Totnes have claimed it is a serious health hazard.
The Government’s adviser Public Health England says health effects are “unlikely” at exposure to levels below international guidelines used by the industry.
But John Kitson, from Totnes, has chosen to stand for Parliament because of his concerns about the rollout of experimental, dangerous 5G technology which is being rolled out without concern for the health and wellbeing of the British public, and the environment.
Mr Kitson, the campaign leader of the anti-5g group in the town, said: “No studies have been conducted that prove 5G to be safe, and there are thousands of peer reviewed scientific studies to show that EMF radiation emitted from wireless technology is dangerous to all living things. The 5G Space Appeal, EMFscientist appeal and the Lancet among many other scientific & medical journals all state this.”
Following pressure from the campaign group, Totnes town council earlier this year declared a moratorium on installing the high-frequency network.
Although the decision has no force in planning law, Mr Kitson said that it is a warning to ministers that they cannot bring in 5G without further research into its effects on health.
The 38-year-old has left the recruitment industry to become a full-time 5G activist, and now hope to be elected as an Independent MP to hold to account the British Government over their 5G rollout plans.