Thailand: NBTC asks WHO for clarity on telecom base health risks

dinsdag, 13 november 2018 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal

13 nov. 2018

Takorn Tantasith secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) wants to know from the World Health Organisation if telecom towers and base stations in Bangkok's Sai Mai district post a health threat. The WHO can't tell him.

The telecom regulator is urging the World Health Organization (WHO) to clarify whether radio-frequency electromagnetic fields emitted by telecom base stations have any effect on public health. The move aims to address concerns and complaints made against base stations and lodged against mobile operators, the regulator and local governments for the past decade.

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Symptoms caused by radio-frequency exposure, as specified in the complaints, include fatigue, tiredness, headache, tinnitus, insomnia, stressed, vomiting and anxiety due to a fear of cancer in some cases, mobile phone base stations were blamed as a possible cause of cancer.

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