Finland has played a large role in developing and deploying 5G cellular technologies. Now a small group of Finnish citizens is trying to stop the spread of 5G base stations, suggesting that their higher levels of electromagnetic radiation may threaten human health.

Currently backed by over 2,300 supporters, Helena Ertz’s  () asks Finland’s government to completely ban “5G technology” on one key ground: 5G base stations are more densely placed than their 4G predecessors, increasing citizens’ exposure to potentially dangerous radiation. The petition also posits that “the frequencies used by 5G technology are harmful to health,” a claim Ertz says has been brushed aside, despite support from scientists and doctors in multiple countries.

The Finnish petition isn’t the first effort to halt 5G network rollouts, but

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