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A public outreach and awareness program was organized under the aegis of Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Emissions and Mobile Towers. Delivering the inaugural address J S Deepak, Secretary, DoT, Ministry of Communications & IT, Govt. of India & Chairman, Telecom Commission, brought out the important role played by mobile telephony and various benefits derived from it, at an individual, social and national level. He emphasized that whether India… Read More

In a report presented by a 13-member committee constituted by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), it’s concluded that the mobile tower radiation is harmless. India has has adopted ten times more stringent measures than the International Commission on Non Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), which account for thermal and non-thermal effects, said the report. “Radio frequency fields are among the most highly researched potential hazards. There are thousands of papers in literature and… Read More

With smartphones becoming more and more popular every day, and more people jumping to the bandwagon of owning phones, we have seen an aggressive expansion by telecom players in the world in order to serve usable connectivity options to these phones. This generally has resulted in more telecom players and partnerships in order to set up mobile towers to fight: a) a growing population b) a proportionately patterned growth in the number of… Read More

Is it safe to have Wi-Fi in the classroom? The short answer is: yes. For the long answer you will have to read the rest of this post. Let’s start with a common misconception. Wi-Fi is not a new technology; rather, Wi-Fi is a new twist on an old technology: transmitting information via the radio frequency (RF). Humans have been broadcasting radio and microwave transmissions across the planet for over a century. As… Read More

When we want to buy a car, we trust the opinions of the most widely accepted auto magazines. Similarly, in almost anything in life – be it movies, electronics, restaurants, doctors & hospitals even; we rely on the scientific knowledge, experience, and truth that a leading organization, individual authority, or journal/magazine to make our decisions. So why should it be any different when one hears all kinds of horrible rumors about cell… Read More

A lot of people have been rather hasty in jumping to a lot of derogatory conclusions and accusations about the alleged health risks from cell phone towers. While these suggestions of health risks from radiations emanating from cell towers have been made; to say that the rays are carcinogenic, and a definite call to cancer; is quite extreme. Why? Because there is simply NOT enough evidence to prove a conclusive link between… Read More

  Carcinogen – A Substance that causes Cancer. Substances that give rise to cell mutations which lead to tumor growth and cancer. Carcinogens are all around you and awareness is the key to avoiding this fatal disease. Our environment and many other external factors contain the majority of such carcinogenic or cancer causing substances. These elements, such as exposure to radiation, and viruses can account for 80-90% of cancer causing substances. Our… Read More

Off late, I have been observing that a lot is being said in the media about radiation, cancer and EMF. Many articles are published blaming cell towers for causing hazardous effects on health. Most of them lack concrete scientific proof and are propagated by a few interested parties to spread fear among the public. Starting with this post, I shall publish a series of What and How, in order to bring more… Read More