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Monday, May 5, 2008

Telcos towers radiation, are there?

It was reported in Harian Metro on Wednesday 30th April by Siti Fatimah Hassan entitled "Perjelas Kesan Radiasi" which regards to whether is there radiation effect on the telecommunication towers erected in our neighbourhood.

It was revealed albeit shockingly that there are evidence that such radiation effect do exist. The said news reported that a discovery was made by a team of researchers led by Associate Professor Dr Adlina Suleiman from University Teknologi Mara (UiTM) who happened to be a resident in Taman Subang, Kelana Jaya. In her own initiative, she found that there are many cancer and chronic diseases living nearby the telecommunication tower.

It is a matter of coincidence?

Though it has not being proven on a scientific basis whether such telecommunication tower causes radiation effect, there are guidelines that need to be adhere to by the telecommunication company in order to erect such a tower. One such guideline is the guideline provided for under the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection. However the guideline in measuring the distance was always never followed. This was revealed by a lecturer and researcher in the physics department of the Universiti Putra Malaysia, Dr Zulkifly Abbas.

He says that though there is a standard provided, they are still unsure whether the telecommunication towers followed the standard and the guideline provided by ICNIRP.

If that is a case then I will know for sure that there are many telecommunication towers that was erected not following the guideline as provided by ICNIRP. If that is the case, would all these telecommunication tower illegally and unlawfully erected?

Hmmmm my two cents worth of an opinion.

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