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Electromagnetic radiations: hazardous or not?

Author Affiliations

  • 1Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, Delhi University, Delhi, India
  • 2Sterlite Technologies -Elitecore, Delhi, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 6, Issue (4), Pages 51-54, April,22 (2017)

Abstract

Worldwide there is a huge concern over the electromagnetic radiations emitted by various electronic and electrical products that we use in our daily lives. Many people are worried if these radiations are really harmful to human health. Many researchers are working in this field and there are numerous studies related to these radiations. This paper reviews the studies of those who say that these radiations have severe adverse effects on human health and environment as well as the studies which have the contrasting results to this. This paper tries to draw a comparison between the two ideas and examine the limitations and shortcomings of the studies being conducted. In our study, it has been founded that at this stage it is not possible to draw a conclusion that whether these radiations have negative effects on human health. More extensive study is needed to be conducted to reach any conclusion.

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