Radiation limit for cell phones, towers

Published: Friday 31 August 2012

The Department of Telecommunications' new norms for radiation from cell phones and towers will be in force from September 1. Once the new norms are implemented, the limit on power density from mobile phone towers will be one-tenth of the current limit. Health hazards of radiation emanating from mobile phone towers has been the subject of widespread scientific debate. Down To Earth has been tracking the debate for almost 20 years. Read the selection of articles

  Rajasthan says levels within permissible limit. Critics claim even ‘safe’ levels are harmful   Mobile radiation scare in Jaipur  
  Petition filed by two senior citizens dwells on harmful and hazardous radiation from towers   Mobile tower risks: Rajasthan High Court issues notice to telecom operators  
  Indian scientists develop novel material to block radiation   Futuristic microwave shield  
  Keeping a cell phone close to the belly could affect unborn baby’s health   Mobiles bad for unborns  
  Ecological impact assessment study should precede their installation   Cell phone tower radiation a pollutant: MoEF panel  
  Telecom service providers’ study shows mobile phone towers are safe. But are they?   Warning signal  
  Panel recommends restrictions on mobile phone towers   Cell towers, a health risk  
  WHO links excess mobile phone use to cancer; experts divided on health impact of radio frequencies   New cancer risk  
  Electromagnetic signals from cell phones triggers accidental swarming   Mobiles confuse bees  
  Rooftop radiation binds the Mobile Tower Grievance Forum   60 people battle giants  
  Telecom companies cite uncertainty over effects of mobile phone towers to thwart regulations based on the precautionary principle   Little understood pillars of our lives  
  Mobile phone industry thwarts radiation guidelines   On hold  
  Signal booster mobile tower over a maternity hospital in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, raises health concerns   Debate over mobile towers close to hospitals  
  NGO suggests cellphone safety measures   Mobile danger  
  The government asks schoolchildren in the UK to restrict the use of mobile phones   Dial R for radiation  
  Levels of radiation emitted from mobile phones will be notified by cellular phone companies from the year 2001   Notify radiation level  
  Out of all known sources that pose a cancer threat to humans, mobile phone is the latest   Dial-in cancer  




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