Experts opine: Mobile tower radiations are not harmful

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Fears about the ill effects of EMF from mobile towers are founded and baseless. There is no reason for caution concerning ill effects on human health by electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from mobile network towers in light of the fact that the standard limit embraced in India represents every natural impact of radiation.


Truth be told, the standards set by India are much lower than the universally embraced suggestions of the International Commission on Non Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), which represent thermal and non-thermal impacts, said a report put together by a 13-member advisory board constituted by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) based on an Allahabad High Court request dated January 10, 2012.

The report categorically states ,”no definitive proof has been found on negative effects on human health by EMF radiation from mobiles or network towers by the World Health Organization (WHO)… (and) in as much as EMF radiation power levels in the region of base stations of cell phone towers are underneath as far as possible, there is no reason to be worried about the dangerous effects of radiation on humans which are living close to them".

Shripad Naik, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, addressed the media in April 2015 and clarified, “The Indian Council of Medical Research, the pinnacle body in India for the detailing, coordination and advancement of biomedical research, elucidated that there is no experimental confirmation demonstrating using cell phones will bring about mental or physical ailment."

Citing from the WHO factsheet:

  1. A man retains five times more RF from FM radio or TV than from base tower station.
  2. Holding a cell phone against the ear raises the cerebrum's temperature by under 0.1 degrees Celsius.
  3. RF exposure from base station is 0.002% to 2% of the worldwide standards set by ICNIRP.
  4. In spite of the fact that just a couple of epidemiological studies have been directed, there is no confirmation of tumours in youngsters.

From the existing body of work, it is clear from the existing council of research on mobile tower radiation that we can't trust the cases raised by individuals who are not specialists in the field of EMF. Unless we have conclusive evidence let us put our faith in baseless and hearsay facts about radiation and its effects.

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