Bombay Telephone User’s Association (BTUA) on its 25th celebration organized a meet on 29 Jan 2010 on "Consumer Awareness and Radiation Health Hazards from cell phones and mobile towers - Myth or Reality", where experts from various fields very invited.
At the panel were experts from Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Telecom User Group (TUG), Prof Girish Kumar, IIT Bombay and others, however no official representative appeared from the Department of Telecommunications (DOT) and the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI).
Prof. Girish Kumar gave a talk on "Better Radiation Norms for Cell Phones and Cell Towers "
Better Radiation Norms for Cell Phones and Cell Towers
Presentation on Biological Effects of Cell Tower Radiation
Biological Effects of Cell Tower Radiation
Towards the end, a lot of victims came forward and spoke about their health problems and the increasing number of cancer cases among their neighbours.
One lady developed a meningioma (benign tumour) and had recovered, however the tumour has recurred back. The number of cancer cases has risen to six in her building and these cases have appeared on the 5th, 6th (2 cases), 7th, 8th and 10th floor of the same building, and some others feel sick. All these houses are in direct line of sight from the towers installed on the7th Floor of opposite building located at a distance of about 50 meter.
Another lady (a doctor by profession) has developed ovarian cancer and mentioned that nine ladies have developed cancer in a row. Even they have several towers very close and opposite to their building.
Yet another person mentioned that there were towers atop his house (10m distance) and his grandson becomes epileptic when he is at home.
Many others complained of severe headaches, buzzing sensation in the head, fatigue, involuntarily hand movements, heavy heads, severe body pains, sleep disturbance and so on. All of them mentioned that they feel better when they are away from towers.
It is really disheartening when you see such cases yourself. People are really suffering and are very angry now. However, the rules which have been framed by the industry has made the common man totally helpless!
We don't know what the government and industriy are waiting for - Perhaps a cancer boom! I really hope not.
Coverage on Bürgerwelle News : http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2164/