Mobile communication - radio waves & safety

India has experienced a phenomenal growth in the number of mobile phone users. The increased use of mobile phones in India has raised public interest in possible health issues associated with exposure to electromagnetic energy. People are concerned about exposure from mobile handsets and mobile towers. It is important to understand what radio waves are and what their use is in our daily life. This document released by DoT covers a basic introduction to radio waves, various terminologies, Do’s & Don’ts related to mobile phone usage, clarification of various myths regarding deployment, use of Radio waves / safety standards and frequently asked questions relating to mobile phones & human health. The document “Mobile Communication Radio Waves & Safety” shall help in facilitating the right inputs and creating an environment where everyone can use the radio wave safely.