by Rajesh chopra LiveIndia.com
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought responses from the Centre and the telecom department on a PIL describing the communication towers put up at prominent locations by mobile phone service providers as health hazards, because they emit electromagnetic radiation.
A Bench comprising Chief
Justice Y K Sabharwal and Justices C K Thakker and R V Raveendran issued
notices to a host of ministries — including home, defence, communications
and information & broadcasting — on the PIL filed by an NGO, Karma
Jyot Seva Trust.
Stating that there were no
government guidelines on the placement of communication towers, the NGO
cited a US law prohibiting erection of transmitter towers near schools
and residential areas because of the health risk posed
With the massive proliferation
of mobile phone users in the country, the service providers were putting
up transmitters even on dilapidated buildings and thus posing danger to
the residents, it said.
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Cell Tower Radiation : by Rajesh Chopra - LiveIndia.com
The remarkable growth of this new technology is receiving public concerns about various ill effects of RF Radiation Exposure, dangers perceived from falling of these towers during earthquake with small little seismographic disturbances. The adverse effects of RF/Microwave Radiations were recognized by the erstwhile USSR and, in fact, the same was used as a weapon to create mental disturbances, instability and high anxiety. The same was utilized by illuminating US Embassy in Moscow with high power Microwave Radiations. (1) Slowly and slowly when the adverse health effects started coming to the notice of medical and radiological scientists certain measures were taken in advanced countries to formulate certain guidelines and to regulate exposure limits within safe levels. The United States FCC had guidelines FCC 56 revised by FCC65. Canadian Government incorporated Safety Code No. 6, European Countries developed ICNIRP and IEEE Guidelines. But, unfortunately, even with such a faster growth, RF Illuminating Towers in Indian cities could not attract attention of the Government of India. The relationship between biological effects and Electromagnetic Exposure has been widely recognized from Epidemiological and experimental studies. The growing use of mobile communication GSM 900/1800, Cordless Telephones etc. in the last decade has introduced concerns about health risks from so called man made electro smog. This Non Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation Pollution is invisible and in this context it is not detectable by our five senses. Therefore every one tends to have casualness towards personal protection. Since use of these Electromagnetic Radiations is inevitable by the Society, there is a need to devise more comprehensive protection measures. As per the observed NIEMR levels, we in are certainly vulnerable to adverse health effects. Unfortunately ignorance and non-awareness adds to this misery and all of us are accepting this slow poison unknowingly.
Jul 24, 2012 NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and the Delhi government on a plea to ban high-frequency mobile phone towers in residential areas as its radiation causes health hazards.
Justice Rajiv Shakdher sought response from the telecommunication department, the chief secretary of the Delhi government and a leading mobile service provider by January 14, 2013. The court's direction came on a plea of Ramnath Garg seeking the imposition of ban on installation of high-frequency mobile phone towers within 50 metres of schools, hospitals and residential areas.
Appearing for the Centre, additional solicitor general Rajeeve Mehra and standing counsel Sumeet Pushkarna assured the bench they would treat the petition as an issue of public concern.
"The radiation from cellphone towers causes different type of swelling in brain, head, hearing disorder, headache and anxiety neurosis... but no action is taken for the safety of the persons living around the towers," the petition said.
Two Tower on Single roof after just 1st. floor.
Now three Towers
Use of RF Safety Solutions - Anti Radiation and Radiation Safe Products like Mobile Accessories, Electronic Accessories, Uniforms, Aprons, Medical Outfits, Fabrics, Paints, Glasses, Window Films for less EMF penetration is highly recommended by various social, scientific organizations these days.
Vulnerabilities of EMR
Risk to Pre Adolescent
Children are at the greatest risk, due to their thinner skulls, and rapid rate of growth. Also at greater risk are the elderly, the frail, and pregnant women. Doctors from the United Kingdom have issued warnings urging children under 16 not to use cell phones, to reduce their exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation.
Risk to Pregnant Women
Risk to Human Brain
Risk to Patients Carrying
Living dangerously an RF Radiation pollution perspective
The electromagnetic radiations
are being utilized as technological enhancements to the mankind all across
the world. During first half of the twentieth century harmful effects of
radiation (now known as ionizing radiations) became very evident and lots
of remedial actions have been taken. In later 20th century when use of
electromagnetic spectrum increased for mobile telecommunications, television
transmitters, FM Radio Stations and also Mobile Phones themselves threaten
significant increase in the RF Level in various cities particularly in
densely populated areas. Broadcasting and household remote-controlling,
enormous health effects started taking place by non-ionizing radiations.
The mobile telecommunication companies in fact mushroomed the cities in
every corner of the world with radiating steel towers. In the over-exuberance
of the speed of network roll out and covering the full population for a
good communication range, they have not only neglected the structural stability,
heritage protection and radiation health effects but also put the general
public open to the continuous (24x7) exposure of EMR which is leading to
permanent effect on human health and behavior. For example, an effort has
been made by us to make every one aware of the NIEMR (Non Ionizing Electro
Magnetic Radiation) pollution in Indian cities by measuring the RF levels
in North India and particularly Delhi and also of the sites of mobile towers
installed at various places, prove that we are living dangerously. This
study suggests that similar results would come out in various cities all
across the world where ever Radiations norms are not being followed. An
effort has also been made by Cogent EMR Solutions to study and suggest
what measures be taken by all of us in general and respective Governments
to enhance activities to ensure a clean, green and EMR safe world.
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(Subject:- Cell Tower Radiation)
Dear Sir,There are 3-4 Cancer cases reported in our locality in the last 2-3 years, near to the location of mobile tower, installed at the rooftop of a house. Even Son of the landlord of that house has developed cancer. Sir I want to know the method of mapping the radiation in my colony & further information on this matter. What can we do legally on this matter. Regards & Thanks
Deepak Aggarwal <deepak@
My name is Krishna murthy(65 years) Retired Railway Employee residing under a Cell tower near DAV School, Safilguda(Malkjgiri).
(You can see the Apartment at http://www.wikimapia.org/#lat=17.4642001&lon=78.543089&z=18&l=0&m=b (409 Plaza Block).
I am also the sufferrer of the Cell Phone Towers. Our society persons allowed to install without our consent.
I want to consult your regarding the proceedure to remove the cell towers. I had seen your articles published in
I want to know the actual locationn of the Sardar Patel Hosing Society, Fathenagr, Hyderabad., How to report the matter to the Higher authority.
I am herewith sending one Photograph inwhich you can guess how much it is harmful to the inmates of the building.
Anticipating a quick reply please. Yours sincerely.
Krishna Murthy <murthy045@g
We would like to complaint/bring to your notice that a mobile phone tower is installed at the roof of 11/8 kalkaji extension,opp. Nehru Place,near Bhairon Mandir,within very close viscinity of our home 10/9 kalkaji extension for last 5 years app.We are posed with serious health threat and death due to brain tumour due to radiation from this tower and so are others nearby.I have a 7 year old son ,very vulnerable and a lots of children around.This is a hidden tower on this address in the back lane.We can die a very painful,prematured death along with our close relatives due to this silent killer emitting harmful radiation on us 24 hrs for last 5 years and would go on till we die.This is injustice a an example of utmost greed of this reckless owner of 11/8 kalkaji extension,new delhi-110019,who is receiving some money every month to kill a lots of people as rent for this tower in residential area quite populated,indirectly causing harm to our health.
Delhi HC has appointed a Panel to Probe Harmful Effects of Cell Towers.
We would request you to take immediate action to remove this tower to protect us from this dreadful ordeal and loss of life.
kapil manak.10/9 kalkaji extension,New Delhi-110019.
I want to bring to your kind notice that there is a heavy mobile tower being installed in the residential area of D.D.A. Flats Kalkaji, New Delhi-110019. The address of the House is J-3/103 D.D.A. Flats, Kalkaji, New Delhi-110019. The owner of the house has not taken any permission from the association of the colony for the installation of the mobile tower on his roof top.
Sir, as you are aware that the dangerous radiations that are being emitted from these mobile towers are not good for small children and as well as for other adult people also.The particular area where the mobile tower is installed is a very densely populated area with a number of small children between the 1 to 9 months. The association has asked the landowner a number of time to remove the tower but he never listens to anybody.
Sir, it is my humble request to you to please get this deadly tower removed as early as possible so that people are not exposed to the deadly radiations that act as slow poison on the human body especially on the children and the pregnant women. If no action is taken against the landlord then the poeple of the association shall be forced to move to the court. Expecting a favourable response from your side.
Thanking You Yours Faithfully
(D.D.A. Flats Association)
Dear Mr. Rajesh,
I am a resident of Bandra, Mumbai. Recently I have been reading a lot about the hazards caused by cell phone towers and I have been following your articles regarding this issue. Its very important to create a mass awareness because people while giving their building terraces for erecting cell phone towers think only about the money. Actually people don't know the real dangers.
There is one Reliance tower on the terrace of my parents' building which is 7 storey. I have stopped taking my 3 yr old son to my parents place because of that tower. But everyone says there are so many kids staying in the same vicinity and they are hale & hearty so don't worry. Then, there is a network of towers over our office building, don't feel like going to the office. I have also read that there is some rule of no cell tower over schools and hospitals, but then one can see a lot of these towers just next to the school/hospital building.
I really wish to work and contribute towards the awareness regarding this problem, primarily for my son's safer future. Would request you to guide me regarding the authority, if any, to measure the levels of cell phone radiations. Also request you to let me know whether Govt. of India has any regulations regarding this.
Awaiting your reply.
Regards, Sonali Mandlik sonalimandlik@
Dear Mr Chopra,
I require your assistance with regard to removal of Mobile towers in our society. We are in Mumbai. We are presently conducting a signature campaign for the removal of a mobile tower that was installed on a building within our society recently. The members of that building were unaware of the health hazards and agreed to the installation. However, others in the society were not informed and there are buildings very close to the mobile towers who are now concerned about their health.
The campaign has been initiated by only 3 women and the whole committee is against us. They feel that the signature campaign will not serve any purpose as the contract was signed for 5 years and for 50 lakhs.
I need your help so that we can fight the case and ask the mobile company to withdraw their contract and take their tower elsewhere. Where will the society get 50lakhs to pay for failing to keep up to the contract.? Please advise on how to go about it.
Also, Are there any guidelines set for installations of the tower. in Mumbai? as ours is a residential area.?
I read your article on the above-mentioned topic. What prompted me to research on the matter was the fact that a mobile network in my country approached my parents with a proposition to build a cell tower in our back yard for a contracted period of 15 years and pay monthly rent to us of about US$400. Because, I have read your article as well as others on the matter, I will advice my parents not take up the propsition. A prolonged haealth life is worht much more than such money!!
I am Sangeet Rajoria, living in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Sir, I am planning to buy a flat in an apartment, but on the top of the building, there is a cell phone tower. Building is of 8 floors and the flat which I choose, is on 1st floor. ir, living in this flat will be injureous for health? I investigated on internet and I came to know that 300 meters distance is safe. but this flat is below the tower, and the builder said that this will not affect, because the rays of tower goes horizontal, So, we will not get in touch directly.
Sir Please guide me. Sangeet Rajoria
Your articles on LiveIndia. com regarding the cell phone tower hazards was very impressive and an eye opener.I need your advice on this issue, as I live next to a neighbour who installed an Airtel tower. Now today, I see TATA Docomo erecting tower on the other side of my house, now we may be eventualy sandwiched between two towers within a gap of 100 feet. And having read your article we do not want to take any chances. Also recently we had lightning strikes just 20 feet from the tower , we are also worried if this may be due to cell towers.I'am considering raising a case or draw media awareness to avoid the second tower from being erected.
Kindly let me know If I can discuss this with you over phone or in person if you happen to be in chennai.
My name is Gokul - Please consider this an SOS.I eagerly look forward to hear from you at the earliest.
Thanks and Regards Gokul
Dear Rajesh sir,
I am staying in the first floor of a rented house. There is a Hutch tower over the terrace. I have heard that the radiation from the tower won't effect the residents of the building over which the tower is installed, because the rays of the tower goes horizontal,so we will not get in touch directly and due to the absorption of radiation by concrete structure. I have 3 years old daughter. Kindly confirm what I heard is correct or not. If it is incorrect, please guide me what I have to do.
Gadwal, Mahaboobnagar Distt,Andhra Pradesh.
Sir, I have read your views on cell phone towers on liveindia.com. In my Group Housing society in sector-62, Noida, management has recently done a secret pact
with airtel for installation of cell phone towers on roff of one building (7th floor) which is directly facing another building. They are not listening to any protest and citing court judgements to justify their decision. The society is likely to earn Rs 40000 per month..I would request you to guide how the management can be stopped. Are Group housing societies legally allowed to earn revenue in such a way.
Thanks Vivek Gupta
Dear Rajesh, i am staying in a rented house and its very close to hutch tower. whether these cell phone towers are really very dangerous for haelth or not what should we do . i am really confused and would like to know what should be actually done for this towers because i am not getting any authentic information from anywhere and we are planing to vacate from there.please guide me what we have to do.-- Thanks&Regards.M.srinivasulu
Your website covers all kinds of topics well and truly informed.
This is about the cell tower radiation effect topic which was quite interesting. Personally I have also observed these towers sprouting in and around NCR region residential areas and especially in Noida. I filed few queries/ with PMO and also to NDTV RTI to check if they were regulated as per norms if any. Technologists have no clue on biology and genetics. They will defend thier interests unless the ill effects are proven with strong correalation. They can see thermal effect which is heat. The biological effects will take time and we all may pay a very heavy price. Alternate solutions to be explored and govt should and must regulate these installations in residential premises and on top of apartments.We all should proceed actively on this.
Dear Sir: I have read your article about harmful effects of cellphone towers coming up in residential area. One of such tower is coming up in my own place which is a residential area. The proposed tower will be installing only 20 feets away from my own house and other sorrounding houses in my locality. So, my concern is, should I stop this proposed tower from being installed ? Will it really be harmful in long run as it is going to be installed to a very near distant from my living room. Please advise.
I have a common wall building in Siliguri (WEST BENGAL)..My neighbour is setting a Mobile Tower of BSNL without my NOC and the construction is going on
full swing. So what should I do to remove that Mobile Tower from there?? Please help pankaj rawat <email@example.com>
I am working as Trustee of Grahak Hitwardhini Pune an NGO of Cosumers . I shall be very much thankful to you if u kindky tell me whether Government has given
the guidelines to mobile service providers of our country after hearing the PIL filed by an NGO Karam Jyot Seva trust in Delhi Supreme Court. Many other
counties have taken steps to avoid the hazards of Mobile towers. Any such action by our Gorernment?
With kind Regards.Sharad Kulkarni.
sir iam verry much confused with this matter mobile is essectial for our daily life but a tower near our home is a Too big problem because i have a baby he is just 14 month age Idont know how to face this problem. vinod azhikery <firstname.lastname@example.org>
For the past one year I am coming across many articles about cell phone tower radiation. But only recently I have read your article on Mass killings. I am living in Tamilnadu in a place full of cellphone towers. So I am planning to file a case regarding this. I have bought a house and there are many cellphone towers in the near vicinity. Can you give me ideas and guide me as to how to proceed with it. Can you send me various reports on these towers & any other material that would help me file a suit. How else can we fight against the erection of cellphone towers in residential areas and in school premises ? Also how to protect us from these deadly radiations? I am a docter and I can imagine the hazards these cellphone towers can cause. It would be of great help if you could give me your valuable opinion. thanking you Dr Ponnudhali
NUDHALI NAGARAJAN <nudhali@
I chanced upon your article "stop mass killing-cell tower radiation" while googling the subject on the web. My apartment is on the top floor of our building and we do have this huge towers on the terrace of our building. Could you advise or direct me on the best tools to measure the radiation levels in my apartment? Until recently these towers were placed right across on another building which was recently demolished..
Looking forward to your help..
George Abraham <benoyjorj@
I am an indian citizen named MUHAMMED SHAREEF N living in kerala.I have read ur article on CELLULAR TOWERS alot (on liveindia).
Currently we are facing a problem on launching a new airtel cellular tower near my home.It is very dangerous as there are a school ,a hospital and a mosque near by.It needs very special attention as the plot they are seeking is in btw so many houses including mine.I (let me tell you with very sadness) alone filed a case on the same issue 4 years before.And the last sitting will be called soon .I have spent alot of money ( more than 30,000rs) on the case.
I searched various reports ,any court orders if any on the same issue regarding the prevention of the erection of cellular towers in crowded area.
Sir if you have any reports,any news ,if you know any court involvement in launching of cellular towers in crowded places and whatever you have please send me to this email.(I have taken several printed copies of your report)
Pls sir.... as i found myself to loose the right to live with every rights that indian republic offer to a citizen.
with wide open eyes....waiting for your reply........
MUHAMMED SHAREEF N
KERALA - SHAFEEQ N K <schapheeq@
Dear Shri Chopra,
I came across your articles/comments on LiveIndia.com when I was searching for info regarding radiation from cellular tower installed on residential bldgs. I found them very useful. From my discussions with some others in this field, I have concluded that radiation from a tower does not affect the residents of the building on which it is installed due conical to shield type effect and absorption of radiation by concrete structure. We get affected by radiation from towers installed in nearby buildings. In other words, if one has to choose from buildings (a) Having cell tower on its terrace & (b) building close to (a)he should select (a) as he will be protected. Please confirm if my understanding is correct. I am working with ONGC as Chief
Engineer (Electrical). Regards
RAJEEV BANSAL <rbansal1984@
Hi and greetings from MUMBAI..I appreciate the good work done by you in Spreading awareness about the Health hazards related to EMR..
I would like to speak to you in this regard on a specific issues Do let me have your Telephone numbers and i Shall speak to you..
regards. HAri Shetty
I want to now about mobile tower guidelines what it is right to stand a mobile tower in school compound and what can i do for this so pls help me about this matter
I read your articles while searching for ill effects of mobile towers on net. I stay on the 4th. floor of a building. I have a terrace flat. The building next to us is a three storey building and their terrace is at the same level as my flat. This building has installed 3 different cell phone antennae on the terrace and one of them is just 20 ft. away from my windows and open terrace and other is abot 40 ft away. I fear that my family will be continuously exposed to radiations day and night and can be detrimental. The land lord of the opposite building is paid 26 L per annum rent for the terrace by cell phone co and is not willing to give it up. I would request you to guide me as to what can be done in this respect.
Dear Shri. Rajesh Chopra,
I have seen your website and I creating opinion againt cell phone towers I have been oppossing the installation which done in my industrial society for a long time. But I am the sole managing committee member opposing this matter. I ahve networked to many citizens and forming a group in MUMBAI. If any body from is contact please giove his contact. to me form the proper group.
We are a group of RTI users.
Convenor - Mahiti Adhikar Manch
Dear Mr. Rajesh,
Mobile Tower of Tata Teleservices was installed in the roof Apartment. When we came to know that the towers was installed without our knowledge. Then we started movement from 2005 against the said tower. After all the authority of said mobile co. removed the steel structure of the tower. But they did not dismantled the concrete structure and occupied huge space in the roof of the flat.
Pls. suggest what to do?
Amit Kr. Carr
D-4, Mallika Apartment,Near Carmel Jr. College,Sonari, Jamshedpur-831011
I knew about you through www.liveindia.com while searching about mobile tower. And I need to know about harmness of mobile tower because in adjacent of my house a mobile tower is going to eract. If there are some real harmfull evidences of mobile tower, please help me by sending some evidence records as
well as details of harmness of mobile tower as earlier as possible in this Email Id.
Thanks and Regards
First of all Congratulatation and best of luck for your current article it create a mass awareness about cell phone tower hazards was very impressive and an eye opener. Now, i would like to know the cases filed to remove such type towers on the ground of HEALTH, POLLUTION AND ENVIRONMENT from the residential area's as early as possible because i would like to file case for removing the tower from my flat in gujarat. Hope you might have the data's ready and it will be helpful to me sir. Please do the needful urgent and oblidge.
Hello Sir My name is Gajjar Hardik. I live in Sarakhej, Ahmadabad.Near my home one mobile tower and i know it effect me and my family.
Approximately 100mt distance between my home and tower. i hope you help me.
Your faithfully Gajjar Hardik
I have read your article on Cell Tower Radiation, one of my neighbour has installed Reliance Tower inhis terrace, I need to know if there is any device to detect how much radiation is coming from thistower, please let me know.
I am a resident of Cochin. Kerala. I recently bought a house and there is Cell Tower near the our house within the 50 meters. At that time I was not aware of the bad effects of the tower. I have a small kid and I am very worried for her sake too. We have not started residing there. Can you advice me on what to do to avoid the bad effects from affecting our health? How can I get the place tested for radiation?
Warm Regards-- Asha
I had gone through your article titled "Cell tower dngers" on liveindia.com, regarding risks from cell tower radiations. But in fact the radiations emitted from cellphones are very very high compared to the radiations reaching your body from cell towers, which I can prove instrumentally. Cellphones emit pulsating radiations continuously every second even in standby mode for tracking its position with the tower and when it receives call, the intensity of radiations emitted from cellphone increases tremendously. Under such scenario many researchers have concluded that the radiations from cell phone are enough powerful to damage body cells and alter their normal metabolic and physiological functions which results into several health disorders on long term such as cancer and tumour etc, which you are very well aware of. Now the most important issue is the protection against cell phone radiations in genuine way, for which I have a proven solution. i.e Waveban Cellphone Radiation Shield. Its a slim card made up of radiation blocking material, which is to be placed behind your cellphone in your pocket so that it acts as a shield between you and your cellphone by blocking the entry of radiations emitted from cellphone into your body, which again we can prove by demonstration. If you need more information, you are free to call me.
Amrut Miskin Waveban Technologies
i am staying in a builing where 1 st and 4 th floor are in my possesion and ground 2 and 3 floor are in possesion of other one person so we are only two owners in the whole building \on the terrace there has been erupted mobile towers of airtel and idea. the other owner has got both thesse towers installed without our knowledge and this is done only for money on the first floor there is our surgical and maternity hospital what should we do sir
whether these cell phone towers are really very dangerous for haelth or not not what should we do i am really confused and would like to know what should be actually done for this towers because i am not getting any authentic information from anywhere please guide me
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