A tip has distanced itself from a device that claims to protect against 5G but has now been dubbed a scam.
The USB flash drive was mentioned in a report prepared by the Glastonbury City Council, which asked for an investigation by the United Kingdom government on the health effects of 5G networks.
A security expert who dismantled the device said it appeared to be a regular USB flash drive.
The Somerset board says it never recommended using the device.
In a statement on its website, the council said: “The Glastonbury city council does not and has never recommended or approved the 5GBioShield or any other anti-5G device that offers protection against the alleged negative health effects of the technology. of the fifth generation cellular network. “
He referred to the BBC article, but claimed that the recommendation came from “a member of the public” and did not represent the “official policy” of the board.
The 5GBioShield was recommended by Toby Hall, a member of the council’s 5G advisory board, who said they found using the device “useful”.
But a security expert who took the device apart said it looked like a regular USB stick.
Tradings Standards is now trying to block sales of the £ 339 device, which it called a “scam”.
A summary of the board’s report recommending that the UK government and public health conduct its studies on 5G network security remains on the board’s website.
But technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones, who led the BBC investigation, tweeted that the full report has been removed.
Scientists said there is no evidence that mobile networks cause cancer or other diseases.