Juhi Chawla flags concerns about 5G mobile technology
Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla, a radiation awareness campaigner, has flagged concerns about 5G mobile phone technology, saying it shouldn't be implemented without analyzing potential harmful effects of radio frequency radiation on humans' health. She sought to know whether the Centre, which is implementing 5G to achieve the objectives of Digital India, has done enough research on the new technology. Here's more.
Has written a letter to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis
The actress-cum-movie producer has written a letter to Maharashtra CM, cautioning against the health hazards due to EMF (electromagnetic) radiation from mobile tower and WiFi-hotspots. "Many well-known national and international scientists, epidemiologists and technical professors have mentioned about adverse effects of radio-frequency radiation on human health," she stated in her letter. She said the Centre has "blindly" started working on implementing 5G-technology to achieve the objectives of Digital India.
Meanwhile, what does environmentalist Debi Goenka have to say?
"There are several instances where people exposed to radiation have experienced health problems. In such a situation, the best way forward is to follow the precautionary principle approach, and reduce the intensity of radiation even though this may add to industry costs," said environmentalist Debi Goenka "These have to be in locations that will minimise the continuous exposure of radiation to public," Goenka added.