Monday 18 October 2021
- Advertisement -
HomeEducationJuhi Chawla flags concerns about 5G mobile technology

Juhi Chawla flags concerns about 5G mobile technology

Chawla, who runs the project 'Citizens for Tomorrow' to raise awareness about environment


Mumbai: Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla, a awareness campaigner, has flagged concerns about 5G mobile phone technology, saying it shouldn’t be implemented without analysing potential harmful effects of radiofrequency radiation on human health.

She sought to know whether the Centre, which is implementing 5G to achieve the objectives of Digital India, has done enough research on the new technology.

The actress-cum-movie producer has written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, cautioning against the health hazards due to EMF (electromagnetic) from mobile tower antennas and WiFi hotspots.

“Many well-known national and international scientists, epidemiologists and technical professors have mentioned about adverse effects of radiofrequency on human health,” she stated in her letter.

Chawla, who runs the project ‘Citizens for Tomorrow’ to raise awareness about the environment, said the Centre has “blindly” started working on implementing 5G technology to achieve the objectives of Digital India.

The 50-year-old actress said the government is implementing 5G mobile technology for better speed and network but is “blatantly ignoring” the harmful effects of on human health.

“Various international scientists are against the introduction of 5G and there are studies that indicate harmful effect (of radiation) on health. This is a matter of concern,” she said.

Chawla sought to known whether the adequate research was done on 5G technology.

“Has this technology been researched upon and if yes, when and where was the research done, what was the duration of this research, was the research funded and if yes, who has funded it. Also, will the research, if conducted, be published?” she asked.

In her letter, the actress claimed mobile tower antennas are installed on buildings by ignoring the Department of Telecommunication guidelines.

“In addition to this, a web of WiFi hotspots has been set up throughout the city. The network has surrounded us 24×7, affecting our health,” she stated.

However, city-based environmentalist Debi Goenka said the impact of cell phone has been studied extensively by the industry. All these studies have said there is no adverse impact of radiation on human health.

“However, there are several instances where people exposed to have experienced health problems. In such a situation, the best way forward is to follow the precautionary principle approach, and reduce the intensity of radiation even though this may add to industry costs,” said Goenka, Executive Trustee, the Conservation Action Trust.

“I personally use headphones whenever I use my mobile, and I would advise all of you to do the same. The only thing out of our control is the location of cellphone towers.

“These have to be in locations that will minimise the continuous exposure of to the public,” Goenka said.


Sirf News needs to recruit journalists in large numbers to increase the volume of its reports and articles to at least 100 a day, which will make us mainstream, which is necessary to challenge the anti-India discourse by established media houses. Besides there are monthly liabilities like the subscription fees of news agencies, the cost of a dedicated server, office maintenance, marketing expenses, etc. Donation is our only source of income. Please serve the cause of the nation by donating generously.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

- Advertisment -