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Radiation is One of the Biggest Threats to the Modern Era

July 25, 2013

NEW DELHI, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

The radiation threat from various sources in the modern era is a massive concern for
humanity, and there is a concerted need to tackle it through stringent laws and
compliances. This is the key message of the book The Radiation Threat: An Emergency in the
Making, authored by Harsaran Bir Kaur Pandey and published by Vikas Publishing House. The
book was launched by the Hon’ble Minister for Rural Development Sri Jairam Ramesh at a
function in New Delhi.

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This book is an expose on the serious dangers of radiation and the threat it poses to
human and animal health and the environment. The book examines the adverse impact on human
health exerted by radiation from three primary sources:

        - Digital technologies with special focus on mobile tower radiation, and
          other digital devices such as mobile phones, laptops and the wi-fi technology,
        - the Earth's energies and natural phenomena, and
        - that emanating from materials such as granite and reinforced steel used in
          modern construction

The book points the needle at this silent emergency that needs to be addressed
urgently and positively. The harmful effects of all this cannot be wished away. The book
scientifically delineates the characteristics of radiation and offers economical,
accessible and simple solutions as suggested by the practice of Environics to minimize its
ill-effects. Furthermore, the book documents the efficiency of these solutions as
experienced by scores of establishments including offices, factories, warehouses and

Speaking about the book and the subject, the author Harsaran Bir Kaur Pandey said,
“Our exposure to radiation has increasedhundredfold over the past ten years. This
particularly puts our young people at high risk from diseases like cancer, tumours,
headaches, sleeplessness and even sterility, because of their close contact with new Wi-Fi
technologies over long periods of time. Government agencies, the telecommunication
industry and civil society must mandate more stringent laws and ensure their strict
compliance to protect life.”

The entire book and the subject it focuses on acquire great significance in the light
of various court rulings against mobile towers and the possible linkage between radiation
emitted by them and cancer.

The panel discussion during the event moderated by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta also tried
to analyze if enough is being done to contain radiation and to nullify its impact.

About the Author

Harsaran Bir Kaur Pandey is a media-communication consultant, specializing in the
field of health and development. Trained as a media professional, she was one of the
pioneers of television news in India through her 14-year career with Doordarshan. For the
next 20 years, she worked with the United Nations as Information Officer with the UNICEF
India office and, subsequently, as Regional Information Officer for the eleven countries
of WHO’s South East Asia Regional office. Harsaran now works as a freelance consultant -
making health-related documentaries and expanding her learning through exploring wider
spiritual and religious issues.

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