Health problems due to LeafNut smart street light system in England

An interesting article in the Daily Mail. People living in the vicinity of new street lights report health complaints such as nosebleeds and miscarriages.

An antenna is clearly visible on the street lamps. An IEEE engineer living there has measured electromagnetic radiation at 868MHz and attributes it to 5G. However, the Council says that there is no 5G in the lanterns.

According to the information provided by, the article is misinformed and the reality of the situation is that this is the LeafNut central lamp management system, supplied by Harvard Technology of Leeds, under a contract of £6 million. LeafNut uses wireless WiMAC technology to remotely monitor and dim each individual street lamp using a combination of GPRS and a radio frequency of 868 MHz.

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