Radiation from cellphones and the thermal energy it produces can hamper the developing organs of infants. Addressing a conference organised here by the Cellular Operator Association of India (COAI) and Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India on Wednesday,GMCH-32 Professor & Head of Radio Diagnosis Dr Suman Koccha said,There is no direct correlation between mobile phone radiation and carcinogenesis or any scientific evidence of mobile phone radiation adversely affecting DNA or causing any body cell damages. However,with children and especially infants,one has to be a little extra cautious. If one is using a cellphone for a long time while holding an infant,there can be physiological changes to the brain or bones of the baby or yet immature tissues in young children could be at a potential risk.
More mutli-centre cohort studies should be done to safely say that a mobile phone is safe or otherwise for infants,she added. The World Health Organisation (WHO) will be conducting a formal risk assessment of all studied health outcomes from radio fields frequency exposure by the end of this year.
The workshop on Radiation from Mobile Towers: Myths vs Reality was organised to clear doubts related to health hazards from electro magnetic field radiation.