Myth Busted: Phone towers are not a cause of radiation!
The Department of Telecommunications(DoT), India conducted surprise checks at various locations to see if all companies are sticking to the protocols that their radio towers do not emit harmful radiation.
Noted telecom experts and doctors came together for Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) testing to measure electromagnetic frequency (EMF) emissions from mobile towers, and these results were shared with the people and media. All the locations showed that the Electro Magnetic Frequencies were way below the danger levels. To be specific, it was just 3.6% of what is deemed to be harmful. EMF is calculated in milliwatts per square metre (mwpsm) and an EMF of above 450mwpsm is termed as unsafe.
After an in-depth analysis of various researches around the globe on EMF radiations, and study undertaken by World Health Organisation (WHO), it has been concluded that there is no established fact in the claim that EMF emissions are detrimental to human health. Also, the Government of India has laid down strict guidelines on this issue and has been constantly making efforts to monitor the same.
“We are absolutely committed to protect the health of our citizens, the standards for Electromagnetic Radiation limit that DoT has prescribed for emission from mobile towers are ten times stricter than the international standards prescribed by ICNIRP and recommended by WHO.” –Shri J.S. Deepak, Secretary, Telecom Commission, DoT
The experts also elaborated on the body of scientific evidence and research where it was clearly established that no correlation has been found between these emissions from mobile towers and human health diseases. The main objective of this program was to bridge the gap of information and communication between Telecom companies and citizens and clearly prove that non ionising radiation from mobile towers is not harmful or hazardous for human health. So you don’t need to worry about any towers being erected around you.