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26 May 2014

India: Bollywood Star Juhi Chawla Expresses Concern Over Impacts of Mobile Radiation

Juhi Chawla asserted that we should be masters of
electronic gadgets and not the slaves.
Clearly highlighting that mobile phones are perhaps the only device that has been used, overused and abused at the maximum, Juhi Shawla said that it stood as a ticking health time bomb with most remaining oblivious to it.

Juhi Chawla expresses concern over impacts of radiation
by Manogya Loiwal, India Today,
24 May 2014

Bollywood star Juhi Chawla is on a pursuit to educate users on the menaces of mobile radiation. Asserting that we should be masters and not slaves of the electronic gadgets, the former Miss India believes that we should make use of the technological advancements at our own advantage.

Discussing the perils of mobile radiation at an event organized by the Ladies Study Group at The Pala, ITC Sonar, Kolkata, the IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders' co-owner expressed her growing concern over the issue. Clearly highlighting that mobile phones are perhaps the only device that has been used, overused and abused at the maximum, she said that it stood as a ticking health time bomb with most remaining oblivious to it.

"The Electromagnetic Field Radiation (EMF) may affect you and your mobile is not a toy. Mobile phones have been listed as a 'carcinogenic hazard' by the World Health Organization that can expose us to various health hazards", said the actor.

With stimulating and fact raising discussions on the growing number of towers and phone users, especially among teenagers, Juhi Chawla noted the rise in intensity and levels of EMF that may prove to be responsible for various health risks.

"It is advisable to keep your calls short when necessary. It isn't recommendable to use blue tooth since the radio waves from the wireless device may prove to be harmful. If possible, one can resort to the old landline telephones", the actress added.

Comparing the severity of the frequency of the radio waves to that of a microwave oven and further using the example of a new born's skull to be softer that the adults, she said that it allowed more absorption of the radio waves and thus it is advisable to keep away from them.

Further stating the harmful effects of radiation, she said that it is sensible to not use mobile phones while traveling in a car. Moreover, she also suggested not keeping the phones in your pockets as it may lead to various illnesses.

"The car is a metal box where the radio waves are constantly bouncing back and forth thus increasing the intensity of the waves. It is better to maintain a distance between the person and the phone for distance tends to decrease the radiation", the actress claimed.

A play 'Ode To A Cellphone' was staged by the Create to Inspire Team to illustrate the seriousness of the discussion with a unique blend of dance, drama, music and comedy.

"It took fifty years for the tobacco lobby to bow down to people's pressure and since we are not born in the mobile phone era, let us not wake up twenty years to find ourselves printing ugly pictures on the cell phone boxes", the Bollywood star concluded.

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/juhi-chawla-expresses-concern-over-impacts-of-radiation/1/363374.html

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