No direct link between mobile tower radiation, health: Centre


New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS): Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Wednesday said an expert panel set up by the central government did not find any direct link between exposure to radio frequency radiation and health.

He was quoting a study by an inter-ministerial committee (IMC) on the environmental and health related concerns.

The IMC constitutes of experts from the department of telecommunications (DoT), Indian Council of Medical Research, department of biotechnology, and the ministry of environment and forest.

"The effect of emission from cell phone towers on human health is not known yet with certainty," the minister said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on impact of radiation from mobile towers.

He informed the house that a joint venture has been launched by Science and Engineering Research Board and the DoT to study possible impact of EMF radiation exposure from mobile towers and handsets in the non-ionizing band - 200 MHz to 3 GHz - on life.

 

  

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  • P. Shirish Kumar Hosabettu, Muscat, Mangalore

    Thu, Dec 4 2014

    I do agree with Mr. Martin, I am one of the person fighting against Mobile towers in residential area. Please search in Net about the effect of Mobile tower radiation to human & animal’s health. Ms. Juhi Chawla also working against this Mobile towers. Even I have many reports which I downloaded from Net. I have submitted a copy to previous DC of Udupi Mr. Reju.

    This Politicians are getting lots of financial support from Mobile Telecommunication Companies. So they are trying to fool the public.

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  • Martin Weatherall, Canada

    Thu, Dec 4 2014

    The expert panel reports no direct link between radio frequency radiation and health. Maybe they should look at the thousands of scientific studies which show that RF has very significant biological effects on people. Several studies show great increases of cancer in those who have been exposed to wireless radiation in the past.
    The bio Initiative report has examined many scientific studies and explains that certain illnesses can be caused by wireless radiation exposure.
    The report can be viewed on the Internet

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