Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha allays fears over mobile tower radiation

The minister emphasised that prescribed limits for radiation emissions in India are more stringent than global norms.

PTI April 18, 2017 12:26:47 IST
Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha allays fears over mobile tower radiation

New Delhi: Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha today sought to allay concerns over radiation emitted from mobile towers, saying studies so far have not revealed any health hazards.

Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha allays fears over mobile tower radiation

File photo of Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha. Firstpost.

The minister further emphasised that prescribed limits for radiation emissions in India are more stringent than global norms.

The comments come in the wake of a report that Supreme Court has ordered shutting down of a BSNL mobile tower in Gwalior on the plea of a 42-year-old cancer patient.

The order is expected to intensify ongoing deliberations on the impact of radiation from mobile phone towers on health. Sinha also said that call drops situation had improved significantly in the last few months.

"In the last four months, our data shows that call drops have reduced by 60 percent," the minister said on the sidelines of a CII event.

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