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Stroud 'concerned' about 5G radiation

Campaigners in Stroud want to halt the roll out of 5G technology, over health and environmental concerns.

They have started a 'Stop 5G' campaign which is calling for independent safety checks to be carried out into possible radiation.

The roll out of 5G will begin this summer in big cities like Birmingham, London and Bristol, before moving to other areas of the UK.

It's being trialled at Glastonbury festival this week, but more than 3,000 campaigners have also signed a petition for that to not go ahead.

Residents of Glastonbury town have also expressed concerns over 5G. Glastonbury council is looking into it and has voted against the introduction of 5G in the town for now.

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