20 Oct : The World Health Organisation (WHO) fact sheet No. 304 of May, 2006 states that the radiations from mobile base stations, phones and wireless networks are far below the permitted levels and also the research results collected to date, confirm that there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF signals from base stations/phones and wireless networks cause adverse health effects.
It is further mentioned that the report of the committee constituted as per the orders of Hon’ble High Court, Mumbai, to study the effects of radiations from mobile phone towers/phones and related aspects, under Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) indicates that ‘overall there is not enough evidence to show direct health hazards of RF exposures from mobile base stations/phones.
Government has not issued any guidelines asking manufacturer and services providers to avoid advertisements showing children and pregnant women using mobile telephones.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia in a written reply to an un-starred question in the Lok Sabha today.