Trading Standards officers are looking to stop sales of an anti-5G USB stick that claims to use “quantum holographic catalyser technology” to offer protection against the supposed dangers of 5G.
Tests on the £339 5GBioShield device have revealed that it is no more than a regular 128mb flash drive with an extra sticker on it and provides no protection against anything.
Even though scientists have proven that 5G has no negative effects on a person’s health, the product has gained traction, even being recommended by a Glastonbury Town Council report.
The report was supposedly “hijacked” by 5G conspiracy activists and “faith healers” talking about the dangers of 5G to public health.
An external member of Glastonbury’s 5G Advisory Committee, Tony Hall, recommended the USB stick, claiming that: “We use this device and find it helpful.”
He also said that 5G signals can increase suicide rates, spread Covid-19 and make birds fall out of the sky dead. Conspiracy theories and unfounded claims have led to 5G masts being vandalised and network engineers assaulted while carrying out repairs.
Hall provided a link to the USB distributor’s website, which describes the device as providing: “Protection for your home and family, thanks to the wearable holographic nano-layer catalyser, which can be worn or placed near to a smartphone or any other electrical, radiation or EMF [electromagnetic field] emitting device.
“Through a process of quantum oscillation, the 5GBioShield USB key balances and re-harmonises the disturbing frequencies arising from the electric fog induced by devices, such as laptops, cordless phones, wi-fi, tablets, et cetera,” the site adds.
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The BBC reached out to distributors, USB stick BioShield Distribution, to discuss the high costs of the device that appears to be worth no more than £5, and spokesperson Anna Grochowalska responded: “We are in possession of a great deal of technical information, with plenty of back-up historical research.
“In regard to the cost analysis your research has produced, I believe that the lack of in-depth information will not drive you to the exact computation of our expenses and production costs, including the cost of IP [intellectual property rights], and so on.”
Grochowalska and her colleague, Valerio Laghezza, owners of BioShield Distribution, appear to have been previously involved in a business called Immortalis, which sells a dietary supplement called Klotho Formula.
Stephen Knight, operations director for London Trading Standards told the BBC: “We consider it to be a scam. People who are vulnerable need protection from this kind of unscrupulous trading.”