Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Mobile phone towers safe, residents told

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Patty Magubira in Mwanza

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has allayed fears by people of contracting cancer from radiation emitted by mobile phone towers located in residential areas.

The authority's director of operations in the zone, Mr Victor Nkya, said scientific research has indicated that such towers emit very low levels of radiation to cause harm to human beings.

Mr Nkya, however, admitted that the level of radiation emitted by broadcasting towers was harmful and could cause skin cancer, among others, and that the law requires such towers to be located a distance from residential areas.

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