Towers give out radiofrequency emissions that are used by cellular and personal communication services to connect users to one another. But these emissions have also been accused of causing healthcare issues.
RM Chaturvedi, Deputy General Director, Department of Telecommunications told the Economic Times that citizens in Delhi need not fret regarding health scares concerning tower radiation. Here’s what he suggested you do:
Check the details on the government website tarangsanchar.gov.in;
Pay a small fee, and a team from the Department of Telecommunications will visit your home and tell you the exact readings of electromagnetic radiation.
Chaturvedi, and a team of medical experts, oncologists, and Telecom Department officials, assured residents and representatives of Resident Welfare Associations who had gathered at the NDMC Convention Centre, on Saturday.
They said that the fears regarding EM radiations are not well-founded and exhaustive research has failed to prove any conclusive correlation between tower radiation and physiological ill-effects like cancer, headaches, insomnia or infertility.
The Director-General of the Department of Telecommunications said that the radiation norms in India, are ten times more stringent than the international standards recommended by the World Health Organisation. Dr Vivek Tandon, Associate Professor at AIIMS, also reiterated this statement.
As mentioned earlier, both the Government portal and a home-check by authorities are there, if you still need convincing. So rest assured that we won’t be harmed by mobile phones, their towers or radiation.
(Edited by Shruti Singhal)