Mobile towers safe for human health, says TRAI panel

ET Telecom: In an effort to clarify the apprehensions related to Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) Radiation of Mobile Towers, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) conducted an interactive meeting.

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In an effort to clarify the apprehensions related to Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) Radiation of Mobile Towers, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) conducted an interactive meeting on Friday in sector 15, Gurgaon.

The representatives from TRAI stated in the interaction that there is a public concern about possible health hazards from EMF exposures from mobile towers, which has led to active scientific debate among the research agencies across the globe. However, the TRAI officials explained that the mobile tower radiations were nothing but radio waves.

“The government has implemented stringent norms to ensure that there is no adverse effect on human health from mobile tower emissions. This matter has been studied intensively and in various countries after a detailed examination of the findings of these 25,000 plus studies there is no conclusive evidence of adverse effect of EMF radiation on human health,” said Agneshwar Sen, Advisor (B&CS), (TRAI).

Sen mentioned that lack of adequate number of mobile towers was one of the reasons for deteriorating quality of mobile services. The TRAI panel also clarified that sparrows and bees are not affected by mobile towers and that the decline of sparrow population is due to urbanisation.

To help dispel false claims and create awareness about types of radiation, and their impact, last month, Mr. RS Sharma, Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a statement. You can read/watch it here.

Article Source: ET Telecom

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