Meet to check ill effects of tower radiation

Environment Minister S Shivanna has said that an experts’ meeting will be convened soon to discuss measures the Environment Department or Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) can take up to contain adverse effects of radiation of cellphone towers.

The Minister, in a statement issued here, said a meeting of officials of the departments of health, medical education, urban development, telecommunications, the KSPCB, Visvesvaraya Technological University and Indian Institute of Science will be held in a week’s time. This would help in preparing a legislation to check the health hazards caused by cellphone tower radiation.

The Minister said there is an immediate need to take preventive steps as there are reports on the negative impact of the radiation on all living beings.

The radiation is causing health complications such as depletion of calcium level in bones, insomnia, infertility, loss of memory power, DNA damage, neuro degenerative disorder, ear and eye sight damage and cancer.

A glaring example of the ill effects was the dwindling bird population, particularly that of house sparrows.

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