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See discussions, stats, and author profiles for this publication at: Mobile Tower Radiation-An Assessment of Radiation Level and its Health Implications in the Residential Areas of Western Ghats in Idukki, Kerala Article in International Journal of Applied Engineering Research · January 2017 CITATIONS 2 READS 420 1 author: Some of the authors of this publication are also working on these related projects: Biological effects of Radio Frequency exposure and its practical solutions View project Premlal P D N.S.S.COLLEGE RAJAKUMARY, MAHATMAGANDHI UNIVERSITY, KOTTAYAM , KERTALA 1 PUBLICATION 2 CITATIONS SEE PROFILE All content following this page was uploaded by Premlal P D on 15 November 2017. The user has requested enhancement of the downloaded file.
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International Journal of Applied Engineering Research ISSN 0973-4562 Volume 12, Number 20 (2017) pp. 9548-9554 © Research India Publications. 9548 Mobile Tower Radiation-An Assessment of Radiation Level and its Health Implications in the Residential Areas of Western Ghats in Idukki, Kerala Premlal P.D. Research Scholar, Department of Electronics, School of Technology and Applied Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University Regional Centre, Edappally, Kochi -24, Kerala, India. Orcid Id: 0000-0001- 9082-0229 Eldhose N.V. Senior Lecturer, Department of Electronics, School of Technology and Applied Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University Regional Centre, Edappally, Kochi -24, Kerala, India. Orcid Id: 0000-0002- 4715-2787 Abstract In this paper, the RF radiation power density near the cell towers in the residential areas of high ranges in Idukki district of Kerala has been measured. In addition, the study also explored if any relation exists between RF exposure and human health. During the course of this work, intensities of time varying electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields have been measured and the areas have been categorised based on the distance from the nearest cell tower. Power levels are measured inside and outside the buildings for getting an inference on how the roof and wall materials block the RF radiations. A survey is conducted using personal interview method for identifying the health complaints of inhabitants. Statistical tests are carried out to find the relation between human health issues and RF exposure. Out of thirty two diseases analysed, only four were found to be directly related to radiation exposure. The study proposes a new Indian standard for RF exposure. Keywords: RF exposure, cell tower radiation, exposure limits, radiation effects. INTRODUCTION The last two decades witnessed a magical revolution in the field of telecommunication as well as in data communication. The number of cell phones and cell towers are drastically increasing all over the world. The conspicuous developments in cell phone technology have made our life much more comfortable. Cell phone communicates in the range of radio frequency, which is a low frequency non-ionising radiation. A mobile phone base station is designed in such a way that the
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