Radiation

  • Mobile phone radiation can make men impotent: Research 05-04-2014 12:26 PM

    New York: Do you eat, sleep and drink your mobile phone, literally? Limit your WhatsApp or Facebook urge as men using cell phones for over four hours a day are at a greater risk of impotency than those who use it for less than two hours, an alarming research has...
  • UN panel says Japan nuclear workers may have got higher radiation: report 13-10-2013 02:09 AM

    Tokyo: Japanese authorities may have underestimated by 20 percent the radiation doses workers got in the initial phase of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, a Japanese newspaper reported on Saturday, citing a UN panel. A big earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 damaged the power station north of Tokyo,...
  • Radiation readings spike at water tank at Japan's ruined nuclear plant 01-09-2013 01:20 PM

    Tokyo: Radiation near a tank holding highly contaminated water at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has spiked 18-fold, the plant's operator said on Sunday, highlighting the struggle to bring the crisis under control after more than two years. Radiation of 1,800 millisieverts per hour - enough to kill an exposed...
  • New radiation rule on mobile handsets effective from September 1 01-09-2013 11:42 AM

    New Delhi: Companies manufacturing or importing mobile phones for sale in India will have to ensure that the handsets are compliant with new radiation norms that will be effective from September 1. As per the new rule put in place by Telecom Ministry, the exposure of radiation emitted from a...
  • Curb overuse of mobile phones, say experts 31-08-2013 01:13 PM

    Mumbai: Experts at a panel discussion here have warned against excessive use of mobile phones, with some saying that "living close to mobile tower is like being in a life size microwave." At a panel discussion, held here yesterday, the experts touched upon various forms of radiation, with a special...
  • New high-radiation spots found at quake-hit Fukushima plant 23-08-2013 01:27 AM

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday new spots of high radiation had been found near storage tanks holding highly contaminated water, raising fear of fresh leaks as the disaster goes from bad to worse. The announcement comes after Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said this...
  • Japan to issue gravest Fukushima nuclear warning in two years 21-08-2013 11:07 AM

    Japan will dramatically raise its warning about the severity of a toxic water leak at the Fukushima nuclear plant, its nuclear watchdog said on Wednesday, its most serious action since the plant was destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011. The deepening crisis at the Fukushima plant will be...
  • Wrecked Fukushima plant springs highly radioactive water leak 21-08-2013 08:36 AM

    Contaminated water with dangerously high levels of radiation is leaking from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the most serious setback to the clean up of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. The storage tank breach of about 300 tonnes of water is separate from contaminated water...
  • Villagers allege radiation from Tarapur plant causes cancer 05-04-2013 05:48 PM

    Thane: The Tarapur Atomic Power Station, located in Thane barely 15o km from Mumbai, is the first atomic power project of India. While the government has been promoting and building more nuclear power plants, the Tarapur Atomic Power Station has allegedly become a reason for deaths of villagers where it...
  • Pregnant women, beware! Mobile radiation harms the baby 12-11-2012 04:23 PM

    London: Pregnant women, beware! Cellphone radiation exposure during pregnancy impacts fetal brain development and may cause hyperactivity, researchers say. Yale School of Medicine researcher, Dr Hugh Taylor co-authored the latest study to probe the impact of cellphone exposure on pregnancies. "We had pregnant mice in cages and we just simply...
  • Cellphone radiation may harm your baby: Report 12-11-2012 03:02 PM

    London: Pregnant women beware! Cellphone radiation exposure during pregnancy impacts foetal brain development and may cause hyperactivity, researchers say. Yale School of Medicine researcher, Dr Hugh Taylor co-authored the latest study to probe the impact of cellphone exposure on pregnancies. "We had pregnant mice in cages and we just simply...
  • AMRI: Inflammable goods stored at basement 09-12-2011 05:43 PM

    Kolkata: The basement of the fire-ravaged AMRI Hospital in Kolkata was used for storing inflammable articles and not for car parking, a senior corporation official alleged. Kolkata Municipal Corporation DG (building) Devasish Kar alleged d that the basement was use for storing combustible articles and not for car parking for...
  • Now, a tiny implant to give 3-month tan 29-08-2011 06:17 PM

    London: Want to have a tan but without using sunbeds? You can do that now, as scientists have developed a tiny chip the size of a rice grain which they say can give you a three-month tan once implanted under the skin. Developed by Australian pharmaceutical company Clinuvel, the implant...
  • Japan nuke plant radiation leak exceeds Hiroshima 26-08-2011 11:44 PM

    Tokyo: The amount of radioactive cesium that has leaked from a tsunami-hit nuclear plant is about equal to 168 of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II, Japan's nuclear agency said on Friday. The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency supplied the estimate at a...
  • Now, a CT scanner that reduces cancer risk 08-08-2011 09:57 PM

    New Delhi: A low radiation CT scanner that reduces the risk of cancer through its controlled radiation was launched at a city hospital Monday. The equipment, 128-Slice CT Scanner, reduces the radiation by at least 40 percent, according to doctors at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. "The difficulty with conventional CT...
  • Patients unaware of radiation exposure by CT scan 08-08-2011 05:02 PM

    New Delhi: Hospitals should inform patients regarding the radiation exposure they have undergone during CT scan and other such tests rather than keep them in the dark, health experts said. Pointing out that radioactive elements emitted from radiation transmit highly charged particles that can damage genetic blueprint of the cell,...
  • Guj nuclear plant under scrutiny for radiation 02-08-2011 02:40 PM

    Ahmedabad: Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS) in Tapi district of Gujarat has come under the scanner of regulator Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) for a 'minor incident' of radiation exposure to four workers in May this year. "Four contract workers sustained minor exposure to radiation on May 30, while they...
  • Guj: Radiation affects workers in power station 01-08-2011 09:19 AM

    Surat: Seven labourers working in the reactor building of the Kakrapar Atomic Power Station in Tapi district of Gujarat have been affected by radiation. The incident took place in the month of May this year, when they were painting the building. However, none of them has suffered any serious radiation,...
  • Evidence 'increasingly against' phone cancer risk 04-07-2011 12:53 PM

    London: Despite a recent move to classify mobile phones as possibly carcinogenic, the scientific evidence increasingly points away from a link between their use and brain tumours, according to a new study on Saturday. A major review of previously published research by a committee of experts from Britain, the United...
  • Japan govt proposes tax hikes for reconstruction 25-06-2011 12:34 PM

    Tokyo: Japan should raise taxes to fund rebuilding after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, the government's advisory panel said on Saturday, but it is unclear how binding its recommendations will be given the political impasse over the fate of Prime Minister Naoto Kan. The panel's proposal provides the basis...
  • If cellphones can cause cancer, so can pickles

    Pixelated |  Soumyadip Choudhury
    If mobile phones can cause cancer so can pickles, talcum powder and coffee. There was a time before the advent of satellite television and ...

  • How to avoid cancerous cell phone radiation 01-06-2011 09:24 PM

    CNN-IBN's Amrita Tripathi gives you a few tips on how to avoid risk of radiation exposure from cell phones. ...
  • Mobile phones may cause cancer: WHO 01-06-2011 07:32 AM

    London: Using a mobile phone might increase the risk of developing certain types of brain tumors and consumers should consider ways of reducing their exposure, World Health Organisation (WHO) cancer experts said on Tuesday. A working group of 31 scientists from 14 countries meeting at the WHO's International Agency for...
  • Japan's unemployment rate rises to 4.7 per cent 31-05-2011 08:07 AM

    Tokyo: Japan's unemployment rate in April rose for the first time in six months, while the nation's factory output posted a weaker-than-expected rebound amid sluggish output following the March earthquake and tsunami. The April jobless rate climbed to 4.7 per cent from the March unemployment rate of 4.6 per cent,...
  • Workers enter Japan nuclear reactor building 05-05-2011 08:18 PM

    Tokyo: Workers entered one of the damaged reactor buildings at Japan's stricken nuclear power plant on Thursday for the first time since it was rocked by an explosion in the days after a devastating earthquake, the plant's operator said. Tokyo Electric Power Co said workers connected ventilation and air filtration...
  • Workers enter Japan N-plant for the first time 05-05-2011 10:30 AM

    Tokyo: Japan's nuclear safety agency says workers have entered the reactor building of Unit 1 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant for the first time since right after the March 11 earthquake. The plant's operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said workers were installing six ventilation machines Thursday in...
  • Japan: Banking stem cells could save N-workers 15-04-2011 07:42 AM

    Chicago: Health officials should collect blood from workers at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in case they are accidentally exposed to high levels of radiation and need a stem cell transplant, Japanese researchers said on Thursday. They said gathering blood from the workers would give them a ready...
  • Japan ups N-crisis level to match Chernobyl 12-04-2011 07:55 AM

    Tokyo: Japan's nuclear regulators raised the severity level of the crisis at a stricken nuclear plant on Tuesday to rank it on par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. An official with the Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan, speaking on national television, said the rating was being raised from 5 to...