From Dariusz Leszczynski’s blog:
Dariusz Leszczynski visiting India – days 1 & 2
Posted on September 16, 2014
The first three days of visit to India, New Delhi are over.
On the first day, arrival day on Sunday, September 14th, 2014, walk through the Old Delhi reminded me how serious is the India’s problem of sitting of the cell towers and the cell antennas. It looks very haphazard and often the close proximity of antennas to apartments and balconies causes risky exposure situations.
Two lectures, on Monday, September 15th, 2014, at the India International Centre and on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014, at the Indian Institute of Technology.
PDF copy of my talks: INDIA September 2014.
Besides lectures there was a very busy schedule of meetings with various Indian officials, including:
Dr. Harsh Vadrhan, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare of India
Dr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch, Secretary to the Government of India and Director-General of the Indian Council of Medical Research
Mr. Anil Kumar Purwar, Advisor (Technology), Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & IT of India
Mr. A. K. Mittal, Senior Deputy Director General, Telecommunication Engineering Centre, Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications & IT of India
The general impression from these meetings is that officials are concerned with the health risks associated with exposures to cell phone, cell tower and wi-fi networks radiation and are receptive for suggestions how to resolve health concern issues to the satisfaction of both, users and providers.
And from The Health Site India interview with Dariusz Leszczynski:
Smartphone users at a higher risk of radiation exposure
Agencies September 16, 2014 at 3:20 pm
This is not a good news for the smartphone lovers. An expert has said that the radiation exposure from smartphones is much higher because of data traffic. ‘Smartphone radiation exposures are much higher because of the data traffic. Even though one may not be using the phone all the time, there is continuous data flowing from Facebook and other apps such as weather, news update and so on that people have on their phones,’ Dariusz Leszczynski said.
The member of the expert committee at World Health Organization/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), 2011, was speaking at an event here Monday evening. Speaking about ‘Mobile tower and cell phone radiation – its threat and perception’ at India International Centre (IIC) organised by Syenergy Environics, Leszcznski said there was lot of ‘misinformation’ about health risk of cellphone radiation.
‘I was a part of the 31 scientists committee (IARC) constituted by the WHO and 26 scientists among them classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), causing brain cancer with its long term use,’ he said. Urging people to not talk on phone for more than half an hour in day, he also discouraged them from keeping phones closer to the body.
‘It is very important that safety standards are revised and users should be informed of current scientific uncertainty and better research needed in this field,’ added Leszcznski. According to the expert, ‘current safety standards are insufficient’. ‘India needs to change and position the towers in places which are inaccessible to people and check the emission levels,’ he said. Reiterating the expert view, Ajay Poddar, managing director of Syenergy Environics, said that the telecom industry has to be responsive to people’s concern about health and should indulge in research.Leave a reply →