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CM promises to address cell tower radiation issue

mumbai Updated: Aug 08, 2011 02:31 IST
Prajakta Chavan
Prajakta Chavan
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Prajakta Chavan

Addressing citizens' concerns about the ill-effects of mobile phone tower radiation, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan has said the state government will study and examine the concerns of electromagnetic radiations from such towers.

Chavan said this in his reply to a letter sent by Milind Deora, minister of state for communications and IT.

"Electromagnetic radiation generated by mobile towers is of grave concern especially in densely populated regions like Mumbai. The ministry of communications and IT is forming a national level policy that will study the safe distance norms for installation of mobile towers. We will ensure that safety norms in the national policy comply with international standards and World Health Organisation (WHO) parameters," Deora said.

Deora had recently written two letters to the chief minister, regarding installation of 5,000 surveillance cameras in Mumbai, soon after the July 13 blasts and on a national policy being framed to study electromagnetic radiation from mobile towers.