Cell Tower Radiation Hazards and Solutions - One Page - by Prof. Girish Kumar

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CELL PHONE/TOWER RADIATION HAZARDS AND SOLUTIONSProf. Girish KumarElectrical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay, Powai, MumbaiTel: (022) 2576 7436, gkumar@ee.iitb.ac.inCell phone technology has grown rapidly in India, and currently there are more than 90 crores cell phone subscribers and nearly 5.0 lakhs cell phone towers. Cell operators are allowed to transmit 20W of power per carrier from individual cell tower antenna. One operator may have 2 to 6 carrier frequencies and there may be 2 to 4 operators on the same roof top or tower. Thus, total transmitted power may be 100 to 400W. From Sep. 1, 2012, India has adopted 1/10 of ICNIRP Guidelines, which implies safe power density of 470 milliWatt/m2 for GSM900 and 920 milliWatt/m2 for GSM1800 after Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) report came out in Jan. 2011, which mentioned several health hazards due to radiation. However, Austria has adopted much lower value of 1 milliWatt/m2.Interphone study report in May 2010 mentioned that excessive users of mobile phones (i.e., 1/2 hour/day over 8 to 10 years) have doubled to quadrupled brain tumor risk. On May 31, 2011, WHO reported, “The electromagnetic fields produced by mobile phones are classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as possibly carcinogenic to humans.” A large number of scientists prepared Bio-Initiative Report in 2007 and they proposed safe radiation density of 1.0 milliWatt/m2 for outdoor, cumulative RF exposure and 0.1 milliWatt/m2 for indoor, cumulative RF exposure. Again, 29 scientists from 10 countries prepared Bio-Initiative Report 2012 and reported with certainty adverse health effects within a few years at continuous exposure of 1.0 milliWatt/m2. The most common complaints are: sleep disorder, headache, irritability, concentration problems, memory loss, depression, hearing loss, joint problems, etc. More severe reactions include seizures, paralysis, miscarriage, irreversible infertility, and cancer. Children and pregnant ladies are more vulnerable. Expert Group formed by Environment Ministry, India submitted their report in Oct. 2011 on “Impacts of communication towers on Wildlife including Birds and Bees”. They gave 919 scientific/technical references and mentioned that 593 papers reported adverse effect, 130 papers reported no effect, and 196 papers reported inconclusive/neutral effect. Thus, apart from humans, cell tower radiations also affect birds, animals, plants, and environment. Yield of fruit bearing trees near the cell towers and in the main beam is going down significantly.We have developed cell Tower Radiation Detector, DETEX-189 to indicate whether radiation level is in safe or caution or danger zone from health point of view. This will empower the people to know whether their premises are safe or not. If radiation level is high, then they can try to convince cell operators to reduce the transmitted power or remove the tower or go for shielding solutions, such as, films, curtains, wallpapers, etc., w

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  • Didn't you know that the BioInitiative Report, both its 2007 and 2012 versions, has been severely criticized not only by experts but also by government organizations of various countries? It is unscientific, and therefore a highly misleading report.

    The WHO report, too has been misquoted. Although it states that it is possibly carcinogenic, it also states that even after various studies conducted, there has been no conclusive evidence to establish a link between the two.

    I therefore urge you to state complete facts and not share incomplete information to scare the masses.
    Did I see a subtle call to action regarding radiation shields? Explains a lot!
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Cell Tower Radiation Hazards and Solutions - One Page - by Prof. Girish Kumar

  1. 1. CELL PHONE/TOWER RADIATION HAZARDS AND SOLUTIONS Prof. Girish Kumar Electrical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai Tel: (022) 2576 7436, gkumar@ee.iitb.ac.inCell phone technology has grown rapidly in India, and currently there are more than 90 crorescell phone subscribers and nearly 5.0 lakhs cell phone towers. Cell operators are allowed totransmit 20W of power per carrier from individual cell tower antenna. One operator mayhave 2 to 6 carrier frequencies and there may be 2 to 4 operators on the same roof top ortower. Thus, total transmitted power may be 100 to 400W. From Sep. 1, 2012, India hasadopted 1/10 of ICNIRP Guidelines, which implies safe power density of 470 milliWatt/m2for GSM900 and 920 milliWatt/m2 for GSM1800 after Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC)report came out in Jan. 2011, which mentioned several health hazards due to radiation.However, Austria has adopted much lower value of 1 milliWatt/m2.Interphone study report in May 2010 mentioned that excessive users of mobile phones (i.e.,1/2 hour/day over 8 to 10 years) have doubled to quadrupled brain tumor risk. On May 31,2011, WHO reported, “The electromagnetic fields produced by mobile phones are classifiedby the International Agency for Research on Cancer as possibly carcinogenic to humans.”A large number of scientists prepared Bio-Initiative Report in 2007 and they proposed saferadiation density of 1.0 milliWatt/m2 for outdoor, cumulative RF exposure and 0.1milliWatt/m2 for indoor, cumulative RF exposure. Again, 29 scientists from 10 countriesprepared Bio-Initiative Report 2012 and reported with certainty adverse health effects withina few years at continuous exposure of 1.0 milliWatt/m2. The most common complaints are:sleep disorder, headache, irritability, concentration problems, memory loss, depression,hearing loss, joint problems, etc. More severe reactions include seizures, paralysis,miscarriage, irreversible infertility, and cancer. Children and pregnant ladies are morevulnerable.Expert Group formed by Environment Ministry, India submitted their report in Oct. 2011 on“Impacts of communication towers on Wildlife including Birds and Bees”. They gave 919scientific/technical references and mentioned that 593 papers reported adverse effect, 130papers reported no effect, and 196 papers reported inconclusive/neutral effect. Thus, apartfrom humans, cell tower radiations also affect birds, animals, plants, and environment. Yieldof fruit bearing trees near the cell towers and in the main beam is going down significantly.We have developed cell Tower Radiation Detector, DETEX-189 to indicate whether radiationlevel is in safe or caution or danger zone from health point of view. This will empower thepeople to know whether their premises are safe or not. If radiation level is high, then they cantry to convince cell operators to reduce the transmitted power or remove the tower or go forshielding solutions, such as, films, curtains, wallpapers, etc., which reduce the radiation levelby 90% to 99%. These are available from "NESA Radiation Solutions Pvt. Ltd.", Mumbai.Their contact number is (022) 2166 3355 and email-id is nesaglobal@gmail.com.Cell phone industry may not admit that there are harmful effects just like cigarette industry.Stricter radiation norm of 1 milliWatt/m2 must be enforced by the policy makers to protectpeople, birds, animals, trees, plants and environment.

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