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New stringent radiation normsfor cellphones fromSeptember 1
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Re: New stringent radiation normsfor cellphones fromSeptember 1
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2012, 09:14:59 AM »
Stringent new radiation norms for mobile phone
towers and mobile handsets will come into effect
Sep 1 across the country, the government
announced Friday, keeping in view their possible
adverse impact on human health.
"We have to be careful as a nation. Technology
must be embraced but ultimately public health
should not be compromised," Communications
Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters here, unveiling
the norms.
Under the electromagnetic frequency(EMF) radiation
standards, all handsets will have to display their
exposure limit on the handset like IMEI
(International Mobile Equipment Identity) number
display.
A penalty of Rs.5 lakh will be liable to be levied per
tower per service provider for non-compliance of
EMF standards.

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Re: New stringent radiation normsfor cellphones fromSeptember 1
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2012, 09:19:02 AM »
Mobile norms to cut
radiation
New Delhi, August 31, 2012, DHNS:
Stricter guidelines to protect health to come into
force today
In an attempt to curb
excessive radiation
emission from cellphone
handsets and telecom
towers, the Centre on
Friday announced new
norms, which will be implemented from
Saturday (September 1) across the country.
As per the new guidelines, mobile towers' radiation
emission will be reduced to 1/10th of the present
level. Apart from this, the handsets to be rolled out
from domestic manufacturing units or those to be
imported will have reduced absorption capacity,
Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters here.
The minimum distance of a tower (with two
antennas) will be 35 meters from a residential
building. There are over seven lakh towers for
mobile phones throughout the country and 95 per
cent of them are already compliant with the new
emission norms.
The rest will follow soon, he said.
Though it's still unclear whether there will be any
adverse impact on human health due to mobile
phone and tower radiation, the minister said the
government fixed stricter radiation norms to
address the public health concern.
He said from Saturday onwards all the new designs
of mobile handsets, whether manufactured in India
or imported into the country, should comply with
the specific absorption level (SAR) values of 1.6 W/
kg over one gram of human tissue against the
existing 2W/ kg over 10 grams of human tissue.
The existing handsets, which do not comply with
these norms, can be used, but will have to be
phased out by the end of August, 2013. This means
if any company has stock of handsets with old
norms, it has to tune it with latest norms by the end
of August, 2013 and release them to market.
However, it is up to the consumers to discard old
handsets and buy the new ones, having latest
norms in the interest of their health, sources in the
Ministry said.
He said all handsets will have to display their
radiation exposure limit (SAR value) on the handset
like they display IMEI (International Mobile
Equipment Identity) number.
New handsets should be available in hands-free
mode i.e., bluetooth compatible, he said. The
government is also setting up a test laboratory in
the telecom engineering centre (TEC) for testing of
SAR value of mobile handsets, he said.
All telecom companies will have to give self-
certification on these norms showing that they
comply with the prescribed limit. If the telecom
department's enforcement wing found any
violation, the company has to pay the penalty of Rs
5 lakh per tower. With these new norms, Indian
standards will now be 10 times more stringent than
90 per cent of countries across the globe.

 

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