Cell tower/phone radiations are EMF radiations which are non- ionizing in nature. The debate on the effects of these radiations is never ending. None of health organizations across the world have been able to conclude the effects of these radiations on human health. But this uncertainty has given way to number of misleading conclusions that has led to a public fear about the subject.
Umpteen articles, media stories, conversations have been published which simply state that cell tower radiations are harmful. Baseless conclusions have developed a negative attitude towards the subject. Amidst this public scare, some companies have made way for their own personal agenda of promoting their products. These products are popularly known as radiation shields.
People are made to belief that these radiation shields will protect people from EMF exposure.
However, according to the GSM Association Health Booklet states that:
- Various products are being marketed that claim to increase the safety of mobile phone use. These products generally take the form of shielded cases, earpiece pads/shields, antenna clips/caps, special batteries and absorbing buttons.
- A mobile phone automatically operates on the lowest power necessary to maintain call quality. If an add-on device adversely affects the phone’s antenna, the phone will attempt to transmit more power up to its specified maximum.
- Scientific evidence does not indicate any need for shields on mobile phones. They cannot be justified on health grounds and the effectiveness of many such devices in reducing exposure is unproven.