In this technology area we can do almost anything using technology and mobile, smartphone have become the necessity of today’s life. With the rising use of technology and as a smartphone user, the connectivity happens through a mobile tower. There are some myth and rumours that these are bad for our health. As you know that Mobile or cellular phones are now an integral part of modern telecommunications and in many countries, over half of the population use mobile phones & the market is growing rapidly.

Mobile Tower Myth

Speaking on the Mobile Radiation, Dr. Bhavin Jankaria. Dr Jankaria, the President at Indian Radiology and Imaging Association, said:

“Mobile tower radiation is inherently a type of radiation that we believe does not produce any kind of significant harm to humans.”

“We have been using X-ray radiations for more than 115 years, and we still haven’t been able to establish the relationship of cancer and radiation to any great extent. And the mobile tower radiation is inherently a type of radiation that we believe does not produce any kind of significant harm to humans.’’

Mobile phones communicate by transmitting radio waves through a network of fixed antennas, called base stations. Radiofrequency waves are electromagnetic fields, and unlike ionizing radiation such as X-rays or gamma rays, can neither break chemical bonds nor cause ionization in the human body. Taking about radiation, radiation is a form of energy which is around us in form of radio waves, microwaves, X-rays and gamma rays. Apart from this, radiation is widely used in medical field or health too to cure patients suffering from diseases. Taking about radiation, it is everywhere around us in the format of things we use like TV, Microwave, etc. Just like these consumer electronics have radiation, in the same way Mobile Towers have Radiation and they aren’t bad or health. In medical field, Doctors use External beam radiotherapy and Proton therapy for cancer.

There have been number of voices against the radiation being emitted by mobile towers and mobile phones in India. Industry experts and even WHO has not found anything to support this and as of today it is just a myth to associate towers with health hazards such as cancer. Apart from this, there are many examples like mobile tower radiation is bad for pregnant women and children, but no one is justifying his own words.

As you are aware, India is a developing country and creating its own milestones in almost every verticals. In it’s development, we can’t neglect the importance of mobile and it is the best medium for communication. From making calls, people are using their phones for video-calling, conference calls, Skype calls, making or editing documents for their meetings. Without mobiles & mobile towers, we can’t imaging these kind of works and to make all these things possible, every telecommunication company doing their best for their subscribers.

For your information, India has 425,000 telecom towers to service 900 million subscribers in the country as against 1.3 million towers available in China for its 1.29 billion subscribers. Mobile phones are low-powered radio-frequency transmitters, operating at frequencies between 450 and 2700 MHz with peak powers in the range of 0.1 to 2 watts.

The operating frequencies & the radiations works in limits as per the study carried out. If there are any harmful effects then we already see them in action. Since from the inception of telephone there are as such no incidents reported which means that there are no ill effects. In the same way mobile towers are also safe and there will be no radiation effects.

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