Delhi government asks Centre to frame rules for mushrooming cell towers

Mail Online India, 18 January 2012

In a first, the Delhi government plans to make it mandatory for all mobile phones sold in the national Capital to prominently display the level of radiation emitted by different brands of handsets.

The radiation tag is intended to forewarn consumers about the health hazards posed by the various handsets.

The decision to introduce the stringent norm was taken at a meeting of experts from the state health department, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and World Health Organization (WHO) here on Wednesday.

The meeting, chaired by state health minister A.K. Walia, also decided to put certain restrictions on the mobile phone towers across Delhi and has asked the Centre to frame rules for the mushrooming towers.

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