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DoT W Bengal holds awareness workshop on Electromagnetic Radiation & Telecom Tower

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), West Bengal License Service Area (LSA) organized an “Awareness on EMF Radiation” at Krishnanagar...

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT), West Bengal License Service Area (LSA) organized an “Awareness on EMF Radiation” at Krishnanagar, West Bengal. The session was organised as part of DoT’s public advocacy programme to dispel myths around EMF radiation and address unfounded fears of citizens by presenting credible scientific evidence.

Jayanta Kole, Director (Compliance), DoT, WB LSA addressed the concerns of citizens while also debunking myths and misinformation related to health hazards connected with radiation from mobile towers.

The workshop was attended by government officials, consumers, the general public, telecom service providers, and other officials.

Jayanta Kole discussed the importance of mobile phones in our lives and development of the country. He offered an overview of the emanation of low-level Electro Magnetic Fields from mobile towers.

Despite extensive scientific investigation, no link between mobile tower radiation and human health has been discovered. There is no scientific or medical evidence to back up the argument used against mobile towers. Cell towers generate extremely low-powered non-ionizing radiation that has no detrimental health effects on humans or animals. Citizens can rest easy knowing that mobile tower radiation poses no health concern, as India's EMF radiation standards are ten times stricter than the limits set by the International Commission on Non-ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and adhere to the World Health Organization's recommendations (WHO). Extensive study on EMF signals has not been able to prove that mobile tower radiation has any harmful effects on human health. Following investigations, the WHO has concluded that there is no risk to human health from mobile tower radiation.

Citizens need not worry about the adverse effect of mobile tower EMF radiation as they are being strictly monitored and evidence from credible sources has repeatedly ruled out the possibility of any impending health hazards emanating from EMF radiations.

Mobile connectivity is the need of the hour for all sections of society. There is a need to realize the importance of mobile towers to maintain the standard of this essential service; however, due to misconceptions and myths, mobile towers were removed at several places after installation, resulting in poor connectivity. 

During the Q&A session, the DoT officers responded that network connectivity is indispensable for a connected future and that a healthy infrastructure will support the advancement of many technologies, which in turn would enhance the way we all live and work.


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