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Radiation exposure from mobiles harming humans

Posted by seumasach on March 12, 2013

The first Bio-initiative report was handed into 10 Downing Street back in 2007. The response of the British government has been precisely zero. It appears that the Indian government is more interested in protecting its citizens than the British government.

Economic Times

4th March, 2013

NEW DELHI: Exposure to radiation from mobile towers and phones has been found to lead to DNA damage, carcinogenicity and impacted development of sperms and foetuses along with other harmful effects, according to a recent report of 1,800 new studies.

Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today said the report has also cited the effect on neonates and offspring and effect on brain and cranial bone development in the offspring of animals that are exposed to cell phone radiation during pregranancy.

“Indian Council of Medical research (ICMR) has informed that Bio-initiative 2012 report has summarised about 1800 new studies under 24 technical chapters,” he said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.

“Overall, these new studies reported abnormal gene transcription; genotoxicity and single and double strand DNA damage; stress proteins because of the fractal RF-antenna like nature of DNA; chromatin condensation and loss of DNA repair capacity in human stem cells; reduction in free radical scanvengers – particularly melatonin;

“Neurotoxicity in humans and animals; carcinogenicity in humans; serious impacts on human and animal sperm morphology and function; effects on the foetus, neonate and offspring; effects on brain and cranial bone development in the offspring of animals that are exposed to cell phone radiation during pregnancy; and findings in autism spectrum disorders consistent with EMF/RFR exposure,” the Minister said.

Azad said with a number of measures taken by the government, India now has one of the most stringent electromagnetic frequency (EMF) exposure norms in the world.

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