Are Mobile Tower Harmful – The Debate – The WHO and government bodies say otherwise

We keep on hearing that cellular tower are harmful. So we decided to put some articles around the same which have been substantiated by the government bodies.

Based on a report submitted by a 13-member committee constituted by the Department of Telecommunications (DOT) based on an Allahabad High Court order dated January 10, 2012. States :

“There is no cause of alarm with regard to possible ill-effects on human health by electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from cellphone towers and cellphones because the limits adopted in India account for all biological effects of radiation.”

The TRAI chief RS Sharma says Radiation from mobile higher than from cell tower. Which is interesting as all who object to towers are mobile users. So those who oppose should first stop using the mobile itself.

The latest WHO statement on their sites states:

“Mobile phones communicate by transmitting radio waves through a network of fixed antennas called base stations. Radiofrequency waves are electromagnetic fields, and unlike ionizing radiation such as X-rays or gamma rays, can neither break chemical bonds nor cause ionization in the human body.”

Also shares that:

“Mobile phones are often prohibited in hospitals and on airplanes, as the radio frequency signals may interfere with certain electro-medical devices and navigation systems.”

The DOT also quotes:

“There is a public concern over possible health effects from Electromagnetic Field Radiation (EMR) exposure from diverse EMR sources especially Mobile BTS antennae and mobile. In this regard, several studies have been conducted in different countries, under the aegis of World Health Organization (WHO). WHO has referred to approximately 25,000 articles published around the world over past 30 years, and based on an in-depth review of scientific literature, has concluded: “current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences from exposure to low level electromagnetic field”. Since the effects on human beings are to be studied over a long period of time, further studies are going on around the world.”


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