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Poll: Do you think it is safe to live near mobile tower? (13 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you think it is safe to live near mobile tower?

  1. Yes (3 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  2. No (5 votes [38.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.46%

  3. Don't Know (5 votes [38.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.46%

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#1 oldtimer

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 06:39 PM



The number of cell phone and cdma towers in the cities has gone up very rapidly in the last one or two years. Almost every 3 to 4 storey+ building seems to have some tower or other. We the people are living under them! Does anyone here know if: 1. There are any online standards for safe radiation levels (link please) 2. There is any agency to independently assess the radiation levels for compliance 3. There is any forum to voice your concern so someone will hear More and more people are getting concerned about having themselves "microwaved", even though gsm is just short of 1Ghz. but these voices are still feeble. In countries with economic limitations, it would be easy to tempt people to give up health concerns in return for basic necessities like food clothing and shelter.
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#2 blr_p

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 07:20 PM

Is there any conclusive proof out there to confirm what you state ? It seems every year they come out with conflicting proof either way. The sales of mobile phones contines unabated everywhere. Maybe in 50 yrs they will come with a label that says "Injurious to health"
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#3 netfreak

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 11:08 PM

Another aspect to consider: 1. Do you use a microwave? 2. Do you use a WiFi device or modern Cordless phone (thse phones work on 2.4 - 5.2 GHz) These devies give much more "microwave" and will "cook" our brains faster. I think Cell signals are limited to 2 - 3 watts at max. Feeble as compared to microwave oven.
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 06:56 AM

what if we are livin right next to a tower...... will it not hav more power than 2-3 watts
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 07:49 AM

in dat case............u're in deep shit man, which u'll only realize in yrs to come <_< shift to another location ASAP IF possible at ol!!! :mellow:
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 11:22 AM

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(netfreak @ Aug 12 2006, 04:38 AM) View Post</div>

Another aspect to consider:

1. Do you use a microwave?

These devies give much more "microwave" and will "cook" our brains faster. I think Cell signals are limited to 2 - 3 watts at max. Feeble as compared to microwave oven.
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IF there was a leak with the oven yes, it would cook your brains, otherwise its in a self contained box, no microwaves get out at all.

No cooking of brains is happening here (given the absence of any conclusive proof) whatsoever.

Just brains cooking up ways to get attention by scaring people with pseudo-science.
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#7 GSV13

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 12:49 PM

You should be more afraid of terrorism and corruption LOL :lol:
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Posted 12 August 2006 - 11:38 PM

<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(blr_p @ Aug 12 2006, 04:52 PM) View Post</div>

IF there was a leak with the oven yes, it would cook your brains, otherwise its in a self contained box, no microwaves get out at all.

No cooking of brains is happening here (given the absence of any conclusive proof) whatsoever.

Just brains cooking up ways to get attention by scaring people with pseudo-science.
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Thats the point.

My laptop gets some interference in WiFi when it is close to Microware (both operate in 2.4 Ghz 'microwave' range). So I suspect that Microwave ovens are not completly insulated. And no one raises a cry about that (imaginary)'brain cooking'.
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 01:17 PM

Actually, some residents of a nearby multistorey housing complex expressed concern when there was a move to install one or two rooftop towers. we are talking about a 24X7 exposure as against the intermittent radiation of a microwave oven. In fact i really wonder whether we can afford to be complacent re microwave ovens either.

But my problem is about legislation. I really wanted to know if anyone here was aware of any published standards and such for this
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 04:34 PM

There are strict standards for radiation and usage of radio spectrum. However, like everything else, they are not enforced. If you turn on diagnostics in your Nokia cell phone, it is not uncommon to see same frequencies being used in adjacent cells; at least that can be seen in Mumbai and Bangalore.

Cell towers usually adhere to most restrictive standards so that they can sell the same equipment to maximum number of countries.

FCC's site (Home | FCC.gov) or TRAI's or Department of Telecom's should have those standards for GSM towers.
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