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Juhi Chawla 5G Lawsuit: Impact of Fifth Generation Implementation in India

By Disha Sharma -
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  • 1st June 2021,
  • 7:58 PM

Juhi Chawla, an environmentalist filed a lawsuit against 5G or fifth-generation implementation in India. Here are negative impacts of 5G implementation in India

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Negative Impact of 5g in India

Juhi Chawla lawsuit: Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla, who is also an environmental activist filed a lawsuit against 5G or fifth-generation implementation in India. Although Juhi Chawla is not against technological advancement, she is raising concerns over issues related to the impact of radiation on citizens, animals, flora, and fauna. If the implementation of 5G comes to its fruition, it will be difficult to avoid exposure to the levels of RF radiation 10x and 100x times greater than what exists today.

Indeed, the telecommunication’s plan of 5G implementation is not spared with disadvantages. There are enormous cons attached to its operation. The ecosystem is the primary victim of such technological advancement. The full deployment of 5G will have a turbulent impact on the ecosystem.

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Recently, a Punjab University study pointed out that exposure of sparrows to cell tower radiation for five to thirty minutes can produce disfigured eggs. Nonetheless, in Spain, the microwave radiation to cell towers turned out to be harmful to nesting, brooding, and roosting of birds.

Besides this, there are innumerable negative impacts of this innovative network’s new technology in India.

  1. Deforestation At Large Scale

The 5G frequency will be interrupted by various physical obstructions such as trees, towers, walls and building. These obstructions will either block, consume or disrupt the high-frequency signals. Extension of cell towers to increase the broadcast distance will lead to large scale deforestation.

  1. Inaccessibility In Rural Areas

Many remote areas countrywide will not able to access cellular connectivity. This new connectivity will target the big cities or urbane areas so connectivity to the rural areas Is not happening soon. As a result, only some of the population will benefit.

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  1. Unmatchable Upload and Download Speed

The download speed of 5 G is massively high up to 1.9 GPS. But the upload speed is not more than  100 mbps which is not as good as it was initially touted.

  1. Battery Drain on Devices

Batteries are not efficient to work properly for a significant time period. It is mandatory to advance the battery technology for this new connectivity where a single charge will provide power to a cellphone for a full day.

  1. E-waste

As consumers, preference will become 5 g many old phones and IOT devices will be discarded if there is buyback plans or recycle plans. This will be an addition in e-waste complication which is already global problems.


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