On September 1, India lowered its radiation emission limits for mobile phone towers to 450 milliwatts/sq m from 4,500, but as per the report, the levels are still too high. At least five new studies have detected biological effects when radiation level touches between 0.03 and 0.5 milliwatts/sq m, the report states. “Researchers report headaches, concentration and behavioural problems in children; sleep disturbances, headaches and concentration issues in adults.”
The report said most safety standards are too high to protect even healthy populations.
“The radiation may have adverse effect on fertility and reproduction,” said Professor Jitendra Behari from School of Environmental Sciences, Jawa-harlal Nehru University, Delhi, who participated in the initiative.