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Government bans mobile towers in schools, hospitals
June 11, 2008 15:23 IST
The stringent provisions of the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection came into force in May, considering that the three lakh-odd towers across the country expose people to radiation much above the accepted ICNIRP limits of 450 microwatt/square cm.
'Telecom companies must avoid installing base stations in schools or hospital premises as children and patients are more susceptible to electromagnetic fields,' according to the new set of guidelines. It also makes it mandatory for telecom companies to take permission from RWAs to install base stations in residential areas.