Govt launches website to check harm from cell phone tower radiations

A new portal “Tarang Sanchar” has been launched that will allow users to see the electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radiation compliance from towers around them and anywhere in the country.

Telecom minister Manoj Sinha said, “This portal will hopefully dispel several myths and misconceptions that have been perpetrated. There have been no scientific studies that show that low level radiations emitted by cell phone towers can have adverse impact on our health. This website will empower the people to learn about EMF radiations and the emissions by towers near them.”

Technical details of more than 4,40,000 towers and 14.5 lakh base stations will be available on the portal. The portal’s information will be used to for mapping of blind spots for better coverage, while improving the condition of telecom and broadband services going forward.

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