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New Delhi: CIC pulls up green ministry for ‘misleading’ info on effects of mobile radiation

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NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission has pulled up the environment ministry for providing "false and misleading" information that it had conducted no study on the harmful effects of mobile radiations. It has also asked the ministry to explain why it has allowed unrestricted installation of mobile towers and not formulated any policy on it in view of the recommendations by an inter-ministerial group and the World Health Organisation (WHO).



Read at: CIC pulls up green ministry for ?misleading? info on effects of mobile radiation - The Times of India

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