No Health Hazards Due to Radiation from Mobile Towers: Government

According to Ravi Shankar Prasad, there is no real evidence about any threat to human health from mobile towers.

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According to the Ravi Shankar Prasad, mobile towers do not have any impact on our health. (Photo: iStockphoto/Altered by <b>The Quint</b>)

There is absolutely no truth or scientific reason that says radiation from mobile towers and handsets has an adverse health impact on human and other living creatures, the government said in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad wondered why such a debate is only India-centric. “Yeh vishay kyon Hindustan mein hee uthaye jaate haen (Why are such issues raised in India only?),” Prasad said during Question Hour, adding that globally all countries from the US to Korea use mobile towers abundantly.

There is no substantial evidence. Even World Health Organisation (WHO) after 20 years of long studies has revealed there are no such threats
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Information and Information Technology

Prasad said a scientific study by a team of experts assigned by the Allahabad High Court has found that there is no adverse impact on human health due to mobile towers.

I also take this opportunity to say that most often we all complain about call drops. If you want that not to happen, please allow mobile towers to come up in your areas. Let us also be pragmatic. In today’s world, can we do without a mobile phone?
Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Information and Information Technology

Earlier, answering another question he told CPI-M member Sankar Prasad Datta that in the last two years the government has installed 24,000 mobile towers across the country and will soon set up over 20,000 more to improve connectivity.

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