February 2nd, 2012
In this era of technology, it is hard to find someone who does not have a mobile phone. Saying itgenerally, mobile phones have revolutionized our daily life. With the invention of mobile phones our life has become so sophisticated!!! Our lives have become so easy. Sitting in one corner of the world we are able to be connected to any place in the world.
We all know that the mobile phones use electromagnetic radiation in the microwave range. These electromagnetic radiations from mobile phones have adverse effect on human health as there has been enormous increase in mobile phone usage throughout the world. One of the adverse effect is heating up of the living tissues. Several studies , in several countries have tried to find out what are the other radiation effects. But , it is recommended to restrict children’s use of mobile phones. Many researches have revealed that cellphone tower radiations can cause cancer and other health related problems.
It was reported earlier that there was a growing need for the government to tackle the mobile phone radiation problem on a war footing. Thus, as a result of this, from 1st September of this year , rigorous check are going to be implemented on the electromagnetic radiations that are emitted by the mobile phones.
The Minister of State for Communications and IT , Sachin Pilot mentioned in a newspaper that ” We cannot compromise with health issues… Companies found flouting new regulations will be severely penalised. All these regulations are important to streamline the telecom sector that is growing at a fast pace.”
The Telecom sector is growing at an exponential rate and these new rules will hopefully ensure that in all the progress that is taking place, health issues are being taken care. Mobile handsets emit radiations which is measured in terms of SAR(Specific Absorption Rate) that reflects the amount of radio waves absorped by the body tissues when a mobile phone is in use.
On Wednesday, the Government set September 1 as the deadline for the mobile handset makersto conform to new radiation emission norms which will limit specific absorption rate(SAR) levels for mobile phones to 1.6 watt/kg over six minutes of talking time.
The low-end handsets which were currently used in the country will have to be redesigned to meet the new norms, according to the new mobile phone norms. The telecom ministry had finalized new radiation guidelines for mobile phones for the first time in November last year. The new guidelines also make it mandatory for handsfree devices to be sold with the handsets. Thus, as per the new norms and guidelines mobile phone manufactures will have to display a radiationlevel tag on handsets in India. These norms will ensure to reduce the electromagnetic waves exposure risk.
So, friends, sooner or later this year we will see our handsets with a radiation level tag!!! Ofcourse, a good gesture by our Government….
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