Today’s Thailand’s ‘Bangkok Post‘ has published an article “NBTC asks WHO for clarity on telecom base health risks“.
There is no word yet as to what the WHO response might be.
However, if any response comes out of the WHO, it will be an interesting and important case. Once publicized, the response will become the official “judgement opinion” on the carcinogenicity of the cell tower-emitted radiation that will be used by both, governments and telecoms, to fight off any opposition to sitting cell towers.
Few interesting quotes from the ‘Bangkok Post’ article:
“…Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), submitted an official letter to WHO last month urging it to address the concern and confusion…”
“…With the rapid growth of new site installations, the general public has expressed concerns about possible health risks caused by exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields emitted by base station…”
“…In some areas, locals protest the installation of base stations located in their communities despite needing to use 3G or 4G devices…”
“…Symptoms caused by radio-frequency exposure, as specified in the complaints, include fatigue, tiredness, headache, tinnitus, insomnia, stressed, vomiting and anxiety due to a fear of cancer in some cases, mobile phone base stations were blamed as a possible cause of cancer…”
…and a serious complaint about the inability of the WHO International EMF Project to finalize its opinion about RF-EMF and health:
“…Finally from WHO, a promised study by the cooperating International Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Project, due in 2016, appears to have been cancelled, or perhaps is still in production…”