29 June 2012 - Rajasthan Patrika
Prof. Girish Kumar gives open challenge - Stand in front of your towers at ICNIRP guideline for 10 days! If nothing happens, he will never speak on Cell Tower Radiation Hazards.
The main point here is - Indian government has adopted a very high standards for radiation from Cell Towers - ICNIRP 1998 - which is averaged over only 6min/day exposure, however we have adopted it for 24*7! Also, assuming ICNIRP guideline is safe, if you take the cumulative power and compare with the power of a microwave over, it implies that it is safe to keep a human body in microwave oven for 19min/day and then safe you are safe. The issue is why adopt such high standards?? Industry is within this norm however still several thousand times higher from health point of view. Please go through: http://www.scribd.com/doc/98808287/ICNIRP-Guideline-averaged-over-6min-exposure-Why-adopted-for-24-7
The challenge was given more than 1.5 years ago. Till date no Industry or Government rep has excepted it!
Friday, June 29, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
MAY 23, 2012 - MEDIA ACTION GROUP Mobile Towers cause cancer in the people who live in the regions nearby….The fact doesn’t remain a hyperbolic statement and is very much proved. Several cases in Surya Nagar Colony and other areas of the Pink City are enough to prove the relation between mobile towers and occurrence of cancer disease. The case studies say that the mobile companies have been proved merely boastful which used to say that no connection exists between cancer occurrence and mobile towers.
4 June 2012 A writ petition in the Rajasthan HC has left the Gehlot government in the state dialing the Centre for help. Acting on a complaint against alleged deadly radiation emanating from cellular towers, the Rajasthan HC has directed the state government to conduct spot emission checks and ensure that cellular tower operators adhere to prescribed emission norms. The direction came after the High Court rejected the radiation emission report prepared by the Department of Telecom, in the capital.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Hindustan Times - Mumbai, June 24, 2012 The full-length windows in Narendra Doshi’s Mulund (West) flat are covered with a dark film that has electronic chips attached to the side. The film is meant to protect the Doshis from radiation from the 3 mobile phone antennae on the building wall. Doshi is among a growing number of Mumbaiites protecting themselves from such radiation. While there is conflicting research on the harmful effect of such radiation, housing societies can earn up to Rs. 1 lakh a month in rent from mobile phone firms to allow signal boosting towers and antennae on their buildings. Doshi, a financial consultant, started researching the harmful effects of radiation after his daughter-in-law delivered a premature baby. In April, a private firm found the radiation levels in his house to be 70 milliwatt/metre square. Though this was below the permissible limit in India (4,500 milliwatt/metre square), the international standard is 1 milliwatt/metre square. “We do not have any proof the tower is a health hazard. But we cannot wait for health problems to take precautions,” said Doshi’s neighbour, Biju Sumugan. “People contact us when they start getting headaches or sleep disorders,” said Neha Kumar, director, NESA Radiation Solutions, which has installed such films in about 20 city homes. “The shield reduces 99% of the radiation,” claimed Kumar’s father, Girish Kumar, a professor at IIT-B. Mumbaiites get their own radiation shields - Hindustan Times