Kato Mivule | November 9, 2009
A recent study in Nigeria compiled into a book revealed the health dangers that are brought about by Cell Phones including the mass cell phone towers that are mushrooming allover Africa.
While this is not new information, the Nigerian Government has at least taken the initiative to carry out a study and publish the facts in a book though the author seems to take a very weak approach in confronting the Multinational Corporations responsible for the ‘coming health crisis’ in Africa caused by radiation of thousands of mushrooming Cell Phone Towers across Africa.
At one time MPs in Uganda had begun addressing this issue to cub the increasing number of Cell Phone Towers propping up allover the country. However, the Cell Phone industry and their powerful lobbyists placed such legislation at bay. Yet this is a serious issue that Ugandans need to debate seriously.
While there is a Telecom boom in the nation and across Africa, the health consequences resulting from the Radiation of Cell Phones and numerous Cell Phone Towers in Uganda and Africa, will be a price that we shall pay. Yet the multinational corporations will not be around to deal with the effects…
Book On Ills of Mobile Phone Radiation Launched
All Africa | 7 November 2009
Lagos state Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Social development, Prince Ademola Adeniji Adele has revealed that the inherent danger associated with use of mobile phones are mostly suffered by Nigerians especially Lagosians.
Speaking at a book presentation last Thursday, the Commissioner who was represented by Mr. Kayode Ogunleye commended the grand stride of the author Mr. Eric Edrems on the successful completion of his book entitled: Hazards of Mobile Phone Radiation
He further described the author as a worthy citizen who contributed immensely to sustainable development in our society by giving the greatest number of happiness to the greatest number of people through his book.
The book which focuses on the danger of mobile phone radiation to the health, also went further to suggest possible ways of preventing them
Although the health risk mentioned in the book are quiet revealing and scary, the author has started that the book is not aimed at raising panic in anyone, rather it is focused at educating the people on how well their phones can be placed so as to avoid such radiation hazard which emittes from their mobile phones.
Also speaking at the event, Mr. Christian Wogu, who chaired the occasion, drew the attention of participants on the duality of life and on the fact that there is always evil in good. He commended the author for not chosen to be at the rear and just take about the problems of GSM radiation, but has painstakingly proven himself to be a young man with exceptional qualities through the well concentrated research displayed in the boo k.
“It is not contestable that mobile phone has contributed greatly to us. It has made business thrive, conferences successful, etc. Mobile phone has done quiet a fortune to our nation. It has eased traveling and made loving easier. However, for it to continue to serve us better, we must heed to the caution made available in this book.” He said.
Similarly, the book reviewer, Dr. Boniface Oru also noted that although the author highlights basic hazards caused by mobile phone, he did not stop there as he proffers solutions to them. According to him, the quest for safety, good health of mind and body are the brain behind the book.
The book can be better described as a highly informative and resourceful material that addresses issues and provides solutions to mobile phone radiation as it affects all categories of user.
It is often not sufficient to embrace the benefits of mobile phones only, while we shy away from its inherent dangers.
While speaking on the need to support the effort of the likes Mr. Eric Edrems, the public relation officer of the Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals, Mr. Odutola Akinlade has described the book as a safety measure, hence a must read for everyone . “Getting this book is not an extra cost. Its just like getting the helmet which every safety conscious person will not hesitate to have.”
As part of the highlights of the event, the Life Mirror Theater further thrilled the audience with an illustrative drama presentation, which drove home the points and health risk raised in the book.