Telecom masts pose no threat to public, expert says

An expert has clarified that telecommunication masts do not emit radiations capable of causing harmful health challenges.

Chief Radiographer in Garki Hospital, Emmanuel Nwokorie who is also a nuclear and radiation physicist, said the non-ionising rays coming from the installations were not as dangerous as X-rays and gamma rays as being speculated.

Nwokorie however explained that though non-ionising radiation lacked the capacity to knock off the cell from where they were, exposure should be minimized to avoid harm.

He said that the cluster of masts called for concern because the level of rays and energy emitting from three or more masts at a time were more than a single mast rays.

According to him, people who live close to a cluster of masts may risk some level of health challenges over time.

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