Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, February 13
Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, organised a lecture on the topic “Electromagnetic radiation from cellphone towers: A potential health hazard for birds, bees and humans”.
Dr Chanda Siddoo Atwal from Canada delivered a lecture on the topic.
Dr PK Chhuneja, Head, Department of Entomology, said the lecture, second in the series of Dr AS Atwal memorial lecture series was arranged to sensitise faculty and students about harmful impact of radiations from devices, including microwaves, cell phones and cell phone towers.
Dr Atwal discussed how high-frequency radio waves from microwaves increase the risk of leukemia among children and electromagnetic radiation from cell phone towers could soon be established as complete carcinogen.
DNA damage, chromosomal inability resulting in cell death is also an outcome of exposure to microwave radiation, said Dr Atwal.
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