You are hereHome CategoriesNews
India to ban mobile phone ads showing children, pregnant women
Source: BI-ME , Author: Moussa Ahmad
Posted: Tue June 17, 2008 12:00 am

INTERNATIONAL. New guidelines have been drafted by the Indian government banning advertisements showing children and pregnant women.

According to a study by the Telecommunications Engineering Centre of the Department of Telecommunications, electromagnetic radiation, particularly from base antennas (cells) of mobile networks as well as mobile phones could threaten the health of pregnant women, patients using electronic medical aids, and children.

Advertisements encouraging their use among these people at least should be avoided, the study recommended.

The report, which will formally be adopted soon, also says that mobile phones should not be allowed in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) of hospitals. And those using hearing aids, pace makers, defibrillators and other implants should minimize the mobile phone use.

The report particularly mentions the radio frequency electromagnetic field generated around a base station - or transmission cells placed here and there for seamless connectivity - and said that these could be harmful to the public as well as those maintaining them, There was a need to regulate their installation.

The report asked the Ministry of Health to initiate steps to regulate the mobile phone operations in line with the WHO recommendations. Copies of the report, made public, are being sent to mobile phone operators in India.

 

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: June 23, 2017
UAE. Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness; Dubai rises to Top 20; Abu Dhabi (23rd) and Riyadh (52nd) also rise in the ranking, though modestly.
date:Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. US exit from COP21 won't impact climate protection efforts; UAE opportunity to lead Middle East in growing renewable energy infrastructure.
date:Posted: June 21, 2017
UAE. Lack of investor understanding is the biggest challenge to the growth of REITs in the country and region, according to latest CFA Society Emirates survey.
dhgate