DHAKA: Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) dispelled fears of harmful radiations of mobile phone towers of the country on public health and environment.
BTRC rather termed such speculations “completely baseless”.
BTRC made the claim at a discussion titled ‘Tower Radiation: Standard and Recent Survey Findings’ at a city hotel on Monday (February 17).
“There is no reason to get scared. It’s a rumor,” said BTRC Commissioner Md Aminul Hasan.
He said the study found the radiation from cell phone network towers to be below international standards and BTRC guidelines as the regulatory authority carried out a cross-country scientific survey to examine the issue.
Hasan said radiations from the towers were insignificant to affect the public health but BTRC would continue to monitor the extent of radiations.
“If you want (customers) to get better services in the future, there is no option but to set up more mobile sites,” the BTRC official said.
BDST: 2120 HRS, FEB 17, 2020