Report on possible impacts of communication towers on wildlife including birds and bees
This report on impacts of communication towers on wildlife including birds and bees submitted to MoEF warns of harmful radiation and recommends special laws to protect urban flora & fauna from threats radiation emerging from mobile towers.
The transmission towers are based on the electromagnetic waves, which over prolonged usage have adverse impacts on humans as well as on other fauna. The adverse effects of electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and communication towers on health of human beings are well documented today. However, exact correlation between radiation of communication towers and wildlife, are not yet very well established. The Ministry of Environment and Forests usually receives several questions regarding this issue. In view of one such Lok Sabha Starred question regarding ‘Ill effects of Mobile Towers on Birds’ received on 11th August, 2010, an ‘Expert committee to Study the possible Impacts of Communication Towers on Wildlife including Birds and Bees’ was constituted on 30th August, 2010 by Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India.
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