Electromagnetic Fields

Electromagnetic fields and mobile phones
Common sources of electromagnetic fields include power lines, household electrical wiring, motor-driven instruments, computer screens, telecommunications and broadcasting facilities, and mobile telephones. Short-term exposure at levels present in environment or in home does not cause any apparent detrimental effects. The studies carried out by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) could not establish conclusive evidence on the safety or risk of radio frequency radiation emitted from mobile phones and mobile phone towers.

With regard to radiation from mobile towers and mobile phones, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Government of India has adopted the Electro Magnetic Radiation norms prescribed by International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). The DoT has also directed all Cellular Mobile Telephone Service/ Unified Access Service licensees for compliance of the reference limits/ levels prescribed by ICNIRP by way of self-certification of their Base Transmitting Station for meeting the Electro Magnetic Field radiation norms.

Given the large number of mobile phone users, it is important to investigate, understand and monitor any potential public health impact.

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.


Key facts

  • Mobile phone use is ubiquitous with an estimated 6.9 billion subscriptions globally.
  • The electromagnetic fields produced by mobile phones are classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as possibly carcinogenic to humans.
  • Studies are ongoing to more fully assess potential long-term effects of mobile phone use.
  • WHO will conduct a formal risk assessment of all studied health outcomes from radiofrequency fields exposure by 2016.

Mobile or cellular phones are now an integral part of modern telecommunications. In many countries, over half the population use mobile phones and the market is growing rapidly. In 2014, there is an estimated 6.9 billion subscriptions globally. In some parts of the world, mobile phones are the most reliable or the only phones available.

Health effect due to Electro Magnetic Frequency (EMF) Radiations - International Research
.There is a public concern over possible health effects from Electromagnetic Field Radiation (EMR) exposure from diverse EMR sources especially Mobile BTS antennae and mobile. In this regard, several studies have been conducted in different countries, under the aegis of World Health Organization (WHO). WHO has referred to approximately 25,000 articles published around the world over past 30 years, and based on an in-depth review of scientific literature, has concluded: "current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences from exposure to low level electromagnetic field". Since the effects on human beings are to be studied over a long period of time, further studies are going on around the world.

We plan to do einterviews with MBBS doctors to understand 4 things
1) Tests or questions you ask in first few meetings
2) What it means in medical terms
3) What it means in non medical terms
4) What should the patient or care takers do

We might interview Aurvedic doctors, homeopathic doctors, Yoga teachers on this health issue

Video links
You Won't Believe How EMFs Affect Your Body!

Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation on Health and Tips to Prevent Health Problems

Dr. Mercola Discusses the Dangers of Electromagnetic Radiation

Electromagnetic fields and their side effects on our health, by Olle Johansson
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