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Misconceptions bahin sa cell towers

MIPASABOT: Si Dr. Johanna Cañal, bise president sa Philippine Radiology Oncology Society. (Tampo)

USA ka local radiation authority niingon nga ang pagpaduol sa cell sites dili risgo sa panglawas, sukwahi sa pagtuo sa daghang homeowners associations.

Si Philippine Radiology Oncology Society vice president Dr. Johanna Cañal nipasabot nga dul-an sa 400 medical professionals ug oncology experts sa radiation safety symposium niadtong Agusto 3.

Gitumbong niya ang mga pagtuon sa global radiation authorities sama sa Federal Communications Commission, ang American Cancer Society, ug ang US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), si Cañal nagkanayon, nagpakita nga walay epekto sa panglawas sa tawo naduol sa sama sa mobile phone use o maduol sa cell towers.

“So there have been many stories, but there has been no proven causality between cellphone use and cancer induction. What does the USA FDA say about this? In 2018, the current safety limit is set to include a 50-fold safety margin from observed effect on radiation. How about cell towers and base stations? The American Cancer Society says at ground level, near typical base stations, the amount of RF energy is thousands of times less than the limits for safe exposure,” matod ni Dr. Cañal .

“In the past 20 years, have we found any causal effect? The answer is no. Texting while driving or walking will cause more harm than radiation from cell phone use or cell tower. So far, the science says, there is no evidence to say that cell phone use or a nearby cell tower causes cancer,” matod niya.

Ang International Agency for Research on Cancer, usa ka World Health Organization (WHO), niadtong 2011 nibutang sa radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic radiation gikan sa “ubos sa ban” category, diin giila nga ahensiya sama sa WHO ni-classify sa RF radiation gikan sa cell sites nga “2B,” diin ang peanut butter, pickled vegetables, kape, ug aloe vera ang gipanglakiop usab.

Ang Globe dugay nang nipasabo sa maong isyu sa ilang pagpangtukod og cell site nakasugat kanunay og pagsupak sa daghang homeowner associations (HOAs) padayong gisupak ang pagtukod og cell site sa kompaniya tungod sa isyu nga makadaot sa panglawas.

Ang mga sugyot gipanghimo sa kompaniya tungod sa giingong health hazards.

Atol sa radiation safety symposium, si Engr. Gerhard Tan, director for Technology Strategy & Service Integration sa Globe, nipasabot sa dakong panginahanglan sa patukod og mga bag-ong sites aron mapalambo ang serbisyo sa internet.

“We are urging everyone who are here to spread awareness that RF electromagnetic radiation coming from cell sites is not cancerous. Debunking this health myth will help us hasten the build of more cell sites in the Philippines, which in effect, will bring the country closer to first world internet,” matod ni Tan. (PR)


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