More mobile towers reduce radiation exposure

More mobile phone towers would reduce the exposure of mobile phone users to radiation considerably, says Alasdair Philips, Chairman of Powerwatch, a British consumer group.

Mobile phones use less power and emit less radiation the closer they are to a base station. There can be up to 500 times difference in radiation levels depending on the distance the caller is from the tower.

When released next year, third generation mobile phones will require networks with two to three times more base stations over a given area.

It's said that 3G phones will also be safer than current models because they will emit a constant stream of signals as opposed to intermittent bursts.

Source: 5/9/01