The Industry and Government bodies like TERM Cell have consistently been stating that they are within "International Standards" for Cell Tower Radiation and, hence are completely safe. Let us have a closer look at what these "standards" are:
1) ICNIRP 1998 - stands for International Commission on Non- Ionizing Radiation Protection. These guideline are averaged over only 6 minutes exposure, however the Indian Government has adopted it for 24*7 exposure:
2) Several other countries have adopted much lower values. Please have a look at: http://neha-wilcom.blogspot.in/2012/04/mobile-tower-radiation-hazards.html for standards adopted by different countries.
The question is - Why do each of these countries have different standards ranging from several hundred to thousand times in magnitude?
3) The maximum value measured by TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) was 100 times lower than the ICNIRP guideline. In that case why do they have an apprehension in reducing the guideline by 10 times (which has been proposed since Feb 2011)
Even if government adopts 1/10th of ICNIRP, the industry will be within norm and does not have to reduce the power transmission
4 Why does Blackberry manual carry warning messages "keep the device 0.98 inches away from your body?" http://neha-wilcom.blogspot.in/2011/06/in-cell-phone-manufacturers-own-words.html
5) Why do we see warning signals on mobile towers " CAUTION: Non Ionizing Radiation" when the industry has been saying non-ionizing radiation is completely safe.
These are just some of the points. For more information you can read: http://www.scribd.com/doc/93413060