Radiation

  • Inter-ministerial group to review use of radiation technology July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A high-level inter-ministerial group will meet on Thursday to review use of radiation technology for preservation of perishable food and agriculture commodities to enhance their shelf life and prevent food wastage. Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, A K Sharma, Head, Food Technology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research...
  • Mobile radiation not harmful, health experts and doctors June 24, 2014

    Kolkata: A group of health experts and doctors have come together on the same platform to dispel fears of harmful effects of radiation from mobile phones and towers. As part of an awareness campaign by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the experts have assured mobile phone users that radiation...
  • Mobile radiation not harmful, say health experts and doctors June 24, 2014

    Kolkata: A group of health experts and doctors have come together on the same platform to dispel fears of harmful effects of radiation from mobile phones and towers. As part of an awareness campaign by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the experts have assured mobile phone users that radiation...
  • Feel-good hormones may cause UV addiction June 20, 2014

    Washington: Chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation causes the release of feel-good hormones which can lead to physical dependence and addiction-like behaviour, a new study has found. Researchers found that chronic exposure to UV radiation causes the release of feel-good hormones called endorphins, which act through the same pathway as heroin...
  • Mobile phone radiation can make men impotent: Research April 5, 2014

    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 October 13, 2013

    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, operated...
  • Radiation readings spike at water tank at Japan's ruined nuclear plant September 1, 2013

    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 person...
  • New radiation rule on mobile handsets effective from September 1 September 1, 2013

    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...
  • Curb overuse of mobile phones, say experts August 31, 2013

    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 August 23, 2013

    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 week...
  • Japan to issue gravest Fukushima nuclear warning in two years August 21, 2013

    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 upgraded...
  • Wrecked Fukushima plant springs highly radioactive water leak August 21, 2013

    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 leaks...
  • Villagers allege radiation from Tarapur plant causes cancer April 5, 2013

    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...
  • Congress MLA climbs up mobile tower in protest April 1, 2013

    Jaipur: A ruling Congress party MLA on Monday climbed on a mobile tower to demand shifting of three mobile towers from Badi Sadri locality in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan, police said. "Prakash Chandra Chaudhary climbed on the tower in the morning to press for his demand that the towers be...
  • India irked by false Lankan media reports on Kudankulam March 7, 2013

    Colombo: India on Wednesday dismissed as "totally baseless" Sri Lankan media reports on alleged radiation leaks at Kudankulam nuclear power station in Tamil Nadu. "It is reiterated that these reports are totally baseless and that there has been no radiation leak at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant", an Indian High Commission...
  • Pregnant women, beware! Mobile radiation harms the baby November 12, 2012

    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 November 12, 2012

    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...
  • Living It Up: Is radiation from mobile phone towers dangerous? November 1, 2012

    On this episode of Living It Up, find out how to protect yourself from mobile phone tower radiation. ...
  • Kudankulam plant is safe: India tells Sri Lanka September 26, 2012

    Colombo: India on Wednesday assured Sri Lanka that the safety measures instituted at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu are of the highest order and there is no threat of radiation from the atomic unit. India's High Commission in Colombo in a statement also said a Sri Lankan delegation...
  • New mobile tower radiation norms from today September 1, 2012

    Mumbai: India has the worst cellular tower radiation norms in the world. But from Saturday new guidelines are being implemented. Cellular towers will have to reduce the amount of radiation they emit to 1/10th of the current level. But is the new limit sufficient to reduce serious health risks, given...
  • Manufacturers have to phase out old phones by Aug 2013 August 27, 2012

    A copy of a note by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to mobile phone manufacturers, which was reviewed by Mint, gives the manufacturers a year more before their handsets that are not in line with the new radiation norms are phased out. This is the latest in an ongoing attempt...
  • No N-radiation safety policy in last 3 decades: CAG August 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report on Atomic Energy Regulatory Board on Thursday said that India has had no radiation safety police in the last three decades. The damning report comes close on the heels of its reports on coal allocations, power projects and Delhi airport. Observing that Pakistan...
  • 'Radiation from mobile towers affecting widelife' August 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Environment Ministry feels radiation emitted by mobile towers has ill effects on wildlife, especially birds and bees, and has asked the Department of Telecommunication not to permit such structures within one-km radius of each other. In an advisory, the Ministry has said that there is an "urgent need" to...
  • Two exposed to radioactivity at Rawatbhata plant June 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Two workers at the Rawatbhata Atomic Power Station in Rajasthan have suffered exposure to high doses of radioactive tritium and are under observation. The incident took place on June 23 at Unit 5 of the plant during routine maintenance work. "There was no abnormal release of radioactivity to the...
  • CT scan in childhood increases brain cancer risk June 7, 2012

    London: Radiation exposure from multiple CT scans in childhood may increase the risk of brain cancer and leukaemia, a new study has warned. Researchers led by a team from the Newcastle University looked at the records of 175,000 children and young people under 21 aged who had CT(computerised tomography) scans in...
  • Assam: Sparrows victim of mobile tower radiation May 28, 2012

    Golaghat: Sparrows are disappearing from many parts of the country, and specially from Assam where electro-magnetic radiation from communication towers, use of leaded petrol in vehicles and overuse of chemicals and pesticides in agriculture have been cited as causes by scientists. The chief scientist of the Regional Agriculture Research Centre in...
  • NASA space drink can reverse signs of ageing? May 28, 2012

    London: A "space drink" developed by NASA to protect astronauts from radiation can also reduce wrinkles and reverse the telltale signs of ageing in just four months, say researchers, following a human trial. A team at Utah University has found in its research that the concoction, known as AS10, dramatically reduces...
  • Soon, phones to tell how much of a health hazard it is May 8, 2012

    New Delhi: From September, your phone will have to tell you how much of a danger it is to your health. A cell phone could ruin one's sex life. A JNU researcher did tests on male rats and found that cell phone radiation seriously reduced sperm count and testes size....
  • AMRI: Inflammable goods stored at basement December 9, 2011

    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 which...
  • Now, a tiny implant to give 3-month tan August 29, 2011

    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...