New Delhi, May 4 : There is absolutely no truth or scientific reasons that the 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 in 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,” Prasad said answering supplementary questions from BJP member Rama Devi and also from Ranjeet Ranjan (Congress).
Rama Devi wanted to know whether any empirical scientific research has been conducted the world over and in India on the impact of radiation from mobile towers.
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