India: Deelregering wil rapport over het gevaar van EMstraling in Mumbai
donderdag, 03 juni 2010 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal
De regering van de deelstaat Maharashtra wil een onderzoek nadat de plaatselijke pers bericht heeft over veel te hoge gezondheidsbedreigende stralingswaarden in de omgeving van ziekenhuizen, scholen en woningen van beroemde acteurs:
Bron: India Today 2 juni 2010
The Maharashtra government has sought a report on the threat of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) from cellphone towers in Mumbai.
''I have asked the health secretary and the chief secretary to find out the facts. If the towers are found to be hazardous to health, the issue will be attended to. But let us not jump to conclusions,'' Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said on Wednesday.
Chavan was reacting to a Headlines Today report that showed how EMR from cellphone towers was posing a serious health threat to Mumbai's residential areas, schools, markets and hospitals.
While 600 milliwatt/metre square (mW/msq) is the safe limit for EMR, the report showed many residential having exposure higher than 4,000 mW/msq.
Religious places like Siddhivinayak Temple, Sri Swaminarayan Bhawan, Infant Jesus Church and Sri Sri Dham Temple too had EMR levels higher than 4,000 mW/msq.
Six of the eight hospitals surveyed were found to have radiation levels crossing 4,000 mW/msq. These are Bombay Hospital, Jaslok Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Lilavati Hospital, Nair Hospital and S.L. Raheja Hospital.
The survey also found actor Shah Rukh Khan's bungalow Mannat in Bandra having an EMR level of 1,550 mW/msq. The level at Salman Khan's house was found to be 1,850 mW/msq. Amitabh Bachchan's bungalow in Juhu has EMR levels of 950 mW/msq.
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