Radiation from mobile towers not harmful

Radiation from mobile towers not harmful: TRAI

Allaying fears of radiation from mobile towers, a senior Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) official on Wednesday said that the harmful effects of electromagnetic field radiation had not been proved.

At a customer outreachprogramme , Sunil Bajpai, principal adviser to TRAI, said people were scared of harmful effects of radiation from cellphone towers. However, it has not been established that electromagnetic field radiation from mobile towers causes any harm to humans. While there are several studies on the adverse impact of radiation on people, little research was done on how radiation would have positive effects on humans. Citing a paper published by TRAI, he said, “Do not have unreasonable fears on radiations from mobile towers.”

Bajapai further said fear-mongering on the evil effects of radiations created aversion among the public on setting up mobile towers, adding the lesser number of cellphone towers will affect the quality of service.


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