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EMF Radiations

GTL infrastructure provides Passive Telecom Infrastructure. The equipment deployed by GTL Infra does not Emit EMF radiations. The active elements emitting the EMF radiations, like Antenna & BTS are deployed by the Telecom service providers.

The guidelines issued by ICNIRP (www.icnirp.de/documents/emfgdl.pdf) on levels of exposure to RF fields as approved by the Telecom commission, that are coming from mobile phones and base stations. These guidelines have a safety margin built into them. ICNIRP guidelines form the very basis of the standards required for compliance to limit the human exposure to EMF. ICNIRP guidelines have global acceptance and will be complied by the telecom sector for time to come.

The operators have to comply with the industry guideline for use of the active or radiating part of the telecom equipment. Refer to TEC -Telecommunication Engineering Centre website (http://www.tec.gov.in). Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC) has approved the adoption of International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) guidelines, for limiting the Human exposure to EMF, for the Telecom Sector in India.

It is most important to note that the RF radiations emitted by Mobile Communication Systems lie in the non-ionizing part of the electromagnetic spectrum and thus do not have enough energy to cause any genetic damage. The RF emissions from mobile phones and base stations are some 50,000 times lower than the levels at which the first health effects begin to be established. Also, the output power of mobile phones is less than 1 Watt (typically is in the range of 0.2 to 0.6 watts), which is far lower than the emission levels that emanate from the microwave or even the radio.

Due to lack of awareness and proper communication about various national and international studies and reviews, there is a general misconception that Electromagnetic Radiations emitted from Mobile Systems are a potential source of health hazards.

Extensive RF research has been undertaken at organizations like WHO(World Health Organization), British Medical Association, Royal Society of Canada, International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, U.K. Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones, Swedish Radiation Protection Institute, Food And Drug Administration (USA), Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, Indian Council for Medical Research etc. The general consensus of these studies does not demonstrate any substantive link between human health risks and the use of digital mobile phones or living near a base station.

Many expert panels have consistently concluded after lots of scientific study & reviews to protect public health that the exposures to radiofrequency energy up to levels below the safety limits prescribed by International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and endorsed by WHO, there is no substantive or convincing evidence of biological effects that could harm a person’s health.

It is evident that this concern on alleged health hazards is a misplaced concern as extensive research studies done both nationally as well as internationally, have opined that there is no conclusive evidence of any health hazard due to electromagnetic radiations emitted from mobile base stations or mobile handsets.