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Juhi Chawla Demands Removal Of Cellphone Towers Near Her Home

Mumbai, Nov  3: Bollywood actor Juhi Chawla has been carrying out a campaign to remove cellphone towers right outside her home installed on Maharashtra government's official guest house Sahyadri in Worli.Juhi alleged that the towers

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk Updated on: November 03, 2011 12:04 IST
juhi chawla demands removal of cellphone towers near her
juhi chawla demands removal of cellphone towers near her home

Mumbai, Nov  3: Bollywood actor Juhi Chawla has been carrying out a campaign to remove cellphone towers right outside her home installed on Maharashtra government's official guest house Sahyadri in Worli.


Juhi alleged that the towers were emitting high does of radiation which could be lethal. The cellphone towers are situated hardly 40 metres away from her home.

Juhi Chawla told reporters that local resients were facing health problems due to high level of radiation from these cellphone towers.

Dubbing them as "potential health hazards" she said that the guest house has 14 mobile towers and radiation levels in the vicinity were very high.

"Considering the health hazards being faced by the local residents, the towers should be removed immediately," she said.

Meanwhile, Minister of state for Environment Sachin Ahir said radiation from mobile towers is not hazardous to health.

"The issue had figured in the legislative assembly as well and a expert committee was set up to look into the complaints. As per the report, radiation from mobile towers do not cause health problems," he said.

Besides removal of towers, Juhi demanded clarity in specifications like height and number of towers in a given cluster, besides their distance from residential buildings and schools across the state.

"The condition of local residents living near the mobile towers was like staying in a microwave oven," the actress said, adding standards of radiation should be reconsidered in the densely-populated areas.

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