Aha Zindagi, Bihar. Magazine of Dainik Bhaskar Group
The following article appeared in Aha Zindagi on 19th April 2015 in Bihar edition.
The author, Arun Lal gives details of the dangers of cell phones and towers on health and environment and the damaging effects it would have in the coming future generations if no precaution is taken immediately.
India has about 0.5 million cell phone towers and about 900 million mobile subscribers. These towers are located in dense areas and hundreds of people are exposed to the radiation effects.
Additionally, the Indian Government guideline is thousands of time higher than what is suggested for continuous safe exposure.
- 0.1 milliWatt/m²= Safe standard as per Bioinitiaitve Report 2007[for Continuous Indoor Exposure]
- 450 milliWatt/m²= 1/10th of ICNIRP - Department of Telecommunications, India adopted this norm from 1 sept 2012. ICNIRP Guidelines are meant for short term exposure and not for long term exposure. Short term exposure guideline is only for 6 minutes/day. People living close to cell tower radiation are exposed to radiation 24x7.
In addition Neha Kumar talks about the hazards of radiation, guidelines and the journey to bring down the radiation norm to 1/10th that is effective since 1st Sept. 2012.
Full PDF is available at: https://www.scribd.com/doc/265106210/Hazards-of-New-Technology-Cell-Tower-Radiation-in-Hindi-Neha-Kumar