Kerala to conduct study on health hazards of mobile towers

Kerala to conduct study on health hazards of mobile towers
PTI
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First Published: Fri, Jun 26 2009. 02 31 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Jun 26 2009. 02 31 PM IST
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government will undertake a study to identify whether mobile towers cause any kind of health hazards to the people living in the surrounding areas.
“Considering the concern among people about mobile towers, government would conduct a study into this,” state law minister M Vijayakumar said in the state Assembly today.
Vijayakumar was replying to a calling attention motion moved by K K Shaju of Janadhipathiya Samrakshna Samithi.
The minister, however, said as per the present studies there was no evidence to show that mobile towers directly caused health hazards.
“Studies have also found that the radiation level from mobile towers is much less than that emanates from televisions and FM radios,” Vijayakumar said.
Raising the issue, Shaju said people feared about various health hazards reportedly caused by the mobile towers and also wanted the government to conduct a scientific study in this regard.
Meanwhile, local self governance minister Paloli Muhammedkutty told the Assembly that the government was also mulling a proposal to issue licence to erect mobile towers to only those service providers who would agree to share the facility with local bodies.
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First Published: Fri, Jun 26 2009. 02 31 PM IST