WHO expert states mobile tower radiation causes no health hazardsAuthor : December 7, 2013 0
NEW DELHI, INDIA: Prof (Dr.) Michael Repacholi, Radiation Expert & the first Co-ordinator of World Health Organization’s Radiation and Environmental Health Unit, known for initiating the International EMF Project at WHO in Geneva in 1995, who ison a maiden visit to India released a book titled “Mobile Phones and Public Health – Myths and Reality” specially to address the misconceptions, concerns, fears related to mobile tower radiations.
Repacholi, who is also the Chairman Emeritus of International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) said at the book launch, “From all the high quality studies that have been published and the reviews of all the studies by international and national public health authorities, it can be safely concluded that it has not been established that mobile phones/ towers use causes or is associated with any health risks.”
When asked about increasing fear of brain tumors and cancer because of radiation from cellphone towers, Repacholi emphasized WHO studies have already proven that mobile phones do not affect human health. Cancer or brain tumor apart, it doesn’t cause even headaches or sleep disorder.”I’m mighty impressed to learn that Indian government radiation norm to be one tenth of global standard which are by far lowest and safest in the world,” said an overwhelmed Repacholi.
“A person absorbs five times more RF from FM radio or television than the base station tower. Mobile tower radiation is lower compared to RF emissions from radio FM or television. The base station and wireless technology signals are too weak and modulation effects occur at much higher intensity levels,” Repacholi said.