In the modern time the importance of information and technology is increasing day by day. In the aspect of improvement in telecommunication sector, the cell phone is the most important one and already become the part of our daily life. In the present world, the contribution of cell phone cannot be described in a single word. But cell phone usage has many hazards to the human health as well as the environment. Various studies indicate that, the emission for a cell phone is extremely harmful. It causes genetic damage, tumors, memory loss, increased blood pressure headaches, cancer, autism, heart damage, hypertension and most importantly low sperm count etc.
In the developing and less developed country like us, we used to type of cell phone technologies which are GSM (Global System for mobile) and CDMA (Code Division Multiple access) technology. Most popularly in our country we used the GSM technology whereas it is more hazardous than the CDMA technology.
GSM technology emits more electromagnetic radiation than the CDMA. Electromagnetic radiation has two types of effects as named thermal and non-thermal effects. When we hold the phone near our ear for long time, we may suffer by the thermal effect and non thermal effect on the cells, genes, and the DNA. Excessive use of cell phone may cause sleep disturbance, lack of concentrations, tinnitus (ringing in the ears) etc.
Women and children are the most affected group by the radiation emitted by the cell phone as well as the towers. Hormonal imbalances, miscarriages, breast and ovarian cancer may cause for the radiation. In the present world there are 6 billion cell phone users so, the hazardous effect of cell phone over human is easily imaginable. The cell phone and towers affects not only the human being but also hazards environment.
The study regarding the impact of mobile tower radiation suggests that it has disastrous impact on nature, plants as well as birds. Though the use of cell phone cannot be stopped but the installation of cell phone tower might be regulated with the adoption of proper measures. Otherwise, the cell phone towers will be considered as the silent killer of the nature of our loving Bangladesh.
Ashraful Alam Khan
LL.M student, BUBT