Monday, 30 June 2008

Radiation from phone towers ‘not harmful’

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has given the general public guarantee that Tanzanians living close to mobile phone towers will not be adversely affected by radiation-laden signals.

The Deputy Director of TCRA Operation for the Lake Zone, Mr Victor Nkya, gave the assurance at a one-day "Public Education Workshop" held over the weekend at Bank of Tanzania (BoT) institute here.

However, he advised people living near towers that produce signals by electronic means as radio and television waves to be “extremely careful” saying that even a brief exposure to the waves may have adverse effects on their health.

The TCRA official was trying to dispel rumours currently spreading here about mobile telephone towers, noticeable almost on all hills surrounding Mwanza City, that radiation emitted will have serious harm on the residents' health.

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